Sony Alpha SLT-A99 full frame camera

Sony has announced their first full frame camera, the SLT-A99:

  • 24,3 MP sensor
  • On-chip phase-detection autofocus
  • ISO 100-25,600
  • 6 fps
  • Built-in GPS
  • Microphone and headphone sockets
  • Electronic viewfinder (fixed mirror)

New Sony lenses: 24/2, 35/1.8, 85/2.8 – and a rumor

Sony has unveiled three new Alpha prime lenses:

  • Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 24mm f2 SSM
  • DT 35mm f1.8 SAM
  • 85mm f2.8 SAM

The 85mm will sell for only EUR 250, the 35mm for only EUR 200. The 24mm will cost EUR 1200 – for the US there will be an additional announcement. Note: if the lenses are used on the NEX system using the adapter you can focus only manually.

Additionally there are rumors floating around that Sony is thinking about dropping full-frame sensors. Read an interesting and detailled analysis at the well respected site of Thom Hogan about this issue. We will see…

Sony Alpha 550 review

Dpreview has posted a detailed review of the Sony Alpha 550. They state:

“It’s almost impossible to make a blanket recommendation regarding this camera: serious photographers will be put off by the paucity of high end features and controls, beginners will be frustrated by the rather uninspiring results you often get when everything is left on auto.”

Sony Alpha 230, 330, 380 and 4 new lenses

Sony has announced three new Alphas designed for first time buyers.

Sony Alpha 900 – can it deliver?

Dpreview has published a detailled review of Sonys new flagship DSLR, the Alpha 900, the first digital full frame camera for Minolta/Sony users.