Sony unveils SLT-A77 flagship, preview article.
Sadly not full-frame, but still: 12 frames per second with a 24MP sensor! I'm sure that's a record. It's achieved with a fixed, semi-translucent mirror, no wait (or noise or vibration) from the mirror flapping up and down like a bat caught in a clothing line.
What a brute.
I'm guessing this is their first serious attack on the sports- and reportage pro markets.
24 megapixels in a reduced frame sensor... I hope they have made some more progress with noise processing, for that's some small pixel sites there.
It's nice to see Sony has not given up on the high end market. Although I have to wonder if there will be any more full-frame models. Full frame is a difficult market, because it's pretty small and you have to have big, very good, and thus very expensive and heavy lenses for it, in order to justify the very high resolution such cameras can produce. And two or three lenses are not enough, and of course they are not exactly cheap to research, design, and build. Even Canon and Nikon only comes out with maybe three new lenses in this class per year, if that.