New Sony A7000 specs have been leaked on the web, revealing that the mirrorless camera will employ a 3-axis image stabilization system instead of a 5-axis one, as previously rumored.
About three-and-a-half years have passed since Sony announced the NEX-7, its flagship E-mount camera, while more than two years have passed since the first rumors of a possible replacement showed up online.
The company has focused on other projects until now, such as the FE-mount line-up. However, it seems like the time for a NEX-7 successor has come, as rumors about such device have intensified in recent times.
An unnamed source has revealed a new set of Sony A7000 specs, which does not say much, but it contradicts an earlier rumor.
Updated Sony A7000 specs list includes 3-axis image stabilization instead of 5-axis version
According to the new Sony A7000 specs list, the E-mount mirrorless camera will feature a 3-axis image stabilization sensor, which will be compatible with all E-mount lenses, including the ones with built-in Optical SteadyShot technology.
Up until now, all rumors have pointed out the fact that the camera will employ a 5-axis image stabilization system, like the one found in the Sony A7II full frame mirrorless camera.
The company itself has leaked information about 5-axis IBIS technology, so this is why everybody has been thinking that this is the system that will find its way into the NEX-7 replacement.
It will be really interesting to see whether the 5-axis system will make room for the 3-axis one. However, regardless of the image stabilization technology, the image sensor will be brand new and will capture photos at about 24 megapixels, just like its predecessor.
Sony A7000 will be about 8% tinier than the NEX-7
The remainder of the newly-leaked Sony A7000 specs list includes a touchscreen on the back. For the time being, there are no words whether it will be titlable or not.
Also on the back, a 2.3-million-dot OLED electronic viewfinder will allow photographers to frame their photos and videos.
It is said that the A7000 will come with dual-axis level gauge. A similar display has been found in the NEX-6 and NEX-7, but it has been omitted in the A6000 for some reason.
The NEX-7 successor will offer a battery life of about 460 shots on a single charge with the image stabilization system turned off.
Last but not least, it is mentioned that the A7000 will be about 8% smaller than the NEX-7. It will measure 118 x 67 x 42mm, while its predecessor measures 119.9 x 66.9 x 42.6mm.
The launch date is still unknown, but the mirrorless camera is allegedly coming sometime in the near future. Just remember to take these details with a grain of salt!