Olympus, the Japanese camera manufacturer, has said that it is making a high-end body for its Top Pro lenses. Comments from a top official have confirmed that it is working on a device that delivers the kind of focusing performance that has characterized the OM-D compact system camera.
The Top Pro lens is the top lens from Olympus, offering the maximum aperture for the entire zoom range and there are six lenses on offer in the Top Pro line, designed for the E-System cameras.
So we can logically conclude that Olympus is working on a new E-Systems camera. The last E-System SLR to be announced was the Olympus E-5, way back in late 2010.
Akira Watanabe, manager of Olympus SLR planning department said that the company is delighted with the success of the OM-D which has pushed the margins of performance for system cameras but went on to say that it did not carry on the legacy of high end lenses from the E-System.
It is as yet unclear whether the new model will be a DSLR, or a mirror less camera, but it will be designed to give full functionality with E-system lenses.
Olympus has been sending cryptic messages that suggest that the DSLR business in still alive and we can expect to see the high-end body that features lightening fast focusing performance by Olympus very soon.