Sony Are Holding Industry Meetings in June, But Why?
Towards the end of last week we began to hear reports that Sony have been inviting various tech industry personnel to a series of meetings to be held in June this year. The reason for these meetings however remains veiled in secrecy. We have reported already on rumors that sony may well be announcing a new flagship mirrorless full frame camera, the A9 this year. The A9 will supposedly enter the Sony line-up above the A7 series of cameras, so logically we can also expect an update to that line, an A7 III perhaps? Let’s not forget the RX100 either, which has been a runaway success for Sony and therefore it makes sense that we will see a RX100 V at some point too. The A7R II and the RX100 IV were both announced in June 2015, so we couldn’t be blamed for speculating that Sony is perhaps preparing to announce a number of new products at these mysterious meetings, there is however one rather large elephant in looming in the corner of the room. The Komamoto earthquake of April this year caused Sony to suspend production at their sensor facility in the region due to structural damage sustained by the facility during the disaster. This closure has indeed already delayed the proposed release of the Sony Alpha A68 DSLR by two months, and therefore could these meetings being held in June be bringing us more bad news? Are Sony on the cusp of announcing delays across the entire spectrum of their photography product releases this year due to the Earthquake? We can only guess at this stage, but we will let you know as soon as we find out.