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Sony Strikes Back at Micro Four Thirds by Releasing the E-mount Specification

A day after Carl Zeiss announced they would be joining the Micro Four Thirds format, Sony is striking back by announcing that they will be releasing specifications for its E-mount, allowing lens makers to develop third-party lenses for the NEX line of mirrorless cameras and camcorders. What’s more, Carl Zeiss, Cosina, Sigma and Tamron have already committed to manufacturing lenses for the format.

It’ll be interesting to see how this growing war between mirrorless camera formats plays out.


Image credit: SONY NEX-5 by DORONKO


 
 
  • Anonymous

    Or should it read “Sony laughs in the face of convergence by releasing yet another proprietary mount”

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  • Lonewolfe 13

    Too little too late….

  • http://www.greenecam.com Matt

    Why on earth would they wait so long?

  • Marketing Student

    This is a fail market anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Hebert/100000321797661 Thomas Hebert

    Beta format // Memory sticks // E-mount.. sigh

  • http://twitter.com/Clancycoop Tyson Call

    I wonder Sony insists on making everything proprietary; especially since they are losing ground in so many areas

  • http://www.observer.com/node/45645 Pepe Fanjul

    Its really great news that the sony cameras would be striking back by announcing that they will be releasing specifications for its E-mount, allowing lens makers to develop third-party lenses for the NEX line of mirrorless cameras and camcorders.

  • Tvcollin

    Elcassette, Beta, Musidisc, Memory sticks and now E-Mount.