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    New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0902/09...lympuse620.asp

    Look pretty nice...just not what I want

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    But exactly what I want. With the 11-22, the 50 macro and the 70-300, this seems to be a dream of a travel camera. I can hardly wait.

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    Maybe this is just an opening act for what's to come at PMA

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    Its been hinted at over on DPReview that the G1HD will be launched today. Here's hoping that there is a lens annoucement to go with it as well...

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    the 620 looks kinda good... kinda struggling to understand who the e-30 is for now. I can see the differences... just for me they don't add up to the extra cost of the e-30.

    But then again... its all to do with marketing and hitting certain categories and price points

    Still its encouraging that Oly are still showing commitment to the full 4/3 format

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    HI There
    it looks excellent to me - almost as small as the 420, but with IS and a twisty LCD . .. .if it was weathersealed I'd have one myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    HI There
    it looks excellent to me - almost as small as the 420, but with IS and a twisty LCD . .. .if it was weathersealed I'd have one myself.
    Yeah, weather sealed would have been nice. Incremental advances on the focus and viewfinder, which are what was needed most, on the 420, but I don't know if it's enough for me to get one. I still think they should make a pro spec body the size of the 420,(think OM1) even if it does have a big hump of a viewfinder.

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    Frankly folks this maybe all we see for PMA. This stuff would have been announced by now. Been watching these announcements for years and at this point this close to the show . Everyones cards may have been dealt out. There is hope . I know for a fact something is going to be announced soon but more my area than this area. I ain't talking either. LOL
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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Frankly folks this maybe all we see for PMA. This stuff would have been announced by now. Been watching these announcements for years and at this point this close to the show . Everyones cards may have been dealt out. There is hope . I know for a fact something is going to be announced soon but more my area than this area. I ain't talking either. LOL
    HI Guy
    I quite agree in general terms (i.e. all new announcements before shows), but Olympus do things in dribs and drabs sometimes, and they may be pushing this one out now so that they can do a big announcement just before (without them bumping into each other). They may also have a much more advanced prototype to show at PMA.

    Clay - I quite agree with you. Small high quality weathersealed - it seems to me to be a no-brainer - but it's seemed to me to be a no-brainer ever since the E1 appeared and they made those nice weathersealed lenses . . . since then it's only been the E3 (which isn't exactly small).

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    We haven't had a m4/3 Panny announcement yet but I did read a rumor that it was coming tonight. Reading the tea leaves from Brian Mosley's posts seems Oly's m4/3 effort may be something for the fall.

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    Quote Originally Posted by TEBnewyork View Post
    We haven't had a m4/3 Panny announcement yet but I did read a rumor that it was coming tonight. Reading the tea leaves from Brian Mosley's posts seems Oly's m4/3 effort may be something for the fall.
    Yes, I saw the same thing. I now have a bit of money burning a hole in my pocket (BD gift LOL) and would like to think a new lens (perhaps the 7-14 f/4) would be coming soon to spend it. I know I will buy the 20 f/1.7 in the Fall--unless its awful, and I'm not expecting that.

    I'll be checking the PMA news this evening.

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    The most surprising thing about the E-620 is that Olympus have actually listened to their customers. So many cameras launched these days contain features and gimmicks that people haven't asked for, and that aren't even well executed. No surprise that it's Olympus who do these kind of incremental improvements though. They were doing that on the OM cameras for over 20 years within the same form factor.

    The lack of weather sealing is probably a cost question. In these financially challenging times, they need to keep their cash-flow running. That means selling most new cameras by the truckload, and they don't do that if they aren't at a competitive price point. Unfortunately, enthusiasts taking photos in bad weather represent a tiny portion of the market. Think of all the "I received my new camera/lens two weeks ago, but haven't been able to take any photos yet, since it's been cloudy" posts you have read at the "dp-hit-each-other-on-the-head-with-a-camera-or-something-harder-review-forums".

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    Off to bed now, but had a fantastic hands on session with the E-620 today - I've posted some pics to our Announcements Page and will add more tomorrow.

    Olympus really seem to be maturing the 4/3rds system with incremental improvements where it counts. The body feels very tough to me - they're using glass fibre reinforced plastic in the new E-620 and E-30 which gives strength without weight.

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    I love my e410, so I am glad to see Oly supporting 4/3 with this very attractive new model.
    Tempting, very tempting.....

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    If leica hadnt "forgotten"to weatherseal their M8 theyd have a deal more respect,the fact that its expected on the 620 just illustrates what a mistake they made.

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    Hi Lili, I would have zero qualms about recommending the E-620 to you... It's a very very worthwhile upgrade from the E-420 (and E-410/E-400) in the same style shell.

    Stronger, better IQ, faster, more flexible... Fantastic!

    Keep an eye out for more updates as soon as we get them.

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    I wonder that the G1HD will bring other than the ability to shoot video...and how much will it cost. Can you imagine if it show up for the same price as the G1 and they drop the G1's price.

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    I don't know Rafa, but I hope we find out soon... I'm keen to see the specs of the G1HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Frankly folks this maybe all we see for PMA. This stuff would have been announced by now.
    Folks in this thread from Depressed and Petulant Review were being told by Olympus at a British show that they would have an "announcement" at PMA, but their actual Micro Four Thirds cameras would be out in June.

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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    Some of us will be there
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    Re: New Oly E620 no m4/3 yet

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Frankly folks this maybe all we see for PMA. This stuff would have been announced by now. Been watching these announcements for years and at this point this close to the show . Everyones cards may have been dealt out. There is hope . I know for a fact something is going to be announced soon but more my area than this area. I ain't talking either. LOL
    guy you are such a PT!

    oh, thats not what you think.. I meant Phase Tease

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