Sony is rumored to announce a new RX-series compact camera, called RX100 Mark IV, by the end of June 2015 and to release the device by the end of July 2015.
This is not the first time the rumor mill is mentioning the Sony RX100 IV compact camera and it will not be the last time. As seen in the leaked product launch roadmap, the Japan-based company will reveal a new RX-series shooter by the end of the second quarter of 2015.
Other cameras should have been introduced by now, including the A7RII and the NEX-7 successor, but they have failed to show up despite also being mentioned in the roadmap. This has led to many questions whether they are still coming or not. A trusted source is reporting that they are on their way and that the RX model will definitely be unveiled in June.
Sony RX100 IV compact camera rumored to become official this June
An insider is stating that the PlayStation maker is still planning to introduce an RX-series model by the end of June 2015. The rumors about an RX1-series replacement, called RX2, have cooled down in recent months, so we are most likely facing the launch of the Sony RX100 IV, which has been mentioned multiple times in the past.
The RX100 IV will succeed the RX100 III, which was announced in May 2014. The announcement date of its predecessor is also the reason why a lot of people believed that the Mark IV version is coming in May 2015.
Anyway, the new compact camera will be released on the market in July 2015. This is a good thing, as the launch hype will not be gone by then and consumers might rush to purchase the upcoming model.
Sony may put a Micro Four Thirds sensor into the RX100 Mark IV
When it comes to its specs, the new Sony RX100 IV is expected to employ a Zeiss-approved zoom lens, electronic viewfinder, built-in WiFi, NFC, and a larger image sensor.
Speaking of the sensor, the Japanese manufacturer has recently added a Micro Four Thirds sensor to its line-up which is rumored to be present in the RX100 IV. This way, the camera will pose a bigger threat to the Panasonic LX100, a compact shooter that records 4K videos.
All we can do is to wait for the official announcement therefore we invite you to stay tuned to Camyx!