Tokyo, Japan. Press release, Sony: "As with the Walkman, VAIO desktops and then laptops, and with so many other products, Sony has been proud to be a leader of industry innovation. We have learned much about sensor development while developing digital ILC's, both with and without mirrors, but we now see this as the time to retire our camera lines and move on to further exciting discoveries. Have no fear, all warranties will be honored by a third party company. Thank you for your support."