You are browsing the archive for rumors Archives - Page 4 of 386 - sonyalpharumors.

June 21, 2016
Posted in rumors

Less than 24 hours left for the Hasselblad medium format mirrorless camera announcement….

a teaser showing a part of the new Hasselblad mirrorless system camera

The Hasselblad X1D-50c at BHphoto, Adorama and
Hasselblad 90mm F/3.2 XCD Lens for XD1 at BHphoto, Adorama and
Hasselblad 45mm F/3.5 XCD Lens for XD1 at BHphoto, Adorama and

Less than 24 hours left for the big Hasselblad announcement. You can follow the live videostream live tomorrow (June 22) at 14:00 Stockholm time. Why should we care about it?

  1. It’s likely to be the world’s first digital mirrorless (system?) medium format camera.
  2. It’s likely to feature the Sony 50MP medium format sensor.
  3. There is chance Sony is somehow involved in this. Sony may share their tech to Hasselblad.
  4. And…now I am dreaming…if Hasselblad is successful Sony could one day join the new system with their Sony branded cameras and lenses.

So let’s watch that new “thing” tomorrow :)

June 21, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR4) Sony is currently prototypeing Image Sensors based on “black silicon”.


A source sent me that following info:

Sony is currently prototypeing Image Sensors based on SiOnyx  or better known as “black silicon”. Basically it uses a porous silicon etch on the front side to reduce reflectance. However, while this works well in reducing the visible light reflectance of bare silicon wafers with no backside layers or materials from 46 % to a few %. For image sensors a sensitivity invrease of 30% is estimated”

Thanks source for this!


For more info: Scientific Papers about this:
United States Patent 6,080,683 Maria Faur, Mircea Faur, D. Flood, S.G. Bailey and Horia M. Faur June 27, 2000
“Room temperature wet chemical growth process of SiO based oxides on silicon.”
C. Vineis, M. Levy-Finklshtein, J. Carey, G. Knight, E. Wefringhaus and R. Harney, “Ultrafast Laser Texturing for Enhanced Solar Cell Performance and Lower Cost,”
United States Patent 7,456,452 D. Wells and S. P. Leiphart Nov. 25,2008
“Light sensor having undulating features for CMOS imager.”



June 20, 2016
Posted in rumors

(SR1) Another set of almost impossible rumors


Just for your fun. These are the “impossible” rumors I got from unknown sources:

(Source 1) Larger than FF camera:
Larger than FF Sony camera by end of June (UPDATE: Source recontacted me and said Sony camera is comign at photokina and not by end of June).

(Source 2)  Sigma FE:
Sigma will release FE lenses 70mm f/2.8 Macro, 85mm f/1.8, 100-300mm f/4-5.6

(Source 3) Telephoto:
Sony A mount is not dead. New telephotos coming for a and e mount. 150-490mm f5.6 coming

(Source 4) APS-C E-mount lens:
sony will add PZ to FE16-35 24-70 70-200


Stay tuned on SAR and subscribe the newsletter to get info when it matters:

*Please also check your spam folder if you don't get the confirmation mail. And mark the mail as "non-spam" to see the future newsletter.

To not miss any rumor quickly subscribe our social network:
RSS feed:

If you have some “rumor” to share just send me an anonymous messages here:
at or use the contact form you see on the right top of this site.

Reminder (SR = Sonyrumor):
SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

June 18, 2016
Posted in rumors

New image of the Hasselblad medium format system camera with Sony 50MP sensor!


The image above shows you a part of the new Hassleblad camera that will be announced on June 22 at 14:00 Berlin time. It seems to be highly likely that Sony is involved into this project too. At least with the 50MP medium format sensor but probably also with some more tech. So the camera will be:

– First Hasselblad mirrorless system camera
– Sony 50MP sensor (twice the area an the FF sensor)
– Built-in viewfinder

It will be interetsing to see what kind of mount Hassleblad will use for this. And if Sony could “join” that system sometimes in the near future!

Hasselblad is teasing the event with the phrase “game changer in the world of photography”. Ming Thein also writes:

“let’s say I do have some knowledge about what this might be, and it’s at least twice as interesting as they promise:) Feel free to speculate away in the comments; I shall neither confirm nor deny…”

That sounds promising!!!

via Mirrorlessrumors.

June 17, 2016
Posted in rumors

Hasselblad will make a surprise announcement on June 22 and you can follow it live!

The days of Sony clone camera like the Stellar and Lunar are over. And Hasselblad wants signal the new era by announcing a “game changer in the world of photography“. You can follow the announcement live on June 22 at 14:00 CET time (Berlin time). There is yet no clue about what camera they will announce. I am pretty confident that this might be a new mirrorless system camera. Not sure if it’s medium format. It will be also interesting to see how Sony is involved in this!

P.S.: My dream could become true soon?Hasselblad X-Pan (here on eBay) with 100MP sensor?



via Mirrorlessrumors.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that is stored in a temporary location on your computer to allow our website to distinguish you from other users of the website. If you don't want to accept cookies, you'll still be able to browse the site and use it for research purposes. Most web browsers have cookies enabled, but at the bottom of this page you can see how to disable cookies. Please note that cookies can't harm your computer. We don't store personally identifiable information in the cookies, but we do use encrypted information gathered from them to help provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allow us to improve our site. You can watch a simple video from Google to find more information about cookies.

Cookies used by our Website
The Sonyalpharumors website,, uses the following cookies for the collection of website usage statistics and to ensure that we can . These are anonymous and temporary. By using our website, you agree that we may place these types of cookies on your device.
Read how Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps:
Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites: Addthis cookies:
Disqus cookies:
Vimeo cookies:
Youtube cookies:

Disabling/Enabling Cookies
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies by modifying the settings in your browser. Please note however that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our site. For information about how to disable cookies in your browser please visit the About Cookies website.


Share News and Rumors

Click on the Share button below to write the message! Name and email are NOT required so you can stay anonymous. Also the IP-address will not be submitted to us. Use Imageshack to share pictures (anonymously).

Your name (not required)

Email (not required)