There seems to be a controversy brewing because Olympus declined to provide an E-3 to the Digital Photography Review (dpreview.com) website for testing. There's not much mystery here the way I see it. Here you have a major, diversified company that has been struggling to maintain its position of "a distant third" in the DSLR race. It releases a major, mainstream camera aimed squarely at the fattest part of the enthusiast market way back in early March, the feature-laden (and quite interesting) E-510, which I've written about here on T.O.P. and in the pages of the October 2007 Black & White Photography magazine. Months and months later, dpreview still hasn't bothered to review it, despite the fact that it gives timely treatment in full to all of the E-510's Canon and Nikon competitors.
If you were Olympus and had limited numbers of E-3 bodies to distribute to beta users and review sites, which would you rather send a camera to—a site that reviews your cameras, or a site that doesn't?
Don't blame Olympus.