We are less than a month away from Photokina expo September 16 – 21, 2014 in Cologne Germany. That means all sorts of speculation and rumors are reaching the web with some credible to the absolutely far out ridiculous. Here are a few rumors that we have received from sources that claim are the real deal and could be somewhat credible. However these could all be speculative at best take them with a pinch of salt.
Today Sony announced the Sony Alpha a5100 which fits between the a5000 and a6000. The flagship feature is that it has a mixture of phase and contrast AF points totaling a whopping 179 points for phase mode and an extra 25 zones for contrast, all combined 204 points. According to some early tests this camera might bridge the gap between full DSLRs and mirror-less when it comes to focusing. Current high performance DSLRs still are better than mirror-less due to the phase nature of their AF sensors. If this camera can put up a fight there will be less and less craving for large mirror box DSLRs in the coming years.
It might sound too good to be true but the recently announced phone processor from MediaTek a Taiwanese fabless semiconductor company, the MT6795 is capable of some impressive things when paired with the right camera sensor.