New Canon and Sony Camera Releases Rumoured for CES 2019

4 January 2019

The world’s biggest tech show is right around the corner, and the rumour mill is churning about what will and won’t be announced. 

Taking place in Las Vegas from next Tuesday, 8 January, until Friday 11 January 2019, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) attracts all the biggest tech companies (well, except Apple) and around 180,000 visitors from around the world.

While CES isn’t usually that big for photography, there are still likely to be a couple of camera model releases from Canon and Sony, and some developments in the world of smartphone cameras, along with smaller gadget releases.

According to Canon Rumors, it is thought Canon could announce a replacement to its hugely popular travel compact, the PowerShot G7 X Mark II. 

Pictures of the new Mark III model were revealed by certification agencies last month, along with a short list of specifications.  It is thought to feature built-in WiFi and Bluetooth to easily transfer images to a smartphone for uploading to social media. 

It will also likely feature a 24.1MP 1.0-inch CMOS sensor with a burst speed of 10fps.  And, on the video front, the Mark III is rumoured to be capable of 4K video, a step up from the Mark II with 1080p.

Another big brand that could make a major announcement at CES 2019 is Sony, with the a7000, one of the most hyped cameras of 2019. 

Sony Rumors published a list of specifications for the long-awaited model, which suggest it will surpass its predecessor, the Sony A6000, in almost every way.  Since the A6000 is rated one of the best mirrorless cameras around, these new specs suggest that the A7000 could be another big hit for Sony.

According to the specifications Sony Rumors found on Chinese social media site Weibo, the A7000 will have an upgraded sensor of 32MP (up from 24MP in the A6000), increased ISO of 64-640,000 (compared to 100-25,600 in the older model), and 4K video shooting, up from 1080p in the A6000.

Photography Now will be at CES 2019 next week and will report on all the photography-related releases and updates.