The Complete Wedding Training System is Finally Here!

Your content will be up shortly. Please allow up to 5 seconds
Gear Rumors

Shots Fired: Sony To Release New 4K Capable RX20 Mid-October [Rumor]

By Anthony Thurston on September 27th 2014

It was a pretty clear shot across Sony’s bow a few months back when Panasonic announced their new FZ1000, a direct competitor to the Sony RX10 with one clear advantage – 4K video capabilities. Many in the media, myself included, wondered how long it would take Sony to respond.

sonyrx10

According to a new rumor from the Sony rumor mill, it will not take long at all, mid-October to be exact. Yes, according to the new report Sony will launch a new RX20 in mid-October, which will feature – you guessed it – 4K video recording, as well as Sony’s XAVC-S codec. Most of the other features of the camera will be minor upgrades, if not exactly the same as the current RX10.

[REWIND: Panasonic Announces The FZ1000]

Another interesting tidbit, Sony would keep the current RX10 on the market, just with a $100-$200 price drop – based on the RX10’s current price that would bring it down into the $700-$800 range. The rumor also says that the new RX20 would come in around $1200 or $1300.

pana_dmc-fz1000_f001_zps4daee370

I feel like this is about as much as Sony could do on such short notice, but it will be interesting to see how the market responds to such a camera. The Panasonic FZ1000, despite matching or beating the Sony RX10 in many areas prices out at only $899. So pricing the new RX20 around $1300, is a pretty significant price gap.

If I had to guess, I would say that if this camera is happening, it could make its debut at PhotoPlus in NYC at the end of October. We will see.

___

What are your thoughts on this new Sony rumor? Do you think that a slightly upgraded RX10 (the RX20) can compete at $1300 against the $899 FZ1000? Leave a comment below!

[via Sony Alpha Rumors]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

Please or register to post a comment.

  1. Scot Tumlin

    Instead of 4k video, I’d prefer a RX20 with longer zoom range >= 400mm with a consistent f/2.8, which would justify a higher cost

    | |
  2. Kyle Farris

    So, Sony’s $1300 camera can shoot 4k internally in XAVC-S but not their $2500 A7S… kinda sucks man. Maybe they’ve ironed some stuff out and will release a firmware update for the A7S (very doubtful). Their excuse is overheating because of the small body on the A7S and this camera is bigger, so… I dunno. I guess I’m still a little bummed cause the camera is so awesome in every other way (barring the rolling shutter, of course).

    | |