Sony’s new flagship A900 showed up at Photo Imaging Expo 2008 in Japan this week. (Coverage from masterchong.com) Significantly, this looks like a more polished sample than the previous mockups that we’ve seen.
There are several other features that are accessible from buttons and switches on the camera body. Some of these cool features include:
- two scroll wheels (one for the thumb, one for the index finger)
- dedicated ISO button
- dedicate White Balance button
- metering mode selection switch
- slow sync button
- no articulating LCD screen
It looks like Sony has really packed in quick customization for photographers without having to dig through menus. I’m looking forward to see how all these features work together in real world application. However, I’ll have to say I’m rather disappointed that the screen doesn’t articulate after getting hooked on the Sony A350 a couple of weeks ago.
According to a Sony representative at PIE, the A900 will be released in August or September at Photokina or IFA.