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PMA 07 Breaking! Sony Alpha Flagship: First Pics

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Here are a few more shots of that Sony Alpha flagship DSLR announced today. Even when we talked to Sony's Alpha Product Manager Mark Weir, he still wasn't talking. There was simply no more info available about the camera other than it'll be the highest-end product, it will incorporate Super SteadyShot in-camera image stabilization, and it'll be suited for pro shooters.

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Weir wouldn't say whether this camera under glass was a working prototype, and said one of the two more-advanced Alpha cameras announced today will be released before the end of this year. Which one will be released? He wouldn't say.

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Scaramanga
Scaramanga

@tom:

Back when the alpha was Minolta professionals used to use them, since the digital area, really, Canon is the only one that is remotely competitive (Sorry the Nikon D2X is no match for a 5D or Mark III, much less a 1Ds).

Sony up to this point didn't have a competitor for the high-end pro market. It'll be hard changing people that are invested in Canon or Nikon lenses.

However, if Sony could produce a camera that is a full-frame sensor like the 5D/1Ds and do it for much cheap then it'll be interesting.

Also, if Sony could do a full-frame sensor that can do 8-10fps then it would also be impressive (Mark IIn and Mark III is only a 1.3 crop)

Canon needs competition. And competition benefits everyone.