A camera with a 50-megapixel image sensor is rumored to be announced by Sony in the near future in order to compete against the Canon 5DS and 5DS R big-megapixel DSLRs.
Recent rumors have said that Sony is working on a replacement to the A7R FE-mount full frame mirrorless camera. The shooter is supposed to have entered its manufacturing process and to be ready for shipping as of late May or early June.
However, this is not the only Sony-branded camera that is in development. According to trusted sources, the Japan-based company is preparing a Canon 5DS / 5DS R rival, which will feature a 50-megapixel sensor offering a higher image quality than the EOS DSLRs.
50-megapixel Sony camera to rival Canon 5DS / 5DS R by offering better image quality
For a very long time, gossip talks have said that the sensor found in Canon’s big-megapixels cameras will be developed as well as made by Sony. One source said that Canon will develop the sensor, but Sony will make it in its own factories. As soon as the 5DS and 5DS R became official, the EOS maker clarified the rumors by stating that the 50.6-megapixel sensor is manufactured entirely by Canon and that Sony has had nothing to do with it.
Nevertheless, Sony has its own 50-megapixel sensors. Such technology has even been patented by the PlayStation maker, so it is only a matter of time until it finds its way into a camera. The moment may be closer than first thought, as an insider is reporting that a 50-megapixel Sony camera will become official in April or May 2015.
The shooter in question will compete against Canon’s own models. However, the source has been unable to reveal whether this is an A-mount or an FE-mount camera. An A99 replacement is long overdue, but the pro-grade A9 mirrorless camera has been mentioned several times within the rumor mill during the past few months.
Whatever it is, the leakster is claiming that the Sony model will be a lot better than the Canon cameras when it comes to image quality.
Sony A7RII is coming soon with 36.4MP sensor and built-in image stabilization
Meanwhile, the Sony A7RII is on its way, too. It should become available at a store near you by the end of the third quarter of 2015.
The image sensor will most likely be similar to the one found in the A7R with the exception of 5-axis image stabilization technology. This system will be added into the 36.4-megapixel sensor, so the A7RII will probably represent the same level of evolution over the A7R like the A7II represents over the A7.
There are lots of “ifs”, “buts”, and doubts surrounding these gossip talks, but do not take it as a surprise if two high-end Sony cameras become official soon!