a lot of pressure on Sony now ...

Started Jan 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: You guys have to get your story straight

stevo23 wrote:

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

If an A8r came out with 54 mp full frame and in camera IBIS - wow. That would be light years ahead of anything.

Once the Sony/Olympus transaction is complete, Sony will have access to all the IP that once belonged exclusively to Olympus. So to me, that sounds like a logical thing.

So the company Sony bought to get into the DSLR, Minolta, happened to have pioneered IBIS. Not only that but Sony uses IBIS in its own current DSLR, even full frame ones. The basic technological knowledge has already been there for IBIS with Sony.

It's a bit like arguing Sony needs to acquire Panasonic to get full swivel LCDs in its mirrorless cameras. Sony already has the know-how, they just choose not to use it in their mirrorless cameras for marketing and technical reasons.

Well, swivel LCD is nothing new. It comes from camcorders, including Sony. And in fact, that feature has been a part if accessory EVF Sony has sold since NEX-5N. The key is whether a combination larger sensors and smallest possible body allows it. And even if it does, whether it makes sense on cameras that should have EVF in line with the lens mount anyway.

With IBIS, the issue is not of know how rather of technical challenges. And if they do have to incorporate an IBIS, wouldyou prefer a very basic one that simply happens to be there but is effectively mediocre (see Panasonic's attempt) due to lack of space flexibility? E-mount was conceived to offer larger sensors in a very small form factor and every body is extremely tightly packed.

Everything is a compromise. Need IBIS but larger sensors? Look at Sony A-mount or Pentax K-mount. Those are your only two options.

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