In the recent post about the Sony A77 prototype camera on display at CP+, Chris left a comment asking about the price of the new camera, which is due to be released later this year.
So far, Sony hasn’t revealed the price point for this new camera. However, we do know a few things about the A700 successor.
- It won’t be a traditional DSLR. Instead, it will feature Sony’s new translucent mirror technology for rapid autofocus with live view display.
- It will be an APS-C format camera like its predecessor, and will feature Sony’s Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor.
- It will offer AVCHD video capture, along with full-time autofocus using the fast and accurate phase difference method.
- It is expected to be released alongside a new kit lens and prosumer-grade speedlight.
Like Chris, I too am left wondering the price point, as well as whether there will be any “wow” features in the new camera that Sony is holding close to its vest for the official unveiling of the production model. What appears to be the next step down from the A700’s successor is the A55, which is also a DSLR-like camera with a fixed, translucent mirror. The A55 runs about $850 currently – a price that puts it into the entry-level category.
I know there are a lot of anxious Sony shooters looking forward to this camera. All of you A700 owners have been waiting for a long time for it.
What do you think will be the price point of the A700’s successor? Or, what would you be willing to pay for one?
Additionally, what do you think about the camera based on what we know so far? What are the must-have features for it to be a real winner?
Drop your thoughts in the comment section below the following Sony A77 concept gallery from CES and CP+.