Patent for Full-Frame E-Mount Lens Spotted, Full-Frame E-Mount Camera Virtually Confirmed

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Mirrorless Rumors just shared the above image showing the outlines and tech specs of two E-mount lenses, one of them being a (yet unreleased) 35mm f2.8 Zeiss Sonnar that–according to the description–will cover the imaging area of a 35mm full-frame sensor. What this means, in essence, is that the rumored full-frame E-mount camera (probably a NEX model) has just been virtually confirmed. Because from the looks of it, this lens does not seem to be intended for video use on the VG900 NEX camcorder. We have no official information on Sony’s full-frame E-mount camera yet, which is kind of a surprise in these days of information leakage.

We’ll keep you posted about future developments.

Sony Does the D800E and Launches RX1R Without Lowpass Filter

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Sony today announces the RX1R, an update to their acclaimed RX1 full-frame fixed-lens compact camera that does away with the traditional lowpass filter. Removing the lowpass filter–which is also sometimes called ‘anti-aliasing filter’–will improve overall image sharpness. On the downside, under certain conditions–mainly textures with high frequency detail–it might lead to so-called moiré artifacts. Apart from the lack of a lowpass filter, the RX1R appears to be identical to the RX1, meaning it sports the same amazing 24 megapixel full-frame sensor and 35mm f2 Carl Zeiss Sonnar lens, as well as a 1.23 million dot 3″ LCD on the back. To get an impression of what the RX1R will be capable of, head over to our RX1 review. In the sample images section, add a smidgeon of extra sharpness on top.

So how much will it cost? Sony tells us that it will be the same as the RX1 at $2,799.99