Here you will find helpful resources for Sony Alpha mirrorless cameras. I’ve included links to the latest firmware versions and manuals along with my accessory guides where available.
Quick Camera Resources
Further Camera Resources
Short Sony Alpha History
The Sony Alpha camera system was first introduced on 5 June 2006 with the launch of the Sony DSLR-A100 that expanded upon the Konica Minolta camera technologies whose assets were acquired by Sony in early 2006.
Prior to the acquisition by Sony, the Alpha branding had already been used on the Japanese market by Minolta for their AF camera system (marketed as “Dynax” in Europe, and “Maxxum” in North America).
Sony adopted the name “A-mount system” for the Minolta AF lens mount and retained this in their new SLR range.
In May 2010, Sony introduced two Alpha NEX (New E-mount Experience) mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras, the Nex 3 and the Nex 5. Both cameras featured new proprietary Sony E-mount technology, and so the current E-mount system was born.