Originally Posted by Skyroket
Im not sure but their camera department just weird. They make one of the most expensive cameras with so many unique features but yet fell behind Canon and Nikon. They make everything non traditional way.. Tilt screen have awkward rotation, developed some sort of translucent mirrors, electronic view finders, Insanely complex menus with words you have to find in the dictionary or online.
I'm sure Sony was never really a camera-maker, not in the traditional sense, like Nikon, Pentax or Canon. Think they bought the camera business from Kyocera or somebody, that wasn't doing too well. Sony branded SLR cameras is a fairly recent thing. They've always done really good consumer and professional video/TV cameras though.