Olympus shows teaser for new SLR

Olympus has begun offering a cloaked image of a new SLR model, likely its new top-end model due later this year.

A teaser to a new Olympus SLR
A teaser to a new Olympus SLR Olympus

Olympus has begun offering new teases about a new SLR (single-lens reflex) camera model, likely a successor to its top-end E-1 introduced in 2003.

offers a cloaked view doubtless intended to agitate prospective buyers into a lather of anticipation.

Having just released new low-end models, Olympus no doubt is preparing to refresh its high end. Olympus showed off a prototype high-end SLR at the Photo Marketing Association trade show in March but said only it would be rugged, weatherproof, and shipping this year.

You shouldn't believe everything you see on the Internet, though. For example, it seems probable that Olympus engineers actually designed the E-1 successor and that the new camera wasn't just belched fully formed from a volcano.

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