Sharp has officially joined the Micro Four Thirds system, according to announcements from both Panasonic and Olympus.

The move isn’t all-too-surprising in the wake of the prototype MFT 8K camera Sharp debuted at CES earlier this year.

Calling Sharp a ‘driving force’ behind 8K imaging technology, Panasonic and Olympus say that the Japanese manufacturer will soon be introducing products to the Micro Four Thirds system.

The full text of the statement reads:

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.

Via DPReview

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