It has been close to 5 years since the introduction of the Micro Four Thirds system by Olympus in August 2008. In that time, cameras from Olympus and Panasonic have developed a strong hold on the mirrorless camera market.
Now, five additional manufacturers are joining the Micro Four Thirds System Standards Group, two of which we have heard recent news about.
- Blackmagic Design
- JK Imaging
- Photron Limited
Blackmagic previously announced the Blackmagic Cinema Camera in a Micro Four Thirds mount, which followed the initial Canon EF mount BMCC version. Additionally, JK Imaging recently reveals plans to bring a Kodak Micro Four Thirds camera to market through its licensed use of the Kodak brand.
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Apple has issued an update to Digital Camera RAW 4.01, which adds RAW image compatibility for the following cameras to Aperture 3 and iPhoto ’11:
You can download the update from Apple’s website.
B&H has the Olympus Tough TG-820 for $179 (reg. $279) as one of its Cyber Monday deals. This deal expires Nov. 26. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
In addition to the previously mentioned Sigma 30mm f/2.8 EX DN lens sale, B&H has the Sigma 19mm f/2.8 EX DN lens on sale for $149 (reg. $199) as one of its Cyber Monday deals. It is available for Sony NEX cameras and Micro Four Thirds cameras from Olympus and Panasonic. This deal ends Nov. 27. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The Olympus M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17mm f/1.8 lens is a new Micro Four Thirds lens for its PEN system of mirrorless cameras. As such, it serves as a 34mm equivalent when compared to full frame cameras.
The new lens retails for $499.99 and should ship in December. It is available for pre-order here at B&H Photo.