How healthy is A-mount?

Started Feb 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
K E Hoffman
K E Hoffman Senior Member • Posts: 5,102
Re: Invalid question

phaedin wrote:

A camera body, mount or brand is not a living entity, therefore it can not be alive, dead, or any level of health in between.
If you are asking how long the a-mount will be around... The answer might be found in MTBF statistics, which will apply after Sony stops repairing a-mount units.
Sony has stated that they will continue to support (which does not mean improve) a-mount.

Sony has actually stated they are COMMITTED to E-mount and A-mount SYSTEMS that goes beyond the parsing of the word support.. its means cash commitment. the mounts will live together .. dropping a-mount just creates doubt in the market they are trying to grow into.

First year Sony doesn't release an A-mount lens will be a sign they may be stopping the ongoing growth.. and have leveled to a mode where there will be cameras for a few more years using existing lenses.  We are not yet close to that.

The result is that any a-mount unit will continue to function for a significant period of time.

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