The upcoming weeks we expect multiple E-mount related announcements from both Sony and third party manufacturers. I made a list of Facts, Patents and Rumors about the future Sony and other third party gear:
FACT: Sony registered a new RX0 camera model which should be announced within the next few months (article here)
FACT: Sony confirms professional APS-C cameras are on their roadmap (article here).
RUMOR: One more E-mount camera will be announced in Q1-Q2 (90% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: Sony A7sIII not going to hit the market in first half 2019 (70% reliable)
RUMOR: Sony 8k sensors and new codes specification (90% reliable – article here).
PATENT: Sony patented new 100mm f/1.4, 135mm f/1.8, 500mm f/4.0 and 600mm f/4.0 FE lenses (article here and article here).
RUMOR: Next Sony E-mount lens announcement before the WPPI show in February (80% reliable – article here).
RUMOR: 135mm f/1.8 to be announced within Q1-Q2 (70% reliable)
RUMOR: New APS-C lens to be announced within Q1-Q2 (70% reliable)
RUMOR: New 35mm f/1.8 FE lens is on the roadmap (70% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: New 200-600mm FE lens is on the roadmap (50% reliable)
Third party lenses:
RUMOR: Tamron might announce a new 70-200mm f/2.8 FE lens within Q1-Q2 (50% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: Samyang FE autofocus lens announcement within the next weeks (90% reliable)
RUMOR: Sigma will soon be ready to launch their first FE zoom lenses (70% reliable)
RUMOR: Sigma will launch the first proper mirrorless designed FE lenses in 2019 (70% reliable)
RUMOR: Yongnou is working on the first FE autofocus lenses and some info might be spilled out in March (90% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: New 50mm f/1.0 FE lens being developed by a chinese manufacturer (90% reliable – article here)
One more thing:
PATENT: Sony patented a new drone camera (article here).