Olympus E-5 Successor at Photokina?

August 17, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | Digital SLR Cameras, Photokina 2012 | 8 Comments |
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Olympus have issued a vague press release that hints at a successor for the E-5 pro DSLR camera. The head of Olympus’ SLR planning team has said that the company is working on a new body for use with its best “Top Pro” lenses, like the 90-250mm f2.8 zoom. Akira Watanabe “emphasise(s) that Olympus is actively developing a solution and will announce more details in due course” - on the back of that statement, we’d expect to see at least an early mockup of the Olympus E-5 successor at the bi-annual Photokina show next month…

Press Release

Olympus working on new body for top-pro lenses

Akira Watanabe, manager of Olympus Imaging’s SLR planning department, confirmed today that the company is definitely working on a body to deliver the focusing performance expected by users of the Top Pro lens series like the ground breaking 90-250mm f2.8 fixed aperture zoom.

Watanabe has been delighted with the success of the OM-D which has pushed the boundaries of performance for system cameras but acknowledged that it did not deliver with the legacy high end lenses from the E-System. Whilst further information wasn’t forthcoming, he was keen to emphasise that Olympus is actively developing a solution and will announce more details in due course.



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#1 Toddy

just as Luis replied I'm taken by surprise that a mother able to get paid $9814 in a few weeks on the computer. have you read this link (Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/q5iZh

11:41 pm - Friday, August 17, 2012

#2 kita

I would be more interested in E-520 successor.

3:33 pm - Saturday, August 18, 2012

#3 JS

Unfortunately they killed that line for a reason...even if I don't understand why we need pro grade E7, who buys that anyway?

4:22 pm - Saturday, August 18, 2012

#4 longzoom

I'll buy in no time. 12-60 and 50-200 zooms are the best among 4/3 glass. Anyone desagree?

9:40 pm - Saturday, August 18, 2012

#5 Christy Harper

Cool camera, I might try it out :)

1:59 am - Monday, August 20, 2012

#6 PhotographerS

Not a bad camera although I have moved away from Olympus for my own camera's.

2:17 am - Monday, August 20, 2012

#7 Max

I own a Zuiko 7-14, 14-35, 150 and 50 f/2.0.
I would buy one in a heart bit and so would most people invested in SHG glass from Zuiko...and there's quite a few of us out there...

10:42 pm - Friday, August 31, 2012

#8 Martin Hollands

Having a good range of Zuiko lenses I would dearly love to upgrade but the 12mp of the E5 is holdng me back, and the OM-D whilst nice doesn't cut the mustard and requires an adaptor for my lenses and cuts down on the quality

5:13 pm - Sunday, November 25, 2012