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Sony A99 set to be discontinued this summer amid price cut

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Sony A99 set to be discontinued this summer amid price cut

Sony A99 is rumored to be discontinued in the near future, as the full frame A-mount camera is also believed to be replaced by the Sony A99II at Photokina 2014.

Sony’s return to the A-mount series has been marked by the introduction of the Sony A77 II camera. The device is a minor refresh for its predecessor and comes with only a few, but notable improvements when compared to the A77.

There are other models in the A-mount series, including the A58, A65, and A99. The latter is the company’s flagship camera and it has been rumored to be substituted for a long time. Either way, it is still here and its time is not up, yet, as according to a trusted source, the device will be discontinued sometime this summer.

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Sony A99 is rumored to be discontinued this summer in order to make room for the A99II camera.

Sony A99, the flagship A-mount camera, rumored to be discontinued this summer

Rumors about a Sony A99 discontinuation have been around for many months, but this time it looks like it is finally happening. The Japan-based company is said to be planning to discontinue its top camera in order to make room for the launch of the Sony A99 II.

The current A-mount flagship will have its fate sealed by the end of the summer, as its replacement is rumored to be announced at the Photokina 2014.

World’s largest digital imaging event takes place in Cologne, Germany in September. The show should also see another A-mount camera launched, the so-called A88, which will replace the A58, as the A65 will never be substituted by another model.

The source, who says that the A99 will be discontinued soon, is expected to reveal mode details about the camera’s replacement in the near future, so we could learn everything there is to know about it before its announcement.

Sony A99 price goes down significantly amid discontinuation rumors

Meanwhile, the Sony A99 price has been reduced by about $500 at Amazon. This is an important price cut for a very powerful camera that features a 24.3-megapixel full frame sensor.

The device also comes packed with a built-in electronic viewfinder, 3-way tilting LCD screen, and a maximum ISO sensitivity of 51,200.

The A99 specs list includes a continuous shooting mode of up to 10fps and an autofocus system comprising 19 AF points.

It is too early to talk about the specs list of the Sony A99II, but more information is inbound, so stay tuned, as stated above.

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