Camera rumors 2021: the biggest and best camera rumors around

Olympus PEN-F II

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Olympus is now under new ownership and has already started releasing new products. We've already seen the PEN E-P7, is it time for a long-awaited successor to the PEN F in the shape of the PEN F II?

The original Olympus PEN-F was a stylish middle ground between its more serious OM-D cameras and more beginner-friendly PEN line. Unfortunately, rumors in early 2019 suggested it hadn't sold as well as expected, and it was officially discontinued soon afterwards.

Given that the camera is still just a pipe dream with no concrete specifications or release date at this point however, it’s hard to speculate exactly about what features or hardware the Olympus PEN-F II could be equipped with. Given however that it’s been a fairly long time since the original PEN F, it’d likely represent a fairly big jump in terms of sensor tech, in body image stabilization, AF and more besides. The firm would likely stick with the ultra-retro looks which appealed to those who were keen on the PEN F in the first place, though.

At certain points, there have been rumors of fairly high-end or advanced specifications such as 18fps burst shooting and an 80MP High Resolution mode, but we think this reads more like a wishlist than anything based on reliable sources. We'd love to be wrong, though, and will update this page if we hear anything more concrete.

Olympus TG-6

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Given that Olympus have confirmed it will continue its Tough line of cameras, it makes sense to expect a Tough TG-7 will be coming at some point in the not too distant future. We imagine it won’t be leaps and bounds ahead of the Olympus Tough TG-6 - but given that it sits at the top of our best waterproof cameras list that wouldn’t be the end of the world.

We haven’t heard any rumors about the potential hardware or features that the Tough TG-7 could come with, but expect your typical improvements to the camera’s performance and image quality.


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