Will the A7711 be mirorless

Started Apr 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
IanML Senior Member • Posts: 1,653
Re: Will the A7711 be mirorless

tqlla wrote:

I doubt there will be a mirrorless Amount in the near future, based on this

*1 When using phase-detection AF, limited lenses will be compatible initially. Expansion is planned by body firmware update.

This suggests that any new mirrorless camera must have lens-specific firmware, and possibly that the lenses also need specific firmware, as is the case with the NEX-5R and NEX-6, etc.  So it is not impossible that mirrorless could be achieved for a subset of A-mount lenses, which might mean a camera with mirror and separate phase-detect focus sensor, but that the mirror could be raised for the subset of lenses.

Sony marketing could see that as a good move to encourage sale of new lenses.

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