One of the most important trade shows, CP+ in Japan is just around the corner and Photokina, the World’s largest photographic show, is scheduled for September 2018, so we could be in for a rash of new cameras over the next few months.
With that in mind, we’re going to take a look at the camera rumours that have been circulating and have a good hard think about what might be in store, drawing on our experience of camera development over the years.
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 the not too distant future.
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?
With the Fuji X-H1 recently 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?
GoPro has had its issues but it’s about time the Hero6 Session was announced.
We’re expecting to see the OM-D E-M5 Mark II from Olympus in the near future and 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.
Will Pentax weather the storm it’s currently experiencing?
Sony is pushing Nikon and Canon for market position all the time. Could there be a high-resolution version of the A9 called the A9R in 2018? And surely it can’t be too much longer before we see a Sony A7III and A7S III?