When Olympus recently announced the OM-D E-M5, it was believed that the retro-inspired, highly anticipated model would firmly sit atop the company’s current camera offerings, with Olympus openly stating that the E-5, released in 2010 and shown above, would be the last of its kind, with total focus to be placed on the PEN series. However, it now seems like the camera maker has had a change of heart.
In an interview with Russian website, Onfoto, Olympus Japan’s Toshiyuki Terada stated a rather short, but sweet statement regarding the E-series. Claiming:
We already have started studying a successor of Olympus E-5.
Teranda has already stated that “if demand was high enough,” a pro-level OM-D model could find its way to the market. Whether the noted successor to the E-5 would stick to its DSLR roots, or branch off and fill the shoes of the aforementioned pro-OM remains to be seen.
As for now, however, Olympus’s next camera release is shaping up to be a refresh of the PEN line, due some time this year. More information regarding those revelations can be found HERE.