Sony to Develop Full Frame NEX Camera!
Sony NEX Full-Frame mock-up courtesy of Alpha Corner
It is only inevitable that the next revolution in MILC (Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera) will be a full-frame mirrorless camera, or at least one that doesn’t have the brand Leica attached to it. SonyAlphaRumors.com stated that Sony is serious in competing with the likes of Canon, Nikon, and Leica in the full-frame arena. I think if they can offer a pro/semi pro-spec full-frame camera that costs less than the Leica M-series and the traditional full-frame DSLRs, and is considerably smaller than a traditional full-frame DSLR, they may have a winner.
The first piece of information about this new NEX model is that it will retain the E-mount which allows it to use an E-mount NEX lens natively in crop mode or an A-mount full-frame lens via an adapter. Because of the shorter lens flange distance, the full-frame NEX should be able to not only take advantage of the full-frame lenses from Sony’s Alpha range, but also the full-frame Leica and Zeiss lenses with the appropriate adapters.
There is a good chance that the full-frame sensor will be a variant of the Sony-derived Nikon D800 sensor. If this last speculation is going to be true, then the full-frame NEX should be a very strong contender in the semi-pro market. Stay tuned for more news!