Sony: “2016 will be more impressive than 2015”. And they will not give up A-mount: “It is a promise to our customers”
Focus Numerique (google translation here) interviewed Sony manager Mr. Yutaka Iwatsuki. Here are some insights he released to the French magazine:
- How he sees the future of photography:
Still and Video world will continue to get closer. And Sony will continue to improve dynamic range and High ISO performance.
It’s yet not Sony’s priority to add touch screen. Sony wants to improve other “areas” first.
- Why the A6300 has no on sensor stabilization:
Sony wanted to make the A6300 as compact as it gets. And on sensor stabilization would have made the body bigger.
- About 2016:
The A7rII was the highlight of 2015. And Yutuka adds: “but 2016 will be even more impressive!“
- A-mount future:
Yutuka says there are two reason to keep A-mount:
The first is that the A-mount has certain advantages over the E mount and, for now, we can not have all the same functionalities between A and E mount.
The second reason is that they “we have many customers that we can not give up. It is a promise to our customers.“
We take a not that he made a very clear and strong statement in favour of A-mount. I cannot think of Sony to disappoint the A-mount folks now! :)