The (Im-)Possible Sony NEX-7 successor specs? And 16-80mm Zeiss?

I cannot guarantee the info is correct. But if what I got from that anonymous sources is true than the NEX-7 successor certainly looks like a well done upgrade! Here are the specs:



same with as nex7 but the lens Mount will be moved 3mm on the left
3mm taller
lens Mount 3mm deeper so lens will come out 3mm less
bigger grip. taller,deeper and wider, due to new battery and better grip feeling.increased volume by 2.9cubiccm
slimmer rear screen design.8.2cm diagonal 1,080dots.same movement as nex 7
magnesium alloy construction dust sealed. weight 23grams more
NP-FM500 battery
standard hotshoe
new popup flash unit with tilting capability
trinavi button layout, customizable rec button

new unit
100% coverage
1,25x magnification
eyepoint 24mm
2560×1920 resolution + 2 stop dinamic range
consumption -12% due to new copper circuit

new aps-c unit 6000x4000px
cmos evf 15.1dr 25.1colordepht
phase detection chip 92% area 2.2 million split pixels
aa filter
iso range 100-25600. auto iso customizable 100-6400
improved iso performance by 1.24 stops over iso 3200
file size L-M-S and RAW-mRAW-sRAW
12-8-6-3 fps continuos shooting with autofocus
new for nex system 5axis steadyshot inside up to 4 stop shake reduction. bypass the oss in lens for battery saving. works with LA-EA2 and stabilizes a Mount lenses

more bits:
WIFI built in
no confirmation about the name
a bundle Zeiss lens for the launch. 16-80 f2.8-4. i don’t know much about the performance but the decision to move the lens Mount to the left is due to allow the fitting of larger but shorter lenses. i mounted personally a model of the 16-80 to the new body and i can tell you is 68mm wide x 62mm long when closed for 302gr without hood.

the first unit are now to be tested


Sounds great!


  • CC

    Looks promising…

    Maybe price not so great, I wonder what tag would it be, rx1?

  • Joe

    possible, sony did have a new 16-80 lens patent a few years back

  • Peter

    If these turn out to be true it will be expensive, and that lens is going to be anything but compact.

    Which is actually a relief, a $3000 camera/lens combo would have me sorely tempted ($3000 for a camera, you must be nuts I keep telling to myself)

  • ronfab1

    Ummm… sure your sources gave you 2560 x 1920 resolution for the EVF??? That would be very cool of course but does not seem possible. Hell my 27″ Cinema Display only has that much horizontal resolution. Just wondering. But oh hell yeah!! if true because I would imagine the coming full frame Sony Alpha mirrorless camera would have the same specs for its EVF.

  • darrask

    Sounds like the perfect camera! Happy to see an option for smaller RAW files…

  • Bert

    Two questions:
    1) touch display?
    2) Why using LA-EA2 with translucent mirror. A Simple electronic adapter like LA-EA1 with on sensor phase detection af should be as fast as LA-EA2 without light loss?

  • Miroslav

    Sounds excellent, almost like a wishlist, but not impossible. Let’s see if Sony pulls this one.

  • tecnoworld

    If true, it will be the best aps-c camera ever, specs wise. Unfortunately sony’s ui is not the best for my tastes and the nex lens are either average or very expensive. I hope samsung can do something similar for the nx30.

  • Mr.Tritium

    Zeiss 16-80 : 68mm diameter – 62mm long – 302g
    Fuji 18-55 : 65mm diameter – 70.4mm long – 309g

    Lets hope IQ will be on par!

  • ke

    I hope they up the shutter speed to 1/8000.

  • António

    With those 3mm difference, will the falange distance be the same?
    Wil that impact the use of legacy lenses?

  • JMaverick

    whoa whoa whoa….IBIS?

  • Kyle

    “Steadyshot Inside” again! Which means your lens field of view will be cropped in video AGAIN! Unlike other cameras with sensor shift IBIS which do not crop your lenses.

  • peter

    > 2560×1920

    you have no idea what are you talking about

  • Camaman

    If only it would be all that!
    That lens sounds perfect! And that EVF would be 2 generations more advanced. Sounds pore realistic if it would be 1920×1200.

    Would be a whole new benchmark if they release it like that, though…

  • Xoden

    It’s so obviously fake it’s not even funny.

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