I am not too sure but I have been told that the Alpha Mount in the Sony DSLR series is 25 years old! That’s a lot older than I thought. The first camera with the Alpha Mount was the Minolta Maxxum 7000 (or Alpha 7000 in Japan). Other notable first for the Maxxum 7000 are:
- First in-body Auto Focus
- First SLR with fully automatic film handling
Other interesting facts is that older Alpha Mount lenses have five electrical contacts whilst the latest once (have been told since 1991) have 8 contact points.
A picture of the Minolta Maxxum 7000.