Sony announces five new Alpha DSLRs and three new prime lenses
UPDATE (August 29, 2010): We have summarized the announcements, along with initial reviews, previews, samples and discussions of the four new Sony Alpha interchnageable lens cameras. Check them out:
The moment has arrived! The new Sony Alpha Gear are official! Five different DSLR models and three prime lenses have been announced! Here is the latest action...
Reviews and hands-on reports
+ Sony SLT-A55 reviewed already by dpreview [HOT!]
+ Sony SLT-A55V review at Imaging Resource [HOT!]
+ Hands-on with the A55/A33 and A560 at Luminous Landscape [NEW!]
+ A33 preview at Imaging Resource
+ A55 preview with 100-second video hands-on at Digital Camera Review
+ play with the A55 camera body (rotate picture, zoom-in, change lenses, pull-out and swivel the LCD display) at Sony Japan (requires Flash) [COOL!]
Disambiguation point: A55v and A55
There are three different SLT (pellicle mirror) models announced. The A33, A55 and A55v. The A55v has built-in GPS while the A55 does not. Explanation at Imaging Resource.
+ Imaging Resource
+ DC Resource
+ Imaging Insider
+ Product page for A55 by Sony Japan
+ Photo Review
+ Alpha Numerique
+ Photography Blog
+ Sony itself
+ Pop Photeaux
+ Sony Europe: pellicles, traditional mirrors
The fact that dpreview reviewed a production body with firmware version 1.0 is a perhaps a sign that the cameras will be shipping sooner than later.
In Japan, the estimated release date for the A55 is September 10.
The videos are after the jump...