Correction: NOT WSJ but Yahoo Finance: Olympus one of 10 brands to disappear in 2014

Started May 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Marty4650
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Here's the problem

Sure Olympus could buy sensors from anyone... but Sony still makes the best ones.

And Sony is in a great position right now. They can make money selling their own SLTs and NEX cameras, or they can make money anytime someone buys a Nikon, Pentax or Olympus camera that requires an full frame, APSC or 4/3 sensor. Even Panasonic is using a Sony sensor in their new GH3.

It must really have hurt Panasonic... who make sensors themselves... to have to buy Sony sensors for their flagship GH3. You know they would have much preferred to use one of their own if it was up to the task.

I'm pretty sure that question came up at a Sony sensor division meeting....

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