Sony sensor? You're joking, right?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by meyerweb, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    Did anyone actually read the purported news report that led to this belief? A machine translation of Japanese text that says:

    "Olympus <7733> President Hiroyuki Sasa of two days, to "OM-DE-M5" the latest product of the digital camera type "mirror-less" with no reflector, Sony <6758> clearly that it has adopted the image sensor made ​​of was. The answers to the questions of reporters in the presentation of new products bamboo biological microscope president was held in Tokyo on the same day."

    In truth, this is so garbled it's meaningless in English. But if there's any logical reading of this gobbledygook, it's that the "biological microscope" introduced the same day as Sasa's press conference has a Sony sensor. The reference to the OM-D is only saying that this microscope is the latest product from the same company that makes the mirrorless OM-DE-M5.

    For thousand of people to reach the conclusion that the OM-D has a Sony sensor based on this is laughable. Are OM-D owners so desperate to know for sure that it isn't from Panasonic that they'll believe anything they read on the internet that supports that belief?

    Seriously, it's a great camera, regardless of who makes the sensor. But there's simply no more evidence of who that company is today than there was last month.
  2. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    I like that new bamboo biological microscope. Seems to be biodegradable, no?

  3. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    meyerweb, are you having a bad day? If you read the Japanese, you will see it states the OM-D uses a Sony sensor. So to actually state that a bad machine translation is wrong is a little far fetched when all you need to do is read the original.
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  4. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    BTW, that is simply a biological microscope.
  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin .

    Oct 9, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
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    Is this going to be another "Us vs them" thread? :rolleyes:
  6. Hikari

    Hikari Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 26, 2010
    Here is the title of the article:

    How can that not be clearer? "Olympus, mirrorless with Sony made sensor used "CMOS field it is the worlds best" says company president." If you want a rough literal translation.
  7. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
  8. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  9. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Why is there so much hate for Sony?
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  10. bcaslis

    bcaslis Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 3, 2011
    Wilsonville, OR, USA
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    Brian Caslis
    I don't understand the reactions I've seen multiple places about this. Sony currently is making the best sensors and is heavily used by others including Nikon. I think this fantastic news for both Olympus and the E-M5. I can't seen why anyone would want a product using something less capable.
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  11. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    I don't see any Sony-hate here, just some confusion/misunderstanding over a Japanese-English translation...
  12. JimmyK

    JimmyK Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 11, 2012
    Seattle, WA
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    James Knodell
    This is right up there with all the palaver over who makes which components for the iPad. Who cares? As long as it performs beautifully, I wouldn't care if the sensor was made by Mattel.
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  13. ptolemyx

    ptolemyx Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 19, 2012
    Vancouver, BC
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    I agree. If only the planet had some Japanese people to confirm the original report... :rolleyes:
  14. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
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    Kelly Gibbons
    I think this is terrible! All the Sony haters Should unload their terrible OMD's junk cameras immediately at a price that reflects their quality!!! :rofl:

    So let me get this straight the camera was amazing until people found out it might have a Sony sensor:confused:
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  15. s2kinfinite

    s2kinfinite Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 14, 2012
    I love 2 LCDs at home etc....just not a fan of Nex 7....I think OMD is amazing it could be made by Samsung too which also makes chips for Sony TV I think...
  16. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Super Moderator

    Apr 17, 2010
    Near Philadephila
    I think it's more that the acknowledgement of the Sony sensor verifies that it's not just wishful thinking and some of those who wanted to think it was the same sensor as the G3 and GX1 lose a prime talking point.

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  17. troll

    troll Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 25, 2012
    They've got focus peaking and we don't. :dash2:
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  18. KVG

    KVG Banned User

    May 10, 2011
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    Kelly Gibbons
    I vote for a fuji sensor in the GH3:hail:
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  19. meyerweb

    meyerweb Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 5, 2011
    I have no hate for Sony. But the initial report was based on a totally unreadable machine translation, and that's all I saw referred to. If, in fact, Japanese speakers say the above is a valid translation, then I apologize.

    I still don't think it matters much who made it. What matters is how it performs, which is quite well.
  20. st3v4nt

    st3v4nt Mu-43 Veteran

    May 26, 2011
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    I don't care if my OM-D sensor was made by Sony or Canon or Panasonic as long as it gives me the performance and durability I need. Outside the sensor there are some feature I hope Olympus will put their effort into current OM-D rather than act mysteriously about who made their sensor.