Sony has spoken up on the coronavirus outbreak in China and the effects it may have on its image sensor and other operations. The reports that despite initially raising its operating profit and revenue forecasts for the current fiscal year, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki said the coronavirus “may negate our revised earnings outlook”.
The issue largely seems to refer to Sony’s smartphone sensors, rather than camera sensors. Despite Sony being based in Japan, smartphones themselves are often assembled in China. That being said, some of Sony’s cameras, including the , (the is made in Thailand) and , as well as most of their lenses, are also marked as “Made in China”.