Adorama predictions for Photokina – Leica will drop out of 4/3 + new FF R-series Leica DSLR

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3. Meet the Interchangeable-Lens EVF Camera: This will happen, and it will be based on the just-announced Micro Four Thirds system. Without bulky mirror boxes that distinguished DSLRs, cameras can be made smaller, but an Electronic Viewfinder is easier to use in bright light than a simple LCD. The participating companies--Panasonic and Olympus (and notably, no longer Leica) have promised a new line of lenses for these cameras that will be interchangeable, and that's exciting.
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9. Leica will quietly drop out of Four Thirds, Panasonic will quietly drop DSLRs, and HP will quietly drop out. When's the last time you saw a new HP camera introduction? Look for them to focus on their core products, printers and scanners. Leica was not included in the Micro Four Thirds announcement%3B that sort of thing can lead to speculation. Panasonic rolled out its newest products last month, and no SLRs were included. They are one of the few compact camera companies that's doing well with that line. They may have decided to focus on their strength.

10. Something big from Leica, but it won't be a full-frame rangefinder. It might be a full-frame R-series DSLR, something we haven't seen yet.
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Via Adorama

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