What I Expect at photokina 2014


I think that the two main talking points of photokina this year, will be 4K video and the mobile imaging devices. Canon is likely to announce a new APS-C sensor based camera with 4K video to replace the ailing EOS 7D. Also, there are strong rumours about the newly designed Canon 100–400mm lens. As Nikon has already missed the 4K mark on the new D810, the company may announce a camera featuring it at photokina.

Panasonic has already launched GH4 with 4K video, we can expect a successor to the GX7 and possibly a new small size mirrorless, like the GM1. While Olympus does not have a 4K camera as video has never been their main selling point. Instead I expect them to release some new lenses, possibly some fast zooms. Ricoh Imaging (Pentax) and Fujifilm might have exciting announcements on the full frame camera front. While, Sony has plenty of new full frame mirrorless cameras, we may see more lenses for this system, and an A99 successor.

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