The Sony A700 is the second dSLR since the Konica-Minolta camera division was bought out by Sony. The A700 follows the number convention of old Minolta, with the 7 indicated an advanced amateur or semi-professional caliber camera.
Features are now known and a few images have been released from various sources.
This seems like a promising development given the long and uncertain wait Sony has gives us up till now. Some shops are taking pre-orders at US$1499 (more in other parts of the world) and the camera is expected to be ship as soon as late September or perhaps as late as November.
Please see the following preview and information at this interesting new camera.