Sony a9 (New Flagship E-mount) and FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM to be Announced Next !


According to SAR, the source who shared correct info about the lenses announced yesterday told that a new high-end flagship E-mount mirrorless camera will be announced next. Also the rumored Sony FE 16-35mm f/2.8 GM lens will also coming soon.

The new flagship e-mount mirrorless camera will above than current a7R II, as previous rumors, we call it Sony Alpha a9 tentatively. Sony Chinese Photographer QianLi Zhang also confirmed that a new camera with “Very Fast Burst Rate & AF Speed” is coming soon.

There are already some rumored specs of Sony Alpha a9, see below:

  • 72MP Full Frame Mirrorless Sensor
  • Unlimited RAW burst
  • Prototype already in testing
  • Slightly large than Sony a7RII
  • No Built-in Battery Grip
  • Dual card slots
  • Joystick for autofocus point moving
  • Announcement could be in 2017
  • Launch price around $6,000

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via: SAR

  • OMG!

  • Chris Cheek

    6k dollars..geez..cmon know…

  • Bernard Smith

    Sony a9 wish list:

    Global Shutter
    54 MP BSI CMOS Sensor (36mm x 24mm; 9000 x 6000 pixels @ 4 µm)
    15 stops of dynamic range @ ISO 100; 14 stops @ ISO 800; 10 stops @ ISO 12800
    100 MB/s buffer speed
    Lossless compressed Raw
    4” 4:3 1920×1440 Display
    Highlight Priority Light Metering
    Built on top of Android OS (with regular updates via WiFi)
    2000 mAh battery
    8K DCI (8192 x 4320p) @ 24/30 fps
    4K DCI (4096 x 2160p) @ 24/30/60/120 fps
    2K DCI (2048 x 1080p) @ 24/30/60/120/240/480 fps
    10-bit 4:4:4 @ 480 Mbps (8K) / 120 Mbps (4K) / 30 Mbps (2K) [Pro Res]
    Built-in unlimited intervalometer
    SD + XQD dual card slot
    ISO 819,200
    10 fps continuous @ 48 MP JPEG
    5 fps nonstop continuous @ 48 MP JPEG
    Enhanced heatsink for sensor module
    Non-stop 4K video recording
    2 USB-C ports for charging, peripherals
    Automatic sensor cleaning on startup
    Significantly improved weather-sealing
    Digital level with improved accuracy
    Fixes a bug which caused the A7R II to spontaneously restart
    Backlit buttons and dials for low light operation of camera
    Comprehensive assignment options for buttons and dials
    Sensor protection doors automatically close when camera is off

    Did I miss anything?