Saturday, June 30, 2007

Olympus E-P1 PDF file "leaks" on the net, filled with bold promises

As you may be aware of from reading the Olympus SLR dpreview forum, the PDF file of an Olympus business presentation in Europe were "leaked" providing some of the basic specs of the E-P1, which promises to be very competitive with the speculated Nikon D300 and Canon 40D (speculated by Olympus in the PDF file).

More on this later on...

More The leaked PDF file for the Olympus E-P1 (EP1?) allegedly talks about the following specs (my comments are in parenthesis):

  • 10mp high-speed nMOS sensor
  • 5 fps (how deep is the buffer?)
  • five stop advantage of in-body sensor-shift image stabilization (under what coniditions?)
  • fastest AF when used with SWD lenses
  • takes two BLM-1 batteries
  • battery grip bundle includes insert for AA batteries (I am a big fan of power source flexibility)
  • cross-type AF sensors
  • waterproof, dustproof
  • no price mentioned

    Since we are on 4/3rds, there are rumors from a couple of sources that point to a Panasonic announcement in mid July (July 17). This date is certainly consistent with the last few years. Check the Timeline feature at dpreview for historical announcements of cameras from all manufacturers. CNet's craveable blog has posted a quick recap of these non-rumors rumors.

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