No bailouts for Sony, Panasonic, or Sharp

Started Nov 9, 2012 | Discussions thread
cyainparadise
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In reply to jonikon, Nov 11, 2012

jonikon wrote:

cyainparadise wrote:

remylebeau wrote:

The NEX brand is quite new and already almost neck and neck with Panasonic/Olympus in mirrorless sales. Plus their new video camera line is seriously threatening Canon's, Panasonics and Red's market.

Sony is pretty diverse so that's both a strength and an hinderance at times, but corrections are good and it looks like they're adjusting in the right direction.

Sony is too diverse when it comes to the camera business. Even with their hands full with Alpha and NEX, there are rumors of them coming out with a FF E-mount system. That would make A-mount users a little worried about Sony's commitment to the A-mount and filling out the gaps in the 'system', some which have been around from the start.

Sony seems to be too interested in coming out with new categories, and not completing what they've started.

They're running around and around in circles, and not fixing the problems they have, before creating more problems.

The APS-C Alpha cameras are probably safe for a while yet, but Sony isn't putting much into their full frame camera system anymore as evidenced by the a99 using the AF system and viewfinder of the a77 . Also there is an ominous lack of updating or additions to the FF Sony lenses in recent years. If Sony cuts anything out of their camera line, the most obvious choice would be their FF camera and lenses that are probably not very profitable.

- Jon

What about the 500mm G f/4 and the 300mm G f/2.8 II, that have been introduced this year? The first is an addition, and the second is an updating. Both are very profitable to Sony.

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