Why wait for the a79?

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Why wait for the a79?
Dec 5, 2013

The A77 is truly a bargain at the current $799 pricing but the camera is clearly at the end of its life span (though will remain a great camera for years to come).

A new A79 seems likely in the next 3-6 months. Unquestionably, it will be priced much higher than $800.

So what is to be gained by waiting and paying more?
Will it be small incremental upgrades, whereby may as well save money and buy the old model?
Or will it have major improvements that are worth waiting for?
Realistically, what do you hope or expect to see?

Rumors of mirrorless have died down. I expect it will still be SLT. But perhaps a secondary OSPDAF as with the A99?
More focus points with better tracking focus? (AF-D)

5 axis IBIS seems like a possible upgrade to expect.

Improved jpeg engine with improved noise reduction.

I honestly don't want more MP in an APS-C camera.

Any other realistic expectations that are worth waiting for?

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