Sony a (alpha) Ultra Compact DSLR Concept Camera

[PMA 2010] Today, Sony showed the next ultra compact DSLRs cameras with interchangeable lenses they are working on, the a (alpha) DSLR uses a mirorless design with the new Exmor APS HD CMOS sensor, which provides full AVCHD video capability. Sony claims that it gets the quality of a DSLR in an ultra compact body, closing the gap between point-and-shoots and DSLRs. The mirroless design makes it possible to get a DSLR in a super small body, additionally, the Exmor APS sensor is larger than the MicroFour Thirds sensor used in current mirrorless designs. (See technical graphic displayed at the Sony conference below).

Sony Alpha Ultra Compact DSLR Concept Camera

I am curious to see if I can really get the same experience as my DSLR, I could then avoid the pain of carrying a heavy and bulky device at conferences. The design looks a bit like the recently launched Pentax Optio H90, I like the style.

In the picture below this article, see pictures of mid-range and mainstream concept a (alpha) cameras for advanced users including the successor of the a700, the Prototype of a Distagon T 24mm F2 ZA SSM, new Carl Zeiss wide angle lens, Prototype of a Super Telephoto Lens (500mm F4 G) with class-leading optical performance.

No word on pricing and availability is an unknown date in 2010.

Sony a (alpha) Ultra Compact DSLR Concept Camera

Filed in Photo-Video >Top Stories. Read more about Camera, dslr and Sony.

User Comments