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Old Jan 9, 2011, 6:24 AM   #1
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Default The current Line up of Olympus cameras

In case you're wondering what models of cameras Olympus is currently manufacturing, here is a link to a page at Olympus' official website showing just that.
http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...pg_digital.asp


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Old Jan 9, 2011, 7:02 AM   #2
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IS Oly now saying the m43's cameras are E- system cameras ??? That's clearly not the case as we all know...its a pretty sad looking line up, esp when you compare it to Oly's Uk site for DSLrs. The m43 Pen;s are on their own page:

http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/dslr.htm

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Interesting... and a little sad.

They are throwing in the towel on the DSLRs a little too quickly in my opinion. The EPL and me didn't get along too well. If I were to be buying something in that price range, the E620 type would have been much more to my style. To not update the E-30???? I don't get it.

I don't know why, but Olympus didn't seek out my advise before they did this.
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Interesting... and a little sad.

They are throwing in the towel on the DSLRs a little too quickly in my opinion. The EPL and me didn't get along too well. If I were to be buying something in that price range, the E620 type would have been much more to my style. To not update the E-30???? I don't get it.

I don't know why, but Olympus didn't seek out my advise before they did this.
Sad and, to me, a little depressing. I'm not at all sure why I was surprised by this. There have been enough statements made by Olympus representatives that they were putting all their efforts towards the micro fourthirds design.
But seeing this line up this morning, solidified the fact that The E-volt fourthirds design is not going to be with us much longer.

This probably bothers me most as far as lenses are concerned. As much as I like the Lenses that Olympus has designed, I can't quite see them continuing to make fourthirds lenses when they have but one camera that they can sell them with.

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While the E30 and E620 remained on many sites until recently, they've been "gone" now for a while, and I'm betting there's going to be something out there for as long as I want to use my system of lenses. I'm seeing "rumors' there might be a new 4/3rd's camera this year and have no doubt there's going to be something beyond the E5, maybe mirrored, maybe not, that I'll be able to continue using my Zuikos as long as I want to be taking pictures.

Having just paid full sticker for an E5, I think I'm gonna stay pat for a while now anyway, both on the 4/3rd's and micro fronts.
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While the E30 and E620 remained on many sites until recently, they've been "gone" now for a while, and I'm betting there's going to be something out there for as long as I want to use my system of lenses. I'm seeing "rumors' there might be a new 4/3rd's camera this year and have no doubt there's going to be something beyond the E5, maybe mirrored, maybe not, that I'll be able to continue using my Zuikos as long as I want to be taking pictures.

Having just paid full sticker for an E5, I think I'm gonna stay pat for a while now anyway, both on the 4/3rd's and micro fronts.
Me too. I may be wrong but I really don't think Oly is going to throw in the towel on 4/3 pro or semi-pro cameras. But either way the E-5 will do well for me for a long time, and in fact it's on its way to Hauppage to have the FS-3 Focus Screen installed, because I plan to use it for a long time so I'd just as soon it have the best OVF they have available.

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I was very disappointed that E5 is the only E- system that Oly will support. I was thinking about getting the E5 and stay with Oly with all my lenses investment. I just found out that Nikon D7000 with initial MSRP of $1199 is now $1495 on the internet and the demanding is still high. It is a very popular DSLR with amazing specs.

I'm seriously considering jump on to this camera, sell all my Oly gears and never look back
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I was very disappointed that E5 is the only E- system that Oly will support. I was thinking about getting the E5 and stay with Oly with all my lenses investment. I just found out that Nikon D7000 with initial MSRP of $1199 is now $1495 on the internet and the demanding is still high. It is a very popular DSLR with amazing specs.

I'm seriously considering jump on to this camera, sell all my Oly gears and never look back
Just a correction, Olympus still supports the other cameras. That is, they will still service them, etc. What they are not doing anymore is produce or actively market them anymore. Whatever they sell now is just the left over stock sellers still have.



As for the topic itself, I think it is sad, but the e- line has suffered mostly through self inflicted wounds. It may very well be that the margins on the e-xxx and e-xx were not enough to keep them going anyways, but statements by olympus' execs themselves cast more doubt on the system than any outside observer ever has.
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I suspect that camera manufacturers are worried much less about competition among themselves, than about staying in business at all. 99% of all photos nowadays are taken with a cell phone and cell phone cameras are constantly improving. Almost no one I know who has a cell phone wears a wristwatch anymore, and at some point I expect that most people will be also able to get along just fine without a separate camera.

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[QUOTE=tkurkowski; Almost no one I know who has a cell phone wears a wristwatch anymore..........[/QUOTE]

I made this same decision last week when I handed the TAG H back to the fellow behind the counter thinking I would rather spend the bucks on a E-PL2.

Well, kinda I did....I did hand back the watch and I do want the PL2 and I have a phone.
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