(SR2) Possible A-mount roadmap? Two A-mount cameras and SSM weather sealed primes in 2015. A77II replacement in 2016.
It’s hard to get info about the A-mount future simply because Sony is yet focused to broaden the E-mount lens range and cementing the E-mount success. All I got in these days is a message from an anonymous source which as usual we have to take for what it is. A yet completely unconfirmed but hopefully true rumor:
1) The ICLA-77M2 is the last a-mount with the old Steady Shot system. It could not be held for the new technology and make release in H1 of FY14. We know that a missed release would have caused damage to the a-mount user base, since we are not doing entry-level a-mounts to fill the gaps anymore.
2) FY15 will see two SLTs with 5 axis and the ICLA-77M2 AF module.
3) The replacement for the 77M2 will come in FY16 H1 and it will not be called the 77M3 This tech changeover is why the 77M2 has been less featured. We will re-emphasize the line with the 5 axis introduction.
4) SSM primes all with environmental seals FY15 H2
The source also said that “we have fewer cameras coming but we will make them worth waiting for“.
Let’s hope You source are one of the few telling us the truth on the A-mount future
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