Olympus Imaging Corporation today announced the expansion of its E-System by launching two new DSLRs, four new lenses and a new teleconverter. But where is the successor to the flagship E-1 digital SLR?
Not yet ready for prime time obviously. Olympus however indicated that the yet unnamed successor to the E-1 DSLR â€œwill make its debut this year.â€
That would have been the headliner in a three-camera launch to coincide with PMA 2007 which opens on Thursday. Two have been unveiled â€“ the E-410 and the E-510 â€“ touting a live view mode which is new to digital SLRs. The Olympus E-330 demonstrated the featureâ€™s success.
The E-410 and E-510 DSLRs will make it to PMA 2007, along with Olympusâ€™s three new lenses with Supersonic Wave Drive, a 70-300mm telephoto lens and a 2x teleconverter.
In all, the Olympus E-System has grown to include 17 Zuiko Digital lenses, and a wide range of accessories including a teleconverter lens and an extension tube, with sales of more than one million units worldwide.
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