Sony A7: First leaked pictures
The first full-frame interchangeable-len mirrorless camera (other than the Leica M) is about to be launched. These leaked shots from Japanese photo site Digicame-Info show what appears to be a tweaked version of the current RX1, complete with grip and built-in (or built-on, more accurately) electronic viewfinder. The Alfa 7r, said to have a 32 or 34MP sensor without anti-aliasing filter, is shown with an f/2.8 Zeiss Sonnar FE (Fullframe E?) 35mm prime. The less expensive A7 (reported to have a 24MP sensor with AA filter) is pictured with a zoom, probably a 28-90mm. Both lenses are likely to be new full-frame versions specially made to go with the A7.
The resemblance to the RX1 is remarkable and, while the photographs provide no means of comparing size, the A7s look remarkably compact for a full-frame design. It is interesting that the lenses follow the style of the RX1's fixed prime in having a rather gaudy gold ring around the mount. It had been suggested that the A7s would follow DLSR design norms but if these photographs are genuine the company has stuck to the more traditional rangefinder configuration which has been successful in the RX1.