Sony a77M2 camera announcement tomorrow, RX100M3 to be announced later

Sony a77MII press event invitation from Hong Kong

Sony a77MII press event invitation from Hong Kong

Tomorrow Sony is rumored to announced a new a77M2 camera - a replacement for the current A-mount a77 model. The a77M2 will have a new 24MP sensor, Wi-Fi, faster AF and improved EVF. Here are specs:

  • new 24 MP sensor
  • 79 AF points, 15 cross points
  • Very fast tracking performance
  • 12fps up to 60 frames/ 25 frames RAW & JPG, RAW 26 frames
  • Low light AF, f/2.8 vertical line sensor, new algorithm
  • Wi-Fi

Here is the press invitation for the Sony press event tomorrow in Hong Kong:

The Sony RX100M3 camera will not be announced tomorrow as previously reported (this is why I generally do not like to recycle rumors from other websites, unless I know the original source). The RX100M3 will be announced in few weeks and it will have a new 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens (not the previously rumored 28-100mm f/1.8-2.8 lens). Here are the rest of the RX100M3 specs:

  • 20MP sensor (same as RX100M2 model)
  • ISO range: 125-25600
  • New 24-70mm f/1.8-2.8 lens
  • Built in EVF (SVGA OLED Tru-Finder 1440k dots)
  • Tiltable screen (180 degrees up)
  • Record in XAVC S format (same format of the Sony A7s but without 4K output option)
  • Almost same size and weight as the current RX100/M2 models
  • All other specs are the same of the current RX100II model.
  • Price is expected to be around 800-850 EUR (around $800-$850 in the USA)

The Sony A7s camera pricing and maybe even two new FE Zeiss lenses are also expected to be announced tomorrow:


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  • Marco –

    Sony really understood what customers want and need. The new a77, with ultra fast af and big buffer. The rx100m2 will have a nice evf in that small form factor. Wow, well done sony. Now it’s all among sony and fuji, imo.

    • Arn

      Not really. I still don’t want a semi-transparent mirror who take 1/2 EV for AF.

  • Neopulse

    Finally an update to the a77 although the AF-C wasn’t good nor the buffer on the original. Let’s see if it’ll be good without any quirks.

  • AM I Am

    What does f/2.8 vertical line sensor mean?

  • Double Talker

    So you pass along a new rumor about the delay for the RX100M3 without confirming it?

    • Yes

    • Zos Xavius

      Its a rumor. If you confirm it, it becomes a fact, no? Last I checked this site is still called photo rumors….

  • Zos Xavius

    So will the new A77 be mirrorless and just have an EVF? I was pretty sure that i read a while ago that SLT is a dead technology for sony. Good riddance. 🙂

  • NoMeJodas

    The new lens specs for the RX100M2 are great. With the current lens I rarely zoom because already at 35mm the max aperture falls down to f2.8. I’m glad the old rumored specs (28-200/f1.8-2.8) turned out to be wrong. The last thing one would want to do to a RX100 is making it any bigger than the M2.

    • NoMeJodas

      28-100/1.8-2.8 and not 200mm. Sorry

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