Sony A6100 and A6XXX launch date confusion

By Peter Chubb - May 13, 2015

Sony is set to make an announcement very soon on a few new camera models, although there is some debate as to when this will take place. One thing we do know, and that is the camera models, as Sony will announce its A6000 successor, the A6100, as well as the A6XXX, which is a replacement for the aging NEX-7.

We have already heard a few rumors of Sony launching the A6100, although details on its features and specs have been rather elusive. As for the A6XXX, there had been suggestions that this was to be called the A7000, although that no longer looks to be the case.

Sony A6100 launch

The reason we said that there is some confusion as to their announcement is because Sony was expected to make an announcement on May the 15th. However, according to Sony Alpha Rumors, it could either be May 20th or the 23rd, but at least we don’t have long to wait.

Sony was expected to launch the A7rII, although this looks as though it will be launched at a separate event to the one for those other two models above.

As always, we ask that you take these rumors with a grain of salt, but we do hope they turn out to be the real deal, as Sony needs to launch a few new cameras ready for the second half of 2015.

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  • Captain Scarlet

    I have to confess that I was hoping for 4K video but the scuttlebutt would seem to suggest that it will not have it because of overheating issues. Panasonic it would seem will have 4K in their range. Will not rush out to get this therefore and await info about the Panasonic G7 and its stablemates. A lot depends on launch price too, if this carries a significant premium over the A6000 then other options such as the NX1 may prove more attractive. It’s nice to have so much choice available.

    • Cesar Deschamps

      Also patiently waiting. Was going to buy a6000, but hoping the new version offers some better specs, battery life and a prove that does not break the bank.

    • curlykale

      Yes but you can’t just swith to another make because it has the specs you want. There is the huge issue of having to buy lenses for a particular brand. I have 6 Sony e lenses and I can’t just jump to Samsung’s NX1 because I love the specs….