At CP+ Show in February in Japan, dpreview had a chance to interview with Sony senior executives, taking about the future of the a7-series, Sony’s Imaging PRO Support, the future of the A-mount SLT cameras, and Sony’s strategy for growing the 1-inch camera segment.
Along with the Sony Alpha a6500 announcement, Sony also announced the new RX100 V compact camera (B&H Photo Video), it is equipped with a Fast Hybrid AF system with the world’s fastest AF acquisition at 0.05 seconds and world’s highest number of AF points on sensor 1 with 315 points covering approximately 65% of the frame. The camera can also shoot continuously at speeds of up to 24 fps – the world’s fastest for a compact camera – at full 20.1 MP (approx. effective) resolution with AF/AE tracking for up to 150 continuous shots. The US price for Sony RX100 V will be $998, available in late this month.
According to Japanese website Nokishita, which always has the right rumors before, the upcoming Sony Alpha a6500 APS-C mirrorless camera and Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V compact camera will be announced very soon. a6500 will replace current a6300, and RX100 V will replace RX100 IV.