A new batch of Sony ILC-3000 photos have been released on the internet, alongside details about the upcoming 18-105mm f/4 G OSS E PZ and Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T * E lenses.
Sony is rumored to finally announce a DSLR-styled camera with E-mount support on August 27. The product launch event will occur in the early hours of that date. The company will also announce a couple of new lenses, as well as a black version of a current optic.
Sony A3000 name in Japan, ILC-3000 everywhere else
Before the official announcement, an image of the Sony A3000 has showed up online. However, the rumor mill has previously said that the device will retail under the name of the ILC-3000. Well, it seems like “A3000” will be used in Japan, while Europe and the rest of the world will be “forced” to refer to it as “ILC-3000”.
No matter what Sony decides to call it, several new photos have been leaked on the web. They are real-life pics of someone using the device, so it is safe to assume that the camera is ready for being released on the market and that the rumor mill has been right once again.
Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T * E lens leaked in latest Sony ILC-3000 photos
The new Sony ILC-3000 photos show the E-mount camera used in combination with the Zeiss 16-70mm f/4 ZA OSS Vario-Tessar T * E lens. It will offer a 35mm equivalent of 24-105mm for NEX APS-C cameras.
This optic will feature 16 elements in 12 groups with a seven-blade aperture. Its minimum focusing distance will stand at 35 centimeters, while its filter diameter will measure 55mm. It will weigh 308 grams and its length will stand at 75mm.
Sony launching 18-105mm f/4 G OSS E PZ lens for E-mount cameras
Two other lenses will be the main subjects of tomorrow’s announcement. One of them is the 18-105mm f/4 G OSS E PZ lens, which also features 16 elements divided into 12 groups. It will be able to focus at 45 centimeters, though its filter diameter will measure 72mm.
The new 18-105mm f/4 optic is sized at 110mm in length and weighs 427 grams. Taking the 35mm equivalent into consideration, the lens will provide a focal length range between 27mm and 157.5mm.
Sony’s third lens is actually a black version of the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS, which has a 35mm focal length equivalent of 27-82.5mm. This product can be purchased in a silver color for $298 through Amazon.
Small price and decent specs equal something good enough to compete against Canon’s Rebels
The Sony ILC-3000 / A3000 will feature a 20.1-megapixel sensor, 230,000-pixel LCD screen, and 1,440,000-dot electronic viewfinder.
Its price will stand at about $350 and it will compete against the Canon Rebel cameras. The full details will be disclosed officially on August 27 so stay tuned.