Sony’s Rumored NEX Full Frame Camera May Launch With a Small Let Down

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Whenever I read rumors like this, I always say to myself, “Please don’t be real.” There have been rumors for the Sony Full Frame NEX E mount camera going around for a while, and we now also believe that it is in the hands of photographers at a French Photo Agency. But according to a report on Sony Alpha Rumors today, the launch of the camera will come with a let down that lots will really rip the heart out for many. But first for some good news: the cameras–yes there are apparently two of them–will be styled after the NEX 7.

Word on the street is that the system might not launch with any really good lenses. If you remember, when Fujifilm launched the X Pro 1, we were all smitten by the available lenses. And as many people that are more savvy know, the important part of a camera system is its lenses. There was a patent put in for full frame mirrorless lens 24mm f1.8 and 35mm f2.8 lenses. The 35mm seems to be a pancake though–which would explain the slower aperture speed.

In a piece we wrote a while ago, we talked about how mirrorless camera systems could best the DSLR world. And one of the major points that we made was lens selection and working with other folks. If you also remember from earlier on this year, Sigma announced a mount conversation service. We’re positive that there will be a new A mount adapter of some sort–and that will also mean that if I personally choose to purchase this camera, I can just send my glass over to the company and have the mount converted to Sony A mount.


Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.