updated 07:20 pm EDT, Wed August 25, 2010
DSLR extends features beyond flagship E-3
Olympus may be preparing to announce a new flagship DSLR, the E-5, at the Photokina expo next month in Germany. The camera will reportedly retain the 12-megapixel sensor of the current E-3, along with the 4/3 lens mount, an unnamed source has told 4/3 Rumors. Olympus reportedly designed the E-5 to compete directly with Nikon's D300s and Canon's 7D.
Other rumored features include a weather-sealed body, support for HD video recording, and a flip/swivel LCD display. A separate source suggests the camera will offer another important feature that hasn't been seen yet in a DSLR, although the source was unwilling to divulge details of the highlighted feature.
Photokina is scheduled for September 21 through 26. Additional information regarding the E-5, including pricing and a launch date, remains unclear.