An alleged photo and some specs of the Sony A6100 have appeared on the web ahead of the mirrorless camera’s purported announcement taking place within three weeks.
A shroud of mystery is engulfing the future of the Sony E-mount line-up. The Japan-based company is expected to reveal a new E-mount mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor soon, but the rumor mill is torn apart between the A6100 and A7000.
In the meantime, an alleged Sony A6100 photo has showed up online and it is accompanied by some specifications. The reports are a bit conflicting, as the specs seem to point towards the A7000, while the source is referring to it as the A6100.
First Sony A6100 photo leaked ahead of its announcement event
The leaked photo shows a device that is similar to the Sony A6000. However, the APS-C designation has disappeared from the bottom left corner in the front, while the bump of built-in electronic viewfinder is no longer visible.
As usual, we have to say that the image could be fake, so it would be wise to wait for further photos and information from a more trusted source. Still, this could be the real deal and it would be a shame not to report it, especially considering the fact that the mirrorless camera is expected to become official within the next three weeks.
Sony A6100 specs list to include Tri-Navi controls
According to the source, the Sony A6100 will feature a new 24.3-megapixel APS-C sensor without an in-body image stabilization system. The camera will be made out of magnesium alloy, but it will not be weathersealed.
Furthermore, the shooter will record videos at 4K resolution for up to 10 minutes and will feature a fully-electronic shutter with a maximum speed of 1/32000th of a second.
The A6100 is said to employ Tri-Navi controls and this would make it the true heir to the NEX-7. If this is the case, then some previous rumors, stating that the A6000 replaced both the NEX-6 and NEX-7, were true.
The price tag indicates that the A6100 replaces the NEX-7, as the source says that the body will cost $900. In comparison, the NEX-7 had a $1,099 price tag at launch, while the A6000 had a $650 price tag on its launch date.