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Sony finally puts an end to its A-mount DSLR cameras

As per reports, Sony is all set to wave goodbye to its A-mount system. The DSLR cameras that will no longer be available on the market are: a68, a77 II and a99 II.

Pavni Jain | May 6, 2021 | Updated 13:21 IST

Highlights

  • Sony has discontinued with its A-mount system.
  • Sony cameras that will not be available on the market are -a68, a77 II and a99 II.
  • The last A-mount imaging product which Sony introduced was an A-mount to E-mount adapter.

In an effort to shift to mirrorless cameras completely, many camera makers have started to discontinue with their DSLRs or lenses gingerly. Earlier we reported that Canon discontinued 26 EF-mount lenses. Now, Sony Alpha Rumors notes that the company has waved goodbye to its A-mount system. The report states, "This marks the official end of the A-mount system: The Sony(dot)com website removed all A-mount cameras and also BHphoto reports the cameras as -no longer available."

The camera models that will not be available on the market are as follows: Sony a68, a77 II and a99 II. All these are A-mount DSLR cameras which are disappearing from the company's own website as well as from other online stores. As per another media report, there is speculation that the listings of these cameras first went off on April 28, 2021. But there is no confirmation as such.

As for Sony's A-mount camera line-up, the company has not been touching on it for a very long time. The last A-mount imaging product which Sony introduced was an A-mount to E-mount adapter in September, 2020. Sony launched new full frame A-mount to E-mount lens adapter

Using the LA-EA5 adapter, users can bring Sony's mirrorless autofocus performance to A-Mount. Depending upon the camera model, this A-mount to E-mount adapter promises to deliver full support for focal-plane phase-detection AF, wide-area focal phase-detection AF coverage, real-time Eye AF for both humans and animals, and real-time Tracking and AF/AE tracking for SSM/SAM lenses at up to 11FPS.

Anyway, the news of the discontinuation of Sony's A-mount DSLR cameras doesn't come as a surprise. The company itself has stopped working on the aforementioned line-up for a few years. But yes, Sony is yet to make an official announcement about the same.

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