Sony A7IV specs rumor: New sensor, 3.69 milion dot EVF, 4k60p, $2499

SonyAlphaRumors shared the first possible A7IV specs:

All we will get from Sony this year is the full FX6 E-mount camcorder specs announcement on November 17. I know it’s disappointing but the good news I can give you is that our sources shared correctly the FX6 launch date. And the very same sources are sure 2021 will be exciting! They all confirm the first camera we will get is a new A9 model (rumors here). There will be also a new 16mm f/1.8 GM lens (rumors here). There will be also a new entry level camera…maybe RX? (rumors here).

IN Q2 at earliest (Q3 more likely) we will also get the new A7IV. Here are the specs I got today from a usually very good source:

  • A74 will have a new sensor with faster readout and will not recycle the 24 MP one. My source told me it will be in the 30-32 MP region
  • The EVF will have 3,69 Mdots and not 5,76 Mdots
  • Most probably the LCD will also be on the cheap side but the image quality and AF will be top notch
  • The video will certainly be 4K 60p and will feature the new menus.
  • The price will be in the $2499 region

Makes sense…and I am happy to hear we will finally step up from the usual 24MP sensor!

Full Leica SL2-S specs and images leaked

Here are all the images and specs of the soon to be announced new Leica SL2-S

Google translated specs sheet (from Japanese):

Model: Mirrorless system camera with 35mm full-size sensor
Buffer memory: 4GB (DNG (TM): 999 or more, JPEG: 999 or more)
Recording medium: UHS-I compatible and UHS-II compatible (recommended) SD memory card, SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card
Material: Body: Full metal of aluminum and magnesium Exterior: Synthetic leather exterior Dust-proof and drip-proof specifications (equivalent to IP54 of IEC 60529)
Lens mount: Leica L bayonet mount method Equipped with contacts for data communication between the camera and lens
Operating temperature: -10 to + 40 ° C
Interface: Accessory shoe (equipped with various contacts, ISO compliant), HDMI terminal (HDMI 2.0b, type A), USB terminal (USB 3.1)
Gen1, Type-C), audio terminal (3.5mm jack for input / 3.5mm jack for output), contact for multifunction handgrip (book)
Equipped on the bottom of the body)
Tripod screw hole A1 / 4 (1/4 inch, DIN 4503 compliant) Made of stainless steel
Dimensions (width x height x depth) Approx. 146 x 107 x 83 mm
Weight Approx. 850g (excluding battery) / Approx. 931g (including battery)
Image sensor size: CMOS sensor Pixel pitch: 5.94 μm Number of pixels: 24.6 million pixels (full size, 6072 x 4056 pixels), 10.6 million pixels
(APS-C size, 3984 x 2656 pixels)
Camera shake correction function Method: 5-axis camera shake correction mechanism in the body Correction effect: 5.5 steps
Filters: RGB color filters, UV / IR filters No low-pass filters
Image processing engine LEICA MAESTRO III (Leica Maestro Three)
Recording format Still image: DNG (TM) (RAW), DNG (TM) + JPEG, JPEG (DCF / Exif2.31 compliant) Video: MP4 (Video: H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC,
Audio: 2ch, 48kHz / 16bit, AAC), MOV (Video: H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: 2ch, 48kHz / 16bit, LPCM)
Number of recording pixels: 35mm Full size: DNG (TM): 6000 x 4000 pixels (24 million pixels) JPEG: 6000 x 4000 pixels (24 million pixels),
4272 x 2848 pixels (12.2 million pixels), 2976 x 1984 pixels (5.9 million pixels)
At APS-C: DNG (TM): 3963 x 2624 pixels (10.3 million pixels) JPEG: 3963 x 2624 pixels (10.3 million pixels), 2736 x 1824 pixels (5 million images)
Element), 1920 x 1280 pixels (2.5 million pixels)
Color depth: DNG (TM): 14 bits, 12 bits (when shooting continuously at ultra-high speed (25 frames / sec)) JPEG: 8 bits
Color space: Still image: sRGB Video: Rec.709, Rec.2020 (HLG), L-Log
File size: DNG (TM): Approximately 44MB, JPEG: Varies depending on the number of recorded pixels and the subject. Video: The maximum size of one video file is
96GB (no limit on continuous recording time)
Exposure mode when shooting movies: Movie mode: Program AE (P), Aperture priority AE (A), Shutter priority AE (S), Manual exposure (M) Cine mode
Mode: Manual exposure (M) Number of pixels for video recording 35mm Full size –C4K (17: 9): 4096 x 2160 (Image sensor usage range: 6000 x 3168),
35mm full size-4K (16: 9): 3840 x 2160 (image sensor usage range: 6000 x 3368), 35mm full size –Full HD (16: 9):
1920 x 1080 (image sensor usage range: 6000 x 3368), APS-C –C4K (17: 9): 4096 x 2160 (image sensor usage range: 4128 x 2176) APS-C
–4K (16: 9): 3840 x 2160 (range of use of image sensor: 3984 x 2240), APS-C –Full HD: 1920 x 1080 (range of use of image sensor:
3984 x 2240)
Bit depth: 8-bit or 10-bit (when recording to SD memory card), 10-bit (when outputting HDMI)
Video gamma: Rec.709, L-Log Rec.2020, HLG Rec.2020
Finder (electronic viewfinder): Total number of dots: 5.76 million dots Display frame rate: 120fps Magnification: 0.78x Aspect ratio: 4: 3 Field of view
Rate: 100%, Eye point: 21mm Diopter adjustment range: -4 to + 2dpt. With eye sensor (automatic turning off of viewfinder display and LCD monitor display)
Can be changed) Display time lag: 0.005 seconds
LCD monitor: Touch panel LCD monitor Screen size: 3.2-inch Aspect ratio: 3: 2 Number of dots: 2.1 million dots LED backlight installed
Scratch / anti-fingerprint coating
Top display: Highly reflective transflective monochrome liquid crystal display Screen size: 1.28 type Number of dots: 128 x 128 dots Viewing angle: 120 ° Anti-fingerprint
coating
Shutter type: Electronically controlled focal plane shutter, electronic shutter
Shutter speed: Mechanical shutter: 30 minutes (bulb) to 1/8000 seconds Electronic shutter: 60 to 1/16000 seconds Flash synchronization speed: 1/250 seconds
Shutter button: Two-step operation point: Half-press to activate electronic control function (autofocus and metering), full-press to release
Self-timer: 2 seconds or 12 seconds
Continuous shooting: Low speed: 2 frames / sec, Medium speed: 5 frames / sec, High speed 9 frames / sec (when AFc, AE lock, white balance is not used), Ultra high speed: 25 frames / sec (electric)
With child shutter, AFc, AE lock, white balance not used), interval shooting, auto bracket shooting, multi-shot
Focus mode: Autofocus (intelligent AF, AFs, AFc, touch AF), manual focus Manual focus
Occas aid and focus peaking available
Detection method: Contrast detection method and depth map method
AF mode: Intelligent AF (automatically switches between AFs and AFc), AFs (single, focus priority), AFc (continuous, release)
AF settings can be saved AF AF: Spot AF (position can be changed), 1-point AF (position can be changed), Multi-point AF, Zone AF
(Position can be changed), Face recognition, Tracking AF, Touch AF
AF AF points: 225 points
Metering method: TTL metering
Metering mode: Center-weighted metering, multipoint metering, spot metering
Exposure mode: Program AE (P), Aperture priority AE (A), Shutter priority AE (S), Manual exposure (M)
Exposure compensation: 1 / 3EV step or 1 / 2EV step within ± 3EV
Auto bracket shooting: Maximum ± 3EV, 1 / 3EV step, 3 or 5 shots
ISO Sensitivity Auto: ISO 100-100,000, Manual: ISO 50-100,000
White balance: Auto, fine weather / 5200K, cloudy / 6000K, shade / 7000K, incandescent lamp / 3200K, HMI / 5600K, fluorescent lamp-warm color / 4000K, fluorescent lamp-
Cool color / 4500K, Flash / 5400K, Gray car drive view, Manual setting, Color temperature setting (2000-11500K)
Flash sync speed: Flash mark: 1/250 second Flash shooting at a slower shutter speed is also possible
If the shutter speed is set faster than this, it will automatically switch to high-speed sync shooting (to the high-speed sync function).
When using a compatible Leica flash unit)
Dimming method: Pre-flashes just before shooting TTL center-weighted dimming (Leica SF26, SF40, SF58, SF60, SF64, compatible flash uni made by other companies
When using Leica SF C1)
Dimming correction: 1 / 2EV step in the range of ± 2EV (when using Leica SF 40) 1 / 3EV step in the range of ± 2EV (when using Leica SF 60)
Microphone: Built-in microphone: Stereo External microphone terminal (3.5mm stereo jack, plug-in power system, approx. 2.5V)
Speaker: Built-in speaker: Monaural headphone jack (3.5mm stereo jack) available
Wi-Fi (wireless LAN): Requires the app “Leica FOTOS” (downloadable from Apple’s App Store (TM) and Google Play Store (TM)
Compliant standard: IEEE 802.11b / g / n (wireless LAN standard protocol, 2.4GHz band, operating frequency range / center frequency: 1 to 11ch / 2412 to
2462MHz), IEEE 802.11ac (Wireless LAN standard protocol, 2.4GHz band and 5GHz band, frequency range / center frequency used: 39 ~
48ch / 5180-5240MHz, 52-64ch / 5260-5320MHz, 100-140ch / 5500-5700MHz) Encryption method: Wi-Fi compliant
WPA (TM) / WPA2 (TM)
Bluetooth: Compliant standard: Bluetooth Ver. 4.2 (Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)) Frequency range used: 2402 to 2480MHz
GPS function: Use the app “Leica FOTOS”
Display languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean
Rechargeable lithium-ion battery (BP-SCL4): Rated voltage: DC 7.2V Rated capacity: 1860mAh Charging time: Approximately 140 minutes (is it in a fully discharged state?
Approximately 510 shots (CIPA standard, auto power off set to 10 seconds), approximately 1430 shots (CIPA standard, constant shooting)
Measured by repeating the procedure, set auto power off to 5 seconds)
USB charging / power supply: USB charging is possible in standby mode and when the power is off, and USB power is possible when the power is on.

via Nokishita

Canon 2021 R-line roadmap


This is what is rumored to be announced by Canon in 2021:

  • Canon EOS RP replacement. Another entry level camera to be announced, said to be less expensive than the EOS RP. At least one Canon exec thinks that’s possible.
  • A camera to sit between the EOS RP replacement and the EOS R6. An EOS R Mark II seems to be unlikely.
  • An EOS R camera with APS-C imaging sensor. While we still have some perplexities about this rumor, it seems now to be assessed. Still, not sure if it makes any sense given the EOS M series.
  • A high resolution EOS R camera, maybe a high res EOS R5 version. No doubts here. This one is coming and it seems to already undergo field testing. It might have a sensor resolution of around 80MP.
  • And finally, we also expect Canon to release a flagship tier EOS R body, something that’s equivalent to the EOS-1D X Mark III.
  • To conclude, Cinema cameras with RF mount might also be on Canon’s 2021 release radat. A Cinema EOS C50 and EOS C90 might get announced.

Source: CanonRumors via CanonWatch