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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:17 am 
It would be nice to see a "A to Z" upgrade,like Pentax did with their K7.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:14 am 
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@ atomic: definitely sucks that olympus still has yet to implement a focus assist lamp. guess we can only hope they come to their senses as far as that is concerned.


I think only Nikon has autofocus assist in their dSLRs right?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:12 pm 
Atomic,the Pentax K7 also has an assist lamp.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 1:57 am 
Razvan wrote:
Atomic,the Pentax K7 also has an assist lamp.


damnit, ok everyone, lets all buy Pentax


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:01 am 
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Atomic wrote:
Razvan wrote:
Atomic,the Pentax K7 also has an assist lamp.


damnit, ok everyone, lets all buy Pentax


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:43 am 
movie mode is so dumb to have on a camera. camcorders and cameras should do what they are suppose to do.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 11:37 am 
It's an extra feature and it doesn't get in the way of anything. I don't use it either but I don't have any problem with it.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:43 pm 
all i can think right now is the HD movie recording. it will work well with swivel lcd screen.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:08 am 
- Better AF in bad light
- AF ilumination light
- MUCH MUCH MUCH better C-AF
- 10mp
- Usable ISO3200 *MUST* (10mp 4/3 would be less dense than 17mp APS-C (Canon 7D, almost clean at ISO3200)
- Integrated grip, not making the camera too tall, but sturdying it a bit. Will also let Olympus integrate controls for vertical grip better, as they are not good enough right now (not being able to change ISO, for one thing)
- Ability to zoom in on the entire picture, not just a thumbnail (Easy fix)
- More FPS, it sells, it's useful for sports, it's just good financial sense to add it.
- Video mode would be nice, not a must
- AF calibration (goes without saying)
- Bigger buttons for some of the important things (AEL/FN)

If they give me that, with an option of using ISO6400, I'll be a happy cat.

The E-3 is very quick to AF in good light, but even in good light, it's got a very basic C-AF system. In bad light C-AF is useless (where Canon and Nikon cope a lot better, I know, I've used them), S-AF is only average.

And they should REALLY give us a fast prime. 20-35mm and f/1.4. It's sorely needed.

C'mon Oly!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:25 pm 
Dang, 43rumors.com just got "trusted" rumor that there will be no update for FT flagship DSLR camera until next year. They are concentrating on m43 atm.

plus... the flagship could be a pro mirrorless /m43 camera not an DSLR. That will mark the end of the FT system.

However, you can still use FT lenses with adapter. :-(


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:20 pm 
It should have a trine sensor, so there's no space left for a mirrorbox as well. So definitely not the end of 4/3 then!


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:15 pm 
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Dang, 43rumors.com just got "trusted" rumor that there will be no update for FT flagship DSLR camera until next year. They are concentrating on m43 atm.

plus... the flagship could be a pro mirrorless /m43 camera not an DSLR. That will mark the end of the FT system.

However, you can still use FT lenses with adapter. :-(


Then it is like I said earlier, the E3 is still a fine camera for professional use. Look at the monumental difference between the E1 and the E3. When the industry moves enough, there will be another Ex.

And no, 4/3 is not going anywhere. The restrictions imposed by doing away with the mirror are going to take a while to work around. Contrast based autofocus is improving but is still painfully slow to anyone familiar with the E3's focusing.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:37 pm 
Ic, it is better to wait and see the great new camera rather than half-baked camera.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 5:52 am 
Enche Zein wrote:
Ic, it is better to wait and see the great new camera rather than half-baked camera.


Well to be frank, the E-x line will always be a great camera. I mean theres nowhere to go but up, and the E-3 is already amazing so any improvement will be amazing.

That said, I think Olympus, [as well as myself] believes that the technology has not moved on enough to warrant a replacement for the E-3. The consumers buying an E-3 level of camera generally have no concern for gimmicks like video recording or face detection, art-filters, etc. What they want is clean pictures from a sturdy and robust body which is what the E-3 ALREADY delivers. The only real specification that is getting dated on the E-3 is the 10MP sensor, which wouldnt see much of a boost if a camera was released today.

Once the technology breaks through to allow [for example] a 14MP fourthirds sensor that delivers clean images, then we will see a replacement. Probably there will be a boost from 5fps to 6 or 7.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 8:39 pm 
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I agree that the change now would not be big, but on the other hand, why not make the best they can make now instead of waiting for a big upgrade :?:

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