(SR3) New Alphas to be announced in May


We just received an info from a source we know since months. He told me that “he heard” that Sony will announce at least two new Alpha models in May. And when he says “he heard” “from someone” he certainly didn’t get the info from the mediamarkt guys :)

So May will be definitely an interesting month. Following stuff should be announced:
– two mirrorless cameras
– firmware upgrade for A850 and A900
– at least two new Alpha cameras
– The 500mm and 24mm lens

I got some more details but I will try to double check them before to post them here. If you know something more feel free to contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com. Or use the form on the right sidebar. You don’t need to give me your name or email address :)

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=fake rumor (1% chance the rumor will become real)
SR2=rumor from unknown and unreliable source (10-20% chance the rumor will become real)
SR3=a rumor unknown source or sources which sounds realistic (20-50% chance the rumor will become real)
SR4=rumor from our trusted sources (50-70% chance the rumor will become real)
SR5=rumor from many of external and internal sources (70-90% chance the rumor will become real)


Many rumors from untrusted sources…


In this days I am receiving many rumors from non trusted sources. I rarely post them because I don’t want to spam the website with tons of false rumors. I keep the new sources in mind and will post the rumors when I will get some more infos from trusted sources.

Anyway the only fact that I receive so many messages may proove that something is going to happen soon!

From trusted sources (which have been correct in the past) I know that mirrorless cameras and the A850 and A900 firmware will come in May. At the same time we also “suspect” Sony could release a new Alpha camera and the new 500mm and 24mm lenses. So May will be definitely an interesting month!

Send me your rumors! More I get more easy it will be to post good rumors :)


P.S.: An example of unreliable rumor is that one:

name: A790
before summer.

I would be happy if that one would not be a fake :)


(SR2) A1000, 7xx, 6xx and a 4xx model ?


This is the kind of rumor which in most cases are wrong. A dpreview forum user posted following text:

Today I was at Mediamarkt (an European chain of stores) and checking the prices of a the Canon 550D and 580EX flash. I asked for some advice from a sales person, and he urged me not to buy the 550D and to wait a little bit longer. According to him Sony will introduce 4 new camera’s arround april/may. The A1000, in the 2999 euro price range, aimed at the professionals, a A7xx , a A6xx, and a A4xx model.

According to him the Sony A6xx will have better specs than the Canon 550D.

Sounds exciting, let’s hope he isn’t pulling my leg

Let’s see if I can get some more infos about that rumor. If you jnow something feel free to send me an email at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com or use the contact form on the right sidebar (you can also keep yourself anonymous)

P.S.: What I heard from our sources that there will be new cameras in MAY. the mirrorless cameras and at leat one more Alpha camera.


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