(SR4) New DSLR shaped NEX to be named “ILC-3000″

A couple of weeks ago I wrote you that trusted sources told me that Sony is working on a new DSLR shaped NEX camera (“Project Alpha Fox“). That camera is an entry-level E-mount that will have to compete against the Canon REBEL series. One of the sources now told me the final name which is “ILC-3000“. A quite surprising name…the camera will not be market as a “NEX”!

Also a second anonymous source told me that Sony plans to release more cameras without the “NEX” definition. I don’t think that’s a wise decision. NEX has been quite popular for Sony. I would like to hear the reason why Sony did get rid of the NEX brand on that new camera….

Anyway, there seems to be a Sony announcement day on August 13-14. NEX-5T is coming for sure. Still waiting for confirmation to see if the ILC-3000, the 55-150mm f/2.8 and the 16-xxmm zoom will be announced too.

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SR1=probably fake rumor
SR2=rumor from unknown sources
SR3=50% chance it is correct
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