Camera rumors 2017: 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!

Sony Alpha

Sony Alpha

Sony Alpha 9

Could Sony launch a high-end pro-spec mirrorless flagship camera?

Predicted specs: Full-frame 70-80MP sensor | unlimited raw buffer | Dual XQD card slots

While the full-frame 42MP Alpha 7R II is clearly the flagship mirrorless camera in Sony line-up at the moment, there are rumors that point to an even higher spec camera on the horizon, likely to be called the Alpha 9.

Perhaps more DSLR-like in its design with a build to rival Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II and the Nikon D5, the A9 is rumored to feature a full-frame sensor that's crammed with upwards 80 million pixels, potentially almost doubling the resolution offered by the A7R II and pitting it against medium format cameras. Game-changer is not the word.

Combined with the rumors of the ability to shoot an unlimited burst of raw images thanks to the dual XQD card slots (the only other camera at the moment to feature XQD technology is the Nikon D5).

Other than that though, details are sketchy, but we'll be updating them as soon as we hear more.