Image on top: The current VG-20 (not the new VG900!).
As I told you a weeks ago for the first time we are going to see a new Full Frame E-mount camera! It is actually a camcorder, the NEX-VG900. According to top sources it will use the same Sony A99 24 megapixel sensor and current NEX lenses like the superb Zeiss 24mm f/1.8 or Sony 50mm f/1.8 will work in crop more (and you can take 16 Megapixel pictures with it). The new Zeiss E-mount lenses will cover the full Full Frame area. The CP.2 25/T2.1 and CZ.2 70/200/T2.9 E -> Click here to get again a new shock by reading the price
The camera itself records in 24p/50p (or 60p in USA) at 24Mbit/s (AVCHD). It has a Quad Capsule Spatial Array Stereo Mic, a 3 inch 9k and 270 degree swivel touchscreen. An XGA electronic viewfinder. A manual control jog dial. A dual SD card slot, remote AVR/IR, mic jack and hdmi. The body looks like the current VG-20 camera (here on BHphoto). What changes is the sensor size
The price of the camera is around 3300 Dollars/Euro and includes(!) the new A-mount LA-EA3 Full Frame adapter!
While this camera may not be interesting for 99% of our readers the big news here is that:
1) It proves that a Full Frame NEX camera is possible
2) A Full Frame Sony NEX-7 alike camera could really be announced in 2013 (as I have been told by sources)
A Full Frame NEX-9 could allow us to use Leica M-mount lenses (here a list of them on eBay) and Canon FD lenses (here a list of them on eBay) on it! Sony has yet no plan to make FF NEX lenses but I hope they will “feel” the pressure from you folks! And they may change their mind…
Reminder: The announcement of the A99 along the NEX-6, A and E-mount lenses is scheduled for September 12th! Stay tuned on SAR on that day! Subscribe the RSS feed and join the Facebook page to not miss any new rumor!
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!
Have to catch-up with some other small news before to post the next rumors:
Pentax is ready to announce a new K-3 APS-C camera that will use the same A77 24 Mega pixel sensor (Source: RiceHigh).
First image of the upcoming Samyang 24mm f/3.5 tilt-shift lens (Photorumors).
There is a first patch for the NEX-3 and NEX-5 that finally can help you to switch the language if you bought a camera in Japan: http://www.nex-hack.info/talks/discussion/comment/589/#Comment_589
18-200mm lens tested at SonyAlphaLab.
The NEX-5R has been announced and the NEX-6 is coming next week. Booth have Application support and if you want to see how it works check out that well made site made by Sony: www.playmemoriescameraapps.com. Meantime NEX-5R preorders seem to be very low according to Amazon ranking (Click here). As yous ee there is no 5R within the top 100 while the $100 discount on the NEX-5N is selling well at Amazon (Click here) and BHphoto too (Click here).
And here comes the NEX-5R preorder link roundup including a reminder to my new still in very beta phase AlphaCameraDeals.com website:
Black NEX-5R body links to Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Black NEX-5R with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
Silver NEX-5R with kit lens at Amazon, Adorama, BHphoto.
White NEX-5R with kit lens at Adorama, BHphoto.
Black NEX-5R with kit lens Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH
Silver NEX-5R with kit lens at Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH
White NEX-5R with kit lens at Sonystore DE-UK-FR-IT-ES-NL-SE-FI-CH
Important personal note: The next months I will create a lot of new features around my parallell AlphaCameraDeals.com website. The idea is to separate Deals news from SonyAlphaRumors. For now I will list all preorder options ont his website (like for the NEX-5R) If you are interested in getting detailed and localized Sony deals info subscribe the RSS feed and join the Facebook page. Thanks!