Micro 4/3 Olympus OM-D - A new camera!!

wt21

Hall of Famer
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.
 

Will

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

edit
Haha, just realised OMD = OM Digital:rolleyes:
 

pdh

Legend
Jan 2, 2011
I think there was a report that Olympus had registered "OM-D" as a trademark, but that was about it ...
 
Jan 31, 2011
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
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.
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
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!!!
 

Andrewteee

All-Pro
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.
 

Pelao

All-Pro
Jul 11, 2010
Ontario, Canada
Stephen
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!!!
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.
 

Armanius

Bring Jack back!
Jan 11, 2011
Houston, Texas
Jack
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.
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.
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
Down Under
Mark
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.
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:
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
Dec 24, 2010
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
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.
 

Landshark

PhotoDog
Jul 15, 2010
SoCal
Bob
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:
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.
 

flash

Veteran
May 6, 2011
Gordon
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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