(SR5) Sony press release leaked!!!!!!

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ANAHEIM, CALIF. (PMA #2220), Feb. 21, 2010 – Sony is exhibiting an array of innovative digital imaging products at the Photo Marketing Association (PMA) 2010 International Convention, including a concept model of the new compact α (alpha) DSLR camera system that employs an Exmor™ APS HD CMOS sensor, which provides full AVCHD video capability.

New concept α products being shown include an ultra compact model with interchangeable lenses, additions to the α family (including a successor to the α700), along with new TX5 and H55 Cyber-shot® cameras, new printers and other accessories.

α DSLR Camera

In addition to the current DSLR-A230, A330, A380, A500, A550, A850 and A900 digital SLR cameras, the following concept camera bodies and interchangeable lenses will be exhibited. Current interchange lenses, including Carl Zeiss® and G lens products will also be on display.

* Concept model of an ultra-compact interchangeable lens digital camera system that packs the quality of a DSLR camera in an extraordinarily small body, along with interchangeable lenses
* Mid-range concept camera for advanced users (a successor to the α700) as well as concept mainstream models
* Prototype of a Super Telephoto Lens (500mm F4 G) with class-leading optical performance
* Prototype of a Distagon T 24mm F2 ZA SSM, new Carl Zeiss wide angle lens for superior shots of landscapes and sweeping vistas

source: http://news.sel.sony.com/en/press_room/consumer/digital_imaging/digital_cameras/cyber-shot/release/56463.html

(SR3) Chinese lens rumor

Be carful with that rumor. The source from a Hong Kong forum has been pretty accurate in the paste but this rumor hasn’t been confirmed by our sources:

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(Google translation)
The future will see the lens, in addition to 500mm, this may include:
18mm ultra-wide-angle
ZA large aperture ultra-wide-angle
ZA 200mm
The other one is not a ZA of 200mm

(SR4) Chinese rumors details…

Since one year we are following chinese and korean forums. Inside this forums sometimes we can find some pretty reliable rumors. We made a small summary for you about what we found (and we are continually checking for updates)

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Google translation:
Appearance near the GF-1, external electronic viewfinder
Sony has no intention to use E system to replace the entry-level model, come later will throw an entry section of the Alpha.
The E-mount to A-mount Adapter with autofocus

(SR4) Sony to show some concepts of future cameras.

A small update from our sources:
SonyAlphaRumors learned that unlike other brands Sony will make a BIG presentation on PMA (Feb 21). It is very likely that Sony will show some of the future cameras concepts. T

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As soon as I have some real good details I will post it on SonyAlphaRumors!

P.S.: I hope it will not take to long to see that “future concepts” become real!

(SR4) UPDATED: Sony A700 successor at PMA!

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You asked it and Sony answered you! On Sunday (yeah PMA starts this Sunday!) Sony is going to announce the A700 successor. The A700 successor is a camera you can’t compare with other Alpha cameras! It is the first Sony Alpha camera which records video! And not that crappy video you have seen in other cameras. I was told that the A700 successor will outperform every other Canon-Nikon camera (like the recently announced Canon 550D/T2i.

Keep following us! We will continually update you with latest rumors and the official Sony PMA news.

UPDATE: I was told that Sony could show one more Alpha camera on PMA…