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Julian Assange from Wikileaks published the full Sony (North Korea?) hacked material. And among all that stuff SAR spotted the new A7, A6000 and RX series cameras on a product roadmap. Those cameras will be announced by Sony between now and end of June!

The new A7 camera should be the 36MP and 5 axis stabilized A7rII
The new A6100 should feature IBIS too and advanced video recording
The new RX camera could be the Four Thirds sensor RX100m4.

While I do not expect Sony to announce a new RX100M4 model soon I got some reliable info about it. The camera is rumored to increase slightly in size to make space for a much larger sensor. The sensor should be around as big as the one used by the Panasonic LX100.

Hope to get info about the release date soon!

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  • April 16, 2015 14:57, Zach Wagner said:

    Focal range on the most current model (mk III) is only 24-70mm anyway...

  • April 16, 2015 13:48, Brandon Milner said:

    I own the current Sony Rx100iii and I chose it over the Lx100 specifically because of the size. It is the largest camera I can imagine that can still fit in a jacket or pants pocket (pretty tight for that even). It's therefore an amazing camera I ...

  • April 16, 2015 00:47, Louie Lee said:

    I had been looking at the Panasonic GM5/GF7 and Canon G1x for the larger sensor sizes but the bulging lenses make them too bulky for pocket. Sony is probably targeting these so if they can keep the lens compact, should be great success.

I guess the question that we have to answer is not "if" but "when" Sony will finally make their first multilayer sensor cameras. The last few years Sony patented many such Foveon alike sensor ideas. And the newest patent underlines their effort to design a much improved version of the Sigma sensor. To get rid of the corner issues of foveon sensor Sony plans to add a lens on top of the sensor. This will correct the Light Ray angle and allow a perfect sharp image on the entire frame.

Really Sony...do it now!

via SonyAlphaRumors.

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  • April 18, 2015 07:37, Igor said:

    What about the CA of that lens?

  • April 06, 2015 17:29, AlexisH said:

    "But Sigma has at least 5 years on the multi-layer sensor patent."

    They don't seem to have done a lot with it, so I wouldn't be surprised if Sony would be more successful.

  • April 03, 2015 18:05, Dummy00001 said:

    Should. I think the curvature of the lens on the image is exaggerated to highlight the idea.

That's what I got today. The new Sony A7rII will be announced after the NAB show and have:

- Same 36MP sensor as the A7r
- Improved autofocus system
- Same EVF and LCD
- 5 axis stabilization
- Shutter silent mode (and overall a bit more silent shutter)
- Similar A7II sized body
 

The A9 E-mount PRO camera is due for a later release than expected/hoped....probably coming second half of the year only...

 

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  • April 21, 2015 01:00, Video Militia said:

    Anyone know if the Sony A7r could get the silent shutter through a firmware update?

  • April 01, 2015 04:28, vivek anand said:

    I also want a great body with big mp, isis and electronic shutter but I do feel that Sony MUST now concentrate on giving us lenses in emount such as tilt/shift in 24mm and 15mm and bigger zooms such as 100-400 etc. Why cant they convert all amount...

  • March 25, 2015 22:35, Linda Stirling said:

    Bodies are typically not the real money-makers { long term } for camera companies .The A7 series has been very competitively priced the real money is in lenses, so surely the best strategy for Sony is to produce a wider selection of native lenses ...

This time the rumors is coming from highly trusted sources. The new Sony A7rII is coming in about 1 month from now. Likely to have the same A7II 5 axis stabilization and same 36MP sensor.

 

More about it soon!

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  • April 14, 2015 00:42, DRJLO said:

    I compared my A7r with my friend's A7 II side by side, and while IBIS is a nice feature, I don't need it with the primes I shoot with, and I much preferred the smaller size and shape of A7r.

    A7r II seems to sport the larger size of A7 II, ...

  • March 28, 2015 17:59, vivek anand said:

    I dont see the real need for an a7r with only a stabilizer and even an electronic shutter, although both would be good. Since I have sn a7r, the only reason to buy another one would be with a better sensor i.e the 50mp one with stabilization and ...

  • March 24, 2015 19:02, Oleg said:

    Agree to sell my kidney to get this camera.

At a Sony presentation in Germany The German Journalist Martin Vieten got this small updated FE lens roadmap. It's slightly different from the English Photokina roadmap as it hints that "many FE primes" will be announced in late 2015. And Martin also got a hint directly from Sony: One of the fast primes will be a portrait lens.

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The image on top shows the final production version Sony FE lenses that will be released next week at CP+. The rumored lens price and launch date is:
Zeiss 35mm f/1.4: to ship in March 2015. 1399 Euro?
Sony 28mm f/2.0: to ship in February 2015. 499 Euro?
90mm f/2.8 G OSS macro: to ship in March 2015. 999 Euro?
24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS: to ship in March 2015. 1099 Euro?
converters for 229 Euro each?

Source: SonyAlphaRumors.

And there is new info about the new Olympus 8mm PRO, 7-14mm PRO, 300mm PRO and 14-150mm lenses via 43rumors.com:

8mm f/1.8 fisheye PRO lens:
– It’s watherproof
– made with high quality material
– will ship in Summer. Pricing to be announced in Spring
– very fast and silent autofocus system
– comes in Black only like any other PRO lenses in the range

14-150mm f/4.0-5.6 II ED lens:
– splashproof
– optical performance is improved over it’s predecessor
– costs 649 Euro
– 285g weight

7-14mm f/2.8 PRO lens pricing will be announced in Spring.
300mm f/4.0 PRO lens pricing also to be announced later (mid 2015 likely).

Image below shows the 14-150mmII lens:

 

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  • February 04, 2015 20:34, tony said:

    is it weather sealed or waterproof? haha