Sony NEX full frame camera is definitely in the works and Zeiss will provide at least one lens for this camera, rumors say.
Sony fans have been treated with a lot of rumors this year. A couple of them have come to fruition in the bodies of the RX100 II and the RX1R. However, high-end compact cameras with fixed lenses are not exactly what everything photographers want to hear.
Sony NEX full frame camera to be announced in the near future
Although the company is doing everything in its power to keep it a secret, it is hard to hide something of such magnitude. The E-mount camera with a full frame image sensor will be of high-quality and will be joined by new Zeiss lenses.
New Sony full frame A-mount shooters are under development, too
The Sony full frame details are not stopping here. It appears that the company will also launch a couple of A-mount shooters with a big sensor. Both of them will be aimed at professional consumers and will most likely be based on mirrorless technology, as the Japanese company is ditching the SLT tech.
Both cameras will also feature on-sensor phase detection AF support, sensors with a large numbers of megapixels, and a new electronic viewfinders.
The two devices are rumored to be announced in 2014, but only one of them is coming at the beginning of next year.
Sony NEX-7 replacement and APS-C A-mount camera coming soon
As for the APS-C segment, two digital cameras will be announced. The first to come is the Sony NEX-7 replacement. It will be introduced in August or September, while shipping will begin this October along with three new lenses, such as an 85mm with fast aperture and a telephoto zoom optic.
The second shooter is an APS-C A-mount device, which might replace the current A77, whose stock levels are dropping fast. The camera will not be a direct A77 successor, due to its mirrorless image sensor. Currently, it is available for $898 at Amazon, B&H, and Adorama.
As stated above, the translucent mirror will not make its way into upcoming Sony shooters, but the next-generation A-mount APS-C camera will maintain the DSLR-like form factor. It will be announced sometime in the first quarter of 2013.