Surprising little A-mount rumor: Sony might announce a new updated A to E-mount adapter?

One single source told me he heard something unexpected. That Sony would release a new LA-EA (A to E-mount) adapter. UPDATE: I have been told more about this adapter:

This adapter doesn’t have mirror (same like LA-EA3) so it works with sensor AF from E-mount body.
However, it also have motor integrated like LA-EA4.
They call it “LA-EA5” and sounds like its natural naming ;-)

The biggest surprise is that this would be the first A-mount related product announcement since 2015 :)

CONFIRMED: The next new Full Frame E-mount compact camera will be named “Sony A7c”

Two solid source confirmed Sony will soon announce a super compact FF E-mount camera and that it will be named “Sony A7c“. The “c” obviously standing for “compact”. This camera will be the first and entry level camera of the new “c” line that will run on parallel to the current A7-A9 cameras. A third source (THANKS!) also told me this:

“pre-launch codes for bodies start CX, lenses start VX.”

So what he says is there will be a new line of cameras and new line of lenses. My guess is the “V” lenses will be very compact for this compact “Sony A7C” camera. Sony’s goal is to make a super compact FF series for vloggers and travelers. The camera having a popup EVF smaller than A7III body size and a new line of compact lenses.

Sony A7c specs:

  • In mid September Sony will announce the new “Sony A7c” entry level Full Frame compact camera
  • similar Sony A7III specs (SAR note: I guess it means same 24MP sensor and same AF performance)
  • It has the same A7sIII fully articulating screen
  • body size of the A6600
  • The camera will be marketed for vloggers and youtubers
  • Battery is NP-FZ100,
  • USB is Type-C.
  • it has a single SD card slot
  • It has both a mic-in and a headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi (11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth
  • price will be above A7III (slightly above $2,000)
  • New lens line will be announced too: The compact lenses will have the code “V”

Join our new Sony A7c facebook group.

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SAR teaser: Will publish the new Sony camera name today at 15:00 London time :)

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As usual SAR will be the first to let you know what’s coming from Sony! Today at 15:00 London time I will unveil the name of the next new Sony Full Frame E-mount camera. This camera will be the first Sony Full Frame camera NOT having the classic A7-A9 camera shape. It will also be the first of a new line of FF cameras. Spread the teaser on forums because I need all the clickbait ;)

IMPORTANT: To not miss any future rumors and leaks follow me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and chat with me live NOW!!! on Discord.

Also join our new Sony A5 facebook group (note: I will change the group name to the real camera name soon)

P.S.: I moved from Antwerp to Italy and live on the mountain now. This is my view

RUMOR: New FF camera will be entry level of a new camera line….but price will be above $2,000!

For months I got the rumor saying Sony would announce a new entry level camera. I supposed this would mean it would be priced below the A7III. I was wrong! I am now 100% sure of the info I will share now:

  • YES this is an entry level camera of a “new line of FF E-mount cameras”
  • NO the price will not be below the A7III but higher than the A7III !!!

The new line will define a series of compact and tiny FF E-mount cameras for vloggers, youtubers and travellers. This is a weird strategy from Sony…don’t know why they think this new kind of cameras would have to be priced above the A7III.

All other rumored specs are pretty solid:

  • In mid September Sony will announce a new entry level Full Frame camera (entry level of a new line…price will be above A7III)
  • similar Sony A7III specs (SAR note: I guess sit means same 24MP sensor and same AF performance)
  • It has the same A7sIII fully articulating screen
  • body size of the A6600
  • The camera will be marketed for vloggers and youtubers
  • Battery is NP-FZ100,
  • USB is Type-C.
  • it has a single SD card slot
  • It has both a mic-in and a headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi (11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth

RUMOR: The new entry level Full Frame E-mount camera will have a completely new kind of naming structure (no A5 or A6)

I got a rumor from a solid source. He said Sony decided to give the new entry level Full Frame E-mount camera a completely new kind of name. I know “A5” or “A6” are not new but they resemble to much the APS-C “A5xxx” and “A6xxx” naming structure. Expect something new like the ZV-1 name that changed the RX100 naming history.

SAR note: If you wanna chat live with me and the SAR community about the new Sony entry level FF join us now on Discord!

Sigma patented thee new FE primes: 12mm f/2.8, 14mm f/2.0 and 14mm f/2.8

Hi Lows Note spotted a new Sigma patent describing three new Full Frame lenses designed for mirrorless system cameras:

Design 1
Focal length: 12.40 mm
F number: 2.93
Angle of view: 122.09
Image height: 21.63 mm
Lens length: 138.00 mm
Back focus: 20.6500 mm
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Design 2
Focal length: 14.48 mm
F number: 2.07
Angle of view: 114.25
Image height: 21.63 mm
Lens length: 136.00 mm
Back focus: 20.5832 mm
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Design 3
Focal length: 14.48 mm
F number: 2.91
Angle of view: 114.26
Image height: 21.63 mm
Lens length: 120.00 mm
Back focus: 20.4000 mm
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Japanese source explains why Sony makes the A5-A6

A japanese source told me this about the Sony A5 (or A6):

I spoke with a xxx at a Japanese xxx earlier this month, and heard about a Sony A5.x

The guy told me that although the 1st and 2nd gen FF bodies (up to A7II) are still on sale, the prices have gone down a lot over the years (obviously). The problem for Sony is that these bodies are not profitable, because they must keep using the same parts from 6 years ago, even when there are cheaper equivalent alternatives on the market, so production costs have not gone down so much.

Their solution is to make a A7II-level entry level FF camera, Sony A5. I don’t have any details regarding the specs, but since the tech is already here it shouldn’t be too long after the A7IIIS announcement…

Reliable Sony A5 (or A6) specs from trusted sources:

  • In mid September Sony will announce a new entry level Full Frame camera (could be named Sony A5 or Sony A6)
  • similar Sony A7III specs (SAR note: I guess sit means same 24MP sensor and same AF performance)
  • It has the same A7sIII fully articulating screen
  • body size of the A6600
  • The camera will be marketed for vloggers and youtubers
  • Battery is NP-FZ100,
  • USB is Type-C.
  • it has a single SD card slot
  • It has both a mic-in and a headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi (11a/b/g/n/ac) and Bluetooth

Specs from unknown or first time sources still to be confirmed (or denied) by trusted sources:

  • new body design similar to a5xxx/a6xxx mixed metal and plastic.
  • The grip is pretty large to accommodate the battery.
  • 5 fps
  • ibis
  • no pop-up flash
  • there is a pop-up evf with 770.000 pixels (2.3m points) 0.6x mag.
  • Also touch screen like the a7sIII
  • records 4k 24p 10bit 100mbps, 4k 30p 10bit 100mbps and it even has 50/60p 4k but is really crippled they told me no audio, cropped and works only in s&q mode

You are excited and don’t know what to do now?
You can chat with me live on Discord about all the wild rumors I got on this camera. Also join the brand new Sony A5 Facebook group.