As you know 10 days ago we reported that Sony is working on a Panasonic GH1 competitor. We received the news from one of our trusted sources (and a second source confirmed the rumor). We also received the rumor saying there will be a November 18 Sony announcement. Both rumors were/are true, but our mistake was to think they were connected to each other! In this days we tried to understand what’s really going on with the supposed new Sony mirrorless video and still camera. Now we can tell you a little bit more!
Sony has already a REAL! prototype of mirrorless video and still camera which uses a APS-C sensor. The bad news is that the camera is going to be presented on Photokina 2010…that’s in September only :(
As soon as we have more infos we will post it. We will also be a little bit more careful in future (to not repeat mistakes anymore).
In the meanwhile let Sony know what you want:
One of our readers sent us the following “rumor” coming from Japan:
– Sony will unveil a Camera with â€œAlphaâ€ brand.
– Made for high-end movie with Alpha lenses.
– The camera is not compact.
Since 10 days we know Sony will make some kind of announcement on November 18. We asked our sources if they know something more. The original source which told us that there will be a new Sony camera didn’t answer our latest mails. In the meanwhile another trusted source told us that Sony will not present a new DSLR tomorrow. The “business solution” Sony will unveil tomorrow could be a new videocamera or a new camera roadmap.
The November 18 announcement is real! Sony is going to present a new “broadcast solution”.
Our source were right with his “November 18 announcement rumor“. So is he also right when the says that Sony is going to present a Panasonic GH1 competitor? “broadcast solution” doesn’t sound like Sony is going to announce a mirrorless digital video/photo hybrid camera.
Thanks MNZ for sending the link!
That’s a fake Sony 4/3 camera! Source: http://blog.livedoor.jp/e_p1/archives/51291918.html
We also found some specs:
14.2-megapixel APS-C Exmor CMOS sensor
Lens mount type lens, the Sony R
, Interchangeable lenses: 16mm, 35mm, 60mm
1GB internal memory, media, Memory Stick PRO Duo, SD / SDHC
, Continuous shooting 5 frames / sec (JPEG at 25 frames, RAW at 10 frames)
1920 Ã— 1080 30fps AF, the video can
In-body image stabilization,
Dot 3 million, 92-inch LCD monitor
The expression Â· AF contrast, 11 points
Shutter Speed 30-1/4000
Built-in flash, GN10
â€¢ Weight 420g (battery included)
we had a second small talk with our trusted source. He again confirms that a new camera will be announced next week. And certainly it will not be the Sony Alpha 750 or whatever. The Sony 700 successor is planned for next year.
The rumored camera will be a completely new one. It will be the first movie and still camera from Sony!
Other sources can’t confirm this rumor. Could be that he received false informations? Improbable, but he promised me to tell me more in few days!