Apparently, according to a post on PetaPixel, Sony are about to release two new APS-C format cameras later in this month (August, 2019). One of the new cameras is likely to be a replacement for Sony’s class leading a6500. The other is likely to be a replacement for their lower-spec APS-C a5100.
Depending which site you look at, the features of the rumoured new top spec A6500 replacement vary. But it seems that the following points are agreed on by most sites:
It will use the new, much longer lasting, NP-FZ battery as found in the a9 and a7r III full frame units. This being the case, then the grip on the new camera will need to be a little larger in order to accommodate the larger battery.
The amazing 3 to 4 stop in-body image stabilization technology from the a9 and a7r III will be incorporated.
There is also talk of 4k/60p video recording.
Digitalcameraworld are suggesting the new top spec Sony APS-C camera will be labelled the a7000.
The (presumably) outgoing a6500 is now about three years old, and, due to its impressive specifications, has held up well in the market. But, after three years, it is probably well due for replacement in this fast moving high technology world.