The Sony A7000 is a standout amongst the most advertised cameras of 2019, and it will likewise be one of the main we will see of the year. The reason for this is that the camera has supposedly been penciled in for a launch at CES, which happened in the middle of January.
Given the launch is inevitable, specs have been somewhat thin on the ground however another release apparently confirms that this will be one incredible camera.
As indicated by Sony Rumors, the new camera will usurp its predecessor every way under the sun. Given the Sony A6000 is still one of the best cameras around (particularly for it’s price) and certainly compared to other mirrorless cameras, these new specs appear to confirm that Sony will have another massive hit on its hand.
This is what Sony Rumors reckon we will get – it got its information from a leak on Chinese social network Weibo:
32MP Exmor RS APS CMOS with DRAM
New Ultra Fast LSI
New BIONZ X
925-point PDAF, 60fps AE/AF
10fps/16Bit Mechanical Shutter
20fps/14Bit Electronic Shutter
30fps/12Bit AE-L/AF-C E.S.
Electronic Shutter Speeds up to 1/32000s
4K/60p 10Bit Super35mm Video
4K/24p 10Bit 2.4:1 WDR Movie
Comparing this to the Sony A6000 and the Sony A6500 and there’s an upgraded sensor (32MP, from 24MP), increased ISO (ISO 64-64000, compared to 100-25600) and 4K shooting, up from 1080p (this was something found in the A6500 as well).
This increase in quality does increase the weight, though – 580g, up from 344g on the A6000 and the A6500’s 453g.
Obviously we are very much in ‘pinch of salt’ territory here, but Digital Camera World will be at CES 2019, so will report on the launch if and when it happens.