If you have been following the camera rumors, you might have heard that Sony is gearing up to launch an affordable E-mount camera under the A3000 moniker, or ILC-3000 as it will be known in other markets. In case the leaked photo of the camera was not enough proof to convince you of its existence, Sony Germany has recently added the “ILC” category to their menu, with the “E” indicating E-mount. As per the previous rumors, this will be Sony’s first E-mount camera that will not be under the NEX branding, but will be in an entirely new lineup of its own, which is why we are not surprised that Sony has created a separate “ILC” category.
As far as the rumors are concerned, the A3000/ILC-3000 is said to be an entry-level camera with a 20MP sensor on board. The camera is also said to have been designed to resemble Sony’s SLT cameras, except that it will support E-mount lenses and according to earlier photos, appears to be pretty small when placed in the hand. Either way Sony is expected to make an announcement regarding the camera on the 27th of August so be sure to check back with us later for the details!