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Old Feb 8, 2012, 11:05 AM   #131
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I'm going to guess that the new camera looks similar to their old OM film cameras and the "D" designation is for digital.
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I love the silver.

Just out of curiosity, why is Oly using two names for this camera (OM-D on the body but referring to it as the E-M5)? I think they should have dropped the OM-D and keep the E since this is the naming convention used for the PENs.

The OM-D is the new series name, just like "Pen" was a series name. While the Pen series was introduced as a mirrorless m4/3 rangefinder style consumer series, the OM-D series will be the m4/3 with the built in EVF, and more pro style features. Just as the Pen series has different models like E-P2, E-P3, etc, the new Om-D series will start with the E-M5 as the first model in the series. The Pen series will still continue for now.
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It sounds logical. Thanks.
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Old Feb 8, 2012, 12:21 PM   #134
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I love the silver.

Just out of curiosity, why is Oly using two names for this camera (OM-D on the body but referring to it as the E-M5)? I think they should have dropped the OM-D and keep the E since this is the naming convention used for the PENs.
It seems just like the Pen series. It's called Pen, but the model I currently use is the E-P3.

This new series is going to be called OM-D. The first model is the E-M5.

*Edit*- Sorry, responded your first post before going to the next page only to see an earlier answer.
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The Pen series will still continue for now.
I really don't see it ending, just like Panasonic has the GH and GX. Olympus may decide they don't really need three lines of Pens (E-P, E-PL and E-PM). Seems like "Pen Overload" to me with the new line, but I would imagine a Pen of some sort will continue being made.

There are definite advantages to the Pen form. I've gotten my E-P3 into places (EVF detached and in-pocket) where I have no doubt my DSLR would not have been allowed in. With the 45 attached and no hood, it does not "look" like a serious camera, and definitely falls well below many security limits of "Lenses longer than 3 inches not allowed".
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I really don't see it ending, just like Panasonic has the GH and GX. Olympus may decide they don't really need three lines of Pens (E-P, E-PL and E-PM). Seems like "Pen Overload" to me with the new line, but I would imagine a Pen of some sort will continue being made.

There are definite advantages to the Pen form. I've gotten my E-P3 into places (EVF detached and in-pocket) where I have no doubt my DSLR would not have been allowed in. With the 45 attached and no hood, it does not "look" like a serious camera, and definitely falls well below many security limits of "Lenses longer than 3 inches not allowed".
I definitely agree, Gregg. The Pen is a successful line with models to appeal to beginners, experienced, and advanced users. It is the logical step up for the folks moving from P&S.
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The latest actual press release from Olympus re the new camera. Has a lot of detail not revealed before.

http://www.olympus-global.com/en/new...20208em5e.html
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Thanks for the link Steve. Geez, someone considering buying a Canon 7D or Nikon D700 really needs to look at the new Olympus. And I don't believe either of the two cameras mentioned above have moisture/dust proofing.
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m4/3 mounts have now surpassed Canikon mount in sales in Japan. That seems to be a forecast of the future direction of the camera industry.

http://i1266.photobucket.com/albums/...idntDidYou.jpg
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Did not realize that, wow! And the sensor in the M4/3 cameras isn't much smaller than the APS-C sensors. I couldnt't detect any IQ difference between my E-PL2 and my Canon 40D DSLR, but I never owned any "L" glass either. At any rate, nothing sure didn't pop up at me wishing I would have kept the Canon.
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