Sony is preparing to introduce the Sony A5100 E-mount mirrorless camera with an APS-C sensor soon. First set of specs list and picture of the mirrorless camera leaked ahead of the announcement.
According to the official Sony Hong Kong website, the rumored Sony a5100 mirrorless camera will be announced on August 19th. The new model Sony ILCE-5100 (α5100) camera will be the successor of the current A5000 and replace the existing model.
The Sony A5100 mirrorless camera will borrow the sensor and the autofocus system from the A6000. The A5100 specs to feature a 24.3-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor and the camera will be able to focus in only 0.06 seconds.
The Sony A5100 will not sport a built-in electronic viewfinder and the camera body and LCD screen will be the same of the the NEX-5T which is also 3-inch 921K-dot tilted LCD touchscreen.
Sony A5100 Announcement Date Scheduled for August 19
The Sony A5000 was announced back in January, 2014 and became the second model of the new Alpha series Sony E-mount cameras. The mirrorless camera features a 20.1-megapixel APS-C image sensor, BIONZ X image processor, built-in WiFi, and NFC.
The official announcement for the Sony A5100 mirrorless camera is set for August 19 and coming before the Photokina 2014 show, which will start in September.