5 weeks to go until the big Photokina 2014 event and it’s time to sum up the rumors about the next Sony products. Please note that some of these rumored products may be announced a couple of months after Photokina as I heard there will be another big announcement in early 2015. Here is the list of the rumored new Sony cameras and lenses with the probability of being announced (at Photokina or later) marked in “%”. I hope sources can tell me what’s right and what’s not right on that list after reading it
99% 16-35mm f/4.0 FE Zeiss: Definitely coming at Photokina.
99% Sony A5100: definitely coming at Photokina.
90% Sony RX1s: with curved FF sensor and 35mm f/1.8 Zeiss. If it doesn’t come at Photokina it will be certainly be announced a couple of months later.
90% QX 30: with 30x zoom coming at Photokina.
90% Sigma lenses: 24mm f/1.4 at Photokina and 85mm f/1.4 in 2015.
90% Full Frame: At least one new Full Frame camera. Either a new A99II or another new FE model (or maybe both?).
90% Sony G macro: To be announced at Photokina. Chinese source said it’s 90mm (35% chance this is correct).
90% Zeiss FE manual: Maximum of five fast prime and manual focusing FE lenses to come.
90% Zeiss FE (autofocus) prime: To be announced at Photokina. “Chinese” source said it’s 35mm f/1.4 (30% chance this is correct).
65% 20mm pancake: Updated version for APS-C E-mount.
65% Zeiss 135mm f/1.8: A-mount updated with SSM. 85mm A-mount update in 2015.
50% Black and White FF: If it comes it’s likely to be a special edition RX FF camera.
50% Light field: Sony patented many different Light field sensor cameras. It may be shows as prototype at Photokina.
50% A-mount 24-105mm f/4.0: Coming along the A99II.
40% A5: Super compact and $1,000 Full Frame E-mount camera.
35% Sony medium format: Should be mirrorless and feature the 50MP Sony sensor.
30% 400mm f/4.0 A-mount: Should come at Photokina.
30% SAL 70-200 f/2.0: Great aperture but is it real?
30% rotating semi transparent mirror: There is a patent, but don’t know if they make it.
15% NEX-7 successor: Don’t think this is coming.
Keep in mind: Some of those product may not be announced at Photokina but a couple of months later. And of course these are rumors so some of them may never become true. And because we can never be sure of what’s coming from Sony here is also a list of “impossible” rumors:
Dreams and surprises:
Low and High End A-mount FF cameras
Foveon sensor (would be surprised to see it coming now as I heard it’s scheduled for late 2015 early 2016 release)
Very High End E-mount camera (A9)