Sony will not release an A7000 mirrorless camera to replace the NEX-7 by the end of 2014, as the company will focus on full frame E-mount cameras.
The rumor mill has been talking about the Sony A6000 for a very long time now. The mirrorless interchangeable lens camera has been said to serve as a replacement for the NEX-6 (middle-end APS-C camera) as well as for the NEX-7 (high-end APS-C camera).
Sony has introduced the new A6000 less than a day ago, confirming most of the stuff leaked by the rumor mill, such as its design, which is reminiscent of both the NEX-6 and NEX-7. However, taking a closer a look at the camera would make anyone think that the A6000 does not replace the NEX-7, in fact substituting only the NEX-6.
There is no Sony A7000 mirrorless camera planned for 2014, source claims
It is referred to as a middle-end shooter, thus succeeding only the NEX-6. This means that the NEX-7 does not have a true replacement and it could still be considered the flagship APS-C E-mount camera.
The announcement has triggered a new round of speculation. A lot of people have begun claiming that Sony will launch a device called A7000 by the end of 2014 that will also feature TriNavi controls.
Sources familiar with the matter are reporting that this alleged fact is completely bogus. Sony A7000 will not be announced or released this year, but it is also too early to make any predictions for 2015.
This means that any photographers in the market for a well-specced mirrorless camera made by Sony should go for the A6000, which is available for pre-order at Amazon for a sum under $650.
Sony rumored to announce new full frame E-mount cameras and lenses this spring
Now that trusted sources have cleared the air, a lot of people may be wondering what plans does Sony have for the remainder of the year.
Apparently, the PlayStation manufacturer has actually set its sights on the E-mount series. However, it is all about full frame cameras and lenses, not products designed around APS-C sensors.
A major announcement is expected to occur sometime in late March or beginning of April, right before the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show 2014.
Among the new products, the company’s fans might find at least a new camera and a couple of never-before-seen optics. We will see how this plays out, so stay tuned for now!