Here’s a tip: if you want to know if a product might be refreshed soon, seeing it being listed as unavailable could be a sign that it is about to be replaced by a presumably newer and better model. Of course this is not always 100% the case, but it’s worth taking note of. Photographers and enthusiasts might also want to take note that it would seem as though Sony’s A65 has been officially listed as unavailable on Amazon’s website, while other retailers have listed it as being back-ordered. While this doesn’t mean that there is no more A65 stock, it probably means that Sony might have stopped production and will not have any new units available for retailers.
In fact it was a few months ago that we reported that the camera had been listed as discontinued which prompted speculation that its successor, the A69, could be on its way. Interestingly enough despite there being Sony A77 stock available, Sony Alpha Rumors has reported that the A77 could soon be replaced as well, presumably by the rumored A79. This rumor lines up with what we have heard the past few months where it was suggested that in 2014, the A77’s successor could be making an official appearance.
Take it all with a grain of salt for now, since these are just rumors, but who knows, perhaps Sony might have something for us at CES 2014, or maybe even at CP+ which takes place not too long after the event.
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