Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Rumoured Sony Alpha 500?

Well, there are lots of rumours in the market now and with the Canon 500D and the Nikon D5000 launched, it’s Sony time!  It is rumoured that there will be a Sony replacement for the A300/350 and maybe it will be called the A500.  Being Japanese, they probably avoided the number ‘4’!

Sorry, I don’t have any pictures of the latest rumours, but sources have it that it looks like an A350 (maybe they just photo shopped the A350!).

The rumoured specifications are:

  • 17.2 megapixels
  • up to 1/8000th shutter speed
  • high ISO, up to 12800
  • 2.7-inch swivel LCD
  • 9 AF points
  • nearly 1 to 1 coverage of the viewfinder (still slightly less)
  • 4 frames per second continuous shots
  • about 500g in weight without lens
The improved viewfinder would be a good bonus but with Sony’s reputation of poor noise reduction at high ISOs, not too sure about the 12800.  Anyway, let’s see what happens in May.

1 comment:

CS said...

Waaa....real or not?