Olympus: “No More Entry-Level DSLRs” - Photography Bay

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Bruce, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Photography Bay reports (via Photo Rumors):

    Not that this should really surprise anyone, but Olympus seems to have
    gone on record to confirm that the company is no longer interested in
    developing entry-level DSLRs in light of its successful PEN series,
    which are based on the Micro Four Thirds system.

    “We do not have concrete plans to replace the E-620 and other recent
    SLRs. The entry level SLR class can be completely replaced by the Pen
    system in terms of performance.” -Toshiyuki Terada, Product manager of
    SLR Olympus Planning Department

    Terada went on to say that Olympus plans on developing an advanced-PEN
    camera and, at some point, Olympus expects to phase out DSLRs entirely
    in favor of the mirrorless Micro Four Thirds cameras.

    So there we have it.

    The E-620 was Olympus' last "entry-level" Four Thirds DSLR and is now
    out of production. The only Four Thirds DSLR currently being
    manufactured is the E-5. So it looks like the end for Four Thirds
    DSLRs is not far away. However, the enormous success of *Micro* Four
    Thirds means that the Four Thirds sensor is here to stay.
    Bruce, Oct 12, 2010
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  2. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Oops. forgot to add link:
    Bruce, Oct 12, 2010
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