According to the latest rumors, which claim to have been confirmed by multiple sources, Sony is set to announce a new full frame e-mount A7s on Sunday (April 6th)! This is rather big news, if it turns out to be real, for a few reasons.
First off, the A7 and A7r are not that old themselves, which begs the question: What will be different about the A7s? The difference biggest difference between the A7 and A7r is the lack of an AA filter in the A7r. What will be the defining feature of the A7s that will make it worth purchasing over the A7 or A7r?
There are no leaked specs yet, so we can’t really speculate as to what those new features will be with any accuracy. But if I had to guess, one of the A7 and A7r’s weaknesses is in the sports and action photography fields. The AF on the A7 and A7r simply don’t cut it fast action scenarios. So maybe the new “s” designation stands for “Sport” and it is going to feature some sort of new AF that will make it a viable sports/action camera.
We only have to wait two days to find out. Though I am sure the specs will probably leak before then, so stay tuned and we will update you with any significant information as it is made available.