Hasselblad, Mamiya, Rollei, Pentax and... Olympus? Patent diagrams have emerged that have medium format camera fans wondering what's next on the horizon. The Olympus patent was filed in Japan for a vari-angle LCD display, which in itself is not very exciting. It's the camera form factor the display is shown to be attached to that is raising eyebrows.
The shape of this camera doesn't look like a typical DSLR or compact consumer point and shoot. Rumors of collaboration between Samsung and Olympus have only added fuel to the fire, as photos of a prototype Samsung medium format digital camera have surfaced that seem to match the diagrams above.