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Rumors recap: Sony 8k, telephoto lens, 35mm and 135mm FE, A7000, A7sIII


Here is an extended recap of rumored E-mount gear:

Sony A7000.
Sony officially confirmed that a high end APS-C camera is in the works. And recently Sony registered a new mirrorless camera in Asia which I believe is the new APS-C camera (and not the A7sIII). This is what our sources told us about this camera:

– it’s not an A6500 successor
– it has a new design with EVF in the center
– it’s a new High End APS-C camera
– mini-A9
– probably 20 fps and 5.6 milion dot EVF

Sony A7sIII:
For sure it has 4k60p, 4:2:2 10bit (external), 5.6 milion dot EVF, new stacked sensor and announcement in first half 2019. Sony also said it will have some “unexpected” features. Unclear what they could be.

Sony prime lenses:
35mm f/1.8 G and 135mm f/1.8 GM are on the roadmap.

Sony telephoto lenses:
Sony officially confirmed a new telephoto lens is coming soon. No specs have been shared but we found patents for 500mm and 600mm f/5.6 lenses. And there was an unconfirmed rumors about a possible 200-600mm FE lens too.

Sony f/1.2 primes:
I never got a rumor about such a lens but the fast lenses from Nikon and Canon might convince Sony to add such a lens in their roadmap. Sony stated officially that “Maybe some demand exists for an f/1.2

New FF sensors:

Sensor 1:
16 channels (which is crazy, normally it should be 8),
Sensor 2:
on-chip PDAF

Tamron FE:
100-400mm 5-6.3 and 70-200mm f/2.8 FE could be announced in 2019.
Tamron 70-200mm FE could be announced in early 2019.

Sigma FE:
Sigma will announce the first FF lenses exclusively designed for mirrorless in 2019.

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