You may remember a little while back that Zeiss announced their new Batis line of lenses for the Sony FE ecosystem. Well, the rumor mill is abuzz with the news that one of Zeiss’s test shots on their Flickr page was shot with an unknown 56MP Sony camera.


The image, as seen above, was posted to the Zeiss Flickr page with an original resolution of 8910×6300. This has lead to many to speculate that the image was originally taken with the soon to be announced Sony A7R II. That would mean that the conventional thought that it would feature the same 36MP sensor as the A7R is incorrect.

The A7R II is expected to be announced within the next 2-3 weeks, so we should know soon enough if this is correct. The interesting scenario here, in my opinion, is if the picture WAS NOT shot with the A7R II. Because if the new Sony A7R II wasn’t used, then what was? The long rumored A9?

You can check out the full res image yourself over on Flickr, here. To learn more about the Zeiss Batis line, you can read our announcement post, here.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think that this was shot with the upcoming A7R II? If not, what was it shot with? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Photo Rumors]