We’ve seen quite a few new cameras announced over recent months and with Photokina, the World’s largest photographic show, taking place in September 2018, it seems unlikely that there will be any let-up in production for some time.
With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at the new camera rumours that have been circulating. We’ll have a good hard think about what might be in store. We’ll also draw on our experience of camera development over the years to make a few predictions.
This post isn’t just a wishlist of features. We’ve taken camera trends and technological developments into account to come up with our best guess of what we might see announced in 2018.
Camera Rumours Summary
Over the following pages we’ll take a detailed look at the rumours surrounding all the camera manufacturers, but here’s a quick summary of what we’re hoping to see in the near future:
Canon continues to be the number one camera manufacturer. And although it is the number one mirrorless camera manufacturer in some regions, it hasn’t got as serious about the genre as many of us would like. Could 2018 be the year that a full-frame mirrorless Canon camera finally arrives? We asked Canon at The Photography Show and have the official response on video.
With the Fujifilm X-H1 not long announced, we think Fujifilm may turn its attention to its medium format camera. The GFX 50S is a great camera but it could do with more powerful processing. And perhaps there could be a GFX 100S? And let’s not forget the X-T3.
GoPro has had its issues and recently announced the GoPro Hero 2018 as an entry-level model, what does that mean for the Hero6 Session? And what about the Hero7 Black?
The D850 is one of the big hits of recent times but what about a mirrorless Nikon camera? Well it seems that the wait could be over soon now that Nikon has announced a full-frame mirrorless camera is in development.
We’re expecting to see the OM-D E-M5 Mark II from Olympus in the near future. We’re hoping it’s going to deliver enhanced video features to make it the vloggers darling.
Panasonic has been very busy recently but it’s 100 years old this year and in September it will be 10 years since the company introduced the first mirrorless system camera (the Lumix G1). So it seems likely that there will be announcements to mark the celebration. We’re hoping for something big.
Will Pentax weather the storm it’s currently experiencing? We hope so, but it’s got its work cut out. Many photographers will take some convincing that its cameras are a future-proof investment.
Sony is pushing Nikon and Canon for market position all the time. Could there be a high-resolution version of the A9 in 2018? And surely it can’t be too much longer before we see a Sony A7S III?
What’s next for DJI? Will anyone take GoPro’s place in the drone market and what can we expect from the Yi Pixi?