A completely useless bit of trivia for you is that the “E” in E-mount stands for eighteen. 18mm is the E-mount flange back distance. That’s the distance between the sensor and the face of the lens mount. The fact the e-mount is only 18mm while most other DSLR systems have a flange back distance of around 40mm means thare are 20mm or more in hand that can be used for adapters to go between the camera body and 3rd party lenses with different mounts.
Here’s a little table of some common flange back distances:
|Sony FZ (F3/F5/F55)||19mm||1mm|
|Nikon F Mount||46.5mm||28.5mm|
|Sony A, Minolta||44.5mm||26.5mm|