Sony officially teases the new FX6 E-mount camcorder!

Back in March I reported first about this camera. And now it’s official! Sony is teasing the FX6 on their Cinema Line page. Sony has not announced the specs yet…

This is the teaser video of their entire FX line including the new FX6:

This is the press text that only shortly mentions the FX6:

Sony today announced the launch of Cinema Line, a series of new camera products for content creators which will bring together Sony’s expertise in image quality, attention to detail, technology and passion in digital cinema.

Cinema Line will deliver not only the coveted cinematographic look cultivated through extensive experience in digital cinema production, but also the enhanced operability and reliability that meet discerning creators’ various needs. The new series will extend beyond basic cinema camera and professional camcorder form factors.

In 2000, Sony released the ground-breaking HDW-F900. The HDW-F900 marked the beginning of digital cinema history as the world’s first 24p digital cinema camera. VENICE and other products followed in response to countless dialogues with cinematographers and image creators.SAR

Existing products in the Sony range will form part of the Cinema Line including VENICE and FX9. VENICE has become a first choice for digital movie production, and the FX9 has an outstanding track record in documentary production. The next step is a new model that will appeal to a wide spectrum of visual creators. Sony will be releasing and shipping this next addition to the range, the FX6 camera by the end of 2020.

Each of the Cinema Line cameras will evolve with user feedback: The FX9 Version 3 upgrade, available in 2021, will see the addition of the S700PTP* allowing Remote Control of Sony’s camera, a Center Scan mode for Super 16mm lens and B4 Lens support with its adaptor as well as other features. In parallel, as of November 2020, the VENICE camera will see a couple of additional features in its V6.0 version which will improve its operability in broadcast and live environments.

“At Sony, we celebrate and have the deepest respect for filmmakers, cinematographers, and storytellers. With Cinema Line, we’re tapping into our DNA from both the film industry and digital imaging prosumer market and combining it to develop new creative tools. This line of products will enable creators to push their creative boundaries further and capture the emotion in each and every frame.” says Claus Pfeifer, Head of Connected Content Acquisition, Media Solutions, Sony Professional Europe.

RUMOR: New Sony A7c: yes it has a 24MP sensor and comes with a new compact pancake zoom kit lens

Another trusted source confirmed (and added) the following Sony A7c specs:

1. Fully movable LCD screen
2. Eye tracking in video.
3. 24Mpix matrix
4. Body like A6600
5. New lens included (something like 28-60 4.5-5.6 – Note: source doesn’t remember the exact specs).

I also got more info about this new pancake zoom

This new lens from the set is to have a construction similar to that used in the Nikkor 24-50. So the lens is compact in “resting” form, in order to use it, you have to pull it out with the appropriate button (lock).

Here is the look of the Nikon lens:

Sony A7c specs we know so far:

  • In mid September Sony will announce the new “Sony A7c” entry level Full Frame compact camera
  • similar Sony A7III specs with 24MP sensor
  • It has the same A7sIII fully articulating screen
  • body size of the A6600 with EVF in the corner
  • 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 (2.100 Euro)
  • New lens line will be announced too: The compact lenses will have the code “V”
  • The first lens will be a compact travel zoom (something like a 28-60mm f/4.5-5.6 and similar to the Nikkor 24-50)

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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”

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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

Sony new entry level camera will have very similar A7III specs in A6600 body size

rendering of a possible A5 camera (Yukai)

A trusted source confirmed the new Sony entry level Full Frame camera is scheduled for a September announcement. When asked about the specs he said this:

“New entry level FF E-mount camera has very similar Sony A7III specs in body size of A6600

This is what we heard so far about this new camera:

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

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WILD RUMOR: Sony A5 (or A6) has IBIS, 4k60p, 5fps and pop-up EVF?

rendering of a possible A5 camera (Yukai)

I just got this from a new source. Which means take it with a HUGE grain of salt. He shared those possible A5 (or A6) specs:

  • 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 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.

FULL RECAP

Sony A5 (or A6) reliable rumors summary:

  • In mid September Sony will announce a new entry level Full Frame camera (could be named Sony A5 or Sony A6)
  • 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

Unconfirmed rumors (60% chance they are correct):

  • 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
  • price around $1,000 (which makes it the cheapest “new” camera in the lineup). Of course the first generation A7 and A7II are priced below $,1000 but they weren’t that cheap when first announced.