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JVC Kenwood has joined the Micro Four Thirds (MFT) standard. In a jointly issued statement, Olympus and Panasonic welcomed the move and added that JVC Kenwood would "soon be introducing an exciting new line of advanced new Micro Four Thirds products." In fact, the company already has two prototype video cameras on display at the NAB show in Los Angeles; the JVC GY-LSX2 and GW-SPLS1, each of which features an MFT lens mount and, perhaps surprisingly, a Super35 sized sensor (which is wider than most Four Thirds imagers but not really wider than the oversized multi-aspect sensor of Panasonic's GH series CSCs).
JVCKENWOOD DeclaresSupport 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 Focscur 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.
JVCKENWOOD, which was born in October 2011 through the merger of Kenwood Corporation and Victor Company of Japan, Ltd(JVC) and headquartered in Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref., Japan. Based on its core technologies, which include high-quality video, audio, radio equipment and music/image software, JVCKENWOOD also develops, manufactures and sells car electronics, professional systems, optical & audio equipment, as well as software & entertainment-related products.
JVCKENWOOD website: http://www.jvckenwood.co.jp/
Micro Four Thirds System standard
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