Predictions for October 2013 in the Photo World


What is arguably my favorite show in the Photo World every year, Photo Plus East is later on this month; and the camera world is heating up. There are rumors abound, hints of what may be coming, and lots of exciting products that are bound to be heading onto the shelves this holiday season. Besides, it’s pretty much the last chance for everyone to announce something that will wow us all.

We’ve got a lot of ideas of what may be coming, but we’re not 100% positive; so here are our predictions.

A Full Frame Sony Mirrorless Camera


There have been loads of rumors and lots of hints. Since last year, Sony released an NEX full frame camera in the form of the VG-900. That only meant that it was a matter of time until an NEX mirrorless stills camera came out. Could this be the year? Or are there lots of folks feeding Sony Alpha Rumors trying to purposely throw them off?

Another Sigma Lens that Will Wow Us All

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 product photos (1 of 7)ISO 2001-60 sec at f - 5.0

Sigma has already brought us the 18-35mm f1.8 for APS-C cameras and their excellent 35mm f1.4 DG. They have a 50mm f1.4 and an 85mm f1.4; what they’re missing is a 135mm f2, 24mm f1.4, and a 14mm f2.8. Most of the rumors have been pointing to a 24mm; and as far as strategization, that one might make the most sense.

Olympus Brings Out Another Camera With a Micro Four Thirds Sensor

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Olympus OMD EM1 Product Photos (2 of 8)ISO 2001-40 sec at f - 2.8

Olympus has been known for refreshing their camera lines pretty darned quickly. While websites are stating that some sort of fixed lens point and shoot may be coming, we believe that we may instead see an EPL7 or EM3. Those cameras seem to have the shortest shelf-life; and Olympus may also put the new OMD EM1 sensor in the cameras.

Panasonic May Bring Out a 4K Mirrorless Camera

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Panasonic 12-35mm f2.8 product photos (1 of 5)ISO 4001-200 sec at f - 5.0

Panasonic is the strong video contender in the video world in the mirrorless camera category; and it’s been a while since a good announcement came. It’s about time that the company announced something that can record full 4K video while using Micro Four Thirds glass. We believe that something like this may be coming.

Canon Announces the 7D Mk II

It’s been way too long since the 7D was released. While it’s still a great camera, it’s starting to show its age. The only logical move for Canon this year might be to release the 7D Mk II. They’re bound to put WiFi, multiple exposure, and the Dual Pixel AF in the camera.

Nikon Updates the D600

There has already been a demand for an update due to the oily sensor problem. This along with maybe a couple of lenses and 1 series cameras might be all that we can expect.

Samsung Updates Their Higher End Mirrorless Camera

Chris Gampat The Phoblographer Samsung Galaxy NX product photos (1 of 6)ISO 8001-50 sec at f - 2.8

The Galaxy NX is already very serious a camera, but we’re positive that something else might be coming that will impress us all. There have been medium format and full frame mock ups. The company has always been a bit ahead of the curve and very forward thinking; so we’re interested to see where the giant goes.

Samsung, Sony, and Panasonic are financially in the best positions due to having their hands in the entire electronics industry.

Fujifilm Announces New Lenses and Firmware Updates

We’re not totally sure what Fujifilm may be spilling at Photo Plus; but we’re pretty positive that it won’t be some boring point and shoot cameras. Everytime they announce something, the world seems to go bananas.

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Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.