I was invited to London and Germany (tomorrow and Friday) but I just can't do it - I am right in the middle of finishing a magazine for press, advertising is non-existent, Richard went down with labyrinthitis followed by serious loss of hearing last week and has really had problems doing his job (ad sales and management) leaving me hanging on and knowing I will have to do this myself with no time to spare.
There is a lot of nonsense being talked on Dxyum about 7fps with no autofocus during shooting - they really need to wake up, the A900 and A700 5 fps are also no AF during shooting and so for that matter are the fast Canon and Nikon settings! All the maximum speeds are quoted with exposure and AF locked at first frame, for ALL the camera makers, and they just don't seem to have realised that - but I am fed up with dropping in to correct strange opinions
I have emailed Paul Genge and Aimee Lake at Sony to be assured of receiving information, and getting in line for test product, but Paul seems happier to avoid telling me anything (I have never been asked to sign an NDA since the A700 launch) - probably because Photoclubalpha, whether liked by Sony or not, is now one of the most popular websites for searches for Alpha new models. Therefore it's more useful to have me picking up scraps of info, than being fed all the facts.
I am confused at Gustav's source of info because I assume that to be Paul Genge, and Paul is legendarily cautious about leaking info. My other 'inside Sony' moles have not sent me any advance info this time.