Sony A7000 FINALLY coming? Two new Sony APS-C cameras rumored for August

TWO new Sony APS-C cameras by the end of the month?
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Sony APS-C fans hold onto your hats – by the end of the month we could be seeing not one, but two new Sony APS-C cameras. Rumor website Sony Alpha Rumors has reported that Sony will be announcing these two new cameras in late August – and we believe it's possible that one of them could be the long-rumored Sony A7000.

Interestingly, it appears as if one of these new products will be replacing the Sony A6500, as apparently "the A6500 is EOL (end of life)". Released in October 2016, the A6500 has been dogged by rumors of its replacement for months now. With powerhouses such as the Fujifilm X-T3 giving Sony stiff competition in the APS-C market, it wouldn't be surprising if Sony was looking to make serious upgrades to its current line-up. 

With no camera specs currently available, we can't help but wonder whether one of these cameras will be the A7000. There were some serious rumors at the beginning of this year that never quite materialized, but perhaps now is the time. 

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When the A6400 was announced in February, there was a palpable sense of disappointment that we weren't seeing the A7000 instead. As the name suggests, the A6400 actually sits below the A6500 – which means that Sony's flagship, top-of-the-line APS-C model is almost three years old. And it's not without its problems. 

Will the Sony's flagship APS-C, the A6500, finally be given a much-needed upgrade?

Will the Sony's flagship APS-C, the A6500, finally be given a much-needed upgrade? (Image credit: Sony)

As we covered in our Sony A6500 review, this camera is somewhat of an oddity. "It's styled like a rangefinder but equipped with the power and speed of a sports camera, plus 4K video features designed to tempt serious and professional videographers. Well, it’s just the wrong shape. With a small standard zoom or a prime lens, the A6500 handles pretty well, but with the kind of lens you’d use for serious sports photography, the balance is hopelessly front-heavy."

It's currently rumored by Sony Alpha Rumors that the A6500 will be a 'cheaper' version of the A9, with the same A6500 design but with a bigger grip to fit the new Sony NP-FZ100 battery. You may want to take this information with a pinch of salt but, if true, then a bigger battery grip would certainly help solve the ergonomic problems presented by the A6500. 

No matter whether we see the long-rumored A7000 or not, we're excited to see what Sony presents us with come the end of August…

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.