updated 11:30 am EDT, Thu May 7, 2009
Sony A230 A330 A380 Leaks
Sony is now known to be preparing not one but three entry-level Alpha digital SLRs for a launch in the near future. In addition to a drop-down menu on the company's UK support page that reveals the A330 and two lenses (50mm and 18-55mm) when choosing from cameras, an analyst's Twitter update has also revealed the existence of the A230 and the A380. No details are provided about the cameras themselves in either circumstance.
It's expected that the models are all direct upgrades to the A200, A300 and A350. The A200 and A300 have been entry-level models with fixed (A200) and swivel (A300) LCDs with 10.2-megapixel sensors and live view on the A300. The A350 has largely been a higher-resolution version of the A300. It's unofficially expected that the changes will bring higher resolutions to some or all models as well as new imaging engines and possible extras that increasingly common on budget DSLRs, such as HD video recording. [via Photography Bay]