Sony Favorability Results 2019

By IPVM Team, Published Feb 06, 2019, 09:06am EST (Info+)

Sony Favorability amongst integrators improved moderately compared to their 2017 favorability results, with a modest net positive favorability:

fav sony 2019

However, the company, now over 2 years since their partnership with 'Bosch', has yet to show meaningful new developments. 

Inside this report, we examine the results and the 3 key and 1 key 'non' themes.

********* ** **** *******, *** **** notable ***** *** *********** ******** **** negative *** **** ******* ** ****, which ** ******* *** *** ******* but *** *****, ** *** ******* below *****:

*** **** ****** ****:

  • **** ******** ***** **** ********* (***** and ******* ********) **** **** ***** surveillance ************
  • ********** ***** ***** *** ********* ** the ***** ********
  • ********* **** **** *** **** **** happen **** *** ***** ***********

Positive ********* ***** ****

*** **** ****** ***** **** ***** voting ******** *** ********* ***** ****, the ***** *** ***** **********, ****** than ***** *** ** *******, ** these ********* ***** ****:

  • "****** ***** *** ***** *** *** products"
  • "**'* ******** ******* *****."
  • "****** ***** *********** **** ********* ** a ********"
  • "***** ******** *** *** **** *********** still *****"
  • "***** ***** *** *********** ****** *** board."
  • "***** *******"
  • "*** *** **** ******* *** ****** standard ** *** ********"
  • "* **** ***** ********. * "****-*******-********" camera ****** *** * ****** ******* video **** *** ***** ****"
  • "*** ******** ** ********"
  • "***** * **** ********* **** ** image *******. ****** ** **** ** expensive ****** ** ** ** * Sony ***** ** *** **** ********* inside."
  • "**** ** ***** ******** *** *** as ********* ** ** **** ***."
  • "********* *** ****, ********** ** **** lenses ** ***** *** ***** ****"
  • "** *** ** **** ****** *** audio *** ***** *** **** ***** used **** *** *******"
  • "**** **** * *** ** ******* products. ***** **** **** *** **, but ***** *** ****** ******* **** nice *******."
  • "******** ******** *** ****** **** *****. As **** ** **'** ******* ***** a ******* **** ******, ** ******* to ********* **** ****** ***-*****, *** can *** ****** ** ***** ***** being ******** *** ***** ******* ***** built **** *****."

*******, **** * ****** ** *** positive ****** ******* ******** ******** ****:

  • "** *****'* **** **** **** *** been **** ** *** ***** **** out ***** ****** ** *** ** camera *****."
  • "**** ** ***** ******** *** *** as ********* ** ** **** ***."
  • "*** *** **** **** * ********** their ******* *** ***** ******** ******* but ** ***'* ****** *** **** that *****"
  • "**** ******* *** ** **** ** use * *** ** **** ******* but ** ***** **** **** *** no ****** *** ******* ** *** security ****** ******."

Complaints - ***** / ***********

*** **** ****** ********* *** ***** pricing, ************ ******** ** *** ***********, as ***** ****** ********** *****:

  • "******** *** **** *** *** ******* isn't. ** *** *** ** ** line *** ********** *+ ***** *** but * ***'* ***** ** **** installed ******** **** *** ** *-* years *** ** ***** ******* ** respond ** *** ****** *** ****** their ******* ** ** ********** *****."
  • "**** ** *********-********* & *** ***** on *** ****"
  • "******* ******* *** *** *********."
  • "*** ** ***** *** ****** *** been ******* ** **** ** **** of **********."
  • "***** ** * ***** ******* *** too *********"
  • "**** ** **** ********** *** *** quality *** ******** *******."
  • "**** *** ****** ****** **** ********, if *** *** **** ***** ** competitors."
  • "**** ****** ******** ** *** ***** that *** ******** ******* *** *** that **** ***** *********** ******* ** the ******** *********** ******."

**** *** ******** **** ******* *** products **** *** **** *** ***** which ***** *** ***** / *********** element **** **** *********** *** **** as **** *** ****** *** ****** in ****** *****.

Bosch ****** *****

** *** *** **** * ***** since ***** '*********' **** ****, ***** effectively ****** **** ********* **** *** (non-Japan) ** ****** ****** ** ***** taking **** ****** *****, ********* *** product ***********.

************* *** ****, *** ***** / Sony ******** **** **** **** *** many ******* *** ***** ********* **** is ** **** ****** **** *****, such ** ***** ******** ********:

  • "**** ****** *** ********** *****, ***** about ** **** **** **** ***** in ***** *****. ** *** *** doing ******** **** **** ***** ** see *** *** ***** ****** ***** it **** ***. * **** ***** will **** *** ***** ******* *** put **** *** ** ***** ******."
  • "**** **** ******** ** *** ****-***** partnership? * ***'* ***** **** **** release **** ******. **** **** **** expensive *** ***** ** **** ****."
  • "**** **** ** ** * ******* brand. * **** ** *********** ** the **** *** ***** *** **** them ******."
  • "**** *** ********* ** **** **. They ***** **** *** **** *********, but *** **** ** **** **** Bosch ****** **** ** ***'* ** this ** *** ***."
  • "** **** ***** ** ***** **** of ************ **** *** ***** *********** and ****** ******* ****-***."
  • "**** **** ******* *********** **** *** market **** ** *****. **'** ******* to *** **** ** ****** ***** to **** **** *** ***** ***********."
  • "***** **** ******** ** ******* **** "******* ** ***** *****". **** ***** *****'* ****** ** come ** **** **** ** ******** they *** ***** ** ****."
  • "*********** ** *** *** *** ** over *** **** **-** ****** **** the ***** *&* *** **"
  • "***** ***** ********** **** *****, **** are ******* ** ** ****"
  • "**** ** **, **** ** ***, Sony ** **, **** ** ***, not **** ** **** **** ** be ** *** ******** ** *** of *** ********. *** **** ***** is *********** **** ******* *** ***** are **** ***** *** *** ********* are *** ****?"

** ******** ** *****, ** ***** time ** **** **** * ********** and ******* *** ********. *******, **** will ** *** ***** **** **** of *** *********** ** **** ****** need ** ***** ********** ***.

Non ***** - ***** ****** / *** *****

** *** **** *** *****, ****'* main ********* ********* *** **** ** low *****, **** ***** ***** **** ***** *** ***** ****** (Tested) ********** **** ****** ***-***** ******, ****** at **** **** ******* ($*,*** *****). 

*************, *** ****, **** * *** of *** ***+ *********** ******** ********* anything ***** *** *****:

***** ***** ****** ******* **** ****** impressive. ** **** **** **** * few ****'* ******.

***** *** ******'* **** ******* *** Sony's ******* *********, **** ** **********.

Outlook *****

*** ******** **** *** **** / Bosch ** **** ***, ** ***, integrators ****** **** **** *** **** still ****** **** *** **** *****. While **** *** ****** ** ***** surveillance, **** *** *** ** ***** wounded **** ***** **** ******** ********** (e.g., *****).

*** *** *********, ***** ** ** not **** *** ******* **, ** how **** **** ***** ****** ** Sony *** **** **** ******** ** delivered. ***** ** **** ********** ** it ***** ** *********** ** ***** they ***** ** **** **** ****.

****, **** *** ***** *** *** increased ********** ******* '*******' ****** ** an ***** *********** ** ******** ** Sony *** ** *** *** **** if **** ****** **** ******.

Comments (9)

I think your graphs are displaying the negative bar incorrectly. They say 11%, but the bar looks more like 21% to me.

You can see it best in the gif, where the bar inexplicably jumps upward from 20% in 2017 to "11%" in 2019.

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The length is wrong. We will get this fixed and replace. Thanks.

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The graphs are fixed. Thanks.

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Sony cameras have always been great products that performed well and the standard (to me) for video quality. The negatives are sadly all correct: slow to innovate, sometimes problems in meeting market demand (a la Axis), top tier prices and they will milk an old product forever. I think part of it is they have played the contract game for a long time; keeping old and arguably obsolete equipment available simply because it keeps getting reordered because they are on old government or large corporate contracts, and they save on R&D money by not coming out with new products that often. But that's speculation on my part.

The married at first site analogy is pure genius. :)

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Full disclosure: #2 has just called himself a genius....

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I am wondering, how much of a camera manufacturer's success depends on how well they integrate to VMSs, because Sony (and others) could learn a lot from Axis in this respect.

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In Sony's case, I don't think that's a major factor. They have a limited product line and few new products in the last few years, which is a much more significant barrier.

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Can you provide a specific example of where Sony's integration hasn't been up to standard? I read through the integrator survey results and there was not one response above that mentioned integration issues, so I'm genuinely curious. What VMS are you using?

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You are correct UM4, I should be more careful with my words... I did not mean to imply that the Sony VMS integrations are not up to standard. I was recalling a project I did a few years back, where I found I had to work a bit harder to get a good integration with cameras from certain manufactures compared to Axis, and was just wondering how much of an impact that has on a cameras popularity. But as you and John have pointed out, this probably isn't an issue in this case. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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