Sony is rumored to announce new E-mount mirrorless cameras with full frame image sensors during Photokina 2014 which takes place this September.
Sony has launched a string of amazing products throughout 2013, revealing the company’s plans to become one of the leading innovators in the digital imaging segment.
The Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 lens cameras are just two examples. However, the more exciting products are its mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras with full frame image sensors.
Sony A7 and Sony A7R are small, lightweight, and cheap, but offer the image quality and sharpness which can only be provided by full frame cameras.
The PlayStation maker has also unveiled several lenses for the new FE-mount, although all E-mount optics are supported in crop mode. Either way, it seems like new devices are on their way and they are going to become official at Photokina 2014.
A couple of new Sony E-mount full frame cameras might be announced at Photokina 2014
People familiar with the matter have confirmed that at least two new Sony E-mount full frame cameras will be unveiled within six months. The most likely event is the Photokina, taking place in September, which is the biggest digital imaging show in the world.
The important thing is that neither of the pack will replace the A7 and A7R which will still have a long life ahead. The company may be looking to bridge the gap and even add a higher-end model with cutting-edge technologies to the series.
Upcoming Sony FE-mount MILCs to feature A6000’s Advanced Hybrid AF system
Although no other specs are mentioned, it appears that the new Sony E-mount full frame cameras will pack the Advanced Hybrid AF system found in the Sony A6000.
This on-sensor Phase Detection and Contrast Detection autofocus technology allows the camera to focus in only 0.07 seconds, the fastest of its kind.
Additionally, it employs 179 AF points, more than the 171-point AF system found in the new Nikon 1 V3 mirrorless camera.
Sony A77II and other cameras to be launched ahead of Photokina
Before the Photokina 2014, Sony has other big plans. The Sony A77II will be introduced sometime during the first week of May and released on the market by the end of June.
New RX models may also be launched and an E-mount camera with an APS-C sensor could make its way into the mirrorless industry in the coming months.
The Japan-based company has not disclosed anything, so remember to take this with a grain of salt.