I've heard it'll be A-mount, but I don't think it'll be a dslr. Based on the information I've been hearing, it'll probably be an A mount rangefinder. It's going to use a 1 megapixel medium format sensor, and just always shoot in crop mode, so you can expect about half of a megapixel resolution in "full frame mode". Instead of the standard shutter button, it's going to use a mouthpiece that you bite down on when you want to take a picture. there will be different flavor mouthpieces available for long exposure photography. to change settings, you simply write them with the supplied electronic pen onto the rear LCD, which had been replaced with one of those screens used at grocery stores to sign for credit cards. the preview button will no longer enable you to see your picture on the back. instead, it will audibly describe your image in great detail. It will be the first "full size rangefinder", and will feature the dual grips found on the D4s and the 1Dx. Due to complaints about Sony battery life, it will run off of 8 D cell batteries, with an optional gas engine backpack powersupply for event and sports shooters. It will replace the standard "hotshoe" with an "even-hottershoe", which serves as a hand/beverage warmer, as well as a power source for speedlights.
it will be available on the last day of august, and retail for 3500 dollars.
Will it have a standard tripod mounting thread?
Nope. No standard tripod thread. In the quest for ultimate stability, Sony has made a deal with RRS to manufacture a new BH-155 ballhead, which is rated to 1200kg, and will feature Sony's new proprietary 3" titanium mounting bolt.
As for legs, it'll be a new 5-legged quintrapod made from compressed volcanic ash.
Birma wrote:When times to move on from my A99 I would miss the 2 card slots, the GPS, the fully articulated screen, the battery, and the glove friendly size. However I'm sure the fe-emout is in my future. The ability to use just about any glass from the past and present on the front is a strong pull for me.
bfitzgerald wrote: A7RII maybe I'm the only one to cringe at the £2599 price tag yes or loss of HDD space to massive 42mp files it will come down but try half that even then I'd think twice about it. Mind you looking at the RX updates Sony's pricing has gone insane lately
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