Photokina 2014 rumors roundup *UPDATED*

Update: this post has been updated multiple times to reflect the latest Photokina rumors.

As you have probably already noticed, I do not post every single rumor that circulates on the Internet for the very simple reason that many websites just post unreliable information and in many cases just plain nonsense. Here is a quick recap on what to expect for Photokina from the major camera and lens manufacturers:

For now I can only confirm a new Nikon D750 DSLR camera and SB-500 flash. New compact camera with a larger sensor is also a possibility.

For a full lists of rumored/expected Leica products at Photokina, check this post.

For now there are rumors only for a new Pentax K-S1 camera. It seems that the Pentax full frame DSLR is dead - I have not seen any rumors for months.

Update #1: new Pentax WG-M1 camera rumored.

Update #2: Pentax K-S1 camera announced.

New 50mm f/1.2 lens is rumored to be announced on August 28th. Samyang will probably also officially announce that they will start producing autofocus lenses. Update: already announced.

Adobe Lightroom 6 is rumored to be announced this summer.

Sigma is rumored to announce new 85mm f/1.4 and 24mm f/1.4 Art lenses at Photokina. After the success of the 35mm f/1.4 and 50mm f/1.4 Art version, this would be the next logical step. Previous rumors indicated also a new 24-70mm f/2 OS HSM and 135mm f/1.8 DG OS lenses. Sigma is also rumored to start producing cinema lenses.

Update: Sigma will also announce new 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM and 18-300mm f/3.5-6.3 DC MACRO OS HSM lenses.

Many rumors here, here are the possibilities: a new Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L lens, EOS 7D Mark II, 1″ compact Powershot camera, new 24mm pancake and a possible 800mm f/5.6 Development announcement.

Update: Canon to announce three new lenses at Photokina.

Probably a new 85mm f/1.4 Otus lens (a new 24mm f/1.4 Otus lens is also a possibility).

Update #1: Zeiss is rumored to announce a new product line called "Loxia” for manual focus lenses designed for full frame mirrorless cameras.

Update #2: Zeiss never introduced their promised ZM lens from 2012 - maybe they will announce it at this Photokina show.

Update #3: Zeiss will announce a new new Distagon 35/1.4 ZM lens.

Update: #4: this is the new Zeiss Otus 1.4/85 lens.

Samsung NX1 mirrorless camera and new NX lenses.

New Fuji X30 camera, no reliable information for a new X-Pro2 camera, but still a possibility. Fuji tries so hard to promote their APS-C sensor that I doubt they will come up with a full frame camera any time soon.

Update #1: I forgot to mention the new Fuji X100T camera that was leaked by David Hobby.

Update #2: the Fuji X30 is now officially announced.

Update #3: Fuji will also announce two new lenses: Fujinon XF 50-140mm f/2.8 R LM OIS WR and XF 56mm f/1.2 R APD.

I expect a new Panasonic LX8 camera. Panasonic is also rumored to announce a new GM2 MFT camera and another compact with a 4/3 sensor.

Sony QX30QX1 cameras, new 35mm f/1.4G and 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G A-mount lenses are rumored for Photokina.olympus-logo

Olympus PEN E-PL7 MFT camera is coming for sure. The M-Zuiko Digital PRO lenses will be released later. Also: a new Silver Olympus E-M1 camera and a possible 4k video firmware update.

Update: the Olympus E-PL7 is now officially announced.

Expect the official announcement of the Tokina AT-X PRO SD 24-70mm f/2.8 (IF) FX lens.

Lytro is rumored to announce a new Android based camera.

Casio to announce a new EX-FR10 camera with detachable LCD screen/remote control.

Hasselblad is rumored to open their H5 system for 3rd party digital backs and announce a new H5X camera.

Other Photokina news/rumors/expectations:

This is all for now - I will be updating this post in the next few weeks, stay tuned for additional coverage. If I have missed something, please post a comment to this post or contact me.

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  • Daedbird

    My goodness, I wait with anticipation on Sigma’s announcements. the 24-70 and 135 are the two lenses I dream of at the moment…

    • Laevbird

      You know you can get both already, right?
      What more would you need from a Nikon 24-70 and a 135mm DC?

      • Zos Xavius

        A nikon camera to attach them to?

  • Neopulse

    Really hoping to hear from Carl Zeiss about if they plan on working on a new 85mm Otus (hopefully the Planar will drop a bit in price because of it) and also their APS-C Touit line.

  • PGi

    Hoping sigma releases some art series leneses for Sony FE mount

  • Mr D

    Anything on the GoPro front? Hero 4 by any chance?

    • I have not heard anything.

    • deBona

      They’ve been lowering prices in Spain and cutting distribution compared to a few months ago (I work at one of the main tech stores in the country).

      I’d say they’ve got something up they’re sleeve, but if that something will show up at Photokina, don’t know.

      • Mr D

        Thanks mate. Yeah we’ve been seeing the Hero 3+ Black Edition drop to some pretty tempting prices in Australia, but I’m not ready to make a purchasing decision until I know what the specs of the upcoming model are.

  • deBona

    I guess the first paragraph explains the omission of the x100T/x200 from fuji.

    I know Fujirumors haven’t exactly hit the spot recently, but they wrote this post with some exif data seemingly from a x100T:

    I’m not trying to start a debate, just interested in your reasons to set it as an unconfirmed rumor.


  • jim

    Can’t wait to see the price for that Zeiss Otus 85mm…

    • peter

      It’s simple math if you know the price of their previous lens, $3990x(85/55)=$6160

      And since it’s Zeiss, simply round it up to the nearest thousandth, so it’s gonna be $6990.00 🙂

      • Ozzzz

        Wish that’s how they’ll price it for the 24mm f/1.4… 🙂

        • peter

          More probably:
          $3990x(55/24)=$9140.00 🙂

  • I forgot about that one – it is a “valid” rumor and I will add it to the list.

    • deBona

      Dangit. I had hoped you would refute that one.

      I really wanted to get my hands on the x100s this week, but I guess there’s no point on doing so now.


      • Neopulse

        If you’re in a hurry get it, but also with the announcement of the newer model comes out, the X100s will drop in price significantly. I’d wait if it were possible.

        • deBona

          Thing is, I’ve seen some stores “getting rid” of stock at reaaaally low prices (750 euros) so my doubt is whether they’re going to lower them even more, keep them, run out of stock…

          But yeah, it’s always better to wait given we’re so close. Thanks man.

          • Neopulse

            Yeah, we are close. Coincidentally my close friend yesterday told me he wants to get a smaller camera to carry around (he owns a D4 and several lenses) and it isn’t ideal for travelling and of course taking out in public where we live. People here get killed and mugged all the time for anything. He’s wanting an X100s also. Told him the same thing, although we are gonna buy accessories for it ahead of time because they don’t really change that much in price. The brown leather case, an LCD protector (gonna get Expert Shield most likely) and maybe a 3rd party lens hood for it. It’s a very nice camera, well balanced (to me). And when the prices drop and will soon in October or for damn sure Black Friday gonna get it for him.

          • deBona

            That’s another plus with the x100 series. The accesories are as cool as the camera itself (man, I love that lens hood).

            Personally, the ones i’m most interested in are the TLC and WLC converters, since they say they keep the f/2.

            I’d also check for some extra batteries though.

          • Neopulse

            Yeah, the accessories are handy mainly because it’s MADE by Fuji the TLC and WLC. If it wasn’t I wouldn’t bother. Well, if a sale happens to occur on Fuji gear, most likely we’ll hear about it here on PR.

  • Sebastien

    Generally, Adobe is releasing a beta version of its new Lightroom version. We have not heard anything yet.

  • Brett Monroe

    It wouldn’t surprise me if Zeiss decides to fill in the “gaps” in its ZF/ZE lineup first. By “gaps” I mean announce lenses that overlap with their weaker products. So 85mm and 35mm would make more sense then 24 as their 25/2 lens is already very good. Perhaps a 28mm lens.

  • Tim T

    Pentax is dead, baby… Pentax is dead

    • Neopulse

      Not at all

    • Daedbird


    • Zos Xavius

      My K-5 IIs vastly disagrees.

  • Sigma licks bag

    Really hoping that Sigma cranks out another shitty lens, calls it an “art lens” and all the wannabes buy it “cause it is half the price of a zeiss”. Doesn’t matter that the edges are blurry and the it is made of recycled plastic bottles.

  • Alejandro

    I dream of a X-Pro 2 with 24MP, with a AF faster than X-T 1 and cleaner ISO 6400…

  • Aejandro

    Meanwhile I wait for a 24MP X-Pro 2 , I`d like a 28-135mm f/ 3.5-5.6 Mark II: better IS, better macro, and better 135mm… It`s not a L lens, but if it were so “warrior” like the old 28-135mm it would be very funny with my 5DIII…

  • > If I have missed something, please post a comment to this post …

    Is the Panasonic HC-X1000 News (it’s not on this Site’s Search) ?

    Demo / First Look Videos:

  • Gau Keung

    Very few announcements from most camera makers, very unusual so close to opening of Photokina.

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