Russian website photar.ru has made a exclusive interview with Sony Managers. They told us that Sony a7S III is still not ready due to some tech reasons, and we can also expect the Sony a6500 successor (a7000) to be announced in near future.
dpreview has interviewed Sony Kenji Tanaka, VP and Senior General Manager at CP+ 2019. Kenji Tanaka said that it is easy to add 4K/60p, 10-bit 4:2:2 to Sony a7S III, but he want to create something that goes beyond the expectations of our customers. And he also said that a7S like APS-C mirrorless camera is possible.
Imaging Resource has just interview with Sony Manager at CP+ 2019. Talking about recently released Sony a6400 and upcoming Sony mirrorless cameras and more. Sony manager Kenji Tanaka confirmed again that a new enthusiast level APS-C mirrorless camera is coming soon, maybe the rumored Sony a6700/a7000 high-end APS-C mirrorless camera.
At CP+ 2019, French website Phototrend has interviewed with Tamron executives confirmed that they will make the telephoto zoom FE lens next. Tamron will also consider prime FE lenses for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras in near future.
According to latest interview with Sigma CEO at CP+ 2019 by LensTip, Sigma CEO confirmed that first lens designed exclusively for Sony full frame mirrorless cameras is coming this year. Why wait so long ? According to Sigma CEO, it takes about two years to develop one lens. So the question is, which Sigma FE lens will coming first ?
According to latest interview with Mr. Masaaki Oshima, Senior Imaging Products & Solutions Co., Ltd. Director by DC.Watch, Sony will continue to focus and strengthen the mirrorless cameras of both full frame and APS-C in 2019. This means again we will see Sony a7000 and a7S III announced in 2019.
Here is another interview with Sony manager Kenji Tanaka, taking about the Sony’s plans in 2019 and Sony’s mirrorless competitors. According to the interview, Sony manager said they can make f/1.0 prime lenses, but it would not make business sense, instead, they are more likely to make f/1.2 prime lenses. And Sony manager also confirmed they will make a new super telephoto prime lenses similar to Sony FE 400mm f/2.8 GM lens(B&H,Adorama, Amazon,Focus Camera).
As we already known before according to previous Sony interviews, upcoming Sony a7S III will go beyond customers’ expectations but requires a lot of work and time, and Sony will release new APS-C models soon. Today dpreview has published a new interview with Sony manager Kenji Tanaka, we got similar info as before:
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According to latest interview with Sony manager Mr. Tanaka at Photokina 2018 by Pronews.jp, Sony will soon announce new APS-C mirrorless cameras next. Mr. Tanaka said releases of full frame mirrorless cameras goal is already achieved, now it is time for APS-C mirrorless cameras. According to previous rumors, first upcoming APS-C mirrorless camera could be a high-end a7 style APC-C camera, rumored name could be a7000/a6800/a6700.