New Sony A7 and A7R specs and details have been leaked on the web, revealing more information about the two upcoming E-mount full frame cameras.
Trusted sources have previously revealed that Sony will announce two E-mount full frame cameras.
They will be the first NEX-FF shooters in the company’s lineup designed for photography purposes. This statement is important as the manufacturer has previously launched the NEX-VG900 camcorder for videographers.
As the world is moving towards mirrorless technology and compact designs, Sony is making this move, too. The results are two cameras, called A7 and A7R.
According to people familiar with the matter, the Japanese manufacturer will officialize the two devices on October 16. Nevertheless, potential buyers are curious to find out what they are about to see next week.
Sony A7 and A7R specs to include different sensors with distinct technologies
Thankfully, the rumor mill has confirmed the new Sony A7 and A7R specs. It appears that the former will sport a 24-megapixel full frame sensor with built-in Phase Detection Autofocus technology.
The cheaper of the two NEX-FF cameras, the A7, will pack an anti-aliasing filter and its PDAF makes it suitable for sports or wildlife photography and movie recording.
Furthermore, the more expensive A7R is said to feature a 36-megapixel image sensor without PDAF and anti-aliasing filter. Apparently, Sony will try to market it as a competitor to the Nikon D800E, while telling professionals that it is suitable for landscape photography.
Either way, the pair is weathersealed, meaning that the cameras will be able to withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Photographers set to experience images without optical defects around the corners
Inside sources have also revealed that Sony has come up with a “microlens alignment and gapless design” that is aimed at cutting down optical flaws at the corners of the images.
The problem is that there are no more details regarding this design therefore we will have to wait for the official announcement to find out how it is going to work.
Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 and 55mm f/1.8 lenses to be the only NEX-FF primes at launch
Although all E-mount lenses will be supported by the full frame cameras, they will work in crop mode. This means that Sony and Zeiss will have to make lenses that are fully compatible with the new systems.
Unfortunately, the offer might not be so diversified in the prime department. Only two prime lenses will be released at first: 35mm f/2.8 and 55mm f/1.8 by Zeiss.
They are not very fast, but they will be expensive. Users are hoping that Sony will chip in a few extra options, but they will find out the truth on October 16.