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(SR5) A77M2 and RX100M3 specs reminder. Lens mystery. Hong Kong invitation flyer.

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UPDATE: Announced!

Preorders:
Sony A77 body in USA at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 with 16-50mm lens at Amazon (Click here), Adorama (Click here), Sony Store (Click here) and BHphoto (Click here).
Sony A77 body in Europe at Sony Germany, Sony UK, Sony France, Sony IT, ES, NL, BE, AT, CH, PT, NO, SE, FI.

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Tomorrow (May 1) Sony will announce the new A77M2 (first A-mount camera after the 14 months old A58), RX100M3 and likely the final A7s pricing (around $3499 AUSD). I am still not sure about the two “new” lenses mentioned by one trusted source. The other sources haven’t seen them and it may be the source just meant the slightly updated 18-55mm kit lens and the FE Powerzoom. The best thing we can hope is that he might meant two new FE lenses that Sony could unveil on their updated roadmap. Anyway, these are the specs about the two upcoming cameras:

A77M2 A-mount:
new 24 megapixel Sensor
79 af points, 15 cross points
very Fast Tracking performance
12fps up to 60 Frames/ 25 frames RAW & JPG, RAW 26 frames
Low light AF, f/2.8 vertical line sensor, new algorithm

RX100M3:
20MP sensor (same as RX100M2 model)
ISO 125-25600
24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens
Built in View finder (SVGA OLED Tru-Finder 1440k dots)
Tiltable screen (180 degrees up)
Record in XAVC S format (Same format of the Sony A7s but with no 4K output option).
Almost same size and weight as the current RX100/M2 models.
I have been told all other specs are the same of the current RX100II model.
Price is said to be around 800-850 Euro in Europe. Should be around $800-850 in USA (US price is my guess)

Follow the announcement live here on SonyAlphaRumors on May 1 at:
– 2am (02:00) San Francisco
– 5am (05:00) New York time
– 10 am (10:00) London time
– 11 am (11:00) Berlin time
– 8 pm (20:00) Tokyo time

UPDATE: Looks like different countries will see the cameras announced on different days. This is Sony’s Hong KOng invitation test for a May 7 announcement. This isn’t unusual. Also the A7s has been announced in US first and only days after in Japan.

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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!

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