JVC Kenwood joins Micro Four Thirds


Micro Four Thirds supporting companies

Today JVC Kenwood joined the Micro Four Thirds System Standard and promised to introduce an "exciting new line of advanced new Micro Four Thirds products" soon. The NAB they are expected to display a 4k camera prototype. Here is the full press release:

JVC Kenwood Declares Support for the Micro Four Thirds System Standard

Olympus Imaging Corp. and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008 and have since been working together to promote the standard. Now we are pleased to announce that JVCKENWOOD Corporation (headquarters: Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref., Japan, President & Representative Director: Shoichiro Eguchi) has recently joined the standard and has committed to develop products compliant with the Micro Four Thirds System Standard.

The JVCKENWOOD Corporation, which manufactures and sells video, audio, and radio equipment globally under the JVC and KENWOOD brands, has joined the Micro Four Thirds group and will soon be introducing an exciting new line of advanced new Micro Four Thirds products. The release of these new products will add to the growing diversity of the Micro Four Thirds System lineup, which now consists of a wide range of products that represent the unique characteristics of each participating company.

As the originator of the Micro Four Thirds System standard, Olympus Imaging Corp. will continue to develop and enhance our interchangeable-lens digital camera system lineup to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

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  • Andrzej Lukowiec

    And another big name joins… Believe there is a even more prosperous future 😀

    • OneQuarterSensorTwiceThePrice

      Even more prosperous? Are you having a laugh? And no, Leica is not remotely comparable.

      • Andrzej Lukowiec

        Wow! OneQuarterBrain replied to me 😀

    • saint

      It’s a bunch of losers or people not involved in consumer cameras. The only ones that matter are there just because Olympus went begging them. Fuji, Leica and Zeiss doesn’t care about m4turds.. nuf said.

  • Andrzej Lukowiec

    And another big name joins… Believe there is a even more prosperous future 😀

  • Why is Tomytec listed as a partner in m43?! Only thing I have ever seen them make are Japanese model train supplies, and know of nothing in their product division that even handles cameras systems yet alone M43 (TOMIX does have a video camera, but not m43)

  • fjfjjj

    Don’t knock Kenwood.

  • whensly

    When has JVC offered anything exciting to the world of pro-sumer electronics? Stumped Ya!

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  • frank

    As if there weren’t enough POS cameras on the market, now we’ll have JVC/Kenwood to bring the industry to all-time low. At least Samsung won’t have to worry about having the worst cameras on the market anymore.
    Who’s next? How about bringing Fisher back from the dead?

  • Mardock

    What’s even more interesting is that Carl Zeiss is a member of the m4/3 consortium. No m4/3 lenses from them yet … wonder if those are to come?

    • DP

      They have a M43 mount for their Compact Prime cine lenses. I think they mentioned with the Touit range that they didn’t plan to bring those lenses to M43, so that might be it for them.

      I see Fuji’s on there too, but I don’t expect them to be doing much!

    • Carl

      They can surely replace the bayonet on certain models and sell them to (dumb) 43 users. However, I would not waste Zeiss glass on those tiny sensors if I was you.

  • Andrew Gray

    They’re working on a 4k video camera, not a still photography camera. Like Sony’s e-mount, MFT is both a photography and cinematography system.

  • the truth hurts

    sweet, a 100$ camera, cant wait! wont mind to throw it in the bag for back up =P

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