nachdem in den vergangenen Tagen in den internationalen Foren panische Gerüchte über einen möglichen Rückzug Sonys aus dem Spiegelreflexmarkt die Runde machten (vermutlich dadurch genährt, daß die amerikanische Handelskette Ritz die Alpha-Objektive aus dem Programm genommen hat - die Rede war von einer ominösen "Rückruf-Aktion", gibt es jetzt ein paar beruhigende Worte von offizieller Seite. Mark Weir, Technology & Marketing Manager für das Alpha-System und die Cyber-shot Familie, äußert sich im neuen Sony-Blog zu den dort aufkeimenden Fragen:
ZITATResponse to Alpha DSLR Comments
Aug. 3, 2007 12:06pm
Given all the interest in our DSLR development and to address a rumor that surfaced, I’ve asked Mark Weir, Sr. Technology and Marketing Manager for Alpha and Cyber-shot digital cameras, to respond in this guest post-
Hi, I’m Mark, and I work in Sony’s Digital Imaging group.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that’s provided their comments on our Alpha Digital SLR, and pass on some thoughts from the Alpha team.
At Sony, we take our customers’ thoughts very seriously, and this is one of the reasons we’ve started this blog. We are listening to the voice of our customers through this blog as well as other user forums on photo enthusiast sites. We are particularly sensitive to the voices of Minolta users as we look forward to their acceptance of Alpha as a strong continuation of Minolta’s prestigious heritage.
Many of you have asked for more information on the new Alpha cameras and lenses revealed last March at the Photo Marketing Association conference. We would surely like to say more, but the competitive nature of the camera business doesn’t allow us to provide further detail just yet. Even so, I want to assure you that the models are on schedule and that we are dedicated to fulfilling your high expectations for the Alpha system.
When introduced, we hope you’ll agree that these new models demonstrate our long-term dedication to enthusiast photographers and the Digital SLR category.
Speaking of dedication, I noticed a recent blog about a rumor of lenses being ‘recalled’ from stores. There’s no truth to this – Sony is committed to the Alpha DSLR system and its expansion – cameras, lenses and accessories and the Minolta heritage which they share.
Thanks for your confidence and patience- it won’t be much longer![/quote]