Sony has also launched today the SLT-A55V and SLT-A33 that are equipped with Sony’s latest Translucent Mirror Technology thats allows the cameras to track fast moving subjects with ease.
These two new models are Sony’s very first digital cameras to employ Translucent Mirror Technology, that uses a fixed, translucent mirror that ‘splits’ the optical pathway between the main image sensor and a separate phase-detection autofocus sensor.
Translucent Mirror Technology allows high-speed shooting with the α55 at up to 10fps (α33: 7fps) in Continuous Priority AE mode. This represents the world’s fastest burst continuous AF shooting performance of any interchangeable lens camera with an APS-C size sensor.
Sony’s A55 and A33 go on sale in October & September for $750 and $650 respectively for bodies-only, and $850 and $750 for the bodies plus 18-55mm zoom lens.
You can read the full press release on Sony’s Website