Is Sony's medium format camera with a curved sensor almost ready?

Is Sony's medium format camera with a curved sensor almost ready?
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Is a medium format Sony camera with a curved sensor on the way? Whether or not such a camera ever makes it to market, Sony's research and development teams are certainly designing one. 

A fresh batch of patents reveals Sony lenses formulas for a medium format camera with a curved sensor – and we know that Sony has been high on curved sensor technology dating back to 2014. Could this be the company's play to take the lead on revolutionary new tech, and also challenge the best medium format cameras at the same time?

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.