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What new cameras are coming out in 2018? The best camera rumors and predictions

We round up the most credible rumors and throw in our thoughts on what the camera makers might do next

Sony camera rumors 

Sony broke from its A7-series convention last year by kickstarting a new A9 series. Thanks to its advanced and densely saturated autofocus system, fast frame rates and blackout-free electronic viewfinder, the A9 has gone on to become perhaps the most lauded mirrorless camera in recent times. Read our full Sony A9 review here

Its price may place it out of the reach of many, but the A9 is arguably the most credible alternative to Canon and Nikon's flagship DSLRs yet.

It then went on to announce the first third-generation A7 model, the A7R III, before unveiling the A7 III in February. This makes its next move – at least within its full-frame A7 line – fairly easy to predict.

Read more: Sony A7R III review

Sony A7S III

The Sony A7S II is the only second-generation model in the Alpha 7 line that hasn't yet been updated.

The A7S II has spent the last two-and-a-half years as one of the most appealing mirrorless choices for the professional videographer, and while its spec sheet holds up well next to more recent releases, it's possible Sony will incorporate some of the goodies from the A9, A7R III and A7 III in a potential replacement.

Read more: Sony A7S III: What we want to see and what we're likely to get

These include a joystick around the back for moving the focusing point, as well as a battery with more juice than before. This should be in addition to a revised sensor too, potentially one with a different architecture to the one inside the A7S II. 

As a video-centric model, it wouldn't be a surprise to see video specs fleshed out too, perhaps with a greater choice of frame rates or output options. See what we think a new Sony A7S III could include in more detail right here.


Sony A5

Another rumor we have read that makes some sort of sense is for Sony to produce a low-cost full-frame mirrorless model. Sony kind of already does do this... as the original first-generation A7 is still available, and often at a heavily discounted price that makes it seriously tempting for anyone who fancies trying full-frame without making a huge investment. 

But it is just possible that Sony build a budget from the ground up – to challenge low-cost full-frame DSLRs head on. 


What we think: Although rumours of a potential Sony A7S III aren't quite as hot as those of other manufacturers' models right now, its arrival would make a lot of sense right now.

Sony A7000

Sony A6500 - now two years old

Sony doesn't just make full-frame mirrorless cameras - its smaller format APS-C sensor models are very much alive and kicking. The Sony A6000, Sony A6300, and Sony A6500 are, in fact, still selling strong. But... the newest of these, the flagship A6500, is now two years old, so is definitely due to for update in the very near future.

The replacement is rumored to be called the A7000, or possibly the A6700. We think Sony already has all the technology and know-how to produce a truly credible APS-C alternative to Fujifilm's X-mount range, and we already have an idea what the Sony A7000 might look like.

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