So what do you think Sony's money and influence as the largest shareholder means for the photographic division; and in particular 4/3rds?
I can imagine that Sony has a lot to gain from investing in the medical imaging division where Olympus is a market leader. I think Olympus has a lot to gain in their photography department from Sony if they can work a deal on sensors, EVFs, SLT designs...
It seemed that when Oly was working with Panasonic, they had a hard time getting the newest and best of Panasonic CMOS sensors. Sony, on the other hand seems to have no problem selling their best and newest sensors to other companies. They have been supply Nikon and many others for years.
My take is that this is only good news for Olympus, enabling them to get back on their feet after the financial fiasco, and get back on track with R&D. 4/3rds R&D? New SLT technology (like the old E10 and E20)? Who knows.
What if the hokey pokey really is what it's all about?