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Olympus interview at Focus Numerique: Says 8k and handheld high-rez mode are coming on future MFT cameras.

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Mr. Akira Watanabe, General Manager Global Marketing Dept.

Focus Numerique (google translation here) interviewed Mr. Akira Watanabe and Mr. Toshiyuki Terada from Olympus. Here are some key insights:

  1. 8K video:
    we can assure you that there is no problem in developing sensors at 33 million pixels for filming in 8K.We started the 4/3″ saga with a sensor at 5 Mpx In 2003. Now the same sensor is at 20 Mpx with a much higher image quality especially for the management of electronic noise.”
  2. Nikon snapbridge clone:
    The Nikon Bluetooth technology is actually very interesting…this is a direction we will study.”
  3. Further image stabilization improvements:
    Olympus has the tech to increase the image stabilization performance on future cameras.Because they know how to distinguish earths rotation movement from the photographers movement :)
  4. Handheld High Resolution mode:
    “I think this is a feature we can offer in the future”
  5. About Metalens tech:
    “It is a technology that will not be used in the near future”
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