Sony?s next Alpha DSLR will boast a movie function, Amateur Photographer (AP) has learnt.

Paul Genge, Sony UK’s technical field sales manager for Imaging, told AP technical writer Richard Sibley: ?The next generation of Sony Alpha DSLRs will have video.?

Genge claimed that movie recording has now become ?as important? as still images, but he remained tight-lipped as to when we can expect to see another Sony DSLR.

He said the image processing engine inside Sony’s current Alpha DSLRs is not powerful enough to cope with video. However, the next Alpha DSLR will house a more powerful processor.

Genge was speaking to AP at the launch of the Sony Alpha NEX-5 and NEX-3 interchangeable lens compact cameras, in Croatia.