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December 2, 2016
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(SR4) New Sony High End E-mount camera priced like the 1DX2 and D5


A new additional info about the new Sony High End E-mount camera (larger body and dual SD card slot). Not sure the camera will get the new A9 naming or simply remain in the A7 series. Anyway this is the info:

I got additional information on α9.
α9 seems to be a professional camera like 1DX2 and D5.
And the price is likely to be the same price range.

Join the Sony A9 facebook group (Click here) to get new info about that camera model!

Note from SAR editor: I previously posted this rumor in my SR1 impossible rumor post. But after a feedback from the source I realized this message was from a source who shared a 100% correct rumor in the past.

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December 2, 2016
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(SR1) UPDATED: The impossible rumors roundup…(RX5, Tilt-shift).


Source 1:

Sony will release an APS-C sized fixed lens camera in 2017 called RX5. It’s like a crossbreed of the A6500 and the RX1R II. A6500 sensor, touchscreen and connectivity, RX1R II EVF, body and shutter. It contains a 23mm f/1.8 lens and there is stabilization (don’t know if it’s in the body or lens, but it is not only digital). It will be released around CP+ 2017 and cost is in the $1000 ballpark. Nothing ground-breaking, just RX1’s little brother.

SAR note: I am not sure an APS-C RX camera makes sense at all.

Source 2:

There is a tilt shift lens coming soon from Sony.

SAR note: I think Sony first has to fill other “holes” in the FE lens system before they release such a very small niche lens.

Important UPDATE: I removed the rumor from source 3 (about the A9 camera) as it tunred out to be from a more reliable source! I will repost this soon on SAR with proper rating and more detailed info! Thanks to the source for sending me a new message to correct my post :)

Notes on those kind of (im-)possible rumors:

  • Fake rumors sent by so claimed sources that are known to create fake rumors are NOT included. What you see here are messages I got from unknown sources where I have no track of any “rumor history”
  • It’s by readers request that I create this sum up of low ranked rumors. But please remind all that these are not rumors from trusted sources and don’t count me accountable on those kind of very low ranked rumors :)
  • The last year a couple of those rumors were right (RX1rII and A6300 specs). So miracles sometimes can happen :)
November 30, 2016
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(SR4) An info about why the 70-200mm GM and the new 24-105mm A-mount got delayed


I asked the source who gave me the correct A99II specs back in August when Sony will anounce the “rumored” new 24-105mm f/4.0 A-mount lens. He answered this:

production is delayed because of shortage of 3 new ULD glasess + new technology, etc…

He also added that it’s the same reason why the 70-200mm GM lens got delayed.

November 23, 2016
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Cinema5D: Is Sony’s X-OCN Codec Coming To Mirrorless Cameras?

Is Sony’s X-OCN Codec Coming To Mirrorless Cameras? from cinema5D on Vimeo.

Mr. Okahashi told in this interview for Cinema5D that on paper Sony’s X-OCN Codec could be implemented on the Sony A7 camera series. That surely would be nice to have!

A detailed report about how OCN Codec works can be read at FDtimes.


November 21, 2016
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(SR3) Sony FE 28-70mm f/2.0 lens is designed for film makers

Bildschirmfoto 2016-01-29 um 07.21.03

I have been told the Sony patented FE 28-70mm f/2.0 lens is made for the film maker use. Sony is considering to launch such a lens for the FS5-FS7 and future FF E-mount camcorder owners. And it won’t come cheap. I don’t want to scare you but the Fuji 14.5-45mm T2.0 Cine lens for Super35 which costs $99,000 at BH!

Lens specs according to the patent:

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-14841
    • Published 2016.1.28
    • Filing date 2014.7.3
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 28.84 45.32 66.50mm
    • Fno. 2.06
    • Half angle of view ω = 36.87 25.52 18.02 °

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