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 A7X, NEX-9, RX2R, and QX1 listed on Chinese website

Sony A7S price rumor

Sony is preparing to launch a slew of new products as a part of the Photokina 2014 event. Multiple details have been leaked by the rumor mill. However, the latest information comes from a popular Chinese website, where the Sony A7X, NEX-9, RX2R, and QX1 cameras have all been listed. The devices will probably become official soon.

Samsung NX1 teaser reveals September 15 announcement date

Samsung NX30 Amazon

Samsung has started a teasing campaign for the launch of its new flagship NX-mount mirrorless camera. According to the Samsung NX1 teaser image, the device will become official on September 15 as a part of the Photokina 2014 event. The announcement will occur in Cologne, Germany and it may include the introduction of a new lens.

The best camera and lens news and rumors of August 2014

Camera and lens news August 2014

Now that another month has ended, it is time to take a look back at what happened during the past 31 days. August 2014 has provided lots of announcements as well as some exciting rumors. This is why we have to round them up and find out the best camera and lens news and rumors ahead of the Photokina 2014 event.

New Samyang wide-angle lens poised to be announced soon

Samyang teaser

Samyang is teasing the launch of a new product on its Facebook page. According to the South Korean maker, we should “prepare for more”, after the 50mm T1.5 AS UMC lens has been welcomed by the photography community. On the other hands, the rumor mill is claiming that the teaser is hiding a new Samyang wide-angle lens.

Amazing, ethereal worlds created by artist Erik Johansson

Expecting winter

Swedish photographer Erik Johansson is the author of an intriguing photo series, that is depicting a future where things are no longer what they used to be. The surreal photos of this talented artist will put your imagination to a test, making you wonder what is real and what is not, all while instilling fear in your heart.

Lisa Holloway captures dreamy portraits of her 10 children

Sunset road

Being a photographer is not an easy job. Moreover, being a mother is not a painless experience. Things might not sound so great when you are both a photographer and a mother of no fewer than 10 children. Somehow, photographer Lisa Holloway manages to overcome all the issues and is capturing magical portraits of her children.

Panasonic GM5 and LX100 are the names of upcoming MFT cameras

Panasonic Lumix GM1 replacement

Panasonic is expected to introduce at least two new cameras with Micro Four Thirds image sensors. One of them is a mirrorless camera, while the other one is a fixed-lens compact shooter. The rumor mill has managed to uncover their real names and it appears that they will be called Panasonic GM5 and LX100, respectively.

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM and two other lenses coming soon

Canon 6D 24-105mm lens kit

Canon will officially introduce at least three new lenses at the beginning of September. The rumor mill believes that the Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lenses will surely be on the list and that they will all be present at the world’s biggest digital imaging event: Photokina 2014.

Leaked photos of the Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 and 35mm f/2 lenses

Zeiss Loxia lenses

It was bound to happen! As the Photokina 2014 event is getting really close, inside sources have managed to leak the first photos of the Zeiss Loxia 50mm f/2 and 35mm f/2 lenses. The optics will become the first Zeiss Loxia-series optics, which will be designed for Sony E-mount mirrorless cameras with full frame image sensors.

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 but it 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.