Sony has announced its first interchangeable-lens digital SLR, the Alpha DSLR-A100, which sports a 10-megapixel APS-C format CCD, compatibility with the Minolta Maxxum (Dynax) "A" lensmount, in-body image stabilization, and an anti-dust mechanism that works by shaking the sensor, all for a U.S. street price of US$899.95. The price, body construction, and overall feature-set would seem to place the camera squarely in the market slot one step above entry-level, in most direct competition with the Canon EOS 350D (Rebel XT) and Nikon D70s.
Full specifications and pictures were available earlier today, apparently prematurely, on the SonyStyle website, but those pages are no longer accessible as of this writing. Digital Photography Review, however, has a full specifications list and a hands-on preview.
Along with the camera, a large number of Sony-branded interchangeable lenses (many of them clearly rebadged Minolta lenses) and a handful of Carl Zeiss-branded lenses were listed on the SonyStyle web pages that were available earlier in the day but have since disappeared.