DxO Labs quantifies how much light is lost to Sony's A33 and A55 cameras' transparent mirror. The sensors are still competitive, though.
The image-sensor division, now owned by Platinum Equity, picks up the brand name of some of its products.
The Lion update supports raw images from eleven cameras--of which six are compact interchangeable-lens models from Olympus, Nikon, and Sony.
The electronics giant is pleased with its translucent-mirror camera designs, and it promises to sell a higher-end sibling to the a33 and a55 within a year.
Expensive and probably a bit large for the typical point-and-shoot upgrader, the Sony Alpha SLT-A55V nevertheless delivers the performance and photo quality boost those shooters are expecting.
Sony introduces its long-anticipated ILCs that incorporate a first-for-digital translucent-mirror system, optimized for video capture and burst shooting.