We reported in December 2012 that Sony was planning to unleash a full frame mirrorless within a year. We’re about halfway to that one year mark now, and as Sony gets ready to unveil its latest creation, new details are starting to emerge that paint a clearer picture of the revolutionary camera we’ll be seeing.
Here are some facts that are reasonably certain: some of Olympus’ best features will be appearing in this new Sony camera. One that is being mentioned a lot is the highly acclaimed 5-axis image stabilization, which would make the full frame camera the first NEX to offer sensor-based stabilization (i.e. every lens you attach would be stabilized).
Price-wise, SAR reports that the camera could have a price tag of less than $3,000 — a price that’s comparable to the company’s high end A99 DSLR-style camera. The price would put the camera far below the price point of “the only real competitor on the market” (as SAR calls it), the $7,000 Leica M.
Sony is reportedly planning to announce this camera at a big press event sometime this Fall. Stay tuned — more leaked details (and perhaps photos) will almost certainly be emerging in the coming days.