Sony UK do mark the Sony A850 as a “PREVIOUS MODEL”. I checked oder sonystyle stores and couldn’t find similar results. Don’t know if that is just a BIG mistake. We from SonyAlphaRumors didn’t get any rumor about a Photokina FF introduction. But we really don’t know everything from Sony!
UPDATE: J. from UK phoned Sony: “They told me that both models are discontinued (previous model). They have NO A850s in their warehouse and 2 A900s left in the UK. So does this mean that Sony really are withdrawing from the FF frame market or does it mean that they are going to reveal something unexpected between now and Photokina?”
P.S.: All important stores do have the A850 in Stock. I found a new Sony Alpha 850 $55 price drop on Amazon
There have been so many news that I thought I should make a “resumee” of all recent news about the new Sony cameras
2) Videos taken with the new cameras are available here “First video taken with the Sony A55!!! + more videos!” here “More new Translucent videos!” and here “Hear the Sony A55 shutter sound!”
BHphoto has the Sony Zeiss 24mm f/2.0 (click here!), the Sony DT 35mm f/1.8 SAM Lens (click here), the Sony 85mm f/2.8 SAM Mid-range Telephoto Lens (click here!), the Sony A55 on BHphoto, Sony A33 on BHphoto and the Sony A560 on BHphoto
As you know every Country has a different Sonystyle shop. I can’t link to every product from every country. Just search for Sonystyle on google and you should find the right store address for you (click here).
For UK: Jessops has the cameras available for preorder
UPDATE: I will check the rumor with my other sources. I downgraded the rumor rating and I hope to give you an update soon. Anyway the source gave me good and correct news in the past. He is reading your comments and he will answer your questions!
As you may remember Thom Hogan “speculated” that Nikon is or will starting to produce their own sensors. A source told us that this is NOT going to happen:
“new D3100 CMOS is indeed Sony designed and manufactured, to Nikon specs. It is basically a Sony CMOS with some mainly cosmetic differences and since not all pixels are being normally used at the edges, it gives the manufacturers the leeway to make the specs change to make them look different. Sony’s policy, for over a decade, has been to sell its chips to competition with 6 months delay. Although Nikon had sample chips to design their products, they could not start making the products during the 6 months of Sony selling products with the same chips, unless Sony has a different arrangement with Nikon, which I doubt. Nikon does not have the expertise to design its own chips, never the kind that Sony designs. Nikon would never be able to achieve Sony’s expertise. See the video codec on the Nikon CMOS. Do you really believe that it is different than Sony’s. It’s just set at 24p; that’s all. Do you believe that Nikon could design chip with this codec? Do you think that Sony would licence them the technology to copy Sony’s design? Sony and Nikon have a strong relationship and work together in fighting Canon. Canon is really nervous about Sony camera releases. The NEX and the 33/55 cameras are and will be marketed totally differently than previous Sony cameras, where Sony just continued the Minolta tradition, until they developed their own cameras, which were from the beginning meant to properly integrate video and still photography, which is the future trend and it is where Sony expertise lies. Total misinformation is that Sony is getting out of FF sensor business. Sony’s future is no OVF on APSC and a pro FF line with OVF. That will be Sony’s main future emphasis. That will naturally include continuous design and manufacturing of FF CMOS sensors. Pentax tried Samsung sensors. They dropped tham and went quickly back to Sony. No company cam produce better sensors than Sony.”
P.S.: We from SonyAlphaRumors that Sonys next step is to satisfy the semi-pro and after that the pro market. So stay tuned!
It’s impossible for me to keep up with all preorder options in european stores (damn there are so many!). So feel free to comment this post with your store “suggestions”. Let people know where they can get those new Alphas!
1) As you know every Country has a different Sonystyle shop. I can’t link to every product from every country. Just search for Sonystyle on google and you should find the right store address for you (click here).