Sony is teasing the launch of a new camera on 15 September – which is less than a week away, on Monday. The big reveal will take place virtually, via ab event being live streamed online, and you can watch the announcement as it happens.
With the Sony A7S III (opens in new tab) – already set to be one of the best Sony cameras (opens in new tab) – having only just been revealed, there are plenty of question marks over exactly what the manufacture will be showing off this time. What we know for sure, however, is that it will be an Alpha camera – and Sony's taglines all position it as presenting a new concept in imaging.
"Get Ready For A New Concept Alpha" reads the teaser text on the official Sony Alpha Univers website (opens in new tab), which points towards a YouTube live stream (opens in new tab) that commences on 15 September at 18:00 PDT / 02:00 BST / 11:00 AEST.
"New concept Alpha is coming on Sep 15th 2020" says the YouTube stream, which obviously isn't broadcasting yet – but that hasn't stopped users in the comments section speculating as to what the new camera, or even the new concept, could be.
"I hope it’s the A7iv resdesigned..." wrote the optimistic user kaishotz, clearly hoping for a successor to the amazing yet aging Sony A7 III (opens in new tab).
"Will the dream come true?? Medium format mirrorless camera in near future??" asked Pritam Pramanick, alluding to Sony's curved medium format sensor (opens in new tab) and the prospect of the manufacturer joining the battle for best medium format camera (opens in new tab).
Obviously some ideas are a bit too pie in the sky, whether it's Kai Yin Yeung commenting that he "Hope have the new A9" (the Sony A9 II (opens in new tab) literally only came out last year!) or theSLRist asking for a "'Sony a7L' (Left Handed camera)".
Others, though, were much more grounded in their wish lists. "Firmware update with new menu system for all cameras," pleases Jonathan Loaiza. "Please... don't take away that dream!"
Whatever Sony's new concept actually is, we only have a few short days to wait. Stay tuned here for the announcement and all the details!