Three New Sony Sensors Available – Micro Four Thirds?

SonyAlphaRumors is reporting that Sony has posted information about three new Sony sensors on their Sony Global product lineup page. Then new sensors include an APS-C sensor (possibly for an a6000 successor?) and two Micro Four Thirds sensors.

At face value that might seem odd—why would Sony create sensors for a system they don’t make? The answer is likely based partially on Sony’s part-ownership in Olympus and partially due to their massive industry-leading CMOS chip fabrication facilities. As we reported, Sony has outpaced Olympus and Panasonic in units sold, and has one of the largest CMOS plants in the world.

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Likely the two new Micro Four Thirds sensors are for Olympus products—saving Olympus from having to design and manufacture a new sensor saves Sony money too, since Sony has a five-percent stake in Olympus.

 

 

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