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In an Interview with Imaging Resource Sony manager Mark Weir tried to explain why they got rid of the “NEX” name:
“The model name prefix started to segregate our E-mount cameras from our A-mount cameras,” responded Weir, “and that was never our intention.
I am wondering why did they start the NEX brand in first place :) He also says:
“and there was concern that consumers could easily misunderstand there to be a lack of compatibility between the two.”
Well there is a lack of compatibility between the two! Or can you use the FE lenses bought for the A7-A7r on the A77-A99? Nope :)
And when asked about the A-mount future he says:
We remain committed to the A-mount system, and I’m sure that that commitment will be very clear.
Well, I guess we will find it out very soon! Z-focus, Mirrorless A-mount, Hybrid A-E mounts and other major features like that. Let’s see if they will find their way in an A-mount cameras this year!