Dream time

Discussion in 'Olympus Forum' started by wolfie, May 16, 2013.

  1. wolfie

    wolfie SC Veteran

    Sep 19, 2010
    For a little while now the 43rumors site has reported a "high end fixed lens" compact is coming from Olympus ... so I am thinking what they could be up to.

    So factor in the business alignment with Sony my thoughts are:

    Similar form factor to XZ-2 but probably with EVF, probably a bit bigger - please do not try to make it a pocket camera! For me a decent camera should have some "serious presence", not be a slippery, tiny gadget.

    Sony 1" sensor like the RX100, to step up from the 1.7 sensor crowd and compete with Nikon V1, Canon GX-1

    Toss on a miniaturized version of the renowned 12-60 4/3, starting at f1.8.

    Could not care less about a swivel LCD because I would ten times rather have weather sealed construction.:biggrin:

    My all-in-one, go everywhere with me, camera.

    So now just wait until August-September to find out ...
  2. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    I like the sound of that, but would also like the sensor to be CCD, rather than *MOS.
  3. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
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    Nice specs. But not sure how "compact" it can be with a 1" sensor and a 24-120mm EFL starting at f1.8. Unless the long end is something like f6.3 or worse.

    Flip LCD would be nice. Great for selfies, especially when traveling.