2009 was a big year for digital photography. What happened? New cameras galore: Nikon D3s, D5000, Canon 7D, ID Mark IV, the Olympus E-P line, new Sony and Pentax models.
What’s ahead for 2010? The rumors are flying. With Photokina, one of photography’s premiere trade shows taking place in September 2010, we can expect a very busy year.
What are the current 2010 DSLR rumors?
A Canon 3D? Canon Rumors reports a new full-frame model aimed at wedding photographers. The unit will be priced higher than the 5D Mark II. The Canon 1Ds Mark IV is being whispered about. A new sensor and a whopping 32 megapixels are the buzz.
The Canon 60D is also being discussed. Maybe the 60D, rumored to be released after the 2010 Winter Olympics, will repeat the success Canon found with the 40D.
A D7000, a replacement for the D90 / D5000 is rumored to be released in January or February 2010. The D4000 is a replacement for the Nikon D3000 and D5000, rumored to hit the streets in the second half of 2010. For the start of 2011 – the D400, a replacement for the D300s
Nikon Rumors is reporting possible 8 new Nikon lenses in 2010. Also, the venerable Nikon D700 is being phased out.
What does the upstart have in store? A new mirrorless camera is predicted by Sony Alpha Rumors. The site also predicts a new low-end model for the Sony Alpha line-up.
Successors to the a700 and a900 are expected to be announced during the first half of 2010.
43rumors.com predicts that Olympus will release three new Micro Four Thirds cameras in the first half of 2010. An Olympus E-5 is also rumored.
43rumors.com also predicts a new MFT camera from Panasonic and a successor to the Panasonic LX3.
There are also rumblings of Panasonic doing something “Big” in time for Photokina. A new pro full-frame camera is rumored.
photo credit: Mr Magoo ICU