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The Most Exciting Camera Rumors of 2015

Caleb Ward

What cameras and photo equipment can we expect to see in 2015?

With amazing cameras like the Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, and Blackmagic URSA released in 2014, the bar has certainly be raised for product releases in 2015. Whether you’re waiting to buy a new camera, or just like being “in the know”, we’ve rounded up the latest camera rumors to hit the ‘net. These are the cameras and equipment we may see released this year…

Canon

Canon 5Ds
Photo via PetaPixel

Canon EOS5D Mark IV

  • High ISO
  • Focus on low light, sports events
  • 4K video recording
  • New video features
  • Modest increase in megapixels
  • To be announced in August, 2015

Rumors via CameraEgg

Canon Rebel T6i

  • Entry level APS-C DSLR
  • 18 MP Sensor
  • DIGIC 5 Processor
  • 100-25,600 ISO

Rumor via Canon Camera 2015

Update 2/6/2015: Canon has officially announced the T6i. The specs are as follows (from NoFilmSchool):

  • 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 6 Image Processor
  • 3.0″ 1.04M-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen
  • MP4: 1920 x 1080p / 29.97 fps / 25 fps / 23.98 fps
  • MP4: 1280 x 720p / 59.94 fps / 50 fps
  • MP4: 640 x 480p / 29.97 fps / 25 fps
  • Clip Length 29 min 59 sec
  • ISO 100 – 12800, Expandable to 25600
  • 19-Point All Cross-Type AF System
  • 5 fps Shooting & Extended ISO to 25600
  • Hybrid CMOS AF III & EOS Scene Analysis
  • Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC
  • CS100 Connect Station Support
  • Built-in Mic
  • Mic, Mini-HDMI, USB 2.0 Ports
  • Availability: April 2015
  • Price: $750 Body Only, $900 with 18-55mm Lens, $1,100 with 18-135mm Lens

Canon EOS 3D

  • 53MP Images
  • 3.7fps
  • ISO 50-6400
  • USB 3.0
  • Price Under $4,000

Rumor via Canon Rumors

Canon EOS-1DX Mark II

  • 46MP
  • 4K Video
  • Price: $8,000-$9,000

Rumor via SLR Lounge

Canon Medium Format Camera

  • R&D at Canon Working on This
  • To Be Announced at Canon Expo 2015
  • Larger EF Mount

Rumor via Canon Rumors

Various Canon Lenses

  • EF 11-24mm f/4L
  • EF 16-50mm f/4L IS USM
  • EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM
  • EF 200mm f/2L IS II USM
  • EF 400mm f/5.6L IS USM
  • EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II USM
  • TS-E 45mm f/2.8 II
  • TS-E 90mm f/2.8 II

Rumors via Camera Egg


Nikon

Nikon D400
Photo via Nikon Rumors

Nikon D400

  • APS-C Mode
  • Expeed 4 processor
  • Successor of Nikon D300S

Rumor via Photography Life

Various Nikon Lenses

  • AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.8G Lens
  • Nikon 100-300mm f/4 FX lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 200mm f/2E FL ED VR lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8E FL ED VR lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 600mm f/4E FL ED VR lens
  • Nikon 16-35mm f/2.8 VR lens
  • AF-S NIKKOR 135mm f/2G lens
  • Nikon 58mm f/1.2 lens
  • Nikon 50mm f/1.2 lens
  • Nikon 60mm f/1.2 lens
  • Nikon 55-300mm F/2.8-4 FX lens

Rumors via Camera Egg


Sony

Sony A99II
Photo via Daily Camera News

Sony A99II

  • 36MP
  • World’s fastest AF Speed
  • No Z-Shift
  • No “Foveon” Sensor

Rumor via Daily Camera News

Sony A7000

  • Sensor Stabilization
  • 4K Video
  • 1/8000 Shutter Speed
  • Rumored Price of $699

Rumor via Mirrorless Rumors

Various Sony Lenses

  • Sony Vario-Sonnar T * 16-35mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II A-mount Lens
  • Sony Vario-Sonnar T * 24-70mm f/2.8 ZA SSM II A-mount Lens
  • Sony Zeiss 85mm f/1.8 E-mount Lens
  • Sony 70-200mm f/2.0 A-mount Lens
  • Sony 400mm f/4
  • Sony Zeiss 85mm f/1.4 Planar T* II
  • Sony Zeiss 135mm f/1.8 T* II
  • Sony 55-150mm f/2.8 G E-mount lens
  • Sony 120mm f/2.8 A-mount Lens 2015
  • Sony 70-400mm G2 E-mount Lens
  • Sony 85mm f/1.4 A-mount Lens

Rumors via Camera Egg


Zeiss

Zeiss New Lens
Photo via Camera Egg

Zeiss Otus 24mm f/1.4

Rumor via Camera Egg


Sigma Lenses

  • Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art
  • Sigma 14-24mm f/1.4 OS
  • Sigma 16-20mm f/2 Art
  • Sigma 85mm f/1.4 DG Art
  • Sigma 135mm f/2 DG OS HSM
  • Sigma 24-70mm f/2 DG
  • Sigma 300mm f/2.8 OS
  • Sigma 400mm f/2.8 OS
  • Sigma 500mm f/4 OS
  • Sigma 600mm f/4 OS
  • Sigma 16-20mm f/2 DG

Rumor via Camera Egg


Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Pocket Camera 2
Photo via Able Cine

Typically when a camera manufacturer puts their camera on sale for half-off you can expect to see a new camera released in the very near future. So it came as a shock when Blackmagic cut the price of the pocket camera by $500 back in August for seemingly no reason. Maybe it was to free up space for a new pocket camera?

Blackmagic Pocket Camera II

  • Mini-XLR Input
  • 4K Recording
  • Flip out screen
  • Larger Build

Rumor via Blackmagic Design Forums


GoPro

GoPro Drone

GoPro Hero 5

  • 4K footage at 60fps
  • 8K at a limited frame rate
  • 150% Battery Increase
  • More Advanced Bluetooth

Rumor via Franchise Herald

GoPro Drone

  • Multi-Rotor Drone
  • Dual Remote Control
  • Price: $500-$1,000

Rumor via PremiumBeat

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What new camera are you most excited about in 2015? Let us know in the comments below.

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