Sony will announce three new cameras during the second quarter of 2015, as revealed in the Sony documents leaked by Wikileaks, which have been obtained during the November 2014 hacks.
“The Interview” is a Sony movie with a plot that involves the assassination of Kim Jong-un, the supreme leader of North Korea. Back in November 2014, it was reported that North Korea had breached the company’s servers and had stolen a bunch of documents in order to redeem the honor of their leader. All the details behind this story are still unknown, but Wikileaks has managed to get the documents obtained by the hackers.
Deep within the archive, there is a product launch calendar, which includes devices that will be unveiled in the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year or the second quarter of 2015 calendar year. The list includes products which have already been rumored, such as an new A7, A6000, and RX cameras.
Sony A6100, A7RII, and RX100 IV cameras to be announced by the end of June 2015
The PlayStation maker has been rumored to introduce new FE-mount, E-mount, and RX cameras during the first half of 2015. The gossip talks are now confirmed by this massive leak containing official documents.
During the first quarter of the 2015 fiscal year, it is said that new A7, A6000, and RX series of shooters will become official.
The A7 model is most likely the Sony A7RII, which will replace the A7R. Since there is no mention of an A99 A-mount camera, it is very likely that the A7RII is the 50-megapixel camera coming within the following weeks.
The A6000 has been said to be replaced by the Sony A7000. However, the leak calls it an “A6000 series”, so the company will probably follow the same path as the A5000 series where the A5000 has been succeeded by the A5100. As a result, the A6000 successor will be released under the Sony A6100 moniker.
Finally, the RX series camera is most likely the RX100 IV, which will come packed with a Micro Four Thirds sensor, as recently revealed.
What happened to the Sony A-mount camera?
As stated above, the product launch calendar does not include an A-mount model. The A99 was rumored to be replaced at the 2015 World Photography Awards in London, UK. However, it appears that only the RX100 IV will become official on this date.
The Japan-based company has said that it is still committed to the A-mount, but all evidence points otherwise. However, it is worth noting that not all products are included in the launch calendar. The HX90V and WX500 have just been introduced and they cannot be found in the same document as the Sony A6100, A7RII, and RX100 IV.
This means that the A99 replacement still has a chance of showing up in Q2 2015 and it may feature a 50-megapixel full-frame sensor. Either way, stick with us and we will let you know how this story will unfold!