Sony Camera Channel has posted a placeholder for an upcoming product announcement on YouTube. Per the video’s description, Sony will announce a new camera on July 12 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The product’s tagline is “Next generation creativity on the go.”
That is the extent of the details that Sony has announced for its new camera. While this means nothing to be said with certainty about the new camera, it also creates ample room for speculation.
So far this year, Sony has released just one camera, the ZV-E1. When Sony prepared to unveil that camera, the placeholder YouTube video for the announcement mentioned vlogging, so it is notable that Sony’s next camera is not being described with “vlog” or “vlogging.”
Prior to the ZV-E1, the last new Sony camera announced was the Sony a7R V, a full-frame interchangeable lens camera. That product was teased with the tagline, “A new camera is coming.”
So, the ZV-E1 was teased with a vlogging reference, while the a7R V’s teaser just said, “A new camera is coming.” The upcoming product is described as “Next generation creativity on the go,” so it seems safe to conclude that the soon-to-be-announced camera is not built explicitly with vlogging in mind but is designed for on-the-go creativity, which likely includes photography and videography based on overall industry trends and Sony’s modus operandi.
Sony was uncharacteristically quiet last year. Besides the a7R V, the company only announced the FX30, a cinema-oriented crop-sensor Alpha camera.
In 2021, Sony launched the flagship Alpha 1, the ZV-E10, the a7 IV, and a pair of a7R models with extremely minor tweaks.
The APS-C interchangeable lens mirrorless a6000-series cameras have been a popular way for Sony to pack a lot of power in a portable package, but despite this photographers have to go all the way back to 2019 to find the most recent addition to the line.
Whatever it is, photographers will not need to wait long to find out what Sony has up its sleeve, as it is slated to be announced on Wednesday morning. PetaPixel will share details as soon as they are available.
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