The Sony NEX-5R might be revealed during a special event on August 13 or 14, along with a couple of other NEX cameras.
Sony is rumored to release another NEX-5 camera this year. The company has updated this lineup with a new shooter each year since 2010.
First came the NEX-5, which was replaced by the NEX-5N in the summer of 2011. One year went by and it brought the NEX-5R with it, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, which received a lot of praises.
Sony holding product launch event on August 13 or 14
It seems like the trend will continue this year, as Sony is holding a special event for E-mount APS-C cameras over the following weeks. According to inside sources, an announcement is scheduled for August 13 or 14.
The event will bring the new Sony NEX-5T, along with two other cameras: the DSLR-like NEX and the NEX-7 replacement. None of these two shooters has a name yet, but more information will be leaked in public soon.
New Sony NEX-5T mirrorless camera to replace the NEX-5R in mid-August
The Sony NEX-5T name has been caught at the National Communications Committee in Taiwan. This is the place where companies must register their wireless-enabled products, so it would be fair to assume that the upcoming E-mount shooter will feature built-in WiFi.
Other specifications of the NEX-5T are unknown, but potential buyers should not expect major differences between the version one and its predecessor.
Sony NEX-5R features a 16.1-megapixel image sensor, maximum ISO of 25,600, integrated WiFi, Fast Hybrid Autofocus technology, full HD video recording, and up to 10 frames per second in continuous shooting mode.
The camera is available for $498 at Amazon. The original price stood at $649.99, so the 23% price decrease could be considered evidence that a replacement is looming.
Sony DSLR-style E-mount and NEX-7 replacement cameras to be announced during the same event
Meanwhile, the same August 13-14 event is rumored to be the birth date of a DSLR-like NEX camera. The device will aim to rival the Canon Rebel series. Sources are claiming that the prices will be similar, but Sony’s shooter will provide more functionality.
The third device coming in mid-August is the NEX-7 successor. The current version can be bought for $1,098. There is no significant discount available, yet, but the rumor mill is pretty sure that the camera is coming.