The intrawebs were abuzz yesterday with leaked news'n'pictures of new Sonys—the NEX-6, the A99, and, especially, the camera pictured above, called the RX1, which is apparently either a) a mirrorless full-frame compact with a fixed Zeiss 35mm ƒ/2 lens or b) something someone Photoshopped together to tease me.
We'll apparently see on Wednesday, when the official announcements are supposedly due. Until then, I think I'll refrain from repeating any of the rumors that are flying about. If you want to see the leaked pics, see the Sony Alpha Rumors site.
Side note: rumors make intrawebs very happy.
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Featured Comment by Jeffrey Goggin: "An aperture ring on the lens? An exposure compsensation dial on the top plate? As much as I love my X-Pro1, I'm 80% sold on one of these already!"
Featured Comment by "Curmudgeon-in-Chief, Bruce Robbins": "Bah, who cares? Yet another digital offering. As if we weren't awash with them already. This is about as exciting as a new firmware upgrade."
Question from Robert Roaldi: "What does the red 'T*' on the lens mean?"
Mike replies: Pronounced "tee-star," it's Zeiss's longtime name for its proprietary multicoating.
Featured Comment by Karl: "Call me and old school dinosaur—I don't like looking at the back of a camera like a mini groundglass with the occasional glare issues. I like looking through the camera, through the lens or through a decent window in real time. Harrumph...."
Mike replies: Apparently there will be a choice of add-on optical viewfinder or add-on electronic viewfinder. Or buy 'em both and switch back and forth if you want. Whoops, I said I wasn't going to discuss the rumors....
Featured Comment by Steve Jacob: "Interesting, but is anyone actually going to buy a fixed lens camera for $2700? Love my X100, but not as an only camera."