Sony A79 and the A99 successor is rumored to be announced in early 2014. The announcement of the Sony A-mount cameras expected to be in January, probably around CES2014.
Sony is rumored to announce several new cameras within the following months. The first wave of Sony announcement will be in mid-October and feature NEX-9 Full Frame, NEX-7R, the Sony A7 ( ILCE-7) and the Sony RX10 camera.
Sony is rumored to discontinue the SLT-A99 in late November. Sony A99 successor is to be announced and released in early 2014 along with the A77 replacement Sony A79. The second wave of announcement expected to be in January, 2014.
Sony A79 and A99 Successor Coming in Early 2014
The Sony A99 successor is rumored to feature a 36-megapixel sensor with a built-in 4-million-dot OLED viewfinder. The new Sony A79 will be the first mirrorless APS-C A-Mount camera and won’t be in the SLT line.
The successor for the SLT-A77 will still look like a DSLR camera but has a slightly new design. Sony A79 specs have been leaked and the replacement of the A77, is rumored to feature a 32-megapixel Exmor HD sensor and a 480-point AF system.
A Good Conclusion From SAR
Sony strategy is likely the following: ILC-E-mount cameras like the A3000 will replace the low end A-mount cameras. And future A-mount cameras will focus on the semi pro and pro market.