Sony A65 camera delayed until November

Planning to buy a new Sony dSLR this October? You'll have to wait.

The release date for Sony's A65 is getting pushed back. Sony

Sony's upcoming A65 dSLR camera is on hold, shifting from an October release to November 11, Sony Japan announced today. The company says it's delaying the launch to review production of the camera.

The A65 is Sony's next-generation dSLR that features 24.3-megapixel resolution, translucent mirror technology, a crisp OLED electronic viewfinder, 1080p video recording, and many other features. The delay also affects the A65Vk zoom lens kit and the A65Vy double-zoom lens kit.

According to Sony Alpha Rumors, the highly anticipated A77 dSLR camera appears to be sharing a fate similar to that of the A65.

The blog discovered that placeholder pages for the A65 on various Sony store Web sites in the U.S., Europe, and Asia indicate a November release instead of October. Strangely, the official page for the A77 on Sony Japan's Web site still indicates an October 14 release, so perhaps the camera will land in Japan first and arrive elsewhere later.

In related news, the Sony DT 16-50mm F2.8 SSM (SAL1650) zoom lens release date is now sometime in December, shifting from an expected November release date.

CNET Senior Editor Lori Grunin contributed to this report.

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