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Sony & Olympus

Discussion in 'Sony Chat' started by SXH, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    It would appear that Sony are selling their share of Olympus back to Olympus.

    Apparently they bought into the company during the recent financial problems Olympus had. I assume from this that Olympus use Sony sensors. Which would explain why they will be continuing their business alliance. ;)
  2. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Or perhaps being a shareholder would allow Sony to be better informed about what Olympus were up to.
    Like the development of compact mirrorless camera bodies?
  3. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    It's probably worth considering that cameras are only a small part of both companies' businesses. Olympus has a turnover in the region of ¥1 trillion of which camera sales are around ¥100 billion. Sony revenues were ¥8,827,993 million in 2018 of which ¥670,450 million came from all imaging products. I suggest that camera technology was a tiny part of the decision if it played any part at all.

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