When is PMA or the shows that sony is likley to release new stuff?
That shall be PhotoKina, in Cologne, Germany. The event starts on the 23rd and lasts till the 28th of September! But we may well get news earlier. Tomorrow, Sony organises a press day announcing, what's said to be the launch of an exciting digital camera. However, that's most likely to be two new Cybershot models.
Important though: there will be a two day press event on the 9/10th of September, which is probably when the A900 will be announced, likely accompanied by some new lenses like the Zeiss 16-35mm and 80-400mm and perhaps the 24-105mm F4 as well.
David Kilpatrick, editor of photoclubalpha.com, expects the camera to go on sale on the 30th of September. However, the first store to have the camera available for orders will be Foto Gregor (Cologne)
, which often has the newest camera announced at PhotoKina from the first day of the event (so from the 23rd). Read David's full article on the Alpha 900 launch
You might want to watch David's site closely the coming weeks, there might well be some interesting news...
About Live View: I think it's a useful feature for some occassions, I prefer using the viewfinder, and I do think it will be implemented in all future Alpha DSLRs (including the A900).
- Bjorn -