Reports State That Olympus May be Putting a Super Small Sensor in an OMD-like Body

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Olympus is trying something new in the compact camera category: they’ll be taking an OMD styled camera body and shoving a tiny imaging sensor in there while giving it a 24-300mm zoom lens. At least that’s what Digicameinfo is saying according to 43Rumors. How tiny? Apparently it will be a 1/1.7 inch sensor.

What we’re wondering though is why they’re doing this. The company eliminated quite a bit of their compact camera line in addition to stating that the sales weren’t there due to the smartphone market eating away at them.

We really hope that this report isn’t true at all; but 43Rumors says that it is 100% not fake. When will camera companies work on just putting larger sensors into compact cameras?

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.