2019 was a big year for photography, having welcomed some excellent cameras from all corners. And by all accounts 2020 will be another smasher, with rumors suggesting there's plenty more to look forward to next year.
Key highlights so far include Fujifilm's monstrous GFX 100 medium format model, as well as Panasonic's 6K-ready S1H and Canon's super-affordable EOS RP. Sony's recent A7R IV also upped the bar for full-frame mirrorless cameras, packing a mighty impressive 61MP full-frame sensor among other goodies.
So what happens next? We have an idea of what we expect as some manufacturers have already made it clear where they want to be heading with their various lines. And some rumors just don't seem to want to go anywhere, even if we get a few curveball releases to throw us off the scent now and again.
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With all of this, we can start to piece together a rough picture of products that major camera companies might be aiming to release, and what thirsty photographers will be able to get their hands on in the near future.
Now, it’s time to really dive into all of the juiciest camera rumors from every major manufacturer, from Canon and Nikon through to Panasonic and Olympus.
Camera rumors 2019
Canon has confirmed that a professional mirrorless companion to the EOS R and EOS RP is in the pipeline, and confirmed the development of the EOS 1D X Mark III pro-level sports snapper as well. But can we expect to see updates to the EOS 5D Mark IV soon?
With Nikon's full-frame mirrorless Z6 and Z7 cameras now settled in the market, and the APS-C Z50 just announced, could we see a higher-end Z9 model surface next? Or perhaps a more junior model will join them? We also know for sure the Nikon D6 DSLR is on the way.
With the arrival of the Alpha A7 III and Alpha A7R IV, the ageing Alpha A7S II is very much in need of an update. Elsewhere, does the arrival of the Alpha A6600 mean the much-rumored Alpha A7000 won't see the light of day?
Fujifilm has had a busy year already, with the GFX 100, the X-A7 and the X-Pro3 surfacing recently. So what's next? An X-H2 update to the X-H1, perhaps? What else can we expect from Fujifilm next year?
After kicking off a brand new full-frame mirrorless range with the S1R and S1, and following this up with the S1H more recently, what else does the Japanese electronics giant have in store in the coming year?
Following the arrival of the powerful, pro-grade OM-D E-M1X and the everything-proof TG-6, Olympus refreshed the OM-D E-M5 Mark II. Soon after that speculation built up on whether the company would shutter its camera division. So will we see a new Olympus camera any time soon?