The months and months of rumors will finally culminate in a huge announcement day for Sony come tomorrow, Wednesday September 12th – a date in which the game-changing camera maker will announce the long-awaited full-frame Alpha A99, the NEX-6 and the surprising RX1 compact.
After experiencing a rather long rumor-mill information dry-spell, the full-frame Sony Alpha A99 talk has sure come back with a vengeance, with more and more credible tidbits being released daily. Earlier in the week, we touched upon a Xitek forum members post regarding a speculative A99 specification set, highlighting a slew of the SLT’s apparent features, many of which have indeed been touched upon in the past.
Earlier this month, we covered the latest updates surrounding the long-awaited and soon-to-be-unveiled full-frame Alpha SLT model from Sony due to make apparent appearance before, or during, Photokina 2012. While presumed credible specifications have been a bit hard to come by, as of late, the Sony A99 talk has begun to pick up speed with more and more details coming out of the woodward from sources on what the camera may in fact be capable of.
Developing Rumor: New Carl Zeiss 50mm F/1.4 to be Announced Alongside a Full-Frame Sony SLT in August
Sony Alpha Rumors is in the midst of collecting more and more information from credible sources which point to a presumably exciting month of August for the Sony camp. While Sony themselves have confirmed that a full-frame successor to the A900 is in the works, the topic of conversation has been a bit stagnant as of late, allowing Canon and Nikon to soak-up the full-frame talk handily. Is now the time in which Sony plans to unleash a true large-sensored contender?
Quick News - As Nikon sets their sites on pole-position in the race for megapixels, Sony may just be gaining ground with their own full-frame 36 megapixel offering. SonyAlphaRumors received some “credible” information from a “trusted” source and revealed the following:
I have been told by our sources that Sony will first share the sensor to Nikon and than use it on their own FF camera which will be announced early 2012! The exact release date has not been chosen yet but I have been told there are is a huge pressure to release it as soon as possible. Compared to the Nikon D800 the Sony (A99?) will have slightly different specs and a lower(!) price. The Nikon D800 can take 4 frames per second, records 1920 × 1080/30p and cost 300.000 Yen (3.000 Euro, or $4000). The major difference is that Nikon has an optical viewfinder while the Sony has SLT technology. Meanwhile the Sony A900 has been discontinued and you will see some nice rebates soon. I will keep you updated with specs and news I am getting form my sources. It’s really an exciting time.
With the current Alpha offerings already boasting a 24.3MP sensor, the jump to a full frame, 34MP variant only seems justifiable from Sony’s standpoint.
Officially label this rumor as: HOT