Sony is rumored to have delayed the launch of the A7000 until fall 2015, causing other camera makers to postpone their products as well.
Sony was supposed to launch the new A7, A6000, and RX series cameras by the end of June 2015. The A7R II, RX10 II, and RX100 IV have all become official, but the A6000-series unit is nowhere to be seen.
There was some speculation that the device has been delayed due to issues with the image sensor. Now, the rumor mill is back with more information. First of all, it seems like this is the replacement to the NEX-7 and that it will be called A7000. Secondly, it appears that the delay is longer than expected, as the mirrorless camera will be revealed sometime this fall.
Sensor problems cause Sony A7000 to be delayed until fall 2015
The source is reporting that the Sony A7000 should have been announced before the A7R II and RX cameras. The original plans were to reveal this mirrorless camera in late April or early May. Unfortunately, the aforementioned sensor issues have delayed the device altogether.
The product launch roadmap has been changed and it seems like the NEX-7 successor will become official sometime in late September or early October 2015.
Additionally, it seems like the APS-C-sized image sensor will be brand new, just like the hybrid autofocus technology. The new AF has been said to be really quick, turning the A7000 into one of the fastest focusing cameras on the market.
For the time being, there are no details regarding the presence of on-sensor image stabilization into the Sony A7000. However, this possibility should not be ruled out at this point.
Nikon and Ricoh postpone their DSLRs which were meant to feature A7000’s sensor
These rumors are closely tied to information coming from Nikon and Ricoh leaksters. Both these companies are getting some of their sensors from Sony, which is also the world’s biggest image sensor vendor.
The sources are claiming that both of them have been forced to delay some of their cameras, which were supposed to feature the same sensor as the Sony A7000. The devices were meant to become official in late 2015, but they were postponed until early 2016.
It is said that the PlayStation maker has a contract with both parties regarding the A7000 sensor. Allegedly, Nikon and Ricoh are only allowed to use it six months after the introduction of the A7000.
As usual, we remind you that this is based on rumor and speculation, therefore you must take it with a pinch of salt!