Well, this looks like a pretty amazing m4/3 camera and real tweener between 4/3 and m4/3. The 16 megapixel chip looks awesome. I hope I can get a copy for review. Anyway, I am glad I did not pick up the E-P3.
Anyway, for folks who read my interview with Sally Clemens, it is amazing how fast things are changing.
Camera Preview from DPreview:http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympusem5/
Interview with Sally Smith Clemenshttp://www.nwpphotoforum.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=35995#Post35995
One of the quotes that I think was interesting:
JM: Do you feel that the Micro 4/3 System will soon meet the needs of all 4/3 users?
SS: Not at this time. There are some things that the Micro 4/3 system does not offer at this moment - like a full weather proof construction. As mentioned earlier, this brings up the important issue of application. While most 4/3 users needs are able to be met by a Micro 4/3 camera, there are those who have needs that are beyond the current capabilities of Micro 4/3. The faster frame rate (fps), full swivel LCD and vertical release on the E-5 are a few functions that may determine which product best fits the user application.