Sony is working on an A-E hybrid mount camera which might be announced during Photokina 2014, an event taking place in Cologne, Germany as of September 16, 2014.
As Sony is currently trying to shape up its next-generation camera lineup, it is very unlikely that a lot of information will surface. However, some details will be definitely leaked by sources familiar with the matter.
Sony NEX-7 replacement coming in October 2013
According to the latest batch of information, the Sony NEX-7 replacement will be released in October 2013. This means that the Japanese company will actually release a camera in the remaining months of this year.
Previously, it has been reported that the NEX-7 successor will no longer be called NEX-7n. This affirmation still stands and the camera’s actual name will be determined in the near future.
Sony A-E hybrid mount camera to be announced at Photokina 2014
However, the more significant intelligence suggests that Sony is currently developing a bridge camera with a hybrid A-E mount. Sources are not sure yet how the whole system is going to work, but they know for sure the device will support both A and E-mount lenses.
The Sony A-E hybrid mount camera release date is Photokina 2014. The apparatus will not officially show up somewhere else, but it will start shipping just a few weeks after the most important event in the photography world.
Sony A-mount FF and APS-C mirrorless cameras will be revealed in early 2014
Anyway, next year will be full of surprises for Sony fans. It appears that the Japan-based corporation will launch several new A-mount devices including a full frame camera and a bunch of APS-C mirrorless shooters.
These cameras will be revealed in early 2014, most likely during the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 event, which takes place in the first weeks of the year in Las Vegas. However, they could also be displayed at CP+ 2014, which will be held in mid-February.
But wait, there’s more!
If you thought that this was it, then you would have been wrong as Sony will launch a full frame NEX compact camera sometime in the middle of 2014. Details are still scarce, but the Japanese firm definitely has big plans for next year.