It was reported here that Kodak, Sigma, Fuji and Sanyo have signed up to join the Micro Four Thirds consortium which is fantastic news for all photographers as it will not only cement the Micro Four Thirds standard as the leading mirror-less interchangeable lens camera system but it means we not only will get new lenses, but more variety of camera bodies, features, and perhaps more importantly – camera sensors.
Hopefully we will now be able to choose from:
- the inbuilt image stabilised Olympus cameras with their great jpeg engine producing arguably the best colours in jpegs from any camera
- the optical image stabilised, HD video optimised Panasonic cameras and lenses with touch screens, etc
- a GH-1-like Fuji camera but perhaps with their unique high dynamic range sensor
- a GF-1-like Kodak camera with a Kodak sensor
- perhaps a Foveon sensor in a Sigma camera
- lower end cameras and camcorder styles from Sanyo