Sharp has officially joined the Micro Four Thirds system, identifying is as a ‘driving force’ behind 8K imaging, suggesting that the company will use the MFT system for its future camera systems.
Sharp has already shown a Micro Four Thirds prototype 8K camera at this year’s CES show back in January.
The Micro Four Thirds System standard was announced by Olympus and Panasonic in 2008. It is an open standard for the design of lenses for use in digital SLR cameras with 4/3-type image sensors, including definitions of the suitable mount size, image circle and the interface between the lens and body.
The Four Thirds System uses a 4/3-type image sensor (CCD, etc.). This enables development of digital camera-dedicated lenses that are smaller than those used for 35 mm film SLR camera. Because the 4/3-type image sensor is twice the size of the 2/3-type sensors used in most digital cameras, it can offer high-quality images that can meet the requirements of professionals.