2020 has been a tumultuous year for the industry with some manufacturers struggling while others seem to have all but shrugged off the pandemic and released incredible new cameras and lenses. What does 2021 have in store?
Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake of DPReview sit down to offer their annual predictions for what the industry has coming up in the new year. Some of these are all but certain; for example, we can be fairly sure that Sony will release the a7 IV in 2021 (currently slated for some time between July and September) and fans will be keen to speculate on just how far Sony is going to push the technology inside the update to one of its most successful cameras.
What Niccolls and Drake don’t mention is the flurry of rumors surrounding the mooted Sony a9 II successor with chatter about 8K video features that might challenge the impact that Canon made a handful of months ago with the announcement of the EOS R5. Given that the a9 line has so far been geared towards stills and speed, creating a successor with such major video capabilities seems unlikely. However, as explored in this article that digs into the details, it doesn’t seem completely impossible that Sony is planning to split its a9 line and release two new cameras: an a9S and an a9 III. Click here to learn more.
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