Sony A35 and NEX-C3 Announcement on June 3

It looks like the über-leaky new Sony cameras will be showing up in a couple of weeks if Photo Rumors‘ sources are right.  June 3 is the slated date for the new A35 SLT camera, which replaces the Sony A33.

Alongside the new SLT (translucent mirror camera), Sony is expected to launch its next NEX camera – the Sony NEX-C3, which sports an articulating LCD and a tiny body.  The new (and also leaky) 30mm f/3.5 E-mount lens and NEX flash should debut on June 3 as well.

Check out the leaked pics of the new Sony gear below. [Read more...]

Sony Alpha Instant Rebates

Sony has a number of Alpha models (both DSLR and NEX) on special through March 5, 2011.  Most of the instant rebates are $50 off and include the new Sony A33 and NEX-3.  Additionally, the A900 has a $200 instant rebate; however, those are apparently in short supply at the moment.

See the full list of available Sony instant rebates over here at B&H Photo.

Sony A77 with 24MP Sensor

Sony A700 Replacement

A new rumor puts a prosumer Sony A77 SLT in the pipeline for next year.  Sony Alpha Rumors received word that the new Sony A77 will feature a 24-megapixel APS-C sensor and still maintain noise control on as good as or better than Sony’s current crop of APS-C cameras in the 14-16MP range.  The Sony A77 should have the same translucent mirror technology as found in the recently released Sony A55 and A33.

This looks to be the Sony A700 replacement that everyone has been waiting for (like, forever) and should offer 1080p and 720p video capture in AVCHD format.

[via SonyAlphaRumors]

Sony A55 and A33 Overheating Problems

Sony has issued a statement concerning an overheating issue with the new Sony A55 and A33 translucent mirror cameras.

The problem arises from the CMOS sensor overheating in certain temperature ranges.  Sony has put together a chart that provides an idea of max recording times under certain environmental conditions.  You can check it out below. [Read more...]