Olympus Japan teaser: New E-system SLR|
(Friday, September 3, 2004 - 11:53 EDT)
Olympus Japan has today posted a brief teaser on its Japanese-language website for the E-system of single-lens reflex digital cameras.
Essentially no information is given in the teaser, beyond the fact that a new E-system camera will be unveiled at Photokina - the upcoming photography show held every two years in Cologne, Germany. This year's show will be taking place from September 28th to October 3rd, so we'd expect the announcement to take place by the start of October, at the latest.
Olympus' E-system currently consists of the pro-targeted E-1 digital SLR, along with a selection of lenses, teleconverters, flashes, and other related accessories. The E-1 is the first camera to be based around the Four Thirds System, which is a cooperation between Olympus, Kodak, Fujifilm, Matsushita (Panasonic), Sanyo, and Sigma. Olympus is currently the only manufacturer selling Four Thirds System products, with Sigma intending to make lenses for the format.
A snapshot of the teaser follows below:
While others have speculated to the effect, Olympus announced back in 2003 at the E-1 launch that the next camera in the series would be competitively priced and consumer oriented.