Sony is rumored to announce two new NEX cameras with full frame sensors and the NEX-FF cameras will be called Sony A7 and A7r. Th Sony A7 and A7r full frame NEX cameras to be announced on October 16.
Recent rumors show that Sony decide to make all high-end models Alpha. Sony’s first high-end NEX-FF cameras will be Alpha and they will be named as Sony “A7” and “A7r”. (not Sony NEX-9!)
Sony has three different prototype designs and instead of going on the classic NEX-7 design they decided to go for the Olympus OM-D like design. So the new Sony A7 full frame NEX cameras will look like more OM-D.
Sony A7 and A7r Full Frame NEX Camera Details
Both Sony A7 and A7r full frame NEX cameras will not have on body sensor stabilization. On the other hand the upcoming NEX-FF cameras rumored to feature weathersealed body grip.
Sony A7 Specs
The cheaper NEX FF model will be called Sony A7. It is expected to feature a 24MP on sensor PDAF, built-in EVF (middle of the camera) and weather sealed. Sony A7 price will be around $1,600 – $1,700 to compete against the entry-level Nikon D600 and Canon 6D full frame DSLRs. Sony A7 Full Frame camera body with 28-70mm FE kit lens will be close to $2,000. Sony A7 camera is rumored to have more fps and different AF speed.
Sony A7r Specs
The Sony A7r will be the high-end NEX-FF camera model. Sony A7r will feature 36MP full frame sensor and no PDAF on sensor. it also has no Anti Aliasing filter just like the Nikon D800E. The high-end A7r camera is expected to be priced around $2,300 – $2,400. This camera is rumored to have less fps and again different AF speed.
Sony A7 and A7r Coming with New Lenses
Sony NEX full frame E-mount mirrorless camera system rumored to come with four new lenses. The leaked Zeiss lenses are the Zeiss 35mm f/2.8 prime, the Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8, Zeiss 24-70mm FE and the cheaper kit lens solution is Sony 28-70mm f/4 FE full frame E-mount lens is to be announced along with the Sony A7 full frame NEX cameras.