Rumour is the OMD is using a Sony sensor. Why would Sony provide a sensor of that size unless it had plans afoot to enter that arena with its own cameras? Okay it has a big stake in Olympus now but surely this sensor was being developed before they acquired the large stake in Olympus. Olympus and Panasonic co-existed quite well with neither manufacturer totally dominating in either performance or sales. Now Sony is behind Olympus are we set to see a price war that is the beginning of the end for Panasonic (with regard to mft, not the company as a whole). I think in the past Olympus cameras have been priced a little high compared to Panasonic and that price differential was crucial to Panasonic sales. Now Sony is behind Olympus maybe that price differential will gradually narrow leaving Panasonic in a tricky position. Can their sensors compete? Can ois best ibis? Can Panasonic acquire focus peaking or match it with their own tech? I'm glad Sony is behind Olympus and hope that means Olympus will continue on for many years to come. Yet Panasonic started the mft race with the G1 and have produced some wonderful cameras and lenses so I fear for them. Can Panasonic and Sony happily co-exist? Is there any need or desire for a Sony branded mft camera or will they be happy to hide behind the Olympus name? On a different note. I've seen high iso shots from the OMD and they are remarkably clean at high iso. They appear to be as good or possibly better than those from my APS-C Sony 5N. To me this is remarkable and also illogical. How can the margin of difference be so narrow? It's like a Mini out-dragging a Ferrari. My 5N files marginally outperform those of my full frame Canon 5D files but I can understand that because the time gap between the Canon 5D sensor and the Sony 5N sensor is long and new tech progression advances pretty fast. Yet APS-C and Full Frame sensor tech is moving on too now so you would expect the differences to more or less remain constant. Unless the investment and therefore research in sensor tech is no longer equal? I realise this post is full of speculation and no-one can predict the future but we all try and do it to a degree. No-one wants to end up with a camera dodo!