RUMOR: tomorrow Sony will announce the most expensive E-mount camera to date!

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UPDATE: Sony A1 announced! Preorders:
In USA at BHphoto. Adorama. Focuscamera.
In Europe at FotoErhardt DE. Calumet DE. Fotokoch DE. Park UK.
They also announced the Xperia PRO 5G available at BHphoto.

Join the Sony A1 Facebook group here.

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Finally a trusted source told me at least some tidbits about the new model. He first confirmed that unlike the A9III and A7C events only a handful people of each continent knows about that model. And he can share only this:

  1. It’s an E-mount camera
  2. It will be the most expensive E-mount camera yet

This speaks a lot for a new A9x or A1x model. I have no idea yet what Sony means with “the one never seen”. Can means it’s a new kind of model, can mean it has a new kind of sensor….you guess!  Somebody joked: “the price never seen” :)

P.S.: The source also confirmed there is indeed a new RX camera to come…but it’s not tomorrow.

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All the wild rumors I got about the new Sony camera announcement…

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UPDATE: Sony A1 announced! Preorders:
In USA at BHphoto. Adorama.
In Europe at FotoErhardt DE. Fotokoch. Park UK.
They also announced the Xperia PRO 5G available at BHphoto.

Reminder: The only message I got from a usually solid source is that he “heard” there is a new RX curved sensor camera. But he told me he is unsure if this is the camera that will be announced tomorrow or if it might be announced in another event.

The super wild rumors:
I got four anonymous messages about the new camera that Sony will announced on January 26. In all four cases these are anonymous sources that yet have no past of rumors shared correctly. So please all four sources shouldn’t be offended if I rank their rumors very low. Only if they rumor turn out to be correct I can “use” their secret nicknames they gave me to post their future rumors as solid sourced info:

Source 1:

Imx 435 will makes its way into the new A9 iii camera to be released tomorrow. A true hybrid powerhouse. 36mp, 8k60p, 4K 120, 30fps photos with fast AF. Hexaconversion gain allows for amazing low light ability and extremely clean imagery at most ISO’s. All conversion gain readout at base iso allows for 17+ stops of Dynamic range. The pinnacle of imaging on an exmore sensor… More soon…

Source 2:

A1
50Mpx
10.000 USD

Source 3:

the picture showed a couple of days ago is fake the camera is bigger a true pro body.

Source 4:

Body available late March.

Also keep in mind: All four info might as well be wrong. The trusted sources I know still didn’t spill out a single word…also because only veeeery few know about the camera and they don’t want to be spoiled.

P.S: Source 2 info really makes little sense…..$10,000 for a FF camera? On the other hand it would be “the one” in the sense of “A1” :)

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RUMOR: The camera to be announced tomorrow has the code “CX88500”. Still gives no clue about what it might be…

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UPDATE: Sony A1 announced! Preorders:
In USA at BHphoto. Adorama.
In Europe at FotoErhardt DE. Fotokoch. Park UK.
They also announced the Xperia PRO 5G available at BHphoto.

Nokishita reports:

The camera to be announced tomorrow seems to be a model with the code name CX88500 (CX88200 is α9II, CX88300 is α6600, CX88400 is α6100, CX88600 is α7C, CX85000 is α7SIII).

While this might lead to believe that this is an E-mount camera we really cannot be sure of this. With “never seen” Sony really promises BIG. Technically speaking an A9III 8K camera wouldn’t be “unseen” but maybe they mean “unseen in th Alpha segment”.

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RUMOR: There is a chance Sony will announce a curved sensor RX Full Frame camera on Tuesday!

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Unlike the previous Sony A7sIII and A7c announcements Sony is having a very “close” announcement. Only Sony Tokyo knows about this “new mysterious announcement”.

I now got contacted by a trusted long time source. This time he told me that he didn’t see the new camera…and all he got was unofficial chatter. So this time he cant be sure about the validity of the info he got. But what he heard is this:

  1. On Tuesday Sony will launch a new RX camera with the world’s first Full frame curved sensor. This is why Sony teases it with “The one never seen”
  2. It uses a lens that is faster than the Sony RX1RII (which has a Zeiss 35mm f/2.0 lens).

What he is 100% sure about is that Sony will have many more camera announcements this year (including one camera announcement to follow soon after January 26). We know Sony registered three new camera codes in Asia and I expect A9III (or whatever name will be) and the A7IV to follow this RX announcement (If the RX rumor is true).

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Personal request: How can I improve the shot of her eyes?

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It’s now exactly two months that I am shooting within the COVID-19 unit in Bolzano (Italy). I am doing a documentary so photography is more of a free side job. The image on top show you a 25 year old nurse working 12h a day. She is wearing make up because she wants to be beautiful for the patients, to cheer them up during their fight for life. I took the image with the Sony A7rIV and the Voigtlander 40mm f/1.2 FE lens.

I want to improve the quality of the picture and pronounce her eyes even further. So please comment this post with your suggestions and maybe some image samples I can learn from. Consider two scenarios:

  1. I want to re-shoot here eyes at work inside the COVID-19 with face mask on. Which means, issues with reflection, no flash light, and no other lights I can carry inside
  2. Make a proper shooting outside the COVID-19 center (where I can use all possible tools)

If you want to try to improve the image you see on top feel free to download the full size file here and give your best :)

Thanks!

P.S.: I plan to post all my photos in future on my private pages Instagram, Facebook, Flickr and 500px. Follow those if you want to learn more about my private projects. Thanks!

 

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