The next A-mount camera to be released by Sony will be the A99II, which will replace the A99, and it will be officially unveiled during a special event in September 2015.
Although Sony has reassured A-mount users that this mount is not dead while launching two A-mount lenses in 2015, there are still plenty of photographers who fear that there will be no new such cameras.
The worries are fueled by the fact that the PlayStation maker is selling lots of mirrorless cameras, so it may choose to abandon the A-mount in order to focus on E-mount and FE-mount units. However, a trusted source has come forth in early May to state that the Mark II version of the A99 is in the works and it is planned to show up sometime in 2015.
Another insider has returned with more Sony A99II rumors. The source confirms that the shooter is in development, while its announcement date is scheduled to take place around mid-September.
New Sony A99II rumors claiming that the A-mount camera is coming in 2015
The latest details are stating that Sony was indeed planning to launch the A99II in 2014. It was supposed to be a minor upgrade over the A99, but the manufacturer decided to postpone its launch in order to improve it a lot more.
At this point, the camera maker is hoping to introduce the A99 successor around the middle of September. Its release date is not set in stone, but the device will become available sometime during the last three months of 2015.
Sony to launch a couple of A-mount lenses alongside A99 replacement
The newest Sony A99II rumors are claiming that the camera will not come alone. Instead, it will be accompanied by a couple of new lenses. The first is a 24-105mm f/4 standard zoom lens, while the other is a Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 SSM prime lens.
Both optics will be released on the market by the end of the year, too. Although they have been mentioned within the gossip mill in the past, there are few details about them therefore we will have to wait a little longer for new info.
Brand new sensor and 4K video recording for Sony A99 Mark II users
The leakster has had something to say about the specs of the A99II. Sony will allegedly put a brand new image sensor into the A-mount camera. Its megapixel count is unknown, but the sensor will be able to capture 4K videos without the need of an external recorder.
The company is expected to keep using an electronic viewfinder and a translucent mirror into the A99 replacement, while more specifications will be leaked in the near future. Stay tuned!