Focus Numerique published a new interview with Tôru Katsumoto from Sony. Those are the most interesting info (Attention: Google translation):
– “After the launch of Alpha 33 and 55, the critics were actually more positive than what we ourselves expected. In addition, we are working on new models of electronic viewfinders, much more efficient, and we therefore decided to use this type of viewfinder for our next model.”
– Will the next Fullframe model use the new electronic viewfinder? “The decision has not yet been made, especially for devices with 24×36 mm sensor. I think, one of the electronic viewfinders can even compete with the optical viewfinders of those models. But not in the near future, regarding the fact that the resolution of a 24×36 mm optical viewfinder is very high.”
– “At the end of 2010, we do not have the technology to do without the mechanical shutter.”
– Tôru says that Sony will make a high-end compact camera (a là Panasonic LX5).