Sony has its A700 successor on display at CES 2011, albeit behind glass. The mockup was equipped with a battery grip and an unmarked lens.
No word on the release date, but one would expect it to arrive at or around PMA 2011 in September.
As you can see, it’s clearly equipped for HD video capture.
There is a direct record button on the back for quick start video recording.
Unfortunately, the camera was fully encased behind glass and I had to reach the camera around the backside of the container to capture images of the back of the camera. I could never quite get the proper angle to avoid the glare from directly behind it.
In addition to the A700, Sony is also showing off a mid-range speedlight flash for its Alpha-line of DSLRs.
Unfortunately, there’s no real details about the camera other than it’s coming one day and the A700 will finally have a replacement. Stay tuned for the latest.