Dubai-UAE: 15 February, 2011 - Sony Corporation today announced it will share the basic specifications of its ‘E-mount’ interchangeable single lens cameras with manufacturers of lenses and mount adaptors for no additional fee, starting 1st April.
The decision will enable both categories to effectively develop products conforming to E-mount specifications.
Prior to seeking the specifications, the manufacturers will have to complete a mandatory approval process and sign a license agreement with Sony.
Users of the Sony’s Alpha ‘NEX-3’, Alpha ‘NEX-5’, and Handycam® ‘NEX-VG10’, as well as other future E-mount compatible digital imaging products can now use interchangeable lenses from both Sony and other manufacturers. More importantly, they will also be able to attach non-Sony lenses to their Sony digital imaging products via a mount adapter.
Sony believes the growth of digital imaging products employing the “E-mount” will further increase the enjoyment of photography and video shooting among an even wider range of users.
The decision to disclose basic specifications of the E-mount has been endorsed by the following companies:
Carl Zeiss AG
As an independent lens provider, Carl Zeiss welcomes the disclosure of the E-mount specifications by Sony. It helps manufacturer’s product development, benefits customers and therefore assists in establishing E-mount as a new, healthy and strong system in the market.
Cosina Co., Ltd.
Cosina Co. Ltd is excited by the potential of Sony’s E-mount which enables a large-size image sensor to be incorporated into a compact, interchangeable lens camera. We have high expectations for the E-mount with its aims to create a new photography culture.
Sigma Corporation fully supports Sony’s decision to disclose basic E-mount specifications. We believe the move will spur further growth and lead to the diversification of camera systems across the industry. It will also provide photo enthusiasts with a wealth of choice and enrich their photographic lifestyles.
Tamron Co., Ltd.
Tamron Co. Ltd endorses Sony’s decision to disclose basic E-mount specifications. We aim to offer our customers new solutions and unprecedented photo-shooting enjoyment through the manufacture and sale of E-mount lenses.
For enquiries and applications regarding disclosure of the E-mount basic specifications, please visit http://www.sony.co.jp/e_mount/QA_Application/. The web site will be operational from 1 April, 2011.
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