OM Digital Solutions has announced that Micro Four Thirds has achieved number one in market share in the number of units sold by lens mount in Japan. According to sales numbers we usually see Olympus cameras rank higher, this includes the latest interchangeable lens mirrorless cameras sold in Japan in 2020. OIympus E-M10 Mark III beat out the rivals and win the no #1 of mirrorless cameras.
Another news from Oly is about the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 150-400mm f/4.5 TC1.25X IS PRO Lens. The super telephoto zoom lens is delayed again. This is the second delay because of a large number of customers who ordered the lens. You might remember the lens announced with a very expensive price tag as $7500 at Adorama and B&HPhoto.
As you might familiar that OM Digital Solutions is the new name of the Olympus Imaging Division after being purchased by Japan Industrial Partners (JIP). You can read the first public statement by the company below.
OM Digital Solutions Co., Ltd. and Panasonic Corporation jointly announced the Micro Four Thirds System standard in 2008 and have endeavored to popularize this standard. In 2020, the 12th year, the interchangeable lens type in Japan In the digital camera market, we achieved the No. 1 share of the number of units by lens mount.
Micro Four Thirds has further expanded the possibilities of enjoying and utilizing images by enhancing the lineup unique to the joint standard and developing the system, and currently, there are 56 supporting companies including BtoB companies. In 2020, four new mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras that comply with the Micro Four Thirds system standard were introduced, and we have endeavored to revitalize the domestic market. As a result, in 2020, we achieved the top share of the number of lenses by lens mount in the domestic market, 21.7%.
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