Sony A

35mm SLR system • Discontinued


A 35mm full-frame SLR system created by Sony using Konica Minolta's technologies and assets after the latter decided to withdraw from camera business in March 2006.

The range of cameras included both conventional SLR models with an optical viewfinder and SLT models with a translucent mirror and electronic viewfinder. All cameras were equipped with sensor-shift image stabilization. As for the lens lineup, it was inherited from Konica Minolta in 2005. Although new high-quality lens models were released in cooperation with Zeiss, the whole lineup represented old Minolta developments released under the Sony name and with an updated exterior.

Camera list

Model Shutter Metering Modes Year
35mm digital SLR cameras with the Minolta/Sony A mount (4)
Sony Alpha DSLR-A900 E, 1/8000 TTL • OA PASM 2008
Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 E, 1/8000 TTL • OA PASM 2009
Sony SLT-A99 E, 1/8000 TTL • OA PASM 2012
Sony SLT-A99 II E, 1/8000 TTL • OA PASM 2016

Minolta/Sony A mount lens list

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