Olympus E-5 professional DSLR announced

For Olympus, 2010 will be the year when they show a new pro-level photo camera, the Olympus E-5. They just announced it to replace the old E-3. It had been so long that some people feared Olympus had left the field, but the E-5 is a nice camera that will get some real attention from photographers.

A 12MP MOS sensor, a 3″ LCD display with 920k pixels, a LiveView mode with Contrast AF, 720p video capture and shutter speed up to 1/8000s.

At $1699.99, this is not a cheap camera, but if the pictures are at the right level, it could be a hit.