(SR4) It is the Sony CEO in person that forced the roadmap change. NEX-7n coming for sure in a couple of months.

I have been told that the new Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai in person pushed to change the E and A mount roadmap. As you know most of the cameras due for a 2013 release like the cheap FF-SLT and so on have been dropped from the roadmap to focus on a more “innovative” 2014 release. As I told you both the A and E-mount development will continue.

A couple of trusted sources confirmed the next camera to come is likely to be the NEX-7 successor. It is coming within a couple of months.

Personal note on the roadmap: Sony is still discussing with the partners like Hasselblad and Zeiss the future 4 years strategy. I will keep you updated as soon as something 99% definitive has been decided.

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!