Drone maker DJI opts for Micro Four Thirds standard

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Camera manufacturer Olympus has been fighting hard since 2008 to promote its Micro Four Thirds standard, and it just received a huge boost of support from three companies – most notably drone maker DJI.

For those that don’t know, Olympus explains that the Micro Four Thirds standard has been developed with a number of things in mind when it comes to photography, but most importantly optimisation of size, performance and extendibility.

It also means that through its standardised lens mount, photographers will be able to make use of interchangeable lenses and cameras from different manufacturers.

What this means from DJI though, is that the drone maker will be fitting its own cameras of the Micro Four Thirds variety onto the drones that it manufactures. This comes in addition to DJI making it possible for drone flyers to attach GoPro cameras.

“With the addition of exciting new products from these companies, the Micro Four Thirds lineup will become much more diverse, further increasing the potential of this advanced digital imaging system,” Olympus said in a statement.

The other two companies that also decided to opt into the Micro Four Thirds standard is camera maker JCD and super high sensitivity cameras and shooting system maker Flovel .

[Source – Olympus]

Charlie Fripp

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