The Sony A7000 E-mount APS-C camera is rumored to be announced at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014 event as a replacement for the NEX-7.
One of the most appraised NEX cameras is the Sony NEX-7. The device has an impressive set of features, especially for a two and a half years old camera launched in August 2011.
Enthusiasts have been expecting its replacement last year, but Sony has decided to focus on other devices, such as the A7 and A7R. Either way, it seems like the time for a successor has finally come, as the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014 is about one month away.
According to the rumor mill, the so-called Sony A7000 will meet the public for the first time in mid-February at the aforementioned event.
Sony A7000 to put the final nail in the “NEX” brand’s coffin at CP+ 2014
Sony is ditching the “NEX” brand. There are very clear signs that point in this direction, including the new A5000, which has been unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014.
The PlayStation maker has been moving towards “Alpha” for E-mount cameras beginning with the A3000, one of the smallest shooters in the world with a DSLR-like form factor.
The specs of the Sony A7000 are unknown, but sources are reporting that the sensor will have the same amount of megapixels as its predecessor: 24. Additionally, an “R” model without an optical low-pass filter may be unveiled, too.
Last year, a detailed set of specifications has showed up online at the same time with an alleged 2013 release date. Even though the launch date rumor has not turned out to be accurate, this does not mean that the specs are not real.
Either way, the older rumored features used to include a maximum ISO sensitivity of up to 25,600, a brand new electronic viewfinder with 100% coverage, 5-axis image stabilization, built-in WiFi, and a 24-megapixel sensor among others.
If the new rumor is true, then we will find out everything there is to know about the shooter at CP+ 2014 next month.
Sony A79 might replace the A77 this February
Sony may also introduce the A77 replacement during the same event. It could be called A79 and will most likely be based on SLT technology.
The A-mount APS-C camera has been talked about in the past and has been supposed to become official in 2013. However, this is no longer the case, so we will have to wait for the CP+.