Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Olympus to use Tribbles in their new E3 flagship DSLR?

  • Well, not quite Tribbles, but Trine! That's the latest buzzword in the Olympus forums at dpreview. Look at this discussion. So the buzz now says that the E3 sensor may be a 10mp CCD FFT (full frame transfer) with hints of Foveonesque technology. A reference to a LL (Luminous Landscape) post from PMA 2007 is made to back this up. Others are thinking in terms of camcorder 3CCD designs. Others think this is a hoax or a fantasy or something along those lines. Your guess is as good as mine! But if I was a company planning a major announcement, I would probably hold off until next week. The Nikon D3 and D300 buzz may still overshadow a new DSLR, unless it is shockingly ground-breaking. There is the IFA show in Berlin, and that one is fixed i time, so perhaps some of the maneuvering is with that target in mind as well. Who knows! Time will tell though :)
  • A new thread just popped up with a guy in Taiwan holding the E3 and the E1 in each hand
  • Meanwhile Korean forums are buzzing with pictures of what appears to be the unveiling of the Olympus E3. Waiting for translations at the moment :)
  • For more discussions and new rumoralia check the Olympus DSLR forum at dpreview. Videos of the E3 have also surfaced!
  • Discussions based on the revelations from Asia has picked up momentum: On the back of the camera, on the LCD
  • MUST SEE: Some of the best pictures of the E3 so far courtesy of SLRClub.com with the cameras posing for the photographers!
  • And to keep the irrational exhuberance in check, this forum user reminds us all that these cameras shown in Korea and in other places in Asia are mockups


  • On the blogging front, I have yet to go through the nine new Olympus cameras announced in the shadow of the D3 and D300. I did post a write-up on the Olympus SP560 at the RAWsumer blog. (Those not familiar with 1001noisy speak, RAWsumer refers to all non-DSLR cameras that support RAW natively). But I still did not get around to the other eight Olympus shiny silvers.
  • Also at RAWsumer a round-up of the latest reviews and discussions on the Panasonic FZ18, leading the 2nd wave of 18x superzooms into the ...noisy market

  • 2 comments:

    Anonymous said...

    The model shown at the Olympus Korea promotion was a workable model. Not a mock-up. No body was allowed to take pictures with it. You can tell simply by one of the models that show "No Card" in the LCD screen. Very few details of the E-3 spec was announced. Official announcement Oct 17th, sales start in November.

    1001 noisy cameras said...

    Thanks for the update! Were they finalized or workable work-in-progress models? Maybe they only implemented the card-reader module so far :) It is interesting that they are going so late with the official announcement. Unless the are planning "accidental" leaks before then.