Said some time ago Bayer was on the way out, it's only a matter of a few years and we will have moved on to new technology.
I know Fuji and Panasonic are working on organic sensors, not sure what Sony's take will be.
But I think this is a good move all round. As long as there are benefits to such a move, such as better DR, high ISO and no AA filter. Everyone should be happy.
Digital is pretty early on in it's development cycle.
I remember getting a bit of stick on forums for suggesting Bayer was a stop gap solution, even Eric Fossum waded in (in a polite way) pouring slightly cold water on the idea.
I'm no technical expert far from it, but it is clearly something which will be developed and enhanced with newer technology and ideas.
I remember posting some of the biggest "can't be done blunders" ever on one thread
I can't help but share it again here.."Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction." -- Pierre Pachet, Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872."There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." -- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977.
"While theoretically and technically television may be feasible, commercially and financially it is an impossibility." -- Lee DeForest, inventor.
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" -- H. M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927.
"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." -- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962
"So we went to Atari and said, 'Hey, we've got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we'll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we'll come work for you.' And they said, 'No.' So then we went to Hewlett-Packard, and they said, 'Hey, we don't need you. You haven't got through college yet.'" -- Apple Computer Inc. founder Steve Jobs on attempts to get Atari and HP interested in his and Steve Wozniak's personal computer.
"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." -- Western Union internal memo, 1876
"With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big slice of the U.S. market." -- Business Week, August 2, 1968
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." -- Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943.
The bayer death watch count down began a few years back for me