Sony Teases an Upcoming Alpha Special Event

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Sony Japan has launched a dedicated teaser website for an upcoming event related to its Alpha products. While details are scarce, Sony fans will not need to wait long to see what Sony has up its sleeve.

The website announces an Alpha special event in Yokohama, Japan, on November 8 and 9. It is unclear if this event will coincide with any product announcement, but it is something to keep an eye on. If Sony announces anything on November 8 or 9, PetaPixel will share the information as soon as it is available.

Sony has already had a busy 2023, launching many new cameras and lenses. Going back a bit further, Sony’s event comes just over a year after the company announced the a7R V, its most recent flagship Alpha camera and one of the company’s most exciting recent announcements. Will Sony one-up itself this autumn?

Last month, Sony announced the Burano, a $25,000 cinema camera. Shortly before that, the company unveiled the ILX-LR1, a super compact camera designed for use on drones, although somewhat confusingly, not Sony’s own drone.

Perhaps Sony’s most exciting announcement of the summer was the a7C II and a7C R reveal. The two ultra-compact full-frame mirrorless cameras offer a ton of bang for the buck.

That said, for professional photographers, the updated 16-35mm f/2.8 G Master Mark II ultra-wide zoom was perhaps Sony’s best announcement so far this year. The updated 16-35mm completes Sony’s “Mark II” zoom trinity, alongside the previously-released 24-70mm f/2.8 GM II and 70-200mm f/2.8 GM II zooms.

Of course, that is only what Sony announced in August and September. The company also launched the a6700 and 70-200mm f/4 G OSS II Macro to significant acclaim in July, plus the ZV-1 Mark II vlogging camera in May. That camera came just a couple of months after the ZV-E1, another vlogging-focused camera.

Sony has already announced many cameras and lenses so far in 2023, so what else might be on the horizon before the end of the year? Some extremely popular and powerful Sony cameras haven’t been refreshed in a while, so the landscape is ripe for speculation.

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