And here are many new pics of the upcoming NEX-5R. I am also working on new A99 and E-mount FF rumors. Will post them soon too don’t worry! I am working as much as I can in every free time I have! Invite your friends to follow SAR. it’s going to be a hot rumor time from now until Photokina. Here is our RSS feed and Twitter stream and the Facebook comunity! First Sony announcement next week (August 28th!). More announcements will follow. One for the A99 and one for a super epxensive E-mount FF.
And here we have the first real images of the new NEX-5R and NEX-6 cameras. Click on the pictures to see the full size version! These are pictures found by the nice guys from chinese.vr-zone.com. As a reminder. Sony may announce the new cameras and lenses on August 28th. This is the list I got from reliable sources:
NEX-5R: Looks almost exactly like the NEX-5n and has the flip screen from the NEX-F3. It has a completely newly designed 16 Megapixel APS-C sensor with Phase Detection AF pixels. It has WiFi connectivity and APP support. You can surf on Internet with it. Price around $700 with kit lens.
NEX-6: It’s a mini NEX-7 with integrated viewfinder. Compared to the NEX’7 it has an EVF with less resolution and same newly designed 16 Megapixel APS-C sensor. It has WiFi connectivity and APP support. Price between the NEX-5R and NEX-7 (NEX-7 is currently priced at $1200 at Amazon so my guess is around $950 and $1000).
Sony 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6: It is a pancake zoom with OSS and power zoom.
Sony 11-18 f/4.0: Normal (non pancake) zoom.
Sony 35mm f/1.8: Fast non expensive prime lens as big as the Sigma 30mm lens.
The image on top shows you the currently only Sony pancake lens of the NEX line, the 16mm f/2.8 lens. And if you are curious to know how big the upcoming new 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 lens is than good news…I have been told that it is “just a tiny bit thicker” than the prime pancake! It has the size of the currently only pancake zoom for mirrorless system on market, the Panasonic 14-42mm X. And like the Panasonic lens also the Sony 16-50mm will feature powerzoom and Image stabilization (OSS).
Reminder: The first powerzoom is the third version of the 18-200mm lens which has been announced along the NEX-EA50 (here on BH).
Most of you were right guys! The added “S” letter within the new “Exmor RS” sensor brand stays for “Stacked”. The full description of the new technology is available here at Sony.net. I guess these kind of sensors will find their use in cellulars and compact cameras and not so on larger sensor cameras.
A fake illustration of an application oriented NEX camera (Source: Tinhte)
Got another small info from one trusted source. As you know the NEX-5R and NEX-6 will have integrated WiFi and Application support. Some of you asked me if the operation system is based on Android. I now have been told it is not so. I can’t wait to see how this will work for real. As you know there may be a NEX related announcement on August 28th.
Two are the main innovation son the NEX camera, the APP support and the Phase detection AF pixels on the sensor. And three new lenses are coming soon too (11-18mm f/4.0 zoom (not a pancake!), 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 pancake and 35mm f/1.8 prime lens)