October 3, 2013
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(SR5) updated and corrected: The A7 and A7r are weathersealed.

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Short update on the new A7 and A7r cameras:

1) Both cameras will not have on sensor stabilization

2) Both cameras are weathersealed! UPDATED: Sorry. I first wrote their are NOT weathersealed but it was a copy and past error from me. They are weathersealed!!!

I am not sure yet but I think more advanced models will come in 2014. The A7 and A7r do sound more like great entry-level E-mount FF cameras.

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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

 

October 3, 2013
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(SR5) And the NEX-FF names are….A7 and A7r!


a Franken A7 (RX1+NEX-7+EVF) put together by a SAR reader based on the design rumors posted today. Obviously not a picture of the real camera and the real camera will be much nicer :)

 

Sony decided to name all high end cameras as “Alpha“. No matter if these will be real A-mount cameras, E-mount DSLR shaped cameras or more compact E-mount cameras like the RX1 and NEX series. All High End models will be Alpha. That’s why the first two E-mount Full Frame cameras will be named “A7” and “A7r“. Both have exactly the same design (with NEX-7 grip, EVF in the middle and RX1 size). The difference is in the sensor. The A7 has 24MP sensor, more fps and different AF speed. The A7r has a 36MP sensor and less fps (and I have been told a bit “different” AF).

I am collecting your questions and forwarding them to sources. Than I triple check their answer before to post them on SAR. There is really a lot going on in these minutes and hours!

P.S.: Looks like Sony’s final decision to get for a middle EVF design has been taken to keep the size down. And a source said that the Minolta XD7 viewfinder design is similar to the one from the A7/A7r.

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SR2=rumor from unknown sources
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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

October 2, 2013
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(SR5) NEX-FF biggest surprise: Sony decides to go for an Olympus OMD alike design!

The Olympus OMD shape. Something like that can be expected for the E-mount FF camera

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There is one big surprise concerning the design of the NEX-FF cameras. Sony had three different prototype designs and instead of going on the classic NEX-7 design they decided to go for the….Olympus OMD alike design! It means the camera has a Full Frame E-mount, has many of the NEX-7 controls and NEX-7 grip…but the viewfinder is in the middle!!! And no, it doesn’t have the design from the A3000! It’s really something new, has just a tiny bit bigger size than the RX1. Both models (cheap and more expensive camera) do have the same design. And as I told you yesterday, the cheap model has a 24MP sensors and the more expensive model has a 36MP sensor.

I keep receiving rumors every hour. Stay tuned on SAR!

P.S.: one of the trusted sources actually saw the NEX-7 designed prototype version with the EVF in the corner. What I am checking now is if that kind of design will come in a future model or not!

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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

October 2, 2013
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(SR5) Cheap NEX-FF has 24MP, High End NEX-FF has 36 MP

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I got 100% trustworthy info on the new NEX-FF cameras:

1) The cheap NEX-FF has a 24MP sensor

2) The High end NEX-FF has a 36MP sensor

There are also some small…”surprises” I am working on. Just give me the time to triple check everything because some of the info is really…weird…like the…name! But now I am really 100% sure there will be two E-mount FF models.

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SR4=rumor from known sources
SR5=almost certainly correct!

October 2, 2013
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(SR5) Two E-mount FF to be announced in two weeks.

The RX1 components.

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The last 24 hours were very busy on the rumor front. I got many messages from different anonymous sources saying that there are two new E-mount Full Frame cameras to come in mid October. One model is a cheap and another one is a more expensive model. I have bene told that both do have a fixed EVF. And two of them also told me that the cameras are not branded as a NEX-9 series. And there may be a surprise too because there could be one substantial design change compared to the NEX-7.

I am working on the specs yet and hope more sources can share details soon. Use the anonymous contact form you see on the right border of the browser or contact me at sonyalpharumors@gmail.com if you can share more details.

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

 

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