Is A mount Sony's Titanic?

Started Jan 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
Wally626 Senior Member • Posts: 2,312
Re: Is A mount Sony's Titanic?

JimmyMelbourne wrote:

Wally626 wrote:


Biggest danger to the A-mount is Sony going belly-up and no one buying the camera division. There is no current information that points to A-mount being killed. With Sony backing E and A mount the amount of money going into A-mount only development is somewhat constrained but much of the technology is shared across the lines, so as long as E-mount makes money for Sony it is good for A-mount. Even with E-mount getting all the recent love with the A7(r) you will note there are no native lenses much above 200mm so E-mount is not yet a full service line. Just like you can still buy Minolta MC and MD lenses today there will be a market for A-mount lenses, either the old Minolta or new Sony for quite a few years. The high end lenses will still be worth good money.

Sony wont be going belly up. They just sold over 2 million units of PS 4 in the first few weeks of release. They have run out of stock in many countries. Business is booming in their gaming division.

They have been dragged for over 10 years by their TV division, but they are still selling TVs. I do not think A mount is the first product line on their list to be targetted if they were to drop something. TVs would be first.

Do not think Sony is in danger of going down soon, but I do not think A-mount is in danger either. I could see Sony consolidating to A-mount, E-mount, the Higher end Cyber-shots like the RX line. The P&S line is really a money loser, but maybe they can simplify the line some and get it back into the black. Keep a simple cheap small camera, a super zoom and a waterproof, one model each.

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