"Moody's cut its credit rating on Sony to junk on Monday, saying the Japanese electronics giant had more work to do in repairing its battered balance sheet...." Source AFP....I don't think it will have any impact on a7 / a7R, because sales for those cameras are quite strong ... it is majority of their other divisions that are causing huge loses for them (with the exception of PlayStation and insurance). This only means that their task (to turn around the loss making divisions) is difficult but not impossible. Sony a7 and a7R are selling very well, so I don't expect a price drop until the "discount season" kicks in (which ushers in price reductions from most of the camera manufacturers).
How will this effect, the current crop of A7's and A7R's.....
Will we see further development?, will we see price drops?
Will be interesting to see what does or doesn't develop from this...
But what could trigger a price slide and a potential disaster for a7 & a7R is if Sony does not release the lenses they promised they would.
There are 4 Sony FE lenses currently available (for a7 & a7R) in Japan i.e. 24-70 / 28-70 / 35 & 55mm lenses ... My 24-70, purchased in Japan, is arriving on the 9th Feb
In USA and most parts of the world only 3 of those lenses are available (24-70 is still on pre-order status).
Sony does have a reputation for dropping several of their product lines ... I'm hoping, they don't do that with the a7/a7R and their lenses. I hope they will be committed to this product line ... time will tell.