What’s on the roadmap for 2021: New Sony A9x camera, new RX, new A7IV, 35mm f/1.4 GM and 16mm f/1.8 GM

Here is a recap of the first rumors for the 2021 year:

Rumored Sony A9III (tentative name) specs:

  • Sony will launch a new High End camera in Q1 2021. Maybe at the January 11 CES show (which is all virtual this year).
  • It will be named as an A9x series camera and not A7x (not sure if it’s “A9s” or “A9III”)
  • It will have a new ~50 megapixel sensor
  • 8k30p video confirmed with no overheating. It’s still an “infant” 8k mode…meaning it’s not 8k60 which would be crazy and there will be limitations in the quality you can record internally.
  • Other specs similar to A7sIII (EVF, autofocus, and so forth)
  • At least $1,500 more expensive than the EOS-R5 (but price hasn’t be finalized yet) Expect something like $4,999.
  • Probablt has the code “WW728473” registered in Asia (article here).

Rumored Sony A7IV specs:

  • In Q2 at earliest (Q3 more likely) we will also get the new A7IV.
  • A74 will have a new sensor with faster readout and will not recycle the 24 MP one. My source told me it will be in the 30-32 MP region
  • The EVF will have 3,69 Mdots and not 5,76 Mdots
  • Most probably the LCD will also be on the cheap side but the image quality and AF will be top notch
  • The video will certainly be 4K 60p and will feature the new menus.
  • The price will be in the 2499$ region

Rumored entry level camera (RX?):

  • Sony registered this new camera in Asia. It uses the code “WW186333“.
  • It looks like this is a new entry level camera as it doesn’t use the 5Ghz Wifi range used by current A7-A9 models. This means it is likely a new RX model.

Sony 35mm f/1.4 GM:

  • This is the first lens Sony will announce in 2021.

Sony 16mm f/1.8 GM:

  • Was scheduled to be announced in late 2020 but productions issues moved the lens launch to very early 2021
  • I have been told it has about the same size and build quality of the 24mm f/1.4 GM.

Sony A7sIII firmware:

  • A7SIII will get a V2.0+ Firmware update to support QFHD/120p 12Bit RAW Output via HDMI before IBC2021.

Sigma FE lenses:

  • Due the autofocus bugs 70-200mm f/2.8 FE lens launch still delayed
  • More fast FE primes coming in 2021

RUMOR: Sony 35mm f/1.4 GM looks very close to the 24mm GM and is just a tiny bit bigger


On left the current 24mm f/1.4 GM and on the right the current Zeiss 35mm f/1.4. The new GM lens will be something in between in terms of size. Courtesy: CameraSize

A trusted source from Asia saw the new 35mm f/1.4 GM lens and told me this:

  • The new lens is almost the same size as the 24/1.4, just little bit bigger
  • and same exterior design as 24/1.4

Makes sense. Question is, will it still be announced before Christmas or in January/February along the new A9 camera?

Sony Digital Camera WW111327 Registration Found. Sony now has three new cameras coming soon!

Nokishita has spotted another camera registration with the code “WW111327”. We know there is one high end camera coming (A9III?) soon and the A7IV a bit later. There may be a new RX camera too. In total Sony now has three registred codes for yet unreleased new cameras:

  • WW186333 (no 5Ghx Wifi which suggests this might be an RX camera)
  • WW728473
  • WW111327

Stay tuned on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and chat with me live on Discord to not miss any rumors!

via nokishita

Rumored Sony A9III specs:

  • Sony will launch a new High End camera in Q1 2021. Maybe at the January 11 CES show (which is all digital this year).
  • It will be named as an A9x series camera and not A7x (not sure if it’s “A9s” or “A9III”)
  • It has a new ~50 megapixel sensor
  • 8k30p video confirmed with no overheating. It’s still an “infant” 8k mode…meaning it’s not 8k60 which would be crazy and there will be limitations in the quality you can record internally.
  • Other specs similar to A7sIII (EVF, autofocus, and so forth)
  • At least $1,500 more expensive than the EOS-R5 (but price hasn’t be finalized yet) Expect something like $4,999.

RUMOR: Sony will announce the new A9 camera and RX compact as next

Yesterday Nokishita spotted two new Sony camera registrations at the FCC. Today a trusted source told me that those cameras are likely the new A9 model coming in very early 2021 and a nw RX compact. The A7IV announcement will follow after those cameras have been released.

Rumored Sony A9III specs:

  • Sony will launch a new High End camera in Q1 2021. Maybe at the January 11 CES show (which is all digital this year).
  • It will be named as an A9x series camera and not A7x (not sure if it’s “A9s” or “A9III”)
  • It has a new ~50 megapixel sensor
  • 8k30p video confirmed with no overheating. It’s still an “infant” 8k mode…meaning it’s not 8k60 which would be crazy and there will be limitations in the quality you can record internally.
  • Other specs similar to A7sIII (EVF, autofocus, and so forth)
  • At least $1,500 more expensive than the EOS-R5 (but price hasn’t be finalized yet) Expect something like $4,999.

Stay tuned on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and chat with me live on Discord to not miss any rumors!

Sony registered two new cameras at the FCC: New A9III and A7IV???

Nokishita spotted two new Sony camera registrations at the FCC. They write:

Two Sony digital cameras (test machine names 1VY002 and 1VY003) have passed FCC certification. Both are equipped with Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac) and Bluetooth 5. 1VY002 is tested with the top surface down (flat top surface?), But 1VY003 is tilted to the left and right when the top surface is down (is there a penta part?). It is unknown whether it is WW186333 or WW728473.

We now there is one high end camera coming (A9III?) soon and the A7IV a bit later. There may be a new RX camera too.