I can’t wait for Paris 2024 – I love Olympic years, what a time to be a photographer!

Sony A9 III sample image
Global shutter technology is at the core of the new Sony A9 III, which has been released in time for the 2024 Olympics – exciting times! (Image credit: James Artaius)

So 2024 is here, and I’ve been looking forward to it for a long time. Why have I been so excited, you may ask? It’s because 2024 is an Olympic year, which is always a big deal for the camera world, and for the wider technology world. Olympic and World Cup years tend to herald the largest leaps in camera specs and features, as well as screen technology, because the games are the perfect opportunity for brands to show off what their kit is capable of.

Some of the most significant camera releases in terms of pushing technological boundaries have been released in the run-up to – or in the year of – global sporting events, including: the Nikon D3 (2008); the Nikon D4 and the Canon EOS-1D X (2012); the Canon EOS-1D X II and the Nikon D5 (2016); the Canon EOS R (2018); the Fujifilm X-T4 (2020); and the Sony A1 (2021).

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Jon Devo

Jon is a gadget reviewer, content creator and influencer. He spends his time reviewing products, covering technology news, giving talks on content strategy and creating content in partnership with a wide variety of forward-thinking brands. He also contributes to commercial radio, as well as in national print newspapers and magazines.