I highly doubt Rock is unaware of the scam. He used to design cameras. If folks in this forum can figure it out Rock can as well. Also Rock claims the features are unique to his camera (and that he invented many of them!). All it takes is a quick browse on Touptek website to figure that out. Nah.... Don't buy it. It is false deceptive marketing.
I was unaware Rock designed cameras. I was under the impression that he has always modified cameras. Mintron, LN-Tech, Tucsen, ToupTek. . .
He was certainly modifying analog cameras but I personally don't know of any major re-design or design from scratch which Rock ever did. I'm not saying he didn't ever do it but rather that I don't know of it.
It wasn't too long ago that he indicated he would not be using CMOS sensors for DSO work because CCD was forever available and superior. He now has to sell CMOS cameras.
When Sony announced their closing/phase-out of their CCD sensors it was pretty clear he didn't know about it (maybe not at all but certainly not in detail). To me this would be rather odd if he were selecting sensors for his cameras and thus tracking the sensor market.
I don't at all claim to know exactly what Rock does, but to me the best fit with what I observe is that nowadays Rock still works some cooling issues on the CCD cameras but when it comes to CMOS he is mostly getting notices of new cameras from the various makers/distributors and then communicating regarding their features and how they can be made unique to Mallincam. I think sometimes they tell him stuff that isn't true and that sometimes he just doesn't know it is untrue.
Heck, he still claims that one of his cameras is using a sCMOS sensor: http://mallincam.tripod.com/id58.html It is clearly untrue if you know anything about sensors. It doesn't take an expert to know that it is not a sCMOS sensor. If he were significant in the market someone might even go after him legally over the claim. But in any case, we know it is the IMX035 sensor which is EXMOR and not sCMOS. But it seems Tucsen called it sCMOS (they no longer do) and Rock still does along with at least one other re-seller ( http://industrialcam...noise-p-59.html ). This fits (IMHO) with Rock simply not knowing his sensors and buying the line he is given by his camera suppliers.
Oh, well. I don't know Rock and it may be that he is a genius at all this stuff and is coming up with bizarre claims which are readily falsified and then promulgating them in the belief that his customers will be forever unaware of some pretty obvious problems with the story.
I still think that sometimes Rock just doesn't know. He should know but that doesn't mean he does.