phaseafAccording to the rumors, Sony is expected to unveil new mirrorless cameras which is part of their NEX lineup. This includes the NEX-5R and the NEX-6, both of which are expected to be announced in September. While the specs of either camera has yet to be officially confirmed, the folks at Sony Alhpa Rumors have been tipped off regarding one of the features of the NEX-5R, and that is it will sport a new 16MP image sensor with phase detection AF pixels. This is reportedly the same technology that is currently being used on Canon’s first mirrorless camera, the EOS M, and it basically allows for much faster autofocusing and a more reliable means of tracking moving objects. They have also speculated that this new 16MP sensor could make its way onto the NEX-6 as well, which might not be so surprising considering that the NEX-6 was rumored to have a new 16MP sensor as well. Assuming the tipster is to be believed, this could be one of the selling points for the NEX-5R/6, but as with all rumors, we suggest taking this with a grain of salt for now.

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