Last week we reported on a rumor that Sony could be set to announce new full-frame E-mount cameras in the next five months, one of which will be part of Sony’s new ILC lineup, and thanks to a report from Sony Alpha Rumors, that device could be that of the A7, or the ILCE-7 which it could be known as in other markets. Unfortunately the specifications of the rumored A7 remains unknown, but it has been speculated that it could be due for an announcement in September or October, which would definitely put it in line with earlier rumors that suggested that 5 month window.
Sony Alpha Rumors has also reported that the A7 could be getting an A-mount version as well and that it could be announced in January. The device is reportedly known as the A79, a name which we have heard about in the past. Back then the A79’s leaked specs were allegedly that of a prototype, but according to their source, the A79 could sport a 32MP EXMOR HD chip, a 4GB buffer, a full mirrorless focus with 480 focus points, an EVF, 8-14fps shooting, a magnesium body, and that the design of the camera will be more like the Minolta 700si.
Take it with a grain of salt for now, but assuming the September/October announcement is to be believed, we won’t have to wait too long to see if the rumor pans out!
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