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I'm late for bed so not thought this through, but I just got the following in an e-mail from Sony's Playstation side:

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September 22, 2009 – the Autumnal Equinox, when the Earth’s axis is inclined neither towards nor away from the sun. As the hour of twilight moves across the globe, seven of the world’s most picturesque locations will host seven football matches.

They will showcase Sony’s new range of a, Cyber-shot™ and Handycam® cameras.


Now, when they say new range, I assume that "a" is meant to be an alpha symbol, do they mean the not so new "+30" models or the yet unannounced ones?

I don't think we have a thread for this do we? I mean the event is known before, but I don't recall mention of alpha specifically before now... regardless I hope they announce the new models before then...

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I certainly hope so to, and judging by the pattern of previous announcements, the new stuff should be around before September 22nd...

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September 22, 2009 too, a coincidence?

This ons is for the Exmor R


http://www.sony.co.uk/hub/twilight-football

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Sony is celebrating the power of its low light photography technology by hosting a unique event, Twilight Football...to show how Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor technology captures incredible detail and fast-moving action in low light filming conditions – one of the toughest challenges in digital camera photography.

There aren't any known existing Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor DSLR's, right? That would mean the A850 is NOT the A900 with one BIONZ processor removed?

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OllieG wrote:
There aren't any known existing Exmor R™ CMOS Sensor DSLR's, right?


What do you think the A900 is? ;)
Both the A900 and A700 use CMOS sensors and the marketing department in Sony calls them "Exmor CMOS".

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Ah, I've just realised that I was looking at Exmor while Sony is touting a new Exmor R. Perhaps this could be a new DSLR and not just a cut down A900.

My spirits are lifted again! :D

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Pure guessing:

I doubt the A850 will have anything significant over the A900, unless the new sensor happens to contribute to being much cheaper...

The A5xx on the other hand could use all the toys they have!

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New cyber-shots out today! WX1 and TX1 featuring the backlit Exmor-R sensors! :D I want to see how they perform in low light!

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From what I've heard, the A500 and A550 might just have the Exmor R technology as well. The A850 won't.
It might just be the long awaited solution to Sony's high ISO noise problems...

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I find the high ISO problems of Sony a bit exaggerated.

Since firmware version 4, the A700 is performing just fine if you compare it to Nikon's D300 and D90 (which share the same sensor-family) or Canon's offerings in the same league.

I'm not sure why Sony still puts the (dated) CCD sensor in their budget line-up. If Sony chose to use the A700 sensor for these models, I'm sure there was less to complain about. We don't see Nikon putting the D60 sensor in their D5000 for example.

So, there shouldn't be a problem for Sony if they worked with the right sensor. Why they don't is beyond me.

The A900 seem to be a different story. Some say it's the JPEG engine, some say the sensor is not capable of cleaner results... I don't know.

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They have since fixed that September twilight ad. There will be no Exmor-R Sensors available for the event :\. Stupid typos...

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PhotoRumors.com:Sony camera announcements on August 28, 2009

http://photorumors.com/2009/08/10/sony-and-canon-press-conference-dates-confirmed/

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