Olympus OM-D - A new camera!!

Discussion in 'Micro Four Thirds Forum' started by Ghosthunter, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

    Sep 8, 2010
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    I head today of the new Olympus which is suposed to be called OM-D. apparently it wil have the 16mp sensor from the G3 and GX1 but I have no other info apart from the anouncement which will be in February.

    Anyone got any news?
     
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  2. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

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    43 rumors mentions a new and very effective EVF.
     
  3. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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  4. wt21

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    Aug 15, 2010
    That's the hub-bub. Weather sealing too possibly. Frankly, sounds expensive. Likely more than I'd be willing to pay, to part from my EPM1. Supposed to be announced I think Feb 8th.
     
  5. Will

    Will SC All-Pro

    Aug 30, 2010
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    I heard there was a digital OM going to be announced. Fingers crossed!

    edit
    Haha, just realised OMD = OM Digital:rolleyes:
     
  6. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I think there was a report that Olympus had registered "OM-D" as a trademark, but that was about it ...
     
  7. kyteflyer

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    Jan 31, 2011
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    Interesting times ahead. I think Fuji put a cat amongst the proverbial pigeons when it released the x100 and then the x10. I think we will be seeing more and more built in VF as the manufacturers realise that the LCD is a poor substitute in bright light.
     
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  8. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    Whatever they do i hope it's retro :2thumbs:
     
  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
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    It would be nice to have the 16 mp sensor in a body with built-in IS. Other than EVF, I am hoping for the following:

    - full swivel LCD with the same or better OLED screen on the EP3 with touch screen
    - built-in IS
    - fully customizable FN buttons without restrictions as what the user can assign to the button
    - peeking (or is it peaking) mode for MF assist
    - 6 fps at full resolution, continuous AF, exposure control, and nice big buffer
    - silent shutter
    - not too much larger than the EP3
    - 1/8000 max shutter speed and/or built-in ND filter
    - and please no rattlesnaking noise when using it with the PL25!!!
     
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  10. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Maybe fast high quality 35 and 50mm lenses to go along with it, equal to the current 12 and 45mm lenses. I would expect it's time for a higher quality EVF and it's also time for Olympus to offer an option for a camera with built-in EVF.
     
  11. Pelao

    Pelao SC All-Pro S.C. Charter Member

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    Nice list, and I suspect you will get much of it. Likely not the peaking, and I wonder will they feel that a swivel screen spoil the traditional look / feel?

    Anyway, though I am probably not a likely buyer, I really hope that Olympus get this right. It will be so good for M43 if they do.
     
  12. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

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    If there's not peaking, I sure hope they implement some other type of MF assist, other than magnify.

    I also hope Oly gets it right. My first "serious" camera was an Oly E410. So I have fond memories of Oly.
     
  13. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    Ooooooh. If they added peaking, that'd be fantastic.
     
  14. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
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    Hear, hear!!! A new fast sharp 17mm (35mm FoV) please Olympus....f1.4....OK, f1.8 if you're going to whine about it. Otherwise Panasonic will do it!...Oh a PL17 Summilux :cloud-9-039:...my dream lens to go with the best 50mm in the business!!!
    The only reason I wouldn't mind Oly make it is to have the 12/2's cool ratchet MF/AF and distance scale doobie-thingey....but I want mine in black :blush:
     
  15. Luckypenguin

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    Dec 24, 2010
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    I'd like Olympus to have some new sensor hardware to play with for the first time in about three years just see something a bit different from them. I also hope that if there is a new sensor they share the love between any potential higher-end body and the Pens so that you don't need to pay for the extra fluff like a built-in EVF, etc if you don't want it.
     
  16. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Andy, are you taking all this down for the rep's next visit mate?
     
  17. Ghosthunter

    Ghosthunter boo! Subscribing Member

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    Like they will listen to me!!! :biggrin:
     
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  18. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

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    What Employee of the Month at one of the largest serious photo stores (forget Jessops) in the UK. Of course, they will....otherwise is it really beneath you to beg? :wink:
     
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  19. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog S.C. Charter Member

    Jul 15, 2010
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    I managed a Pro oriented camera store a long long time ago, the reps and camera companies never listen to anything other than how many do you want to order.
     
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  20. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    Full page ad on the back cover of the current Amateur Photographer (UK) with a hinted announcement for March. Lots of OM references and the tag "Oh My goodness". Make of it what you will.

    Gordon
     
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