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Possibility of an Apple Alpha DSLR Arises, but Quickly Fades Away

There was a rumor circulating today that Sony was potentially an acquisition target of Apple, which has $51 billion in cash lying around waiting to be used. Shares of Sony were up nearly 3 percent at one point before the rumors were quashed by analysts. If Apple did somehow acquire Sony in the future, it would bring the company back into the digital camera market that the company explored and then abandoned back in the 90s. However, it doesn’t seem likely that we’ll see an Apple Alpha DSLR anytime soon.

Another photo-related company that’s being mentioned as an acquisition target: Adobe.

(via Reuters)


 
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  • Nick T

    Shame, ‘cos the Sony EVF’s could really use some retina display tech. Eugh.

  • Anonymous

    If Apple released a camera, they’d probably remove the “Flash” from them too.

  • Mouring

    Just think of it.. An iAlpha 450 camera with its own App Store.. With things like “My First Composition App,” “HDR Made Easy,” “Mega ISO,” and “HDRified” …

  • Teikidev

    as canon, nikon and others do for them high end camera :)

  • Marc

    That would be an interesting purchase. It would help Apple control the hardware that people require to run some of their software. (eg TV for AppleTV, cameras for iPhoto/Aperture)

  • http://twitter.com/normis N.R.

    It’s funny, but on-camera flash is just as evil as Flash in the web :) I would love if they would remove on-camera flash from all SLR :)

  • http://twitter.com/normis N.R.

    It’s funny, but on-camera flash is just as evil as Flash in the web :) I would love if they would remove on-camera flash from all SLR :)

  • http://twitter.com/mhmedia Peter Garner

    I’ll second that! But they need to leave the hot shoe on.

  • http://twitter.com/mhmedia Peter Garner

    I’td be white, with a whilte strap, and all the images would have a subtle, but unmissable Apple logo pre-embedded. You’d have to hold it in a “certain way” otherwise there’d be grain at high ISOs. There’d only be a 50mm lens available – why would anyone need anything else?

    Oh, and the internal memory would be 2Gb, but you could extend it by attaching a Macbook…

    Now if there was a Windows camera …

  • http://www.kivisaar.se/ SwedishKiwi

    Oh yes, a Windows camera… With three buttons to hold in simontaneously when the camera hangs. ;)

  • Anonymous

    It’s not that Flash is evil (cameras and web), it’s just that most people misuse it (cameras and web). hehe. :)

  • http://twitter.com/chungdha Chung Dha Lam

    It would get jailbroken in no time to get acces to delicious apps and programming.

  • http://www.dailyrando.it/blog.php?u=34 Zererico

    Leica = Apple.

  • http://twitter.com/erinnerungen Max

    Lol. Funny idea.

  • http://twitter.com/TeeWebb Tyler Webb

    I use mine in TTL Commander mode almost every time I shoot, I’d have to buy another speed light or radio triggers without it :( That said, every time someone busts out their point and shoot I show them how to turn off the flash!