Kodak revival new M43 camera

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by elavon, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
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  2. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    That,s good, can only help to promote and secure the longevity of the m4/3 system.

  3. mgear

    mgear Mu-43 Rookie

    Jan 1, 2013
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    Sean Matt
    This is awesome. It never hurts to have more lenses and cameras on a system and I've always liked Kodak!
  4. danimal

    danimal Mu-43 Supporter

    Dec 31, 2012
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  5. red

    red Mu-43 Veteran

    Sep 21, 2010
    looks cute...

    [ Kodak S1 ]
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  6. danimal

    danimal Mu-43 Supporter

    Dec 31, 2012
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    Heh, wrong era. :wink:
  7. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Not too surprising since Kodak & Olympus were the founders of the Four Thirds System....:wink:
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  8. PENpal

    PENpal Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    A new player is always good news to improve the system. Now Mu43 is definitely going mainstream.
  9. WT21

    WT21 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 19, 2010
    If they can get into the mass market with the Kodak name (I've no idea of the distribution channels and abilities of the "new" Kodak), then that could help spread m43 certainly. I wonder if they'll make any lenses beyond a basic kit or two?
  10. elavon

    elavon Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 1, 2012
    Tel Aviv Israel
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    I think we need to take this news with grain of salt. Looking at the article below I do not know if the company have the resources for world wide penetration.
    It looks that it will be a niche player at some markets.
    In any case, I will be happy to be wrong, and the company will give us a decent product that will challenge competition.

    Kodak camera licence to unknown start-up | PhotoCounter
  11. Ned

    Ned Mu-43 Legend

    Jul 18, 2010
    Alberta, Canada
    My first thought on reading this thread title was...

    "The prodigal child has returned!"
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  12. Chronos

    Chronos Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 18, 2012
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    Another brand jumping into the m43 pool is great news, they actually might put out some new exciting lenses for us to play with, and even if they dont having another manufacturer in the m43 format just adds more validity to it.

    I had been a bit nervous about m43 when I purchased the OMD, there are more and more APS-C sensor mirrorless cameras out there, and even with the excellent image quality of the OMD and the various m43 lenses, As much as i hate to say it, sensor size matters in many ways. The new player just helps stake out the m43 territory and helps to show it is here to stay.
  13. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
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    So long as they produce a quality product then the Kodak name could give :43: a boost in the US. Olympus marketing hasn't really done anything to help people understand the system or the breadth of lenses/bodies available.:cool:
  14. jloden

    jloden Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 15, 2012
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    Heh, I actually had to double check and make sure it wasn't April 1st.

    That's pretty cool, I would love to see 3 or 4 makers instead of 2 for the same system. It only helps strengthen the format to have competition - more price points/tiers, features, and names to choose from :2thumbs:
  15. carpandean

    carpandean Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 29, 2010
    Western NY
    Even if it is just a licensed name, this Rochesterian is happy to see the Kodak brand in his system of choice.
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  16. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011

    But more players won't hurt in this game. Does anyone, besides RT, knows what Kodak means/represents? (No cheating, Googling/Binging/et al is cheating.)

  17. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    --> Kodak and JK Imaging Announce Brand Licensing Agreement for Consumer Digital Products
  18. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
  19. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 30, 2010
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    Actual facts and details about this development are very sparse and it could mean anything. If this new Kodak branded camera system is :43: mount then it must have the blessing of Olympus and Panasonic - I believe that unlike original 4/3, :43: is not an open standard. It may be, of course, a :43: sized chip with a different mount, quite feasible now that Sony are a 3rd part producer of :43: chips. In this case, :43: would become a fully fledged format supporting multiple systems and lens mounts, rather like APS-C and Full Frame do already. It'll be interesting to see what happens.
  20. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    The current Olympus image processing is incredibly good. Kinda makes me wonder what they could do with a full frame sensor! Imagine a D800 sensor with Olympus image processing? :wink: