Sony may announce a replacement for the RX1-R in the body of the RX1-X instead of the previously-rumored RX2. The compact camera is also said to become official soon with curved full-frame sensor.
The RX2 has been in discussion for a couple of years. It is supposed to be a Sony-made camera that replaces the RX1-series. The original RX1 was introduced in 2012 with a full-frame sensor and a Zeiss 35mm f/2 fixed-lens. Its successor, the RX1-R, was launched in mid-2013 with identical specs, except for the lack of an anti-aliasing filter in its 24.3-megapixel sensor.
As time continues to pass by, the RX2 rumors are not coming to an end. However, it is very likely that the company’s fans will have to wait a little longer for an RX2 because the Sony RX1-X is coming in its place.
Sony RX1-X rumored to replace the Sony RX1-R soon
A reliable source, who has provided spot-on information in the past, says that the Sony RX1-X will be unveiled in the near future.
These details are said to be coming from someone within the Japanese company, while the announcement info is a deduction based on the fact that the Sony RX1-X would not be mentioned if it came at a later date.
The PlayStation maker will hold a product launch event on April 23 during the company’s own 2015 World Photographer Awards. The gala will begin soon at the Somerset House in London, UK.
Up until this point, the rumors about the RX1-R replacement said that the compact camera would feature a curved full-frame sensor with a Zeiss 35mm f/1.8 lens. It remains to be determined whether or not the name and the specs of this shooter are accurate.
New Sony RX camera coming soon, as seen in product launch calendar
It is worth reminding that the company’s product launch calendar has been leaked courtesy of Wikileaks. The calendar said that Sony would introduce new RX, A7-series, and A6000-series cameras by the end of June 2015.
The Sony RX1-X would fit the description. However, only one RX model is mentioned in the leaked documents and some sources have already pointed out the fact that the RX100 Mark IV is the one that is coming soon.
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