Wells Fargo did it again (Olympus OM-D)

After a series of prematurely published news (Nikon D4, Fuji X-Pro 1, Canon G1x), Wells Fargo did it again with the Olympus OM-D:

"The new OM-D model will be offered in the United States, Europe and some Asian countries as the top model of the company's digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera series, selling for above 100,000 yen in Japan. The new model resembles the OM-1 film camera and is equipped with high-speed autofocus and image stabilization functionality as well as 16 megapixel resolution."

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  • Anon

    …that didn’t really tell us anything. I could have written that.

  • Peter

    i know nothing more now…

  • It does confirm previous rumors, right?

  • M4/3?

    Price is too high for too little. Buy an APS-C or Full Frame instead. M4/3 is lame.

    • gp capt.

      There’s more to life than sensor size. Deal with it and just take photos.
      I’m giving up on this site because of useless comments like this.

      • Richard W.

        Dear GP Capt:
        Two giant thumbs up to your comment about Sensor Size. People should just get over their obsession with ‘it’s to small’. It is utterly analogous to the vitriol piled by 8×10, 5×7, and 4×5, photographers upon the first 35mm film cameras and users. (Go Leica! – to get in a little fanboying!)

        and a thumbs down for evacuating an interesting website because the comment threads bother you. I for one almost never read them: using rss feeds to read the new articles from the site.

        It’s like not going to a restaurant you enjoy because one of the tables wobbles and is annoying. Avoiding the wobbly table and continuing to enjoy the fine offerings seems more sensible to me. 🙂

        Richard in Michigan

        • Tom

          Size still does matter.
          m43 noise still worse compare to APS-C. That is the fact.
          My 5DII file quality never be better than Phase One back.

        • CRB

          yes, size doesnt matter, as long as panasonic can do a better work with their sensors, since nikon (V1 and J1) and even tiny canon S100 sensor can do a super job with a much smaller sensor than panasonic

  • WT21

    I think they are just posting off of rumor sites 😉

  • Huggs

    100,000 yen = $1,298. Plus, I would have to buy lenses for the thing. No thanks. It would have to be pretty damn remarkable.

    • Ke

      US prices would be lower than that.

      • MJr

        $1100 or €1000 i hear.

  • Don Pope

    I think this camera has a ton of potential:
    It would be an E-P3 with traditional controls (i hope) and built in EVF

  • Hmmmm didn’t Olympus claim the E-400 series was the digital successor to the OM?

    • Camaman

      Maybe in market position but not in heart, body and soul.

      Looks to me like that Fargo guy just knows where to find his rumors and post thek as fact.
      Move along nothing to see here. 🙂

      One thing is for sure the time has ended for plasticy dslrs, like 600 and lower…

    • KnaP

      they’ll claim whatever they need to sell the camera.

      first the pen, now the OM. what are they going to do when they run out of old things to get “inspired”?

  • JB

    That’s not a leak, that’s a press release. High-speed autofocus? Lets hope so! Will await actual details.

  • They appear to be quoting a Japanese newswire service:

    “(c) 2012 Kyodo News International, Inc.”

  • photonut

    Sounds interesting. 16MP. All depends on the sensor performance. Oly/Pany pretty much suck at sensor development. They would need some serious Nikon/Sony mojo and come out with a great sensor.

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