That rumor is coming via multiple trusted sources and is indeed a huge surprise for everyone! On October 16 Sony will launch two new E-mount Full Frame cameras that will look similar to the current Olympus OMD cameras. The EVF is in the middle and the body size is very small (close to current RX1). It has a grip just like the NEX-7. The cheaper model (under 2.000 Euro!!!) will feature a 24MP sensor. The more expensive model will feature a 36 Megapixel sensor (around 2.500 Euro).
It’s a bold move from Sony to not rely on the successful NEX-7 design. They want to go in a new direction with the E-mount FF cameras. Is it the right one?