Sony has listed its Sony a35 DSLT camera as a "previous model" on its official website, leading to speculation that a new entry level camera could be unveiled soon.
This leaves Sony with just two cameras in its "current" line-up of translucent mirror models.
It is thought that a "pro" camera using the SLT technology is likely to be on the cards, especially since Sony introduced a new 500mm professional lens.
It's been a relatively quiet few months for Sony, which announced two new DSLTs and two new compact system cameras last summer. Sony is known for announcing several cameras at once, so a large announcement could be on its way.
The a65 is a pared down version of the a77, but both sit in the "enthusiast" part of the market. A budget version of the cameras would likely be a welcome addition for many photographers keen to harness the advantages of using a translucent mirror.
Sony is known for producing high resolution sensors, with the a65 and a77 both sharing a 24.3 million pixel APS-C sized sensor.
It seems likely that a budget model would also feature a relatively high pixel count. The a35 featured a 16.2 million pixel sensor, so an entry-level 20+ megapixel camera seems like a likely proposition.
Stay tuned for more updates on Sony camera releases as and when they happen.
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