Sony is rumored to be developing the next-generation E-mount mirrorless cameras with full frame image sensors, although the final specs will be determined once Canon issues a response to the current generation.
The whole world has been mesmerized about the prospect of mirrorless cameras with full frame sensors. Fujifilm might also take this route, but Sony is the only manufacturer to compete in this segment for the time being.
The A7 and A7R were released in the fall of 2013 as the first photography-related mirrorless cameras with 35mm-type image sensors. The A7S was unveiled in more recent times as a competitor for the Panasonic GH4, a 4K video recording camera.
Rumors have been saying that Sony may refresh its first couple of FE-mount shooters by the end of 2014, with the exception of the A7S. However, there are few details about the purported devices. It seems like the reason for that is because the PlayStation maker is waiting for Canon’s response to both the A7 and A7R.
Sony waiting for Canon and Nikon to launch A7 and A7R competitors before defining the specs of next-gen FE-mount cameras
New Sony FE-mount cameras are in the works, source says, but their specifications lists have not been determined, yet.
It appears that the Alpha series maker has been taken by surprise by the lack of response from its competitors, most notably Canon.
Sony has also expected a Nikon full frame mirrorless camera, but nobody has launched such device so far.
The company’s leaders feel that it would be a mistake to set in stone the future specs of the next E-mount full frame shooters before Canon and Nikon get the chance to release similar products.
The PlayStation manufacturer is said to be waiting to see the specs of its competitors in order to “outperform” them.
The specs of new Sony FE-mount cameras could also be determined by current A7 and A7R owners
Sony is taking other things into consideration, too. One possibility would be the fact that Canon and Nikon might not even launch competitors for the A7, A7R, and A7S. This means that the next-generation FE-mount cameras must be approached in a different manner.
According to the source, the company is monitoring customers’ satisfaction with the A7-series. Buyers, photographers, and journalists alike will be contacted by Sony in order to be asked them what they think about its FE-mount mirrorless cameras.
Regardless of what the future holds for us, we will be here and report it as it happens, so stick with us for more information about the upcoming Sony FE-mount cameras!