The subject title of this thread is quite misleading. I have been keeping an eye on these reports and I feel there is a need for some clarity. Olympus does not want to trade independence for financial investment. For this reason, reports consider the Sony deal to be far from guaranteed. Also, the deal centres around Olympus endoscope business, not cameras. I doubt very much if the deal, if it happened, would have any camera business technical/product component impact at all. Although would be keen to see a Sony sensor in an Olympus system camera (assuming there isn't already one
) - the negotiations over this deal have nothing to do with such matters.