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Old Sep 8, 2002, 6:16 AM   #1
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Default What's cooking between Olympus, Kodak, Fujifilm and Panasoni

Breakthrough in Digital

I just came across a small news in the digi news section of "Better Photography" issue May 2002, published from India.
If anybody has more info relevant to this news kindly update my and every other Digi cam enthusiast.

The news goes as follows:

Breakthrough in Digital
Four camera manufacturing companies Olympus, Kodak, Fujifilm and Panasonic are jointly colaborating to develop a lens mount for digital SLR's which will accept different brand of lenses. With this breakthrough technology, an Olympus digital SLR mount will be able to hold a Fujifilm lens or vice-versa. To realize this, the four companies Olympus, Kodak, Fujifilm and Panasonic, are expected to discuss unified specifications such as the size of the CCD sensor and the configuration of the lens mount. The proposed sensor is said to measure 13.2mm in height and 17.6mm width. Kodak is expected to manufacture the proposed sensor. The group will also ask other CCD makers to supply sensor in order to minimize the procurement costs. Digital SLR cameras are said to account for an estimated 2,00,000 units of total digital camera shipment. The same lens mount developed is expected to heighten user convenience and will also lead to a larger market demand. The technology is expected to debut in july this year and would provide a strong platform for the future development of digital SLR market.
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Old Sep 8, 2002, 10:42 AM   #2
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There is a rumor that Olympus will announce the Olykak at Photokina.
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Old Sep 10, 2002, 5:10 AM   #3
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Steve,
can you provide a link where i can get more info on the "OLYDAK"
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Old Sep 10, 2002, 9:03 AM   #4
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No. There was anotice on a French board that they were going to announce a dSLR derived from the OM series but with custom lenses for the samller chip size. No details but just a rumor.
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