Sony will allegedly hold a product launch event in the near future and sources are stating that the company will announce a new E-mount mirrorless camera alongside the price for the new 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens for FE-mount cameras.
The high-end A6300 has been unveiled by Sony earlier in 2016 as a mirrorless camera designed to replace the A6000. Alongside this E-mount shooter, the PlayStation maker has also introduced a trio of FE-mount optics.
One lens does not have a price tag, nor a release date so far, therefore the Japanese manufacturer is expected to reveal these details in the not-so-distant future.
Multiple sources are reporting that they have received invitations to an E-mount-related event. The sources are pretty sure that the availability details of the new FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens will become official.
However, they feel like something more is coming, as the invitation is talking about a “major showcase”. As the NAB Show 2016 is coming soon, there are some rumors suggesting that a camera will also be unveiled at the same event.
New Sony E-mount camera to be revealed soon along with FE 70-200mm f/2.8 lens’ availability details
One of the three new lenses introduced alongside the A6300 is the aforementioned FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS. It is the only one whose launch information remains unknown until now.
While it seems like the announcement of another E-mount camera with an APS-C sensor is unlikely, we should not rule out the launch of an E-mount camera with a full-frame sensor (a FE-mount shooter). This idea would make sense because the 70-200mm f/2.8 optic has been created for such devices.
Sony introduced the A7S II in September 2015 and the A7R II during the summer of 2015. It would be too soon to replace them, but the A7 II has been around since late 2014. This means that it would not be so surprising to see the Mark III version revealed this spring.
In the past we have heard gossip talks about the high-end A9 and low-end A5 FE-mount MILCs. Unfortunately, no new details have been leaked, so we can rule out these possibilities for now.
Finally, the National Association of Broadcasters Show 2016 is an event focused on videography gear. Since we are getting closer to it, the rumor mill is stating that an E-mount camcorder could be revealed and it could be among the first devices to offer 8K video recording. Whatever it may be, keep an eye on our website for further details!