Previously, Sony revealed the A700 and the A900 (rumored name) at PMA 2007. We were promised one of the cameras in 2007 and the other to follow in 2008. Sony released the A700 in fall 2007. Now, 2008 is here. Surprisingly, Sony launched the entry-level A200 at CES on January 6, 2008. The A200 didn’t make it to the second page before rumors of an A300 (with leak shots) were in full swing.
What we know from Sony about the “A900”:
Flagship model (body)
- The highest-end α (Alpha) product
- Achieves high level of overall picture quality through development of new image sensor and
- Bionz™ image processing engine
- Super SteadyShot® image stabilization inside
- Realizes high performance that lives up to even professional users’ demanding requirements.
- One of the two prototypes stated above will be on sale within this calendar year.
This info comes from Sony’s press sheet at PMA 2007. Everything else is rumors at this point, including the pretty ad above (which has been floating around the internet). The Sony gearheads believe (wish?) that the A900 will feature a full-frame sensor that’s 20+ megapixels, which will compete directly with Canon’s flagship 1Ds Mark III.
Updated: Sony has announced that it will release a full frame DSLR this year featuring its 24.81 megapixel imaging sensor, which was announced at PMA 2008.
That’s all for now. Stay tuned to this page for more on the A900 (or whatever it will be called).
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