Sony preparing the launch of many new mirrorless cameras within the next 2-3 months.


I got this info from trusted sources. Sony worked hard on a whole bunch of new cameras. At least four new NEX cameras are expected to come between now and end of the year. Stay tuned on MirrorlessRumor. I hope to get some more info soon.

Oh, not to forget: At least one of the new cameras is a Full Frame NEX! Leica should be worried…

  • Paulo Moreira

    No, not really, there is nothing to worry Leica. Leica is not for people who enjoy taking pictures and are not millionaires! Also, sadly, the NEX system is second or third best when it comes to optic quality. I have a Nex7 and I quit using Sony lenses, I prefer not to have AF and have outstanding picture quality with my manual focus Nikon lenses.

    I do hope that Sony does not make the same mistake twice, having a great sensor and mediocre lens.

  • madmax

    Not very excited about this. Probably, pricing way too high again (RX1&RX100 like).

  • John Maverick

    Even at > $3k I will buy it in a heartbeat, if it performs decently with my M lenses.

  • tecnoworld

    I’ll patiently wait for a ff coming from samsung, with nx mount.

  • Joe B.

    “At least four new NEX cameras are expected “…

    – 1 VG nex camcorder
    – 1 FF nex
    – 1 RX10
    – 1 (traditionnal) nex cam

    It sounds more realistic like this to me…

  • Emuga

    I am putting my money that Sony will release some Nex cameras with the new XAVC S codec (where “S” stands for consumer 8-bit version — unlike F55 and F5 that has 10-bit XAVC for video).

    I also won’t be surprised if some of these cameras can do 4K video. That will justify the price especially for FF Nex.

    It’s also possible that these cameras will have new much improved PDAF AF

  • khuzul

    The FF NEX will be mine as soon as it comes out, I’ve been waiting for a compact full frame interchangable lens camera that isn’t a Leica for a long time now!

  • FMJ

    @ Paulo Moreira, don’t forget the Olympus/Sony partnership.

    Sony will for sure benefit from Oly’s lens tech and possibly thier 5-axis system too. oh, and Jpeg engine

  • someone

    Leica will still be OK. Silly old men love their Leicas. They would pay 10 times as much for a NEX FF with a Leica badge on it. It’s about status for them, not cameras.

  • RobertRJ

    Why should leica be worried?

    I use both a nex 5n and leica (M9P) and they are totally different kind of camera’s. Even if the nex had good handling and a FF sensor the still differ from each other.

    It really is apples and oranges.

  • Henry

    So I’m not the only one who’s seen a Leica guy taking photos with the lens cap on! I’ve seen several throughout my lifetime. Crazy….while Leica is an aspirational brand for good reasons, it certainly does attract some stupid people.

  • Eisenvater

    lol – The Leica 240 is an excellent designed camera… for myself to expensive, too heavy but a good camera and more versatile as the Sony RX-1 … ->

    There are few reasons to buy it …

  • Camaman

    Thats great Sony.
    Any lenses…?

  • Jimbob

    Leica might be happy. If their lenses work well on the new ff nex then it’s a whole new market for them. Their cameras may not be that great but their lenses certainly are.

    • madmax

      Oh! What a great deal! I can´t wait to buy some Leica lenses and put them in front of my FF Sony! The 50mm f/0.95 for only $11000 is a bargain and for poor people you can also get the 50 mm f/1.4 for only $4000!. Also need to buy a very cheap Sony FF camera for another $6000, viewfinder, of course is sold separetely.

  • Jimbob

    Try not to get too mad Max. I’m simply pointing out the facts that some people may wish to purchase the new ff nex and perhaps put a Leica lens on it. They aren’t cheap but it’s easy to highlight your point by citing one of their most expensive lenses as an example. How about picking up a 50 cron for $2000 and the new nex body might be at a more realistic guess than yours, say $4000 (with built in viewfinder think nex 6 nex7) and you have a ff compact 50mm solution for the price of an m body. Might not be in your price range, might not be on your wish list but sure will be on others. That said will be interesting to see what lenses are released with this camera. I bet my bottom dollar a 50 mm Zeiss is one.

  • The Lotus Eater

    RX10 would be Cybershot, not NEX.

  • Joe

    New VG camcorder
    New NEX PRO Camcorder
    NEX-7 replacement
    NEX-5 replacement
    FF NEX

  • The Lotus Eater

    RX10 would be a Cybershot, not NEX.

  • Emuga

    Still repeating the same nonsense from 3 years ago? Dxomark reviewed almost all Nex lenses last week, and they turned out to be much better than people claims about “bad” lenses. E-mount now has high end Zeiss lenses, cheap Sigma lenses, stabilized primes like 35mm and 50mm. Pancake Zoom lens. Wide angle zoom. Tele zooms. The only thing missing is 85mm that is coming in the next 3 months and high end zoom F2.8 lens which is also coming.

  • RobertRJ

    For the record, I use leica, enjoy taking pictures and don’t have a million dollar. So are all the other leica users I know.

    The friend of mine who is a millionaire and doesn’t particularity like photography uses a sony nex……

    Just saying.

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  • madmax

    Agree. Samsung cameras could be a very interesting and cheaper option. Fuji is also making very good stuff lately, but they forgot mirrorless cameras need compact zoom lenses. I do wish Samsung will make the first 21-63 mm equivalent lens for APSC (14-42 mm)

  • Ecor1

    You’ll be waiting till the end of times, since the NX- mount is not designed for FF-sensor. Nex is.

  • Dude

    Unfortunately, it’s true – Samsung nx series can’t be FF, unlike NEX series where E-mount already has FF NEX camera (VG900) and in addition to that there are 2 more compact FF Sony cameras.
    However, Samsung can try to design something new FF from the scratch. Chances of that are infinitely small. You may wait till the end of times.

  • tecnoworld

    Why nx can’t? Too small in diameter? They could produce an aps-h camera, then…would be much cheaper, almost as good as ff for dof and high iso/dr. And some nx lenses could be fine with aps-h, as tested by Eric.

  • tecnoworld

    I never understood what’s so special about leicas. Colors?

  • Pedro

    Leicas are like ferraris. there’s a status to it. sure you can have a better performing car/camera for a cheaper price but people just stay “it doesn’t feel the same”.
    It’s a huge marketing crap.

  • hexx

    RF – that’s so unique. RF is so much fun 😉 it’s quick, accurate (if calibrated) and you don’t need all that nonsense cameras these days have. If I had the money I’d buy new M in a heartbeat (still saving though). Until then, I’ll enjoy my M6

  • hexx

    RF – that’s so unique. RF is so much fun 😉 it’s quick, accurate (if calibrated) and you don’t need all that nonsense cameras these days have. If I had the money I’d buy new M in a heartbeat (still saving though). Until then, I’ll enjoy my M6

  • purple

    Red dots. I saw a Leica guy happily shooting with the lens cap still on. Maybe the camera was off as well, but the red dot was working.

  • Pb

    there are a number of reasons why Leicas are so appealing, like the thought of shooting with a $8000 camera 😀

    there are a number of advantages too, like shooting with manual focus makes you feel more like you’ve worked for the short rather than simply point and shoot, its a lot smaller than a full frame dslr, the controls are very intuitive to use, sharp lenses, the list goes on.

    I have a voigtlander r3a to shoot film with, while not being a leica, its quite fun to use a rangefinder to shoot

  • Mike

    If you have a D/SLR and a rangefinder and shoot both regularly, you will shoot your rangefinder with the lens cap on at some point. Virtually guaranteed or your money back.

  • Emuga

    They would not produce APSC-H. None of the current lenses would work, so they would have to start over with new bigger and more expensive lenses. Second, in the entire history of digital cameras only Canon made some very expensive APSC-H cameras and the idea there was to use Full-frame lenses advantage of crop factor for sports photography. Even Canon never had APSC-H only lenses.

    There is absolutely no reason why Samsung would start using APSC-H sensors, start over with lenses and to do what exactly?

  • handsome_guy

    But Ferrari cars are not bad in performance. Leica’s is almost at bottom of performance list.

  • spaceman

    Samsung NX FF would not be interesting for Leica/rangefinder users as NEX FF would be.

    M-mount lenses won’t work on Samsung NX mount, the flange is too deep.

    Fuji X mount seems too small for FF. SO actually Sony has got an Ace in the sleeve. Challenge is just to execute it well by making a kick ass camera and also launch some Zeiss FF NEX lenses (24mm/2.8, 50/1.8 and 90/2 for example) – where lens body combination would sum up to prices comparable to the RX1 plus minus $1000.

  • tecnoworld

    Ok, though fascinating, really not for me.

  • Paulo Moreira

    RobertRJ, I am sorry, my comment was a stereotyped one about Leica owners. I did not mean to offend anyone, I too have a Leica M6 TTL, and I am a poor guy. The only difference is that I don’t enjoy that much taking pics with it.

  • Paulo Moreira

    I don’t agree, there are no high end lenses in the NEX system, just good lenses at best. The Zeiss lenses are ok, but nothing to shout about. I miss the Panasonic Lumix 20/1,7, that is an affordable high end lens with no fancy logo.

    I am no lens tester, I just have the 16/2,8 and the kit zoom lens. I only shoot raw, an let me tell, a humble Nikkor 1,8/50 is Sony’s dreams in terms of perfection, zero distortion, fantanstic sharpness wide open, you know the rest. The same applies to many other old lenses. I have over 400 old cameras and so many lens to compare and I say NO to NEX lenses. The only one that is tempting me is the 10-18, but it is way too expensive.

  • Paulo Moreira

    Samsung is doing an admirable by in not quitting the mirrorless market, They have loads of money and ideas, but they will not go anywhere because of one simple reason, the name. Either they come up with an old school photographic name or they will be always bystanders, no matter how good their product is. They should have followed the example of Toyota with Lexus or Fiat that plays in the upper market with other brands. Snobbish, I know.