Among the more interesting and, in order of reference more likely to be confirmed new releases are:
– The Canon 7D Mark III camera is said to be arriving some time in March next year, to feature at the NAB show in April. Canon tends to let info dribble out about new releases to extend the publicity window, so the long lead-up before the announcement rings true. And the Mark II has been around since 2014, so it is about time for an update.
The NAB debut also makes sense for what seems to be another video-centric camera. Rumnoured specs so far are a 4K video mode and C log (Canon’s cinema-quality video gamma curve) support.
It might have a 28-megapixel ‘new technology’ sensor. And illuminated buttons.
Canon may also have a new entry level DSLR – the 2000D, and a new mirrorless camera, the M50, ready to go early next year.
The logic underlying rumours of a Nikon D5s doesn’t inspire confidence: ‘Historically, Nikon has been introducing their new top pro model every two years during the CES show in early January,’ notes the Nikon Rumors blog, so therefore, apparently, we should expect the D5s at CES in January.
Well maybe. Nikon does a better job than most – most of the time – in keeping its new camera releases confidential, which might explain the lack of any other details. On the other hand, the big shake-up at Nikon over the past 12 months could have disrupted the ‘natural’ schedule for new camera announcements.
– Keith Shipton