We can now put a name to the rumors that we talked about last week. According to the Sony rumor mill, the electronics giant will be announcing just one system camera at CP+ next week and that will be the new NEX-6 and NEX-7 replacement – dubbed the A6000.
The date of the announcement is expected to be February 12th, around the start of CP+ in Japan. Not much is known about the A6000 at this point other than that it will look very much like the NEX-6 and contain a 24mp sensor and improved phase detection AF.
The A6000 looks almost exactly like the current NEX-6 and features a similar 24 Megapixel sensor. But the new sensor has phase detection pixel for improvement focusing on moving object.
Another fun tidbit for those of you a little bummed that the NEX-7 design is going by the wayside: according to the rumor mill, it says that there could be a “surprise” announcement by Sony at Photokina 2014 in Germany.
I, for one, am really curious to see what Sony has in store for us. They have been gaining some serious ground on “CanNikon,” and have really taken up the role of “Champion” for mirrorless. If they can solve the issues with the A7/A7r and, in turn, continue to release quality mirrorless while improving their lens selection, I feel like they could make a good run on the established Pro DSLR market.
What do you all think, do you like where Sony is going? Do you see them challenging the dominance of the Canon/Nikon DSLR market with their mirrorless offerings? Share your opinion in a comment below to join the discussion.