Tag Archives: Micro Four Thirds is dead

Japanese website reports that Panasonic may also exit the camera business just like Olympus

The Japanese website diamond.jp reports that Panasonic may also pull out of the camera business just like Olympus:

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There is no Panasonic GH6 coming soon, just an updated GH5 Mark II with the same old sensor *UPDATED*

The previously rumored Panasonic GH6 camera will actually be an updated version of the current GH5 model (Panasonic LUMIX DC-GH5 Mark II) – this of course means that Panasonic will use the same old 20MP sensor:

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The Olympus brand does not appear to be part of the JIP deal

Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia: “Japan Industrial Partners will not use the Olympus brand.” Olympus interview with 42 West: “The Olympus name will remain at the time of transfer. The name will likely not be used forever, but this decision will be made in the final agreement between Olympus and JIP.” Olympus on Twitter: “You can […]

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Future cameras from the new OM Digital Solutions Corporation will keep the Olympus name

A quick update to my post from yesterday – Olympus confirmed that future cameras from the new OM Digital Solutions Corporation will keep the Olympus name: Thanks Steve! Some additional information on the JIP/Olympus transfer:

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There is no coming back: Olympus agrees on the transfer of Imaging Business to JIP

Today Olympus officially agreed on the transfer of their Imaging Business to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP). The name of the new company will be “OM Digital Solutions Corporation” – this is pretty much the only new information provided. Similar to previous interviews and press releases, many questions remain unanswered and it’s still not even clear if […]

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Japan Industrial Partners acquisition of Olympus’s imaging business

Toyo Keizai Online published an Interesting interview with Shinichi Inagaki, the managing director at Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) in charge of the acquisition of Olympus’s imaging business: https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/374348 https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/374348?page=2 https://toyokeizai.net/articles/-/374348?page=3 Here below a quick and dirty translation (thanks Mistral75):

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Panasonic still committed to Micro Four Thirds, GH6 still in consideration according to a recent interview

DIYphotography spotted a recent interview with a Panasonic executive who claims that Panasonic is still committed to Micro Four Thirds and the GH6 (GH5 replacement) is still in consideration:

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New Olympus interviews raise more questions than answers

Olympus is attempting damage control by giving several interviews to different online outlets, but after reading through all of them, I am still left with more questions than answers. Here are a few quotes:

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