Olympus and Sony conference in Tokyo: Sony will supply sensors while Olympus will share lens and mirrorless tehcnology.
So it’s done guys! Olympus and Sony will now officially work together on the mirrorless front. Today Sony-Olympus held a press conference in Tokyo and you can read more about it on DC.watch (translation here). In short:
- It is Sony’s interest to keep the MFT system well alive
- Sony will supply sensors to Olympus
- Olympus will share their lens and mirrorless knowledge and technology to Sony
- Future mirrorless camera parts may be co developed by Sony and Olympus (example EVF and OLED screen).
For now this sounds like a good deal. It also opens a new kind of possibilities for Olympus. For example they could make lenses for the NEX system or even uses Sony’s FF sensors for a new PRO system. But all that is just speculation for now!