Official statement on Sony A-mount future...

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Re: Official statement on Sony A-mount future...
In reply to Michel J, Sep 26, 2013

Michel J wrote:

I know that the SLT cameras are noteworthy in every aspects. However, if the A-mout is perceived with little love and/or uncertain future for some people, it is not because the lack of consistency lineup development is the cause of this redundant questionning?

Why Sony wouldn't have achieving only one mount properly and continuously at his best, than two mounts what beginning to compete now? (And are perceived apparently, not to give complete satisfaction in their respective market segments. Although this is not entirely true),

Sony's E-mount could be seen as video mount (although, then there is the Sony FZ mount as well). The E-mount advantage is adaptation, especially useful in video. As of today, E-mount cannot do what A-mount can.

In the future, we expect mirror-less AF system to catch up to mirrored counterparts. To Sony, that can mean consolidation of technologies but not necessarily of mounts. And each mount can serve a different purpose, without requiring additional engineering: E-mount for range finder form (NEX) and for compact/small bodied ILCs (A3000 is first of the series). A-mount will be for larger bodies, likely tuned more for performance than size/weight (there will always be a trade-off).

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