Just in the knick of time, Sony partnered up with Konica Minolta, just before it closed up shop for good. Doing so allowed Sony to acquire all of Konica Minolta’s production know-how. And so, this gave them the competency to develop their first ever digital SLR.
It was in 2005, when Konica Minolta and Sony announced their partnership to develop digital SLR cameras. By January 2006, Konica Minolta closed up and sold all of their operations to Sony. By April 2006, the alpha brand of digital SLR cameras was introduced and by June of the same year, they introduced the Alpha DSLR–A100 to the market.
Sony also introduced the translucent mirror to digital SLRs. This mirror addresses the autofocus performance for capturing videos with a DSRL because you often have to resort to manual focus to keep subjects sharp. With what Sony calls as the SLT system, their SLRs offer you the fastest continuous shot speeds available for SLRs.
We want to here about your experiences with your Sony Camera. Feel free to post your shots, your comments, and even your questions in this forum.
My first DSLR was a Sony A200. Sold it after I switched to Canon. Here is a link to some shots I took with it -
And links to a whole lot more shots -
Canon 50D, Olympus PL2