Sonyshine: I can see what Sony is doing, replacing both the A37 and the A57 but in doing so I think they have messed up. This does not look as good a camera as the A57 in many respects and it is bulkier than the A37. I fear this will be another 'A35" A here today gone tomorrow temporary bodge up to fix a perceived gap in the SLT camera range. I can only hope the new sensor is a cracker - it needs to be!
I have the a33 and I thought the quick upgrade a35 was warranted given the heating issues that the a33 and a55 had. They made such a big deal about being the first to have continuous autofocus but video was largely unusable due to it. I eventually just grew accustomed to short clips and always turning off my camera to save battery and stop overheating. From what I have read the a35 was able to fix both of those issues.
MrDerekAnderson: Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't Sony own a decent chunk of Tamron (10 percent?) and many of the current Sony alpha lenses are merely re-rebadged Tamrons. The 28-80 2.8 and 18-250 come to mind.
"But what is a Konica Minolta lens? There are very few, nearly all were made by Tamron."
that was from the following article, I'm not an expert but I thought KM started rebadging Tamrons and then Sony, who needed a system for their digital cameras, bought KM and continued doing the same. The quote is about 1/2 through the article.
Correct me if I am wrong, but doesn't Sony own a decent chunk of Tamron (10 percent?) and many of the current Sony alpha lenses are merely re-rebadged Tamrons. The 28-80 2.8 and 18-250 come to mind.