This year best deal for mirrorless cameras should be the Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless camera. The Sony Alpha a6000 has released for almost 3 years now, it is still the hottest camera at this Black Friday & Cyber Monday season. With the recently up to $350 price drop, now it is the best seller at Amazon US, B&H Photo Video, and Adorama. a6000 sits in the same place in Sony’s mirrorless lineup and offers a broadly similar feature set, but adds a number of significant new features (while also losing the NEX moniker of its predecessor). The resolution and processor have been bumped up, the most notable feature on the a6000 is its updated Hybrid AF system.
The Sony Alpha a6500 (B&H Photo & Adorama & Amazon) will be shipping on December 6, 2016, just several days after Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2016. dpreview has posted their first impression review of Sony Alpha a6500. According to dpreview stuff, it seems the Sony a6500 is not as good as he thought “While I like a6500, I don’t love it”, and the overheating issue is still excite when shooting 4K video.
Sony USA camera channel on Youtube has posted a sample video of recently announced Sony a6500 (B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon) flagship APS-C mirrorless camera. The 4K movie above was shot with Sony Alpha a6500 and FE 70-200mm f/2.8 GM OSS Lens (Amazon, B&H Photo, Adorama), E 18-110mm f/4G Power Zoom Lens, and other Sony FE lenses.
Sony has just announced a new digital cine camera Sony PXW-FS7 II. Sony FS7 II is a flexible 4K camera system. Designed as a camera that is at home on productions as diverse as “Cinéma Vérité”-style documentaries, reality TV, commercial, and corporate applications. It features a Super 35mm sized sensor that allows you to capture images with cinematic depth of field. The camera incorporates a stronger locking E-mount that is fully compatible with E-Mount lenses, and supports all electronic connections. The locking mount reduces lens play, and allows you to use most 35mm lenses including PL, EF, Leica, and Nikon via optional adapters. This stronger E-mount is ideal for using heavier-long cine-zooms without the need for additional lens support.
A new source today told us that replacement of Sony a7R II: Sony Alpha a7R III will be announced around Q2, 2017. The source also said a new mirrorless camera targeted for professional photographers will be coming first, could this camera be the long rumored Sony Alpha a9 or A-mount cameras. Sony recently registered a new camera code name “WW158299” in China MIIT, this could be the next camera from Sony.