Photokina 2014 rumors and predictions round-up

Photokina 2014

The world’s biggest digital imaging event is coming soon. Photokina 2014 opens its doors on September 16 in Cologne, Germany. Don’t want to miss a thing? Well, here is everything you need to know about Photokina 2014, such as rumors, predictions, and products which have already been launched, in one place.

Sony A99II release date scheduled for early 2015

Sony SLT-A99 full frame camera

Sony will most likely announce a replacement for the flagship A-mount camera, the A99, at Photokina 2014. As the world’s largest digital imaging trade fair is quickly approaching, some people are curious about the Sony A99II release date. According to two inside sources, the camera is coming sometime in “early 2015″.

Samsung NX1 details confirmed by trusted source

Samsung NX30 camera

A trusted source has confirmed some Samsung NX1 details ahead of the mirrorless camera’s official announcement date. This device will be aimed at professional photographers and will be introduced as a part of the Photokina 2014 event. However, it will not adopt a retro design, as reported in the past, and will be based on a modern style.

Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC lens announced for Nikon 1-system cameras

Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC fisheye

Samyang has “somewhat” introduced a new lens. Although this product has not been listed on the company’s website, the brand new Rokinon 7.5mm f/8 RMC lens has been put up for pre-order at B&H PhotoVideo. Its specs are also listed, indicating a fisheye lens specially crafted for owners of Nikon 1-system mirrorless cameras.

Pentax K-S1 DSLR unveiled with LED illumination system

Pentax K-S1

With Photokina 2014 being just a few weeks away, official announcements have started to pour it. After Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus, it is Ricoh’s turn to introduce a new product. The Pentax K-S1 DSLR camera is official and it is packing an LED illumination system that will indicate the device’s state among other details.

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 camera launched with E-M10-like specs

Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7

It has been a while since the rumor has first mentioned the Olympus PEN Lite E-PL7 camera. Well, this mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds image sensor has become official today. The device bears the internal of the OM-D E-M10 and it will become available by the end of September 2014.

New Fujifilm X100T specs revealed before Photokina 2014

Fujifilm X100s HVF

After introducing the X30, Fujifilm is expected to announce another compact camera in the near future. Before the next product launch event, the rumor mill has managed to leak more Fujifilm X100T specs, which include an electronic viewfinder. As previously reported, an EVF will certainly replace the hybrid viewfinder found in the X100s.

Panasonic LX1000 Four Thirds compact camera coming soon

Panasonic Lumix FZ1000

The name of the Panasonic compact camera with a Four Thirds image sensor may have showed up on the web. It is rumored that the device will be called Panasonic LX1000 and that it will indeed be capable of recording 4K videos. Regardless of its name and features, the shooter will definitely be announced within the next few days.

Pentax K-S1 announcement date scheduled for August 28

Pentax K-S1 leaked photo

Ricoh has allegedly scheduled the Pentax K-S1 announcement date for August 28. The new K-mount DSLR camera has had more of its specs leaked on the web ahead of this date. An interesting information consists of the purpose of the LEDs built into the grip, which are said to display the state of the K-S1.

Metabones launches Canon EF lens to Micro Four Thirds adapter

Metabones Canon EF lens to Micro Four Thirds

Metabones has unveiled another one of this famous Speed Boosters. The company has released a Canon EF lens to Micro Four Thirds adapter, which means that MFT camera owners will be able to mount Canon EF lenses on their shooters. The adapter will also increase the maximum aperture by one f-stop, while widening the lens.

Panasonic GM2 specs list to include on-sensor stabilization

Panasonic GM2 specs leaked

Panasonic will announce a few cameras that will also be on-display at Photokina 2014. The devices are coming before the world’s largest event and they could employ some interesting features. The rumor mill has managed to leak an updated Panasonic GM2 specs list, hinting that the camera will sport on-sensor image stabilization.

Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 and 50mm f/2 lenses coming at Photokina

Zeiss lenses

Zeiss has trademarked a new series of lenses and the first two models of the line-up are rumored to be unveiled at Photokina 2014. Inside sources are reporting that the Zeiss Loxia 35mm f/2 and 50mm f/2 lenses will be aimed at Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras with full frame sensors and will come without autofocus support.

Casio EX-FR10 is a new action camera with a modular design


Casio has introduced a new camera for selfie enthusiasts. However, the new Casio EX-FR10 has some aces up its sleeve: it is a rugged action shooter based on a modular design. The camera body of this device is detachable, allowing the users to set the camera in a position and to trigger the shutter remotely using the controller.

More Nikon D750 specs point to an action DSLR camera

Nikon D810 DSLR

As we are getting closer to the Photokina 2014 event, inside sources have leaked more Nikon D750 specs. The new information goes hand-in-hand with previously-leaked details that are pointing at an action camera. The D750 will borrow the focus system from the D810, but it will be considerably faster than its bigger sibling.

Fujifilm X30 becomes official with a slew of new features

Fuji X30

Fujifilm has finally taken the wraps off of the X30 replacement. The brand new Fujifilm X30 compact camera comes packed with a classic design hiding a set of interesting features, such as dual control rings, WiFi, and tilting screen. The company has also introduced a “Classic Chrome” film simulation mode to take your skills to the next level.

Black Fuji X30 also leaked ahead of August 26 launch event

Black Fujifilm X30 leaked

The photos of the black Fuji X30 have been leaked days after the images of the silver version have appeared on the web. The launch event of this compact camera is imminent, as it will take place on August 26, according to trusted sources. Fujifilm is expected to announce multiple other products, too, ahead of Photokina 2014.