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Report: Olympus high-end SLR to debut Oct. 17

Camera review site DPreview reports 'official word' that Olympus will debut its new top-end SLR on Oct. 17.

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Sony, Nikon, Canon and Panasonic have unveiled a gaggle of new SLRs, but Olympus has yet to show off its promised top-end model, at least to most of the world. According to DPreview this week, though, the unveiling will take place Oct. 17.

"We have just received official word that Olympus will reveal the successor to their top-of-the-range E-1 digital SLR...on 17th October," the site said.

The camera initially looked like it might be called the E-P1, but more recent evidence suggests the name E-3. Some specifications from an anonymously released and unconfirmed document included the following: 5 frames per second shooting, a 10-megapixel sensor, 11-point autofocus, sensor-shift image stabilization, a swiveling LCD, wireless flash control and a dust-reduction system.