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Sony digital SLR may arrive this summer

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.

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Sony digital SLR may arrive this summer
In a pre-PMA press release, Sony have announced that they intend to market a digital SLR compatible with Konica Minolta's Dynax/Maxxum lenses much sooner than many thought they would.

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

Press Release:
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.
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Bowley 8 79 England
20 Feb 2006 5:31AM
yay for sony and their lens mount

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IanA 10 3.0k 12 England
20 Feb 2006 11:49AM
Much sooner!! It was a dead cert they would have them out for the Autumn!

Wink)
Skodster 8 902 Ireland
20 Feb 2006 9:23PM
It amazes me that a company the size of Sony have to resort to someone elses design. It's a bit like Honda rebaging Subaru's and calling them Honda.

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