New Sony Alpha 10MP DSLR with K-M lens mount

Discussion in 'Sony' started by Tony Polson, May 12, 2006.

  1. Tony Polson

    Tony Polson Guest

    Here is the new Sony Alpha DSLR with the same Sony 10MP sensor as in
    the Nikon D100 and soon-to-be-released Pentax *ist D replacement.

    Based on a previous Konica Minolta DSLR it has the K-M lens mount:
    Tony Polson, May 12, 2006
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  2. Presumably you mean Nikon D200?
    David Dyer-Bennet, May 12, 2006
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    Rich Guest

    It doesn't look real.
    Rich, May 12, 2006
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    Tony Polson Guest

    Sorry, I hit the wrong key. :-(
    Tony Polson, May 12, 2006
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    Pete D Guest

    Plastic will do that!
    Pete D, May 12, 2006
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    Tony Walker Guest

    Tony Walker, May 12, 2006
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    RichA Guest

    Also, where is the name on the lens?
    Sony is good, keeping things under wraps. Isn't it supposed to be
    released in June?
    RichA, May 12, 2006
  8. Tony Polson

    Tony Polson Guest

    There is no mention on Sony's site because the camera has not been
    announced yet. Sony press releases have hinted about a new DSLR based
    on technology that was under development by Konica Minolta, but the 10
    MP sensor is an open secret.
    Tony Polson, May 13, 2006
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    Tony Walker Guest

    The 10MP sensor may be an open secret. It's also a best and educated guess.
    Sony have been talking this release up. If they want to be a "headline
    performer" they won't do it with just a tarted up, face painted 7D. It has
    to be more than 6MP. I fully agree with this and I think people realise it.

    As far as I'm concerned it's all speculation and vapour until Sony
    officially announce it.

    Also, if this picture is indicative of what's coming, I think they need help
    in styling department.
    Tony Walker, May 13, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Link doesn't work. Looks like you bit into a hoax.

    Having said that, the liklihood that the first Sony K-M mount DSLR will
    be based on a 10 Mpix sensor (such as the D_2_00) is pretty likely and
    has been the main prediction of many for a while.

    Alan Browne, May 13, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Ah! Now the page comes up. Looks more like some photoshop enthusiasm
    esp. where the SONY logo was pasted in and then the black poorly matched
    to the rest.

    The body as presented is identical to a K-M 5D. (Which may or not be
    how Sony kick things off).

    Alan Browne, May 13, 2006
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    Kinon O'cann Guest

    Kinon O'cann, May 15, 2006
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    DoN. Nichols Guest

    FWIW, it *does* work for me. Since it was a link to a .jpg, I
    didn't even bother with a browser, but instead just used wget to
    download the image, so I could expand it should I see reason to do so.

    It looks interesting, at least -- but whether it is real or
    photoshopped I don't know.

    DoN. Nichols, May 15, 2006
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    Cheesehead Guest

    IF it is Pentax KAF2, that will be a marketing ploy difficult to
    understand to the American mind.
    Pentax has their bodies licensed to Samsung. Definitely a "downer"
    WRT marketplace perception (US).
    Earlier they licensed the K mount to Ricoh, Vivitar, and Chinon. Two
    of the 3 were reputational downers.
    Sony would be a positive image improvement. I hope it can over-ride
    the Samsung negative.

    Cheesehead, May 16, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Looks better as an overall presentation, but that remains an airbrushed
    5D. If that's Sony's "entrée" I respect it. But they better have a
    full MASM two dial (aperture / speed) machine on the market soon after.

    10 Mpix would be a reasonable start. A "9D" is something to hope for.

    Alan Browne, May 18, 2006
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    Tony Walker Guest

    If this has already been posted, apologies for the duplication.

    There is a second interview on the website reagrding the Alpha. Sony still
    aren't giving much away. No, there's no more piccies.....

    Their idea of future models may be interesting to read for some. Not
    exactly my cup of tea though. If I wanted a video camera I'd buy a bloody
    video camera. Then again, if I could do away with flash except where I
    wanted some control over the light, that might be OK.


    Tony Walker, May 18, 2006
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    derek_c Guest


    I see no point in Sony buying up the remains of Konica-Minolta and then
    using a Pentax K mount!
    derek_c, Jun 3, 2006
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Alan Browne, Jun 10, 2006
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