Nikon Is Ending Free D600 Sensor Dust Repairs in 2020 – Photography Article

Remember the Nikon D600 sensor dust issue? The problem—and resulting service advisory—dominated the headlines for a couple of years, from the time the issue first surfaced in 2012 until Nikon announced it would fix all D600s for free in 2014. But it seems that free service is finally coming to a close. According to a notice published by Nikon Japan, Nikon will stop offering free repair service for affected D600s on January 10th, 2020—exactly six months from today. “As of…

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Sony’s Sensor Dominance is a Problem for Camera Makers: TowerJazz – Photography Article

[youtube] As Sony’s mirrorless cameras continue to grow in stature and market share in the photo industry, Sony’s dominance in the imaging sensor market gives it a big advantage. At least, that’s what major imaging sensor competitor TowerJazz believes. TowerJazz is an Israel-based silicon foundry that one of the camera world’s big manufacturers of CMOS image sensors. Tech vlogger Charbax attended SID Display Week 2019 last month and interviewed Dr. Avi Strum, the SVP and GM of TowerJazz’s Sensors…

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Sony Should Split From Its Sensor Business: Investor – Photography Article

One of Sony’s crown jewels in its empire is its image sensor business, which dominates global market share and has helped the company hit record profits. But now a famous investor is calling for Sony to spin-off the sensor business into a completely independent company. The Nikkei Asian Review reports that American activist investor Daniel Loeb has invested in a $1.5 billion stake in Sony and is now calling on the company to spin off its sensor business “to unlock…

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