Sony is rumored to announce a new E-mount mirrorless camera with an APS-C-sized image sensor around mid-August 2015, a camera which may well be the sought-after A7000.
It has been a while since Sony last introduced an E-mount camera with an APS-C sensor. Nevertheless, the company has reported exciting results from its digital imaging sector, mainly driven by the success of E-mount cameras with full-frame sensors, which are now part of the FE-mount Alpha series.
The popularity of FE-mount shooters may well be the reason why the PlayStation maker has put other projects on hold. Either way, a new Sony E-mount camera with an APS-C sensor, that will become the flagship in this market segment, is a must and is coming soon. According to multiple sources, “soon” means mid-August 2015.
New Sony E-mount camera with APS-C sensor to be announced in mid-August
The latest cameras unveiled by Sony are the A7R II, RX100 IV, and RX10 II, which were all revealed in mid-June 2015. Before this announcement event, some of the company’s internal documents had been leaked on the web and they had showed that Sony should have introduced an E-mount mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor, too. However, it seems like the manufacturer has encountered some unforeseen problems, as the A7000 has not been launched, yet.
The rumor mill has attributed the A7000 delay to sensor issues and has said that the device will most likely become official sometime during fall 2015. Well, it seems like the Japanese company has solved the issues more quickly, as the flagship E-mount MILC will be introduced around mid-August or late August, depending on how the preparations go.
Sony A7000 is the likeliest to become official soon
It is worth noting that the source is not entirely sure that the Sony A7000 is the product in question. However, the leakster is certain that it is an E-mount camera with an APS-C-sized image sensor and it is the only one that has been rumored heavily in recent times.
Moreover, voices are saying that the device will become a leader when it comes to both speed and low-light photography capabilities. This sounds an awful lot like the A7000, so nobody should be surprised if this is the case.
From previous rumors we have heard that the A7000 will be able to record 4K videos and that its sensor will have a 15.5-stop dynamic range. For now, take everything with a pinch of salt!