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    Here are my first shots from Photokina 2006 and what a way to start with the first public views of the proposed successor to the Olympus E-1 E-Series DSLR flagship, code-named the E-P1, widely tipped to be called the E-3 when it arrives in final shipping form next year. These shots were produced in a bit of a rush and not under studio conditions, so apologies if they aren't up to our usual standards!

    Ian





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    Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

    Looks like it's at a very early stage.

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      Re: DPNow Photokina live show reports here

      My first thought was that it looks more pro like than many of the Olympus offerings have in the past. Seems to have good ergonomics which I'll bet make it feel god in the hand. Is the battery grip detachable or have they made it an integral part of the body
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        Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

        If I may repeat my self: Deja vu?
        http://www.dpreview.com/news/0102/pm...ntaxdslr02.jpg

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          Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

          Originally posted by jonr View Post
          Err not sure what your point is?
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            Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

            Originally posted by Stephen View Post
            Err not sure what your point is?
            Well, I thought they looked similar.

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              Re: DPNow Photokina live show reports here

              Yep I'd say they do too.

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                Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

                Originally posted by jonr View Post
                Well, I thought they looked similar.

                So are you saying you feel the Pentax design was so aesthetically pleasing with a good layout that others followed and based their designs accordingly?

                <<<<BWG>>>>>

                Pol (aka Pentax Polly)

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                  Re: DPNow Photokina live show reports here

                  Well I'm sorry, I can't see it, unless you mean the pop up flash, integral battery grip, the dials on the top plate, the lack of a window on the top plate, the on/off switch on the shutter release collar, and a multitude of other things
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                    Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

                    Thanks Ian,
                    My first blink on it is "YUK" where are all the controls, that we are used to on the E-1?
                    Where have all the control dials gone?
                    Long time passing,
                    Where have all the control dials gone?
                    Long time ago,
                    Gone to buttons and menus, everyone,
                    When will they ever learn?
                    When will they ever learn?

                    I hope that is an optional vertical grip.
                    Bob

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                      Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

                      I think it's got the full compliment of dials (3?). I agree that they need to be careful as in my opinion the ergonomics of the E-1 are exceptional.

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                        Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

                        Originally posted by DTD View Post
                        I think it's got the full compliment of dials (3?). I agree that they need to be careful as in my opinion the ergonomics of the E-1 are exceptional.
                        If you look at the E-1 pics from 2002 Photokina mock-up, it has the full complement of dials. In this latest image, there are no dials on the portrait grip. While that may seem odd, there are no doors for the media cards either so I wold think that this is definitely an early prototype and they're still working things out.

                        George

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                          Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

                          Originally posted by DTD View Post
                          I think it's got the full compliment of dials (3?). I agree that they need to be careful as in my opinion the ergonomics of the E-1 are exceptional.
                          By control dials I meant The actual dials where you can change modes, rather than the wheels
                          1. When I first saw the E-1 mock up from Photokina 2002, I said what a clunker
                          2. My E-1 will be three years old on 10-10-06
                          3. On thinking about it the mode dial is the only control dial missing and it only does one thing and it is big on the E-1. Change it to a button + wheel and I might not even notice
                          External controls can be vunerable to damage, so this part of the design may be a good thing.
                          Bob

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                            Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

                            Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                            While that may seem odd, there are no doors for the media cards either so I wold think that this is definitely an early prototype and they're still working things out.
                            George
                            Or they've equipped it with a 4GB flash card and 802.11a/b/g built in...

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                              Re: Olympus E-1 successor revealed - 6 photos included

                              Originally posted by Unregistered View Post
                              Or they've equipped it with a 4GB flash card and 802.11a/b/g built in...
                              If they have non-removeable media, it better have an 80 GB HDD. Otherwise, let me pick the media of my choice. I didn't buy 15 GB(8 GB, 4GB, 2 GB and 1 GB) of flash cards just to have it obsoleted by a camera. Plus I don't plan on having a laptop with me everywhere I go so wireless is useless to me. If I'm running around helping a friend at their wedding, its one more thing to break. I can understand if this was a studio camera. But for general use, no way.

                              George

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