Seems we will soon get cameras for Micro Four Thirds from Kodak, Sigma, Fuji and Sanyo

Written by Gary on April 5th, 2010

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

3 Comments so far ↓

  1. Geir says:

    And not to forget the plethora of lenses that Sigma are capable of.

  2. Darren says:

    This is not true. Those four company are in the FourThird Consortium, not micro four thirds. They have been in that consortium for a long time: kodak used to produce sensor for Olympus, Sigma has been making lenses for four thirds camera. The other two companies have yet to make any distinctive move, but they’re there

    The post on EOSHD is highly misleading, and turned out toe be a cruel April 1st joke. It’s so sad you report this duplicated info over here, giving balloon hope to your dear readers.

  3. admin says:

    thanks Darren for letting us know it was a joke, although I still don’t see evidence of it being so given they stated it wasn’t an April Fool’s joke.

    I clearly indicated my source of information, so I am sure my readers would assess the integrity of it for themselves.

    Nevertheless, joke or not, I think it is very plausible that one or more of these companies will join or at least contribute – because it makes marketing sense for them to get on the band wagon – assuming Panasonic and Olympus allow them to as given the momentum, they do not need them to join.