Camera rumors 2017: the biggest and best camera rumors around

With the likes of Photokina, CES and CP+ trade shows now distant memories, you may think the photography rumor mill might be quietening down over the summer months, but things never stand still and it's time for an all-new camera rumors article.

Combining the latest industry gossip, emerging trends in the digital photography market and our own tech insights into what each of the major camera makers can do – and what they might do next.

We've taken a look at all the main rumors doing the rounds, and while some are fairly predictable upgrades to current cameras, it can be a bit more tricky in other cases, where we've had to sift the genuine leaks from the wild speculation.

So let's take a look at what we think we might see from the major manufacturers in the not-too-distant future…

Canon rumors: Now we've seen the EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS 5D Mark IV, are we likely to see a EOS 6D Mark II? Canon's also recently launched the EOS M5, but will we see a full-frame mirrorless camera from Canon?

Nikon rumors: With the 50MP Canon EOS 5DS and 42.4MP Sony A7R II stealing some of the thunder of the 36.3MP D810, we expect Nikon to fight back with the D820 (or maybe D850). We could also see a replacement to the under-loved retro-inspired Df, but perhaps this time it could be mirrorless, while the Nikon D750 could get an update, too. 

Sony rumors: We've just had the announcement of the Alpha A9, so we could possibly next see a 70MP+ sensor in an Alpha A7R III. 

Fuji rumors: Fuji's been pretty busy recently - we've had the GFX 50S, X-T20 and X100F, while last year saw the fabulous X-T2 and X-Pro2, but we could see the 24MP sensor make its way into replacements for the X70 and X-E2S?

Panasonic rumors: With a raft of announcements at Photokina including the long awaited GH5, things are a little quiet at the moment.

Olympus rumors: It's a similar story for Olympus too, but as soon as we hear anything, we'll update you here.