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  1. #1
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    A900 successor information "leaked"

    The A99 to be officially announced at Photokina in September 2012. Leaked specs include 24.3 MP FF Sensor, 102 focus points and ability to record video in up to 24 different video formats. Possible articulating touch screen as well.

    See:
    http://thenewcamera.com/?tag=sony-fu...mber_118053355
    Darin Wessel
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    Minolta RC-1000 remote commander

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    It will be interesting to see which of the rumored specifications will turn out to be true. Here's another leak with different, more impressive, specs. like: •The Alpha Sony A99 has a translucent mirror
    • 36.9 Megapixel Exmor Sensor (3mos)
    • no Bayer filter
    • ISO 100-102400 and extendable to a 204800 & 409600
    • no infrared or anti-alias filters
    •Twelve FPS
    • digital filtering (infrared) with 3 modes- WITH IR, NO IR, ONLY IR
    •An eighty-nine cross-type AF points
    • metering direct from the sensor
    •focal plane bulb shutter, 60/1-1/24000 seconds
    • GPS built-in
    •Wi-Fi plus thunderbolt
    • flash synchronization is up to approximately 1/500 seconds
    • high-speed synchronization is close to 1/24000 seconds


    http://www.sonya99.net/
    Darin Wessel
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    Zooms: Tamron SP AF70-200mm f2.8 Di LD Macro; Sigma 28-90mm D macro, Konica-Minolta 18-70 f3.5-5.6
    Primes: Minolta 28mm f2.8; Sony 50mm f1.4
    Minolta RC-1000 remote commander

    Film:
    Calumet Cambo CC400 4x5 View Camera
    YashikaMat 6x6 TLR (other accessories)
    Minolta Maxxum 7000 w/ Minolta 35-80mm f/4-5.6 & Minolta 2800 flash
    Minolta Maxxum 5000i & Vivitar 728 AFM flash
    What's next???

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    Excellent news, Darin... minus the delay, of course.

    This second camera has potential... but still, including "menu-operated" direct control over 2.4GHz FSK RF-triggered flash systems still seems to be the missing advanced feature for a real pro-camera. The idea of not having to look somewhere else other than the back of the camera to make flash exposure adjustments (ratio and trigger-timing) just seems OBVIOUS to me, considering that we are working with TWO electronic displays (EVF and LCD back).

    We need to divorce ourselves from IR control. It is old technology and is problematic/unreliable with certain lighting and physical obstruction situations. I suggest they simply make the camera master of lighting control... instead of playing all the games with third party options. While the Pixel KING is major step in the right direction, it still lacks the upper-end control features... but, having ALL the feature Minolta designed back in their "advanced hot shoe" change for the ISO-type (back in 1995 - and there was a lot of pain with that decision) is an even better idea. What Pixel has shown is how cheaply this can be done. Integrating this advanced-idea into the a9x series would be similarly cheap. If they are going to add the extra space of an integrated vertical grip... put something useful in it.

    I am interested in making the craft BETTER and seeing SONY produce a truly remarkable 'all-in-one' remote-control tool. Now, that would be something the Canikon-pro bunch could drool over.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 05-31-2012 at 09:21 AM.
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    We'll see.......

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    Wish Sony would hurry up with some actual specs. I'm fed up with rumour and speculation.

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    Yea, but no viewfinder, hate that.

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    look how small it is pete. lol
    that has the same size sensor as a nikon 1 and look how tiny it is. very interesting indeed.
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    Don't tell me you're finally making the switch to Sony.

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