First rumors about possible unexpected Sony camera surprise…

I told you a couple of times that for sure this year we will get the A7RV and A9III. Both cameras will be on market for the second half of the year only due the worldwide sensor chip shortage. But last in December I also started to get some “hints” about unexpected new E-mount gear. And now that I got the same “hint” from three different sources I will share with you what this is about:

Basically there is a chance that Sony might introduce something “different” and “new”. Not a successor of a current existing camera. The sources didn’t tell me what this might be. So don’t read too much into it for now. The last time we rumored about something “new” we got the Sony A7C that didn’t really meet the high expectations. I hope to get more info about this model soon…

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Jordan and Chris from Dpreview TV believe Sony will launch a new 100MP sensor camera in 2022

 

They believe that Sony is likely to announce a new 100MP camera in 2022. This would have to be the new A7rV. I am not so sure about this yet. But we know Sony already has such kind of sensors in the works. Two years ago I reported about this new Sony sensor having 102 Megapixels and 6k recording. The specs are stunning:

 

2.91um pixel architecture, 100MP @ 10fps, 6K video using 12bit ADC with on-chip binning/line-skipping. 4K RGB 4:4:4 video with on-chip colour-aware binning.

This 12288 x 8192 100MP sensor employs a unique, CFA-based column-parallel ADC design:

The sensor is said to perform better than A7III in terms of dynamic range, sensitivity (QE) and readout speed. Here is the 4K RGB 4:4:4 readout mode:

Leaked Samyang 135mm f/1.8 FE lens specs

Our source “M.” sent us the specs of the soon to be announced new Samyang 135mm f/1.8 FE lens:

13 elements in 11 Groups
Shortest shooting distance:0.7m
Filter :82mm
size:  Φ93.4 x 129.6 mm
weight:764g

Announcement should be in January (P.S.: Somebody knows the exact date?).