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Sony a290, a390 and a850 DSLR cameras to be discontinued

Sony will officially discontinue the full frame a850 camera this summer, two years after its official announcement. Back in May B&H already listed the camera as discontinued. AP claims that the reason for the a850 departure is “because the 24.6MP camera is too similar in specification and price to the flagship Alpha 900 model”. Interestingly enough, the Sony […]

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Sony a850 is now discontinued

The full frame Sony a850 is now officially discontinued at B&H. The camera was announced in August of 2009. The future of the Sony full frame DSLR line is unclear at that point. Sony did confirm that all future Alpha cameras will have translucent mirror technology.

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Sony announces A900/A850 firmware upgrade

The previously rumored firmware upgrade for Sony A900/A850 DSLR cameras is now available online. Full press release after the break:

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Yes, Sony a700 is discontinued but what is the replacement?

The previous report about the Sony a700 being discontinued came back in August. Now, Sony Europe (Netherlands) confirms that directly in an email – the a700 is replaced by the “Alpha 8 series”. Do they mean the a850? Not sure why they would replace a 1.5x crop sensor DSLR with a full frame DSLR. Maybe they mean the […]

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New Sony DSLRs available for pre-order

Amazon is already taking pre-orders for the new Sony Alpha models (click for details): UK pre-order options

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They are everywhere (new Sony DSLRs)

Dpreview has hands-on preview for the new set of Sony DSLRs. Images taken with the A850 Luminous Landscape short A850 review Full text press release after the break:

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Complete list of Sony products to be announced

Alpha 500 12 Mp EXMOR R CMOS sensor New Quick AF Live View 5 Fps Alpha 550 15 Mp EXMOR R CMOS sensor New Quick AF Live View 5 Fps Vertical Control Grip / Sony VG-C50AM for the Alpha 500 and 550 Alpha 850 24.6 Mp Full Frame EXMOR CMOS Sensor 98 % Viewfinder 3 […]

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