Finally! Sony ZV1 camera will look like an RX100 and have a fully articulating screen

And I just got more news about the new Sony ZV1 camera that will be announced on May 26:

  • Looks like an RX100
  • Has a fully articulating screen on the side similar to the Canon EOS-RP
  • Better grip than current RX100 cameras
  • Very big Video record button
  • 24-70mm F1.8 – 2.8 lens
  • All the autofocus features like: EyeAf and so forth
  • One touch Bokeh feature
  • Auto Object detect

So it’s damn good news to hear Sony implementing the fully articulating screen we were asking for YEARS! That gives us hope the A7sII successor and maybe the A7IV will have it too :)

The very same sources sharing the ZV1 details also say there is a super big Full Frame event in June. So if the ZV1 rumor turns out to be true on May 26 than there is a very big chance the Full Frame info I got is correct too. What does that info say? Stay tuned the next days on SAR to learn about it ;)

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Major (and also surprising) Sony rumors coming the next days on SAR! Stay tuned folks!

I know folks, sometimes Sony disappointed us, sometimes my rumors disappointed you. But this time I am 99% sure the rumors I got are good ;)

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Today I will post more Sony ZV1 info, but there is a lot more to come the days after about the new Full Frame E-mount gear that Sony will launch in June!

 

RUMOR: There will not be a new Sony A7IV in June….but definitely another new “FF E-mount camera”

I told you that after the ZV1 announcement on May 26 Sony will have a major announcement in June. We should get at least a new FF E-mount camera but from what I heard so far this will NOT be the A7IV. So chances are good to get the A7sII successor or/and something else. One thing for sure: We will get new FE lenses too!

But I expect to get many more details soon. Stay tuned as usual!

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CONFIRMED: Sony ZV1 will be announced on May 26. First info about the camera!

I can now confirm via multiple sources that around May 26 Sony will announce the new “Sony ZV1” compact selfie camera. The camera is specially made for vloggers and has the following characteristics:

1. Improved mic
2. Vari Angle LCD
3. 24-70mm F1.8 – 2.8
4.One Touch Bokeh Feature
5. Auto Object Detect
6. Existing Real Time AF and Real time Eye AF

Don’t worry, after the May 26 event Sony will have a MAJOR Full Frame E-mount event in June!  And keep always in mind SAR was the only website reporting the ZV1 rumor yet. All the others are copycats ;)

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Rumors roundup: Sony A7sIII, new compact camera, 12-24mm GM, 300mm GM, three Tamron lenses, 70-200mm Sigma…

Facts:

  1. High End E-mount camera with the code “WW271448” (article here).
  2. A fixed lens compact camera with the code “WW119533” (article here).

Rumored press events timeline:

  1. In late May Sony will announce a new compact camera (ZV1 on may 26?)
  2. In late June Sony will announce new Full Frame E-mount gear (article here).

Sony A7sIII:

  1. Sony A7sII successor will be unveiled in June (70% reliable – article here).

Sony compact camera:

  1. Sony will announce a new compact camera by end of May (80% reliable – article here).
  2. WILD RUMOR: Is there a new RX100 camera with wider lens? (30% reliable – article here).

Lens Rumor recap:

  1. Sony 12-24mm f/2.8 GM to be announced this Summer (90% reliable – article here).
  2. Sony is working on a new f/1.2 prime (70% reliable – article here).
  3. Sony is working on a new 300mm f/2.8 FE lens? (50% reliable – article here).
  4. Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 FE coming as next (90% reliable – article here).
  5. Tamron will launch three exciting lenses in 2020 (90% reliable – article here).
  6. Zeiss might launch a “mirrorless version” of their OTUS line (70% reliable – article here).
  7. Laowa f/0,95 FE lens line coming in 2021 (90% reliable – article here).

Patents:

  1. Sony patented new 100mm f/1.4 and 500mm f/4.0 lenses (article here and article here).
  2. Sigma also patented a new 50mm f/1.2 FE lens design (article here).
  3. Sony patented a medium format camera with curved sensor and interchangeable lenses (article here).
  4. Sony patented a new drone camera (article here).

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Nokishita confirms our rumor about a new kind of compact camera: Is this the ZV1 compact vlogger camera coming on May 26?

A couple of days ago I posted this rumor about a new ZV1 selfie blogging camera that might be announced on May 26. Well Nokishita reports about a new registration in Asia where the camera gets mentioned within a new “DC” (Digital Still) category instead of the previously used “DSC” (Digital Still Camera)

While this isn’t a confirmation the ZV1 rumor is correct it certainly gives is a bit more credibility. We will see soon…

Reminder: Don’t forget there is a second registered camera code for a new High End model. And I am 100% certain this is for a new FF E-mount camera coming in June!

Roundup of rumors from super wild (or crazy) sources :)

About those rumors: I have no idea who sent them and 90% of the times they turn out to be wrong. But, it happened in the past that a couple of those were right. So I will post them today, and we all together can eventually keep track of this. If one of the sources turns out to be right than we will know we can trust it a bit more!

Source 1:

The A7SIII will announce in late September, early October

Source 2:

“I don’t think Sony has any a7000 and ultra-high pixel machines at all. Don’t expect anything from Sony’s apsc. Not to mention the reason that due to insufficient construction period and priority delivery to large customers, the original 2.9um of FY’20 Sony Semiconductor was also delayed, so let alone FF 100MP and APS-C 44MP. “

Source 3:

Next lens could be 28 f1.4 GM or 300 f2.8 GM

Source 4:

I wanted to confirm / add of your RX100 story.
The case will see the first major case redesign in years.
The built in Flash is removed, but a new flash box (as big as a matchbox) powered by the camera will be introduced.
Also a new grip/tripod with a spare battery will be introduced along the camera
The camera will have the newest AF modes
it will record 4k60 for 5min.
USB C is accompanied by Mic and Headphone jack
Introduction of a new live streaming mode via WLAN
New built in beauty mode also in video
One additional button on the back and one on the top

There are actually two versions of the lens designed. A 20-200mm f2.8 and a 16-50mm f1.4.
Now the sad news: Because of the corona outbreak production that was supposed to start in Jan/Feb is delayed for at least for months.

Source 5 (SAR note: Rumor sent before the news of the Olympics cancellation):

1. 5.27-30 release FE12-24GM
2. 300 / 2.8 GM released before the Olympics
3. 200 / 2.8 derivative of 135 / 1.8 GM
4. 70 / 85-400 / 500mm f4.5-6.3

Source 6:

The A7IV prototypes were already in the hands of a few select testers all the way back in the beginning of the year. It was a very insignificant update, as it was basically the same as the A7RIV with a lower resolution, no real video upgrades. We would have already had the announcement, but Sony recalled them in February and has gone back to development, as they have realized that the camera needs much higher video specification. They have will now be releasing the A7IV this year, and it will have 4k 60, 10bit and ProRes Raw they HDMI, but there will be an announcement later of another higher end A7 body that will offer 8k ProRes raw, 4k 120 internal, and use cfexpress.

Source 7:

I really love your site and check it at least once a day.
Now it‘s time to share an information with you I got today from a bigger reseller here in xxx.
As he have confirmed, the a7sIII is going to be announced in July as you mentioned.
The planned release date is early to mid september.
And there are also two more cameras to be released in september: a fixed lens like the RX100 and the Sony a7IV.