Upcoming Sony Alpha 800

PhotoRumors is telling us about an anonymous leak describing a possible new Sony Alpha 800 with the following features:

  • 16.2 MP full frame sensor EXMOR R (new technology)
  • 100-25600 ISO
  • 8 frame/sec
  • SSI, same a900 OVF, new AF system,
  • GPS and WiFi built-in
  • 3.5″ LCD display
  • Pop-up flash
  • Flash sync: 1/500s
  • Camera level
  • 23 AF sensors
  • Quick Live View
  • Video Full HD
  • Dust/splashes sealed
  • Aluminum-magnesium alloy body
  • Released early September 2009

It seems that everybody is now expecting Sony too announce/launch at least one more SLR camera (after the Sony Alpha 230, Alpha 330 and Alpha 380).

I am not sure this leak is real (it looks too much like the wet dream of a techno-geek maniac), but it’s worth waiting for a new SLR photo camera to go and replace or complement the existing Sony Alpha 700.

What seems certain: Sony promised to present two more high-end lenses in 2009 (one super-tele-photo, maybe a 500mm f/4.5, and a beautiful 28-75mm f/2.8 zoom); We expect both lenses and new body to be announced simultaneously.