A new Sony A6000 specs list has been unearthed by sources familiar with the matter, revealing that the mirrorless camera will feature a very fast autofocus system.
Right before the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2014, Sony will hold a product announcement event. It will take place on February 12 and will include the unveiling of the new flagship APS-C E-mount camera: Sony A6000.
New Sony A6000 specs list leaked on the web
The new shooter will replace the Sony NEX-6 and the Sony NEX-7. However, its design will be based on a combination between the former and the Sony A7 / A7R full frame E-mount cameras.
This particular detail will be confirmed in a few days along with the newly-leaked Sony A6000 specs. Speaking of which, the mirrorless interchangeable lens camera will feature a new 24.3-megapixel APS-C Exmor R image sensor and will be powered by the Bionz X image processing.
This combination will provide “adaptive” noise reduction technology as well as sharper image quality with reduced diffraction. Meanwhile it is worth saying that the sensor will sport a new RBG filter.
The specs list continues with an ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 25,600. An integrated electronic viewfinder will be available, too, and will be placed on the top left corner on the back of the shooter.
Sony A6000 to feature fastest autofocus system of all E-mount cameras
Gossip talks have revealed that the Sony A6000 will feature the fastest autofocus system of all E-mount cameras. It appears that the technology will be based on a Hybrid AF system, using both Contrast and Phase Detection AF points.
This is not the first time that a mirrorless camera employs a hybrid autofocus system, but it remains to be seen whether or not it actually is the fastest of all E-mount shooters.
The PlayStation maker’s next APS-C E-mount flagship is rumored to be sold for a price around €650 in Europe. Meanwhile, the same body-only version could be sold for somewhere between $950 and $1,050 in the US.
What’s next for Sony?
Beside a few compact cameras, there will be no other announcements at the CP+ 2014. This means that a full frame E-mount camera, a new RX with full frame sensor, and the Sony A77 A-mount camera replacement, called Sony A79, will be introduced at a later date.
The last camera in the previous list is coming first sometime by the end of March, right in time for the National Association of Broadcasters Show 2014, which takes place in early April. More details will be revealed soon, therefore the company’s fans should remain patient.