Sony Holds 50% of the Image Sensor Market for Digital Cameras and Camcorders

The company's sensors are also used by large manufacturers like Nikon

By on January 6th, 2014 13:21 GMT

Sony is well known for its state-of-the-art imaging sensors, and recent figures show that it now holds 50% market share when it comes to the revenue from this area only.

As some of you might know, he company's sensors are widely used even by large camera and optics manufacturers like Nikon, Olympus, or Panasonic. Moreover, it seems that you can also find a Sony sensor in the new iPhone 5S.

Recently, the firm announced on the Sony Imaging Technology website that “Sony is the world's No. 1 manufacturer of image sensors for digital cameras and video recorders (based on Sony research from April 2012 to March 2013 that shows Sony has a 50% market share).”

A couple of months back, the company announced its latest interchangeable-lens cameras, the A7 and A7R, which are the world's first full-frame mirrorless digital cameras. Thanks to Sony's state-of-the-art sensor, also used in Nikon's D800 and D800E DSLRs, the new cameras pack an exceptional image quality comparable with the more expensive digital SLRs.

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