Fancy an E-5?
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14-12-10, 10:39 AM
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Well after reading your article, I can't say that I'm really sold on the idea upgrading to one because Olympus haven't really pushed the boat out enough to make it seem worthwhile. It seems very clear that they are focusing on the mirrorless technology and choosing not to invest in the development of their SLRs. Is this because Canon and Nikon have virtually sewn up this area of the market, though the likes of Sony and Pentax are still looking to increase their respective market shares, so don't Olympus think it's worth doing the same. Do they feel they can not compete at this level and that the camera buying public and professionals do not take their DSLRs seriously? I suppose the media are also of the same opinion, hence they feel they're wasting both theirs and everybody else's time.
I think if they thought they had a future in this sector of the market they would have produced something more radical, that gave them a serious competitive edge in this marketplace. The E-5 may well be the end of the line for Olympus cameras with a mirror and perhaps in the next couple of years we will see that radical departure and once more they will light up the world of digital cameras and everyone else will be playing catch up!
Canon and Nikon are certainly the clear leaders in the DSLR market and that is a large part of why othe rmanufacturers, including Olympus, have started to bring out new mirrorless compact system cameras.
I think there could be something a bit more radical from Olympus in the future, maybe next year. I hope the engineers and deigners take a look at some other camera menu systems for the next model.
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