Beginning in 2005 Sony and Konica Minolta joined together to create their first top performing Digital SLR Camera. At the same time they introduced a line of lenses and accessories that were made specifically for their DSLR's. The Alpha Series was the name of Sony's new digital SLR Camera. This incorporated a sleeker design while using some of Dynax's renowned features, and a powerful BIONZ™ image processor that delivered high-speed responses and richer colors.
Sony's first digital SLR camera incorporated the Dynax (Konica Minolta mount system) along with Sony's most advanced imaging technology. They added their SteadyShot™ Inside, which was highly recognized with their camcorders already. The Alpha100 featured a 10-mega-pixel resolution and powerful BIONZ™ processing engine for high quality processing that reduced unwanted image noise without degrading resolution or color integrity. The Alpha100 also allowed continuous shooting at 3 frames per second in any file format.
Today Sony has introduced many innovative features with the advancement of their Alphaseries. In particular, designed for the first-time DSLR buyers, Sony came out with cameras focused on a more compact, easier to use, and lighter form while still offering performance and versatility. They also offered built-in assistance with an on-screen Help Guide and Graphics Display.
Current top of the line Sony DSLR cameras have upwards of 25 megapixel resolutions. They've raised the bar in a number of features. Not only do they offer the highest image resolution (25 megapixels), they are the first DSLR to incorporate a 35mm full frame image sensor and the worlds first body-integrated full-size SteadyShot™ Inside image stabilization technology. The Sony Alpha A900 24.6MP Digital SLR Camera features Dual BIONZ™ image processors that allow shooting of up to 5 frames per second with super high quality images.
Sony still hasn't truly broken that barrier as one of the serious camera makers due to its large popularity with their other consumer electronics, but its steadily gaining recognition as one of today's top innovators in the line of Digital SLRs. There's plenty of information online as well as at your local electronics store. You can also check out Sony DSLR Camera for the latest news and information.