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  • sponner
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    In some ways i hope that the E7 doesn't appear.

    I am in love with my E5 purchased second hand on here, I think I will be using it for a good while to come with 12-60, 50-200 and 50mm macro (E620 back up)

    I can live with it's relatively low pixel count as i save for a d800 to use alongside my Oly set up.

    An E7 would, undoubtedly, be expensive and would leave me with a big decision, it would have to be a fair leap forward to make it worthwhile over the E5, but then again I love the lenses I have before I even get to try shg.

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  • wanderer
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    The most likely design will be a lightly modified E-5 chassis with updated sensor, IS and electronics from the E-M5. They might be able to remove the flash, but I'd say that is unlikely and it is useful as the remote flash commander. Video is a no-cost feature; it will stay and be updated to 1080HD. I'd say that a touch screen is not needed.

    It would be nice to update the continuous shooting speed, but not a given.
    I think there will be more change to the body than that. Built in battery pack for portrait shooting. Mirrorless operation.
    The flash is pretty irrelevant. I now use a Storbies and Yongnuo remote set of triggers which allow me to use any flashgun (not just Oly) off camera.The big N***ns don't have pop up flash and having had a good look at the SB-910 it is miles ahead of the FL50R. (enough to scare and confuse me) I agree with the comment on video and touch screen. And I think the continouus shooting speed is a red herring for most photographers other than those based at a certain stadium for the next couple of weeks.

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  • wanderer
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    Currently I am using my E-5 for work but I am beginning to find it has drawbacks. It may be me but can you use it tethered (wireless or not) with a pc? If that is currently not available, it is one of the things I would be looking for in an E-7. For my work I will shortly be going over to N***n as that is what the office uses. From where I sit the Olympus SHG glass is every bit as good as and often outdoes the competition. The Oly tilting screen is so useful that my colleagues are frustrated that they don't have that.
    I will be getting a D800 body for work (a couple of lenses, flashgun, tripod and head, basic kit). I think the D800 is currently the elephant in the room at professional level, not just at DSLR but also at medium format level. it seems to be the current body by which others are measured.
    If the E-7 does appear I will buy one. I would suspect if it does appear that there will be some (SHG) glass to go with it. I'm very pleased with my 7-14 and am considering the 35-100.
    I notice in this thread Ian is not issuing a categoric denial.

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  • StephenL
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    I really hope, for the sake of those of you with a heavy investment in SHG glass, it does come to fruition, but as it's likely to be a big(gish) lump, I'll stick with my E-M5.

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  • Ian
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    Originally posted by David M View Post
    I just want a proper pro body, one you can pound nails in with.

    Drop the pop-up flash and the video feature but drop in the sensor from the EM-5.
    The most likely design will be a lightly modified E-5 chassis with updated sensor, IS and electronics from the E-M5. They might be able to remove the flash, but I'd say that is unlikely and it is useful as the remote flash commander. Video is a no-cost feature; it will stay and be updated to 1080HD. I'd say that a touch screen is not needed.

    It would be nice to update the continuous shooting speed, but not a given.

    That is, of course, if the E-7 appears at all!

    Ian

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  • Ian
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    Originally posted by KyleSmith View Post
    If only they was giving free upgrades

    Though, I'd like to see in the E7, higher frames per second, maybe also increasing to 15mp, 12.3 seems to be the limit for Olympus. Maybe even more focusing points!
    The best performing Olympus camera to date is the 16MP E-M5!

    Ian

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  • DerekC
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    Originally posted by Ian View Post
    This all reminds me of the days of slide film. I'd like to have a penny for each of the films I developed in both E4 and E6 process chemistry!

    I don't read anywhere that the number '6' is unlucky in Japan, but it does seem quite rare as a single number model designation. '7' is a sexier number to market - it has had a special place in motor racing, for example.

    Ian
    '7' wouls be logical next model, lets hope. I agree with you Ian re the special place '7' has in motor sport I spent many a good day watching the late great Barry Sheene who used '7' even when he could use '1' as world champion.

    I would like to see a better sensor maybe from the EM-5 or further developed. Better noise control and increased frames per second

    I use my E-5 mainly for motorsport so I'm hoping for a new improved DSLR or when the time comes to replace the body I may have change brands!

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  • crimbo
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    Certainly drop the flash...it could have a little LED flash to do the flash RC... but video...no Oly has to put in video and very good video...not for the likes of us but for those that are using DSLRs for broadcast video....or even digital cinematography...and yes I do want to use it to hammer nails in underwater....

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  • Wreckdiver
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    Originally posted by David M View Post
    I just want a proper pro body, one you can pound nails in with.

    Drop the pop-up flash and the video feature but drop in the sensor from the EM-5.
    I'll go along with that

    Steve

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  • David M
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    I just want a proper pro body, one you can pound nails in with.

    Drop the pop-up flash and the video feature but drop in the sensor from the EM-5.

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  • Zuiko
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    Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
    If an E-6 or 7 comes out and it's got the warmed-over warmed-over 12mpx sensor in it ... I can see thousands of facepalms ...
    I don't think that even Olympus would try to get away with that one!

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  • timg
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    Originally posted by Ulfric M Douglas View Post
    I can see thousands of facepalms ...
    I can see torches and pitchforks!

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  • Ulfric M Douglas
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    If an E-6 or 7 comes out and it's got the warmed-over warmed-over 12mpx sensor in it ... I can see thousands of facepalms ...

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  • timg
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    Originally posted by OlyPaul View Post
    Not so the EM5 has 16 MP and I suspect the next Pen will have 16MP. So it seems likely if there is a E-7 it will have 16mp at least.
    Surely they can't use anything less than the OMD sensor from now on... I suppose potentially they might keep the old 12mp for a low-end pen to keep the price down but that would be it...

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  • KyleSmith
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    Originally posted by OlyPaul View Post
    Not so the EM5 has 16 MP and I suspect the next Pen will have 16MP. So it seems likely if there is a E-7 it will have 16mp at least.
    Sorry, I was refering to the D-SLR's rather than the EM and Pens.

    Hopefully it has it!

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