OM Digital says it will not join the L-mount

There was a time it looked like Panasonic and Olympus would be no more close friends. Well, today they made a joint live stream to strengthen their commitment to the Micro Four Thirds system. And OM Digital clearly said they will not join the L-mount system nor do any other kind of Full Frame camera.

Some more info

OM digital:

  • We’ve tried designing an f/1.0 lens, but it’s hard to deal with the autofocus system.
  • We are developing a new kind of product family
  • There will be a product something worth the wait
  • PEN-F didn’t sell well…but a successor isn’t excluded yet
  • We will not go into the Full Frame market
  • We will not join the L-mount system


  • We are developing both MFT cameras and lenses
  • Lenses with 800+ range are being discussed internally

Unlikely but not impossible: What if OM Digital will join the L-mount alliance by end of 2021?

The Japanese site is speculating about a possible L-mount move from OM Digital. They name a couple of reasons why they think that might be the case:

  1. First we have fact that the L-mount alliance itself announced that new partners might be coming soon.
  2. OM Digital is now free from Olympus “philosophy” of sticking to MFT only
  3. OM Digital announced a new “WOW” product for end 2021 or early 2022. This wow product may be a FF camera?

I think these speculation are unlikely to be true. Nevertheless…you never know!

Both Canon and Sony might announce the first 100MP cameras in 2022

Let’s start from a fact: Sony already has this IMX555 Full Frame sensor with 102Megapixel. And now to the rumors:

Next year (2022) both Canon and Sony might announce new High Resolution cameras with 100+ Megapixels. And I have no doubt there is some truth behind the rumors because Sony and Canon managers surely want to be the first to break the “clickbait” 100MP Megapixel news barrier.

CR via CanonWatch