Sony will replace the A6000 with a new model, called A6100, in the near future, but the mirrorless camera will record videos at full HD resolution instead of 4K resolution, as initially reported.
A trusted source is attempting to shine some light over the future of the Sony E-mount line-up. Many have said that the A6000 is the de facto successor to both the NEX-6 and NEX-7 cameras. One source has even suggested that the A7000 will replace the A6000 instead of the A6100. However, a trusted source is now saying that the A7000, which is the NEX-7 heir, is not coming soon. Nevertheless, the A6100, which is the A6000 successor, is on its way but it will not record 4K videos, as previously reported.
Sony A6100 to be capable of capturing videos only up to full HD resolution
The person who leaked the latest Sony A6100 details has received the intel from someone working at an importer of Sony products in an unknown country. He says that the new mirrorless camera will feature a 24.3-megapixel image sensor and full HD video recording with XAVC S codec support.
We have heard this one before, but we have also heard that the A6100 will record 4K videos. In fact, the reason why the device was said to not be here yet is the fact that it overheats when recording 4K footage. These details are contradicted by the recent information, which says that the device will capture videos at up to 1920 x 1080 pixels.
The support for XAVC S codec will bring improved video quality, which will definitely be welcomed by videographers. For now, this is everything the source has been able to reveal. By the looks of it, the A6100 will be a minor evolution of the A6000, so do not raise your hopes too high.
Sony to hold major announcement event sometime in May 2015
It is worth noting that a major product launch event is expected from Sony. The PlayStation maker is rumored to introduce a bunch of cameras sometime by the end of May 2015.
The announcement event will most likely take place towards the beginning of the month and it will include the A6100, the A7RII, and the RX100 Mark IV cameras.
The odds of seeing an A99 Mark II A-mount camera being unveiled as well are very slim at this point. Either way, we should not rule out such possibility for now. Stay tuned!