Report: Sony May Have a Full-Frame and an APS-C Alpha SLT in 2014

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The alpha line isn’t dead. The fine folks at sonyalpharumors cite two trusted anonymous about A-mount prototypes in two flavors: full-frame and APS-C. The full-frame option will have a 36 MP sensor, but what separates it from the A7R is that it doesn’t have an “offset microlens design”. Having an offset microlens design improves pixel efficiency by having the light hit the sensor at a better angle, but it is needed only really in mirrorless models where light hits the sensor at much smaller angles than in DSLR/Ts. The APS-C option will have a 24 MP sensor, which is a souped-up version of the a77’s sensor. This rounds out the available details.

It’s comforting to hear that Sony’s bigger rigs aren’t dead. These cameras could arrive in early 2014, but we’ll keep our ears close to the ground for more information.