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Sony digital SLR may arrive this summer - Sony will receive certain assets from Konica Minolta that are necessary for the development, design and production of digital SLR cameras on March 31st 2006. Sony hope to accelerate production with a view to marketing these models this summer.
The transfer of Konica Minolta's lens mount patents and technology will be completed on March 31st 2006. Sony aim to have their own digital SLR ready for announcement by the end of summer this year.
The camera will probably take the form of a re-badged Konica Minolta camera, but this will still be the first important step towards Sony becoming a major player in the digital SLR marketplace
On March 31 2006, Sony will receive certain assets from Konica Minolta PI that are necessary for the development, design, production and so forth of digital SLR cameras compatible with Konica Minolta PI's Maxxum/Dynax lens mount system (an original lens mount system to connect camera body and lens adopted in Konica Minolta Maxxum/Dynax series SLR cameras) Sony will accelerate development of new digital SLR cameras based on and compatible with the Maxxum/Dynax lens mount system with a view to marketing these models this summer.