Rumor: Sony to announce 4 new cameras with 14MP and 16MP APS-C sensors

Rumors surfaced today that Sony will release four new cameras with 14MP and 16MP APC-S sensors and guess what? One of the expected new feature is AF during video recording. Sounds familiar? The rumored Nikon D3100 DSLR is also expected to have continuous AF during video recording. My initial report about the D3100 having a 10MP sensor is probably wrong and Nikon may use this 14MP sensor from Sony.

The good news is that the Nikon D90 replacement was rumored to have a 16MP sensor and this could be the new 16MP sensor from Sony (tweaked by Nikon of course - this is the first 16MP sensor from Sony). Another description of the new Sony sensor is that it has a "very good high ISO" - the Nikon D90 replacement is also expected to have improved high ISO.

More details on the new Sony cameras after the break:

  • Sony A55 16MP 10FPS EVF-1.44M 1.1X magnification 95% AVCHD full HD
  • Sony A33 14MP 7FPS EVF-1.44M 1.1X magnification 95% AVCHD full HD
  • SonyA560 14MP 7FPS MF recording AVCHD full HD
  • Sony A580 16MP 7FPS MF recording AVCHD full HD
  • Announcement is expected in August, in stock in September.
  • All new models are expected to have DOF preview, panorama/3D, ISO 100 (base), 15 AF focus points and AF during video recording.

The question is who will release the first DSLR with continuous AF during video recording. I bet it will be Nikon.

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