Here are more A99 rumors from a “Chinese” source. It’s not one of my top trusted sources but that source has been right in the past too. Some of the info you read have been already posted on SAR last week. This is the original “Chinese oracle” text:
1. The A99 has special look on the front side, and the back side looks like the [shoplink 8461]A77[/shoplink].
2. The A99 has an improved and huge Translucent Mirror.
3. Auto Focus Module built-in af point everywhere, you will **NOT** see 102 points, cuz many points are hidden
4. there is no built-in flash
5. All a77’s shortcomings have improved, such as response time and focus precision, high-ISO noise reduction which can be improved via firmware
6. there are pair of slots, not CF nor XQD
7. a99’s new grip will like the [shoplink 13240 ebay]pentax’s grip (here on eBay)[/shoplink]. It uses the electronic connector, i think that is for the water prove and you can put 3 battery in it, for a longer video recording time.
One more info: The new firmware of [shoplink 8461]a77[/shoplink] will release out after A99 announcement , will be out this year, is expected in October.
Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!