Sony will hold a press event at the 2015 World Photography Awards during which the company is rumored to announce a new camera, which is most likely an A-mount model.
A new Sony A-mount camera could be announced on April 23, as the Japan-based company is planning to hold a press event on April 23 during the 2015 World Photography Awards.
The manufacturer is expected to introduce its E-mount camcorder and cine lenses during NAB Show 2015, while the new FE-mount cameras and optics are coming in early May. This means that the event taking place between the aforementioned duo is aimed at A-mount products, which is something that the PlayStation maker did last year.
New Sony A-mount camera coming at the 2015 World Photography Awards, just like in 2014
Sony introduced the A77II A-mount camera with an APS-C sensor during the 2014 World Photography Awards in London. The briefing of this year’s photography competition includes a press event at the Somerset House, London, just like the one of the 2014 edition.
The A77II is not rumored to be replaced anytime soon, while a successor to the A99 flagship A-mount camera is long overdue. The A99II has been mentioned within the rumor mill, while the company has said that it will be substituted at some point in order to show people that the Sony is committed to the A-mount.
An insider has confirmed that new Sony products will be shown off at the 2015 World Photography Awards, but has failed to reveal any details about their names, mounts, or specs.
Nevertheless, do not hold your breath over an E-mount shooter for April 23, but keep an eye out for a new Sony A-mount camera, possibly the A99II.
Many more Sony products are coming in 2015
The Sony A7RII FE-mount mirrorless camera is rumored to be announced in early May and to begin shipping sometime in late May or early June.
This shooter is believed to come packed with a 36.4-megapixel sensor, an improved image processor, and 5-axis image stabilization technology among others.
A 50-megapixel Sony A9 FE-mount camera is in development, too, but it will be revealed sometime later in 2015.
By the end of 2015, the rumor mill is predicting that the company will introduce new RX-series compact cameras as well, so take all these details with a pinch of salt and stay tuned!