Olympus m43 camera body with EVF - Olympus OM-D

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Bruce, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    There are strong rumours that the soon-to-be-announced Olympus Micro
    Four Thirds body, which will be the first with a built-in electronic
    viewfinder (EVF), will be called the OM-D and have more than a faint
    physical resemblance to the iconic Olympus OM-1 SLR.

    It will also be weather sealed, and is expected to list for USD 1100,
    EUR 1000 or GBP 900. Street prices should be lower.

    The sensor will be the first from Olympus with more than 12.3 MP, and
    is likely to be the 16 MP Panasonic sensor from the LUMIX DMC-G3. The
    EVF is likely to be one of the best available, possibly quite similar
    to the one used by Sony in the Alpha 77 and NEX-7.

    Bruce, Jan 17, 2012
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  2. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    Some did, but many 35mm SLRs were also ominously painted black. ;-)
    Bruce, Jan 17, 2012
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    android Guest

    Yeah, and properly used the brass was showing. :)
    android, Jan 17, 2012
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    RichA Guest

    But the black finish looked 100x better than the paint jobs on modern
    RichA, Jan 17, 2012
  5. Bruce

    Bruce Guest

    What you have in mind is quite different to what I have in mind.

    You're probably thinking of stove enamel on brass, such as a Nikon F3
    or FM2 or Leica M6. I'm thinking of a Nikon F801 (N8008) or F80 (N80)
    or a Canon EOS 3, all of which looked very similar to modern DSLRs.

    When I first picked up a Nikon D700 I was struck by just how similar
    it was in overall appearance and handling to my Nikon F100. The trend
    towards 'ominous black painted DSLRs' started long before DSLRs.
    Bruce, Jan 18, 2012
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