Sony is rumored to release the A99 replacement, which will most likely be called A99II, sometime in early 2015 despite the fact that it will announce the camera as soon as Photokina 2014.
A lot of people have believed that Sony will replace its flagship A-mount camera by the end of 2013. As the months were passing by last year, it became clearer that such thing was not going to happen.
Towards the beginning of 2014, some shy voices have claimed that the successor to the A99 will be revealed by the end of the year. Moreover, some trusted sources have confirmed that the device will become official sometime around the world’s biggest digital imaging trade fair, Photokina 2014.
As the popular event is getting closer, more sources are claiming a similar thing. Unfortunately, this information also brings some bad news. It appears that the Sony A99II release date has been scheduled to take place in early 2015, months after the camera’s announcement date.
Sony A99II release date will most likely be scheduled for early 2015
Sony will start selling the A99II sometime at the beginning of 2015. This is what two separate sources are reporting
If the camera becomes official at Photokina 2014, then potential buyers will have to wait a long time until they can get their hands on the A99’s successor.
Sony may simply announce the development of A99’s successor at Photokina 2014
This is rather unusual, but we should keep in mind that the company might only announce the development of the camera at the upcoming event.
In this case, we will find out just some of camera’s specifications at Photokina 2014, while the proper launch event will take place sometime towards the end of 2014.
Such information is backed-up by one of these sources, who is claiming that Sony will reveal the A99II roughly two to three months after the world’s biggest event closes its doors.
WiFi-ready A99II to employ a 36-megapixel sensor
In the meantime, it is worth reminding that the Sony A99II specs list is rumored to include a 36-megapixel full frame sensor, a very fast autofocus system, WiFi, and NFC.
These features are available in other Sony models, so they are not expected to spark any revolution on the market. Nevertheless, we should not take any of this information for granted, as all rumors must be taken with a pinch of salt.
On a side note, Amazon is selling the A99 for a price around $2,300 and the stocks are pretty low, signalling that a replacement might be nearing.