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    Default "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    Well, it is 4/3 rumours and all, but I'll take it, especially since it specifically says THIS YEAR.

    A trusted source told me to trust him (LOL) when he says that a native Four Thirds camera is going to be announced this year. He is 100% sure that this is not a hybrid MFT and FT camera but simply a new E-7 FT. He also told me the camera is also ready to go into final production and all specs are defined (alreayd since end of last year). The camera will be on amrket the second half of this year. Good news for all those folks using top class Zuiko FT lenses


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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    Yeah, I saw this one too.

    I'm hoping for E-30 form factor, OM-D sensor and around $1300 price tag. If they come out with a beasty like that, I think they will sell quite a few.
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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    I am hoping (and expecting) it will simply be a continuation of the E-5 form factor, updated with the OMD IBIS and sensor, with that sensor newly tweaked (Truepic6 engine anyone?). Having CAF that actually focusses the two big SHGs with the TCs attached is a bonus.

    I'm in at $1,599.00 or less, similar to the E-5.

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    That would do it for me too

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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    The difference between the e30 and e5 form factors is minuscule, the e-5 is 1 mm wider, 10 mm deeper and a walloping 105 grams (3.7 oz) heavier than the e-30. Rumors say its an e-7, so that seems to discount the likelihood of an e-6xx size body.

    If it's e-5/e-30 size, and not too pricey, I might have to reconsider my next purchase.
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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    A word to the wise.......
    Stop thinking EM-5 Sensor.
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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    I never "bought into" the MICRO 4/3rds, so this is good news for me.
    The E-620 is a bit too small for my (of European ancestory) male hands.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zippski View Post
    I am hoping (and expecting) it will simply be a continuation of the E-5 form factor...
    ...which is really the E-3 form factor but who cares, I'll take whatever. I skipped the E-5 for finacial reasons and am desperate to replace my almost as new but technologically aged E-3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laingjd View Post
    A word to the wise.......
    Stop thinking EM-5 Sensor.
    I can do that, wise or not (mostly not), but then what am I supposed to think? Same old same old, or something extending E-M5 performance?

    I just bought an E-M5 but remain very much interested in f4/3s, I like the E-5 in my hands, and if the E-7 matches or exceeds E-M5 IQ, then I'm probably in and The Boss gets the E-M5 (which she's already messing with). But I don't see a $1600 price tag, much as I'd like to -- it'll be more, given Oly's econ situation and general trends. Would be lovely if it got here by mid-August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elbows2 View Post
    I can do that, wise or not (mostly not), but then what am I supposed to think? Same old same old, or something extending E-M5 performance?

    I just bought an E-M5 but remain very much interested in f4/3s, I like the E-5 in my hands, and if the E-7 matches or exceeds E-M5 IQ, then I'm probably in and The Boss gets the E-M5 (which she's already messing with). But I don't see a $1600 price tag, much as I'd like to -- it'll be more, given Oly's econ situation and general trends. Would be lovely if it got here by mid-August.

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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    Quote Originally Posted by s4ean View Post
    Ha, forget mid-August... my wedding season begins in April, lol.
    Okay -- I'm easy: April works for me, too.

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    Probably variation of rumored Nex-7n new sensor.
    Hopefully they get it even better this time, even though OMD is better then what we are used to get (1 or 2 generations behind APS leaders).
    I hope my grip(s) will still work.
    And if they come out with two cameras even better. One for professional OVF supersized body (E-7) and one as a hybrid prototype....E620 sized with EVF and ability to focus 4/3 lenses better then 620 and natively mount m4/3 lenses.
    I don't know if I can justify E-7 since Im super happy with E-5 and don't really need anything better then that.
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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    Quote Originally Posted by jnicklin View Post
    The difference between the e30 and e5 form factors is minuscule, the e-5 is 1 mm wider, 10 mm deeper and a walloping 105 grams (3.7 oz) heavier than the e-30. Rumors say its an e-7, so that seems to discount the likelihood of an e-6xx size body.
    The difference is 655 grams vs 800 grams, which I think is pretty substantial. The E-30 is the same weight as the original E-1.

    With the E-1 you could see the size advantage of 4/3, with the E-3/E-5 that no longer was the case.
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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    I am OK with E-7. The only thing I like more in E-30 is the mode dial that one can use one-handed as opposite to the tricky work at E-3 (5). OK, it weights less but then there are even less-heavy alternatives (OM-D).

    I expect them to go for wheather sealing, though. So E-7 I think. No problem if it looks like E-5, though.

    Happy times ahead !!

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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    Quote Originally Posted by darkesha View Post
    Probably variation of rumored Nex-7n new sensor.
    Hopefully they get it even better this time, even though OMD is better then what we are used to get (1 or 2 generations behind APS leaders).
    I hope my grip(s) will still work.
    And if they come out with two cameras even better. One for professional OVF supersized body (E-7) and one as a hybrid prototype....E620 sized with EVF and ability to focus 4/3 lenses better then 620 and natively mount m4/3 lenses.
    I don't know if I can justify E-7 since Im super happy with E-5 and don't really need anything better then that.

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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    What would be interesting, is a Fujifilm X-Trans sensor. But since Olympus used a Sony sensor in E-M5/E-PL5/E-PM2, I suspect that we will see a Sony lens this time to.

    But I suspect a refined version of the E-M5 sensor, probably without the AA filter.

    Personally, I would prefer a camera in the E-30 mold, as I find the E-3/5 a bit bulky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnicklin View Post
    The difference between the e30 and e5 form factors is minuscule, the e-5 is 1 mm wider, 10 mm deeper and a walloping 105 grams (3.7 oz) heavier than the e-30. Rumors say its an e-7, so that seems to discount the likelihood of an e-6xx size body.

    If it's e-5/e-30 size, and not too pricey, I might have to reconsider my next purchase.
    I seem to remember previous advice that it is a little bigger than GH3
    doesnt sound like the Ex body pattern we have right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by laingjd View Post
    Ahhhhh..........No.
    but of course
    typically Mp goes up
    the 24.1 Mp 1.5x sensor would only provide 14.78 Mp

    all I can say is, if it isnt the OMD Sony it better be good, b/se thats a tough sensor to defeat
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley View Post
    but of course
    typically Mp goes up
    the 24.1 Mp 1.5x sensor would only provide 14.78 Mp

    all I can say is, if it isnt the OMD Sony it better be good, b/se thats a tough sensor to defeat
    I think we are more likely to se a 24Mpx Sony NEX camera with the OM-D sensor quality (at 100% crop) than a 24Mpx E-7.
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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    I expect an E-5 form factor with a sensor that's a generation beyond the E-M5. Big question in my mind is whether the pixel count will go above 16MP. In any case, it will be sweet for you 4/3 users, the extra DR the E-M5 had over the E-5 knocked my socks off when I got the the E-M5 -- I hardly picked up the E-5 after that. But I'm off the 4/3 train now (unloaded all my 4/3 gear to get a D800E), so the big interest for me is what the "pro" OM-D is going to be like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Bradley View Post
    I hope they don't go over 16 mp. They should concentrate more on DR and lower noise/high ISO than on the ongoing megapixel war.
    Totally !
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    Improved dynamic range and better noise control and I just might go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmunds View Post
    The difference is 655 grams vs 800 grams, which I think is pretty substantial. The E-30 is the same weight as the original E-1.

    With the E-1 you could see the size advantage of 4/3, with the E-3/E-5 that no longer was the case.
    Having both what I find is better on the E-30 is the height of the shutter button from the control wheel and the angle of the shutter button. One needs piano playing fingers to get to the top buttons on the E-3/5. I also don't have pinky dangle with the E-30 and the back control wheel is also more conveniently placed (Not at the end of your thumb). I also dislike the sqwishy shutter button on the E-5 although I know its the weather seal.

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    Default Re: "(FT4) Trusted source: E-5 successor coming for sure."

    I love my E-30 and it serves me well, a little too much noise sometimes for me, but generally easily solved in post. My next will be the E-5 and the size didn't seem to bother me much although the extra weight on a long hike might change that when I get one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippski View Post
    Well, it is 4/3 rumours and all, but I'll take it, especially since it specifically says THIS YEAR.

    A trusted source told me to trust him (LOL) when he says that a native Four Thirds camera is going to be announced this year. He is 100% sure that this is not a hybrid MFT and FT camera but simply a new E-7 FT. He also told me the camera is also ready to go into final production and all specs are defined (alreayd since end of last year). The camera will be on amrket the second half of this year. Good news for all those folks using top class Zuiko FT lenses


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    Ha! funny to me, as it will no doubt spawn yet another series of "death of 4/3" posts. I would love to have the newer generation image processing in there. Quite happy with my e-5, and will absolutely not leave the platform until there are some viable large-aperture zoom options on the m4/3's roadmap...and a semi-functional CAF.

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