(SR5) Three new Alphas to be announced soon (and before Photokina)

Do you really thought Sony would let us wait until Photokina (in September) before to release some new Sony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony AlphaSony Alpha cameras? According to rumors found on asian forums (and from reliable sources) at least three new Alpha cameras are going to be announced during the next few months.
The next camera to be announced should be the Sony A330 successor (the Sony A390).
And Sony will also upgrade the very popular Sony A550! There will be two (yes two!) Sony A5xx cameras with ExmorHD sensor. We don’t know what the difference will be between the two A5xx cameras. We only know that they will have the same Sony NEXSony NEXSony NEX sensor. Expect also some new features to find it’s way inside the cameras.

As usual, please link to sonyalpharumors when you post the rumor on your website/forum. Feel free to send me your rumors at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com.

Andrea :)

Sony A950 (old) fake image…correct specs?)

UPDATE: Some of our readers have seen that picture before and it is a known fake!

Take it easy guys. That is a fake. Our sources didn’t tell us anything about a possible Sony A950 :(
Anyway we already know that the Sony A900 has been discontinued (read the news here). According to a user of the chinese forum DCCZBS.ZOL.com.cn (btw…crazy domain name) the Sony A950 will not come with the new ExmorHD sensor (no video recording!) The sensor will be the new Super HAD CCD II (the sensor really exists!). The A950 will have over 30MPX (34?).

(SR5) First Sony A290 images!

Few months ago SonyAlphaRumors revealed that Sony would announce a new low-end Alpha. And now we found the first images of the camera! The Sony A290 will replace the current A230

Google translation from the leaked text:
“Sony Alpha A290 is a familiar design, a combination of style with the convenience Alpha A230 Alpha A500 is designed to handle long, easy to handle than the design of the Alpha A230. Sony Alpha A290 using APS-C image sensor resolution of 14.2 megapixels, BIONZ image processor. Sony Alpha A290 full features of the Alpha A230 with a maximum sensitivity of ISO 3200, 2.7 inch LCD screen, sensitivity optimized DRO range, speed 2.5 fps continuous shooting. For novice users, A290 is the user interface with visual images, easy to understand. It uses a memory card or MemoryStick Pro Duo SD / SDHC.”

source: tinhte.com

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(SR5) NEX3 + 16mm lens for 499Euro

The cheapest NEX camera-lens combination will be the Sony NEX3+16mm lens for 499 Euro. The NEX5+16mm lens will be 599 Euro. This are the price indications form Sony. The real price could be cheaper!

I was told that also two-lens-kits will be available for cheap.

For comparison:
In US the Olympus E-PL1+lens is $549.00
(425 Euro)
and the Panasonic GF1 $754.95 (585 Euro)

On Amazon Germany you can have the Olympus E-PL1+lens for 540 Euro and the Panasonic GF1+lens for 780 Euro

(SR5) More small rumors…

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The LCD screen is brighter than the one form the Sony A550 (700 candela, antireflective screen)
contrast AF with 25 AF points
The alpha lens adaptor with AF for SSM/SAM lens.