On a webpage created by Sony Japan, the digital camera firm is teasing what they name their subsequent digital camera undertaking. The digital camera comes with the tagline “Cinematography meets robotics” and is main Sony followers to conclude that Sony is about to announce a brand new robotic digital camera platform.
The picture shows what appears to be a digital camera hidden in shadow, with what appears to be a big telephoto lens and maybe a gimbal or observe focus connected to the facet.
With a motor drive and an LED mild curved across the high, the picture, together with the tagline, appears to recommend some form of robotic good functionality, maybe being AI-driven, or with a cellular working capability.
Sony will likely be streaming the announcement stay on their YouTube Channel, and feedback within the physique of that placeholder have a greatest guess that the platform has pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) features and may very well be a “motorized/gimbaled/AI computer-controlled digital camera robotic designed to shoot stay performances whereas following the motion of the artists.”
Couple this hypothesis with the Sony lenses which might be within the picture, and it may very well be a digital camera accent add-on to mount a Sony Alpha mirrorless digital camera, or a separate e-mount digital camera that mixes the options of an Alpha with that of their PTZ line for a stay streaming robotic digital camera that provides one of the best of each worlds in a stay streaming occasion.
In the meantime, TechRadar experiences that Sony can be planning a brand new, lower-cost ZV E-Mount cinema digital camera in late September, impressed by the Sony FX3. The ZV line is rumored to have an APS-C picture sensor at its coronary heart whereas borrowing from the FX3 for different options.
There’s additionally speak of a Sony A7R V on the horizon. All are very video-centric and include extra professional-grade cinema efficiency that would proceed the potential gradual merging of each skilled and client platforms.
All of which may be true, or none of it. Or maybe someplace in between. At this level, the one factor that’s true is that the gadget will likely be introduced on Tuesday, September sixth at 11 pm Japan Time, or 7 am Pacific Time, 24 hours earlier than Apple sucks up all of the air within the room with a brand new iPhone 14 announcement.