It seems that the next new products from Sony will be three new APS-C format E-mount lenses. According to the latest Sony rumors, the company will announce three new APS-C E-mount lenses in the next several weeks, probably in May/June, 2022. These should be TWO FAST PRIMES and ONE ZOOM.
Recently, the Sony a6100 has been discontinued, and orders for the Sony a6400 and ZV-E10 also been suspended. This means the sales of Sony’s APS-C machines are shrinking considerably.
It is unclear what kind of single focus / zoom will appear, but considering the recent trends, these may be three lenses suitable for vlogging and movie shooting.
Here are the most sold cameras and lenses in Japan during Q1 of 2022. BCNranking collected the detailed sales from around half of the japans stores. The Sony A6100 was the best selling Sony camera while Tamron leads for the lens category.
The 2nd generation lens is optimized for portraits, landscapes, and shooting video. Designed for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras, the new Samyang / Rokinon lens features a fast aperture of f/1.4 just like its predecessor but offers many changes inside.
First images and specifications of the Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens have been leaked online. Venus Optics will announce the new Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens for Sony E mount. The lens will also available for Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L mounts. The officiall announcement will be on May 23, 2022.
Here are the leaked images and specifications of the upcoming Laowa FF II 90mm f/2.8 CA-Dreamer 2X Lens.
Sony officially announced the new Xperia 1 IV smartphone. The US price is $1,598 and it will be released on September 1, 2022. The new Sony Xperia 1 IV is available for pre-order at Amazon, B&HPhoto, Adorama.
The Xperia 1 IV has three rear cameras, each producing 12MP images using a Sony Exmor RS image sensor. While the sensor sizes vary, resolution and 4K/120p HDR video capabilities are available across all three. The 16mm F2.2 camera uses a 1/2.5-inch type image sensor. The main camera offers a 24mm equivalent lens with an F1.7 aperture and a large 1/1.7-inch type sensor with SteadyShot optical image stabilization. Rounding out the trio is the new, world’s first, 85-125mm optical zoom lens with a variable F2.3-2.8 aperture and 1/3.5-inch type OIS-equipped sensor. The zoom uses a periscope design to deliver true optical zoom across its range.