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.

Panasonic GM5 brings a viewfinder to the Lumix GM-series

Panasonic Lumix GM5

The second GM-series camera has just become official. The Panasonic GM5 has been introduced at Photokina 2014 with a 16-megapixel Micro Four Thirds sensor and built-in WiFi. This model has also become the world’s smallest mirrorless interchangeable lens camera with an integrated electronic viewfinder.

Panasonic LX100 Micro Four Thirds compact camera launched

Panasonic Lumix LX100

The rumor mill has been right once again as Panasonic has introduced a compact camera with a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The Panasonic LX100 is now official with an impressive specifications list that includes 4K video recording and WiFi. The shooter will be released this fall and will also offer WiFi and NFC among others.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS unveiled with 65x optical zoom lens

Canon SX60 HS

Canon has finally revealed the replacement for the PowerShot SX50 HS. It is called Canon PowerShot SX60 HS and it is a bridge camera designed for travel photographers. The shooter comes with numerous exciting features, such as a 65x optical zoom lens with built-in optical image stabilization technology.

Canon PowerShot G7 X announced as Sony RX100 III’s competitor

Canon G7 X

Canon continues its series of announcements with the introduction of the PowerShot G7 X, a compact camera that has set its sights on the Sony RX100 III. The brand new Canon PowerShot G7 X features a 20.2-megapixel 1-inch-type sensor that will deliver beautiful photos and videos. It is coming to the market this fall.

Canon 7D Mark II finally revealed at Photokina 2014

Canon 7D Mark II

Now we can finally put an end to all rumors and speculations! The Canon 7D Mark II has become official more than five years after its predecessor. The new DSLR camera comes packed with lots of new features, such as an improved image processor, autofocus technology, metering system, and second-generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera launched at Photokina 2014

Samsung NX1

The flagship camera of the Samsung NX-mount is now official. Photokina 2014 has arrived so the weathersealed Samsung NX1 has been announced with a slew of amazing features, such as a 28.2-megapixel APS-C sensor, 4K video recording, and a new autofocus system with 205 Phase Detection AF points.

Silver Olympus E-M1 unveiled along with firmware update 2.0

Silver Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus is keeping itself busy at the Photokina 2014 event, as the company has just announced a Silver version of the flagship OM-D E-M1 camera. The Silver Olympus E-M1 has been unveiled along with firmware version 2.0, an update which will bring many features to both the Silver and Black models in late September.

Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens officially announced

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO

Olympus has unveiled the company’s second PRO-series lens for mirrorless cameras with Micro Four Thirds sensors. The brand new Olympus 40-150mm f/2.8 PRO lens will offer a 35mm equivalent of 80-300mm, which can be extended to 112-420mm, courtesy of the also new MC-14 1.4x teleconverter.

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens announced

Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 Contemporary

Lots of new products have been announced throughout the day. With Photokina 2014 being so close, it is natural for this to happen. The party has been joined by one of the best third-party lens markers. Without further ado, the Sigma 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC Macro OS HSM lens has been unveiled as a Contemporary optic.

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens becomes official

Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 wide-angle zoom

Tamron has announced the development of a new lens. This product will be present at the Photokina 2014 event, but its release date and price are unknown for now. Either way, the Tamron 15-30mm f/2.8 Di VC USD lens is official and it is said to be the first in its category to offer built-in image stabilization technology.

Nikon Coolpix S6900 is a new compact camera for selfie lovers

Nikon Coolpix S6900

Are you a selfie fan? Then this is the perfect compact camera for you! It is called Nikon Coolpix S6900 and it includes an articulated touchscreen as well as a built-in camera stand. Your selfies will never look as good as this, as you can take advantage of a 16-megapixel sensor and a 12x optical zoom lens with image stabilization support.

Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS lens for FE-mount cameras

Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 Power Zoom

Sony has unveiled the first full frame E-mount lens with Power Zoom support. The brand new Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS lens will become a must have optic for videographers, as it will provide extensive features for professional filmmakers. Furthermore, this is a weathersealed lens, one which offers superior image quality.

Nikon SB-500 Speedlight flash revealed with built-in LED light

Nikon SB-500 AF Speedlight

Nikon has been rumored to launch a new Speedlight as part of the Photokina 2014 event. Once again, the rumors have turned out to be true and the Nikon SB-500 Speedlight is official with a sleek feature. The flash includes an LED light, which will be illuminating your videos. The SB-500 Speedlight will be released this September.

Nikon AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED lens officially unveiled

Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED

Nikon continues its eventful day with the introduction of the AF-S Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED lens. This has become the company’s first wide-angle lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8. Nikon’s new optic promises to deliver excellent image quality, as the internal design minimizes chromatic aberration, ghosting, and flare.

Nikon D750 announced with built-in WiFi and 24.3MP FX sensor

Nikon D750

As the Photokina 2014 event is getting closer, the big names are starting to show up. The next in line is the Nikon D750, a full frame DSLR which has been heavily rumored during the past few weeks. The camera employs a 24.3-megapixel sensor with an anti-aliasing filter and built-in WiFi, as well as an advanced autofocus technology.