(SR5) On April 7 Sony will announce new camcorders “only”. A7sIII still on track for a fall announcement and some “revolutionary” features

On April 7 Sony will have a product launch event at the NABshow. Reliable sources confirmed that we should get new camcorder info only. No new E-mount camera is expected to be announced on that day.

Those reliable sources also confirmed once more that the Sony A7sIII announcement is scheduled for this fall and that this will be a revolutionary camera and not a simple evolution of the current A7sII. We have no specs yet but we have been told the sensor is the key of the revolution. My guess is that this will be the first system camera using a global shutter sensor.

Rumor recap:

Sony Cameras:
FACT: Sony confirms professional APS-C cameras are on their roadmap and said an enthusiast model is on the way (article here and article here).
FACT: Sony confirms new APS-C E-mount gear will be announced in 2019 and “exceed” expecations (article here).
RUMOR: One more E-mount camera will be announced in Q2 (90% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: Sony A7sIII is going to be announced this fall and feature a completely new kind of sensor (70% reliable – article here)
RUMOR: Sony 8k sensors and new codec specification (90% reliable – article here).

Sony Lenses:
PATENT: Sony patented new 100mm f/1.4, 500mm f/4.0 and 600mm f/4.0 FE lenses (article here and article here).
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:
FACT: Sigma said first lens designed for Sony FF mirrorless will be announced whitin 2019 (article here).
RUMOR: Sigma will soon be ready to launch their first FE zoom lenses (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).


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