Is the A-Mount going obsolete?

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    I have an old Sony Alpha 300 that I just picked up. I'm learning about the difference between the A-mount and the E-mount. As I understand it so far, A-mount is for the DSLR and E-mount is for the mirrorless cameras. Sony appears to be getting away from the DSLR and concentrating on the mirrorless. Will they get away from the DSLR completely and let the A-mount go obsolete?


     
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    That's a good question. And I think the answer might come out on its own within 10 years. I do not know whose opinion I would trust to answer that question! I think the question might be driven by sales numbers. It might be more-profitable to have only one lens mount. Buuuuuut, what if d-slr users buy more high-dolalr,high-profitability lenses? What is d-slr owners tned to buy more lenses than mirrorless (lots of adapted, other-branded lenses with their mirrorless cameras!) camera users tend to buy?

    Not sure where Sony stands on the still camera business...
     
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    Sony appear to have cornered the sensor market perhaps thats where their strategy is. Their sensors are used by the majority of camera manufactures
     
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    I have a Sony A58 body that has called it a day.
    I now have 4 Sony A mount lens and two batteries for the above camera that are now worthless because the A58 appears to be not produced any more. Nice way to treat your valued customers Sony.

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    Yes. Along with the mirror.
     
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    I assumed the A mount was already obsolete!
    With the advent of mirrorless cameras the A mount has nothing to offer in a new camera, being much more restrictive than the A mount. IIRC there are adapters to use A mount lenses on E mount cameras, that keep all the electronic controls.
     
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