I think Sony’s remark in their Chinese website “girls couldn’t shoot” is perfect symbolism for the company’s values. It’s probably good that they are going to focus on software since industrial design surely wasn’t one of their strongest areas since maybe, Walkman.
I can’t say I like any of the company’s present line of cameras and I think that their comment is right in line just how serious they are about photography.
DigitalREV translated the remark in the website: “from now on, shooting is no longer stuff of men”. The guys made hilarious video about the topic that is spot on: http://youtu.be/IDFCMHLtNl8
Hey Sonny, have you ever heard of Anna Atkins or , ehm. Annie Leibowitz? Women were shooting photos long time ago there even was Sony.