jonneymendoza wrote in post #16738744
Sigma have caught up and are making lens that match if not beat Canones L equivalent/
Sigma does not have a complete line program. With some few exceptions, they can only supply a couple of good standard lenses.
question to you all:
is it not in a way cheating/laziness how Nikon just use sony's sensor and dont bother building their own?
Why? A small company has less options. And all cameras - doesn't matter what brand - contain components bought from other companies.
But it would be bad for the users if there aren't multiple sensor manufacturers that are big enough that they can make money.
In a way you got to hand it to canon. at least they try to build their own sensor but nikon dont so its quite unfair as Nikon can just pic whoever is making the best sensor at the time..
Nothing unfair. Remember that there are always two sides of a coin - Nikon have to settle for what is on sale. Canon could introduce a dual-pixel sensor all on their own - such a sensor is a great advantage if wanting to switch over to mirrorless cameras.
why diddnt Sony patent their sensors so no other camera brand can use it?
Sony do have patents. But the patent is to stop other companies from making copies of the sensor. Sony can still decide to sell sensors, or sell licenses to produce sensors.
But in the case of Nikon using Sony sensors - Nikon might have requested an exclusivity deal that Sony must not also ship Exmor sensors to Canon.
Imagine if Sony had a d800 so to speak and nikon and canon had no answer to that superior sensor?
Sony basically have a D800.
Canon currently do not have any answer.
Nikon only has an answer as long as Sony sells them sensors at a competitive price.
Doesnt make sense what sony are doing. Surely they should make sure nikon etc dont use there sensors to help force buyers into investing in there gear instead.
Remember that Sony invested almost a billion dollars last year to increase the production capacity of sensors. The reason? Because they make money selling their sensors. And the longer it takes Canon to release a competing sensor, the more money Sony will be able to make.
Right now you can skip sony's cameras and lenses and just get a nikon and enjoy the same sensor but with better camera and better lenses.
There are seldom any "better" or "best". It is mostly individual needs that decides which camera is best suited to the own needs. The Nikon D800 isn't magic.
Daft from Sony dont you agree or am i missing something?
That Sony is making lots of money from selling sensors? And that Sony may even start to make lots of money from cameras in case it takes too long for Canon to be able to release a new sensor?