Sony A58 20MP DSLR Coming Soon; NEX-3N at 16MP

Sony NEX-3N

The rumored Sony A58 is expected to have a 20MP sensor when it arrives in the next couple of months to replace the current Sony A57, which has a 16MP ASP-C sensor. The Sony A57 retails for $700 for the body only and $800 with a kit lens. Expectations for the 20MP A58 would put it in the same neighborhood of price for the respective body and kit.

Additionally, the upcoming Sony NEX-3N is expected to feature the same 16MP sensor as found in the NEX-F3. The F3 retails for $600 with a kit lens (although it can be had for $500 right now thanks to instant rebates), so it would be expected to see the NEX-3N slide in at the same price point as it replaces the NEX-F3.

Other products expected to be unveiled from Sony sooner rather than later include a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4 at $1600+, a new 18-55mm II kit lens for Alpha cameras and a new 70-400mm G f/4.5-5.6 II in the $2500 price range.

[via SAR]

Sony NEX-3N Leaked

Sony NEX-3N

The first image of the upcoming Sony NEX-3N has leaked out. The NEX-3N will serve as the successor the very solid NEX-F3. What’s apparent from the image is the growing reliance on power zoom lens as evidenced by the zoom rocker switch that surrounds the shutter release.

While the leaked image shows the NEX-3N equipped with the 16mm f/2.8 common kit lens, current power zoom lenses from Sony include the 16-50mm PZ and the 18-200mm PZ. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a more affordable PZ kit lens introduced with the NEX-3N. [Read more...]

Sony NEX-3N and Sony Alpha A38 & A58 Coming Soon…?

Sony NEX-3N and Sony Alpha A38 & A58 Coming Soon?

The next round of cameras coming from Sony are rumored to be entry-level models. Specifically, the mirrorless Sony NEX-3N is rumored to fill in the place of the current (and excellent) Sony NEX-F3.

Additionally, a pair of SLT Alpha models – the A38 and A58 – should replace the current A37 and A57. Both of the current models feature a 16.1MP APS-C sensor. [Read more...]

New Sony “F” Cinema Camera Coming October 30

Sony F Teaser

Based on this teaser image posted in Sony’s Super 35mm Facebook page, it appears that Sony will be dropping a new F-class Super 35mm cinema camera in October.  All reasonable speculation points to a Sony F5 situated above the current 1080p-equipped F3.

Given that Sony’s lower-end NEX lineup features a high-frame rate, 4K camera (the NEX-FS700), it is likely that the Sony F5 would also get the 4K resolution and possibly a high frame rate option as well.  If that feature set were to hit, it would be expected to be in the $20k price range and would likely compete with the RED Scarlet and Epic market.

[Sony Super 35mm Facebook via No Film School]

Next Sony Full Frame DSLR to Feature 50MP Sensor?

Sony A99

Wow. Things are starting to get out of hand now, aren’t they?

Four years ago, I thought the 21MP on the 5D Mark II was more than enough . . . if not a bit too much.  I’ve become accustomed to that over the last few years and it seemed like we hit a sweet spot in the resolution department among DSLRs. Then, Nikon came along with the 36MP behemoth Nikon D800, which stepped up the game (using a Sony sensor, of course).

Now, word comes from SonyAlphaRumors that the next high-end Sony camera may feature a 50MP sensor and reside above the Alpha A99 in Sony’s DSLR lineup.  According to tips, Sony is working on two potential options with one to be released as early as Spring 2013.

What do you think about a DSLR with a 50MP full frame sensor?  Is that too much?  Or is that the kind of resolution you are after?

Sony NEX-FS700 Upgrade Coming Next Week?

Sony NEX-FS700

When the Sony NEX-FS700 was announced, it was heralded as an affordable 4K camera; however, it wouldn’t quite be a 4K camera until some undetermined point in the future.  Well, that point may now be upon us.

An anonymous tipster sent word to SonyAlphaRumors that the FS700 will be getting its 4K upgrade next week.  At this point, there are no details regarding the method of distribution for the 4K upgrade or the price that may come with it.

Unless Sony just goes bananas with the upgrade pricing though, the FS700 should be the most affordable 4K cinema camera available once the upgrade is officially out.

Sony VG900 Full Frame Camcorder Image Leak

Sony NEX-VG900

The Sony NEX-VG900 is expected to be announced tomorrow as a full frame camcorder with the NEX E-mount. The VG900 is rumored to include a 24MP full frame sensor and capture 1080×1920 video recording at 24p/60p courtesy of the AVCHD 2.0 codec.

While an A-mount adapter is rumored to be included with the VG900, I’m curious as to which lenses will be available with this camera given the increase in sensor size over the current NEX-VG20.

Additional rumored specs include a 3″ LCD, XGA OLED EVF and price tag of $3,300.

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

More Sony NEX-6 Images Leak Out

 

Sony NEX-6

At this point, the official announcement of Sony cameras this week will be a little unsurprising; however, it still looks to be a heck of a product lineup for Sony.

In the latest leak, we have more views of the Sony NEX-6, which we know as a 16MP mirrorless camera situated in Sony’s NEX lineup between the NEX-5R and the NEX-7.

We also get a little better look at the EVF placement and the ISO standard hot shoe atop the NEX-6.

As a refresher, the expected spec list is below. [Read more...]