As Sony continues to tease the coming A700-replacement camera (presumed to be called the A77), rumors are building for a full-frame camera to follow-up the 24.6MP Sony A900 and A850. Sony Alpha Rumors writes that its “trusted sources” have indicated an “amazing” full frame camera will be available from Sony in 2012.
Additional comments suggest that the full frame camera will use the translucent mirror technology found in the Sony A33 and A55. Of course, the new A77 model will feature the translucent mirror; however, putting a full frame sensor behind the translucent mirror will be a first for Sony. Given the recent developments with Sony’s SLT models, we should expect the coming full frame model to also capture at least 1080p HD video using AVCHD compression.
[Sony Alpha Rumors]
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.
There are several solid instant savings deals on Sony DSLRs and lenses that last through the holidays.
The rebates are valid through January 1, 2011. The list of cameras, links and details on availability are below. [click to continue…]
Not to be outdone by the Canon 5D Mark II USB flash drive, there’s now a replica of a Sony A900 as a USB flash drive. MICgadget.com says they will set you back about $29 USD in China for 4GB of storage, but I haven’t found any retailers that’ll ship these to the US yet.
Let us know in the comments if you find these for sale.
(UPDATE: Tracked down, and available here for $19. Thanks Phil.)
Can’t make it to PMA 2010 to check out the new Sony DSLRs and Cyber-shot cameras? That’s ok. In the condensed 10-minute video below, you can see what Sony had on display at PMA. [click to continue…]
The Sony A850 has no differences from the flagship Sony A900 besides a slower rate of fire, a slightly smaller viewfinder and $700. For the money, it is the best bang-for-your buck value out there right now for full frame photographers. Put some nice Minolta or Zeiss glass in front of that sensor and you’ll begin to see some very nice results. During my hands-on time, I noticed some other slight differences in handling.
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