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Sharp joins in the Micro Four Thirds System Standard Group

[Editor’s Note: DPReview reported Sharp exhibited a Micro Four Thirds format 8K camera prototype at CES 2019, so the announcement below appears to be a formal announcement of Sharp’s interest in the standard.]

Olympus Corporation and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008 and have since been working together to promote the standard. We are pleased to announce that Sharp Corporation has recently declared their support for the Micro Four Thirds System standard and will be introducing products compliant with the standard.

As the driving force behind 8K imaging technology and a product developer, Sharp Corporation now supports the Micro Four Thirds standard. In the future, Sharp will add Micro Four Thirds products to their line-up. The possibilities unique to a joint standard will expand the enjoyment of imaging further.

As the company responsible for initiating both the Four Thirds System and the Micro Four Thirds System standards, Olympus will continue to develop and enhance the product line-up to meet the diverse needs of our customers.

About Sharp Corporation

Sharp Corporation is a worldwide developer of innovative products and core technologies that play a key role in shaping the future of electronics. As a leader in LCDs and digital technologies, Sharp offers one of the world’s broadest and most advanced lines of consumer electronics, information products and electronic components, while also creating new network businesses. Sharp group employs 53,939 people around the world (as of December 31, 2018) and recorded consolidated annual sales of 2,427 billion yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018.

For more information, please visit: http://sharp-world.com/

Micro Four Thirds standard

The outlines of the standard can be found on the following website. https://www.four-thirds.org/en/ https://www.four-thirds.org/en/microft/index.html

Company names and product names contained in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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