Sharp officially joins Micro Four Thirds with Olympus and Panasonic

The Micro Four Thirds standard appeared to be in less than rude health last year, with Panasonic jumping to full-frame and Olympus not releasing a new product. The format's fortunes have had a shot in the arm this year, however, with Sharp officially joining the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group. 

The NAB Show is taking place in Las Vegas this weekend, where it is expected that the Micro Four Thirds-powered Sharp 8K Video Camera will see its official reveal. In anticipation, Olympus announced that Sharp has become an official partner in the future of the format.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.