Way back in 2016, means around Photokina show there had been some of the best cameras that are still ruling the market and looks no need to bring the successor to those cameras anytime soon. A few of them are Canon 5D Mark IV, Panasonic GH5, Sony A99 II etc. But remember 2018 is also the year of Photokina, starting on 25 Sep and if we see the list of the upcoming cameras then we could clearly see that more than a dozen of consumer cameras are all set to be announced some at Photokina and some prior to it and a few after this event.
Before Photokina there are two big events on the way: CP+ show in March and NAB in April. So there have been a lot expectations that the cameras which are becoming the hot topic today would be showcased in those events. To be honest, it is always tough to give the right guess on the exact camera coming to any particular time frame, but sometime the volume of their information makes their path much clear and we could confidently assume that this camera on this date.
Well, we have listed the cameras that are highly suspected to be announced around or at Photokina 2018. Have a look!
Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless camera
Nikon has given time to bring this camera to the market and the rumor mills are pouring information gradually that the Nikon upcoming Mirrorless camera is still on the development stage and looks like Photokina 2018 must be in the head of Nikon to announce this camera. Well, here is a little introduction to upcoming Nikon Mirrorless camera. According the latest rumors Nikon’s upcoming Mirrorless camera will have Z mount and 16mm flange distance. This could be a high-resolution camera that can feature 45 MP Full-Frame sensor like Nikon D850. The only thing we know as of now is that Nikon is all set to announce a Full-Frame Mirrorless camera to compete with the current Sony and Panasonic line-Up. However, it moniker is still disputed.
Until now there is no fixed time for Nikon D760’s arrival, but if we give a slight look to the rumors so far then we could easily assume its arrival before Photokina or at Photokina. A lot has been written about this camera and the big expectation is 4K. We could see an advanced specification than D750.
The rumors are not out for Canon 90D. Yes! A successor to Canon 80D doesn’t look to come anytime soon. Recently a new rumor published on the web that says that the Canon 90D would be a very different camera form 77D and 80D. It may have new DPAF and new image sensor inside the core. Most probably the camera is expected to be announced near around Photokina.
Nikon D5s was once rumored to come in January but later we told you the reason why announcement of D5s was not possible in January. Well, the rumor mills are pin drop silent on Nikon D5s, but there is a hope that Photokina show ahead in September this year to be its platform for announcement.
It is rumor that if the next megazoom camera Nikon is going to announce then it would have 125X optical zoom range. However, Nikon didn’t show any upright intention until now, but the favorite rumor mills keep rendering sublime information about Nikon P900 successor. However, despite of having the highest zoom camera in the arsenal Nikon should want its legacy alive for the rest of the years and that’s why we would totally believe Nikon Megazoom camera in 2018. So Photokina would be the best Platform.
Sony A7S III
Sony A7s II is really an uncompromising lowlight camera that still holds the prime position in the list of best cameras in Dimlight even after two years of its announcement (Released back in 2015). The rumor regarding its successor keep circulating on the web and it is all set to announce in the Q2, 2018. The latest rumor says that its shipping will be between April and June, 2018. The eye-catching information regarding this upcoming A7S III is that it would use the Flagship A9’s AF system and capable to record 4K @60 fps.
Sony A77 III
This camera is surely on the roadmap of 2018 but rumors are too short to explain its detail. Most of the rumors revolve around A-Mount Sony A77 III don’t suggest the accurate announcement information but it is highly speculated that it should be announced at any point of 2018 and Photokina should be one of the events. Rumors are not at all great but a few are highly possible:
- 6fps with mechanical shutter
- ISO up to 51200 (expanded to ISO 204800)
- 693 phase detection AF (see here)
- minimum focus sensitivity is EV-3
- 4k 30p recording