Sony is once again rumored to be working on a RX1s compact camera with a curved full frame sensor, which will be announced at Photokina 2014.
A lot of wild rumors have been circling around the web ever since Sony announced its curved image sensors. The Japan-based company is believed to be developing several devices powered by curved sensors, including a smartphone.
The rumor mill appears to be certain that one of Sony’s first shooters with such sensor will be an RX-series camera, presumably replacing the RX1R. The compact camera is once more slated to be launched at the Photokina 2014 under the Sony RX1s name, an idea which has been mentioned before.
Which Sony camera will be the first to feature a curved image sensor?
At the 2014 VLSI Technology Symposium, Sony unveiled its first generation of curved sensors. One of them is a 2/3-inch-type unit, while the other one is a full frame model.
After the news broke down, plenty of gossip talks regarding this subject have surfaced on the web. The first was referring to the RX1s compact camera, which would pack a Zeiss 35mm f/1.8 lens and a curved FF 35mm-type sensor.
Shortly after that, evidence of a camera featuring a 22-megapixel 2/3-inch-type sensor and a 20mm f/1.2 has showed up online. A name has not been given, but the announcement date has been scheduled for the Photokina 2014.
Things have taken an unexpected turn of events when trusted sources have pointed out that the Sony RX2 will actually become the world’s first camera with a curved sensor in early 2015.
Although these are all rumors, they are coming from people who have been right in the past, therefore it is hard to filter through them and to decide which rumor is accurate.
Sony RX1s camera stands out from the crowd and is likely to come at Photokina 2014
The good thing is that there are plenty of speculations all over the internet. A trusted source has taken a look at what is next for Sony and it appears that the list includes the Sony RX1s camera announcement date, which will take place at the Photokina 2014.
The RX1s will be a curved sensor-powered shooter with a 35mm f/1.8 lens. As stated above, it should become official at world’s largest digital imaging event, but the source has added that the launch may be delayed for about two months.
In the list, there are no mentions of an RX2 or a 2/3-inch-type compact camera, so the RX1s is in pole-position for the job. However, these talks are still in the rumor phase, so our readers must take them with a large grain of salt.