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April 6, 2015
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(SR2) First very wild rumors about the April 23 products (A-mount and RX).

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I am now 99% sure Sony will announce new (non E-mount) products on April 23. And E-mount stuff will be announced soon after in May! So as you see there may be something nice coming for everyone :)

I got this very wild rumor from a Japanese store. They told me that but kep it with a grain of salt as usual:

1.) A9 Almost sure to happen. Almost sure to be A-mount and 50MP. And, you can check current 50MP camera from Canon to get an idea on what it’s going to cost.
2.) RX series, from what I heard, going to be RX100-IV (or 4). NOTHING on a RX10 sequel. (i.e., RX20, etc.)

Again keep in mind that “store rumors” are never really reliable stuff! But I will keep my fingers crossed for a new A-mount cam to be released!

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April 5, 2015
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Lensbaby teases a new 55mm f/1.6 lens.

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Lensbaby is teasing a new lens on their facebook page. The lens should be a 55mm f/1.6 an will be unveiled on April 7. We can expect an A and E-mount version of that lens like we have on the 58mm f/3.5 fisheye. That one is available in A-mount (Click here) and E-mount (Click here).

Click on those images to see the images of the lens:

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April 3, 2015
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Innovative Sony multilayer sensor patent shows how to get rid of corner issues.

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The short E-mount flange distance has one “drawback”. Lenses have to be larger to correct the incident angle at the corner which usually causes heavy color shifting, huge vignetting and loss of sharpness. That’s why Voigtlander redesigned the Heliar 15mm III lens (here on eBay). And the new design makes the new lenses twice as big as the predecessor.

Sony seems to have acknowledged that there is an issue to be solved. Egami spotted a new Sony sensor which packs a couple of innovations. First of all this is a multilayered sensor (and not a classic RGB Bayer). And the second innovation is that there is a lens on the sensor that corrects the angle of the light hitting the sensor. With that solution the light hits the full sensor with the right angle. It would allow lenses to be more compact because they don’t have to uses more glass to correct the angle.

On paper it would also allow all third-party lenses (particularly wide-angle lenses) to work flawlessly on Sony FE cameras. Let’s hope the next generation FE camera will come with such a sensor. Exciting!

April 2, 2015
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(SR4) A6xxx (or A7000) camera launch has been delayed (seems because of 4K heat issues)

I got two feedbacks from trusted sources about the A6000 successor (also rumored to be named “A7000″).

Source 1 told me the camera has been delayed and Sony did not say when they will launch it yet.
Source 2 actually had the chance to see the cam and said there was at least one big bug with 4K recording. The camera software kept crashing all the time.

They will let me know as soon as Sony will have a new launch timeframe. UPDATE: It’s important to remind you that there is a scheduled E-mount announcement event in May! Likely for the A7rII but I hope the A7000 will make it by then!

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March 31, 2015
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(SR4) Either RX or A-mount cameras coming on April 23. No E-mount on that day.

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I got one more confirmation from another trusted source that Sony will indeed launch new products on April 23. He also added that there will no E-mount camera or lens announcement on that day. These leaves us with two options:
1) Sony will launch new RX cameras. Very likely the RX2 with curved sensor and 35mm f/1.8 Zeiss. Or a new RX10 successor (The grat Panasonic FZ1000 does 4K and costs less). Don’t think there will be a RX100m4 already…
2) Sony will launch a new A-mount camera. The A77II is only one year old so I guess we can either hope for a new A99II or a new A58II. Certainly a new A99II would be a strong signal that A-mount is alive!

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Reminder: E-mount stuff (a7rII and so) is likely going ot be announced in May!

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