I don't know about the rest of you, but all these rumours about new Alpha bodies aren't just driving me mad any more, they're starting to annoy me as well. However, I found this information, which seems to have some truth behind it, and thought you might want to hear.
The Alpha 800 (mini FF camera) will be announced to the market before Photo Kina. Announced that is, I think in prototype form, because it'd be very sudden to shock the world immediatly with a fully functioning camera. The Alpha 900, will be introduced on either the 9th or 10th of September, already known dates, but this is now pretty much certain. In China, on the 10th of September, at 10:00 AM, the A900 will meet the press. It's price tag is rumoured to be 18000-19000 CNY, which would equal 2700 USD and 1800 Euro's. This info does not only come from China, also from Spain and Germany.
Along with the A800's presentation, some new Zeiss and G full frame-compatible lenses will be shown.
Furthermore, a reliable Dutch sourse, a salesman who wishes to remain unknown (don't they all?) says he has already ordered 7 A800's, which may mean that unlike my own suspicion, the A800 will be introduced directly.
Believe it, or don't believe it. It might just be yet another rumour, more speculation. Or it is an actual accurate prediction of what we can expect the coming few weeks.
- Bjorn -