As already confirmed before, the upcoming Sony a9 II will be officially announced in middle or late October next month. According to Professional Swedish Sports photographer Daniel Malmberg, this new a9 II will be released before Euro 2020 and Olympics 2020 next year.
Below is what Daniel Malmberg said:
Sony also informed a bit about their plans for professional sports photographers.
One thing that i really like is that they will be present at more of the big sports events with loaner equipment and service.
This includes both the Euro 2020 and the Olympics in Tokyo.
Even though i don’t know about any specifik details.
I also received “indirect” information, from a discussion between a Sony representative and one attendee, about the fact that there will be a new Sony camera aimed for sports photographers on the market before the Olympics next year. It was not said in “straight out word”.
But it was really clear “between the words”. (Anything else would honestly be a big surprise).
(I will not involve myself in any kind off speculation about this, at all. Period).
Considering the fact that Sony representatives asked me for feedback on what to improve. Several times.
I like to believe that it will truly will be improved over the great A9.