Camera Rumors 2016: the biggest and best camera rumors around

Will Canon launch new DSLRs? Will Nikon commit to mirrorless cameras? Where next for Sony? All this, and much more!

With Photokina now a distant memory, things may have quietened down a little on the camera rumor front, but with CES just over two months away, we expect to see some big announcements in the coming months.

With this in mind, 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 D5500 could get an update, too. 

Sony rumors: Sony's A7-series of mirrorless cameras are all relatively new, but there is talk of a new A9 flagship model aimed at professionals, possibly with a 70MP+ sensor. 

Fuji rumors: Fuji's classic X100T compact is surely due for an upgrade too, with rumors circulating that it'll be called the X100F. with both the X-T2 and X-Pro2 both using a new 24MP, could we see a X-T20?

Panasonic rumors: With a raft of announcements at Photokina including the long awaited GH5, what can we expect to see next from Panasonic? 

Olympus rumors: Photokina also saw the OM-D E-M1 Mark II break cover, so what else are we likely to see?

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With over ten years experience writing about cameras and photography, Phil is TechRadar's Photography Editor, writing and overseeing reviews of the latest camera gear, as well as looking after the photography tutorials and techniques you see here.