It seems clear to me that a Full Frame Sony Nex Camera is coming down the pipe for sure. How do I know this?? Well, we have a couple of clues from Sony themselves, but it seems like the tide is headed in that direction anyway. Everybody I talk that has a Sony Nex says they would consider a full frame mirrorless camera!!
In fact, If your new to SonyAlphaLab, I started designing a full frame mirrorless camera a few months back and wrote an article about it called: The Ultimate Mirrorless Full Frame Camera >> Check it out when you get a minute and please consider adding feedback in the comments area, because I’m secretly hoping Sony will consider using some of the ideas.
I’m pretty sure the Sony camera engineers have better things to do than read an English website on Sony Cameras in there spare time, but you never know!! One item that is a must in my opinion is a larger battery!!
Full Frame Sony Nex-VG900
First we have the Sony Nex -VG900 which is a Full-Frame Interchangeable Lens Camcorder, and has the E-mount. This seems odd right?? Why put a full frame sensor on a camcorder with an E-Mount if there are no full frame E-Mount lenses available??
How about having the best of both worlds?? This set-up gives the user the ability to use Full Frame A-Mount Lenses with the LA-EA3 lens adapter, and use the much less expensive E-Mount lenses in a crop factor format for versatility, higher frame rates, smaller file sizes, and convenience. That is until Sony comes out with a Full Frame E-Mount lens, which leads me to my next point 😉
Full Frame Sony DSC-RX1
The Sony DSC-Rx1, which looks to be an amazing camera from all the sample photos I’ve seen, but more importantly the sensor to lens flange distance looks to be almost the same as the Nex E-Mount 18mm!! Check it out from the side below and you will see what I mean.
So What Next?
Sony has to come out with a Full frame mirrorless camera at some point as well as full frame e-mount lenses. It is enevitable that the market wants it, and the technology and engineers are working in that direction.
New Full Frame Nex Potential Specs
How about a wish list with something along the lines of this?
- Full Frame E-Mount
- PDAF/CDAF Hybrid AF on Sensor (larger PDAF sensors than current Nex-6 sensor design)
- Larger Battery – The A99 batter please – (NP-FM500H) or next generation design
- Larger Nex-6 style Grip to Accommodate the larger battery
- Dual Memory Card Slots
- Built in EVF with disable option
- Next Gen Articulating Screen- Full Articulation, higher res, (WRGB) – Low Power mode
- Pro Oriented Tri-Navi Dials and Menu system – Next gen refined Nex-7 design perhaps
- wi-fi and gps
- standard multi-purpose hot shoe like the Nex-6
- Laptop Tethering support!!
- Audio in for quality hot shoe mic’s
- Awesome HD Video, but not a Nex-VG900 replacement
- Weather sealing?? Big Money!
- Diesel tri-pod mount point
So what do you think??
I’m really curious and excited about the future Sony cameras coming are way, but I must say a Full Frame Sony Nex Camera is on my wish list for 2013!!!
For now I’m all set with the Sony Nex-6, the current E-Mount lens line and using lenses adapters with other lenses. I only wish I wasn’t so darn busy at work this week so I could actually be using it here and there. I have Cisco training at work this week and I’m trapped inside all day in a chair. It’s awful, but great training I must admit. If your curious, were actually learning about virtual tunnels over Ethernet links for cell tower back haul purposes. The Phone company I work for prides fiber optic drops to cell towers all over the area, so we need to know how to fix the equipment if it breaks and upgrade/ maintain it ect.. Pretty cool to be honest, but hard on the brain I must tell you 😉
New E-Mount Lenses in the Lab!
On another note I just received from a mint condition 18-55mm E-Mount lens and a 16mm Pancake Lens, courtesy of a SAL reader Oh yeah!! I’m really happy to have these two lenses and will be taking sample raw and jpeg images like crazy starting tomorrow!!
Have a great weekend and looking forward to your input on the future of Sony Alpha and Nex Cameras!!
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