Chip prices keeps Sony from launching new models a rumors says, but why I wonder?

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dan_darkroom Contributing Member • Posts: 523
Re: Chip prices don't really matter....

lattesweden wrote:

dan_darkroom wrote:

Chip prices don't really matter, issue is you can't get them. Maybe next year...

So what does Sony (and others) do in the meantime?

The camera market is such a small potato, it really does not matter. Won't effect all products. In the meantime you have car manufacturers that have to shut down because of shortages. That gives you an idea how serious the situation is.

We can still buy several models, how come they are still on sale? Old stock and after that it will be empty on the shelves?

There will be less new stock around with fewer supply. I recall some press releases about delay because of supply issues. It will effect hot items first.

Also if Sony (and others) can't get new models out due to chip shortage issues, why don't they spend time to improve firmware and other surrounding software to compete and improve the products they can sell that way?

As you know as a Sony user, Sony pretty much gives a duck. It's take it or leave it. And anyway, the people that produce are not the same as the people the people that design. It's impossible to shift those resources. It's not, put your screwdriver down, and do some C++ programming now

BTW, it's not all ICs, it all depends on exact type, if there is an alternative, a workaround etc.

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