It is officialnow from Sony as we will get to see mainstream DSLRs in the near
future. News release from Sony have indicated 3 models – Alpha 230, 330
and the 380.
The 10.2 megapixel ?230 camera is the lightest, most compact alpha DSLR
camera body ever at 15.9 ounces.
The 10.2 megapixel ?330 and the 14.2
megapixel ?380 cameras are also smaller and lighter than their
predecessor models (the DSLR-A300 and DSLR-A350, respectively). These
cameras are also more compact and feature an intuitive control layout that allows for easy single-handed operation, as quoted by Sony.
Pre-orders will start on the 18th May on Sonystyle online retailers stateside. Accessories and parts will be available from July onwards.
Pricing wise, The a380L, a330L and a230L will cost about $850, $650 and $550,
respectively. The L series one-lens kit comes with the SAL-1855
standard zoom lens.
The a380Y, a330Y and a230Y will cost about $1050, $850 and $750,
respectively. The Y series two-lens kit comes with both the SAL-1855
standard zoom and SAL-55200 telephoto zoom lenses.
** Prices indicated are in US dollars.