Sony might be working on an RX-series medium format camera, as the man who developed the full-frame RX1R II has admitted in an interview that the company is exploring its options for the time being.
The RX-series is quite popular among photographers. Maybe the RX100 segment is stealing all spotlights, but the RX10 one is also praised by users and experts alike. However, a lot of people are craving to get their hands on an RX1 model, thanks to the full-frame format.
In an interview with the DSLR Magazine at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show 2016, Sony’s Masashi Wakatsuki has said that the company does not rule out the possibility of adding a medium format camera to the RX-series, thus making the rumor mill to go wild.
Sony could be developing an RX-series medium format camera
In recent times, Sony has decided to make a statement about the A-mount line-up. The PlayStation maker has stated in repeated times that it remains committed to this mount, but fans are still saying that the company needs to prove it.
While new A-mount products will most likely show up on the market by the end of this year, there are a lot of people who are asking questions about the RX-series. This is nothing to take for granted, as it is one of the most popular premium compact camera series available to photographers.
At the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show, some of Sony’s representatives have agreed to be interviewed by the DSLR Magazine. Among them, there was Masashi Wakatsuki, the man who designed the RX1R II full-frame compact camera.
Towards the end of the interview, the company’s rep was asked about the possibility of launching an RX-series medium format camera. Contrary to what people expected, Masashi Wakatsuki did not rule out this possibility.
Sony is keeping its options open, he said. This has sparked a set of rumors suggesting that the Japan-based manufacturer is indeed working on such product and that it might not be a bad idea to announce it at the Photokina 2016 event.
Still, this is a long shot, which means that people should not hold their breath over a Sony RX-series medium format camera. One decisive factor, as confirmed by Masashi Wakatsuki, is the size of the device.
The company’s representative suggested that if the shooter turns out too big, then it will not be released on the market. Well, it remains to be seen whether Sony is working on such camera or not, so keep an eye on Camyx for further information!