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03-19-2017, 03:38 PM   #16
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That would be good news if true. Sony needs competition and if they are willing to leave a void in the market someone will fill it. I keep hoping that the Fuji/Panasonic partnership will bring organic sensors to the market soon or Sigma will really invest in Faveon technology.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Madaboutpix Quote
if Imaging Resource removed the interview, this may be some indication that those Sony officials did not accurately represent the house policy, or Sony felt their words were misinterpreted.
Frankly, the IR article doesn't make a lot of sense in English, so I would place my money on misinterpretation. When Mr. Tanaka says "our key driver is the image sensor, and we already invested a lot of money for the image sensor development," he isn't saying anything that Sony hasn't been perfectly clear about for more than 2 years. It's the next two sentences in the article, "And the sensor is a custom [design, meaning that] only Sony can use these sensors, and our strength is our in-house technology. So I invested in that and we will keep investing in the in-house technology like image sensors." that obfuscates what Sony is doing in regards to everything else that goes into the manufacturing of complete cameras. Sony's 5 year plan that came out in February 2015 had lots of investment in manufacturing image sensors and nothing for complete Sony branded cameras. Essentially, Sony's plan for complete cameras is to leverage their ongoing development of sensors to keep their cameras up to date, but camera manufacturing isn't going to hold back the sensor manufacturing division from doing business with external customers. Far too many people, including the author of the IR article, seem to think the image sensor is the only component that differentiates the performance of a digital camera. For anything larger than 1/3" sensors, Sony is the run away market leader, yet they can't translate that into a monopoly on the ILC market.
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Sony interview by Imaging Resource re-posted online with important corrections - sonyalpharumors sonyalpharumors

Looks like it was all a misunderstanding. Like I said above. If Sony did limit their own sales, someone else would step up and fill the void.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Winder Quote
Sony interview by Imaging Resource re-posted online with important corrections - sonyalpharumors sonyalpharumors

Looks like it was all a misunderstanding. Like I said above. If Sony did limit their own sales, someone else would step up and fill the void.
Canon will..however crazy it seems..

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Whether they currently limit access to the latest sensors or not, Pentax has a long history of getting the best performance from mass-market sensors. Pentax was one of the last to introduce new models based on the venerable Sony 6MP sensor, and reviewers all commented on how much Pentax got out of that sensor. That story is repeated again and again (see Nikon D7000 vs Pentax K5, etc)
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