2018-09-12

Photokina Blog 2018 - News & Rumours

With Photokina 2018 just around the corner, we are gearing up for it by looking at recent releases from top manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, ProFoto, GoPro and DJI.

We also take a look at the latest Photokina 2018 rumours, consider what trends are expected to be a big deal at arguably the biggest photography, camera and imaging event of the year. Photokina runs from 26.09.2018 – 29.09.2018 in Cologne, Germany.


The recently announced Canon 400mm and 600mm EF lenses



What can we expect from Photokina 2018?

Photokina is arguably the largest imaging event / photography fair of the year, an international showcase of the latest imaging and camera technology.

With over 5000 journalists attending, Park Cameras will also have representatives there, as part of our quest to inspire our customers with the latest and greatest in camera technology. We also like to make sure we confidently maintain our knowledge of the market at ‘expert’ level.

Photokina Rumours 2018

Every year there are new products launched and exciting technology announcements. We’ll be updating this section of the blog as we draw closer to the event at the end of September.

In the meantime though, we can tease you with the knowledge that we are hoping to hear more news from Sony, Panasonic, ZEISS, Fujifilm and Nikon. Emphasis on hope, mind you!

Photokina Trends 2018  

Photokina have listed the top 10 trends they expect to see emerging at the 2018 event. We’ve listed them below, but you can find out more on their blog. 
  1. Professional quality for everyone
  2. The future of cameras is mirrorless
  3. Instant images are no longer just "kids' best friends"
  4. Intelligent algorithms for ever better photos
  5. New, fantastic compact cameras
  6. 4K video offers new possibilities
  7. Enjoyment of the printed image
  8. High speed quicker than the eye
  9. Accessories for unique images
  10. The square format is on the advance
Looking at the technology of the future (Picture taken at the Canon EOS R launch)

Recent camera and technology announcements

To get you in the mood, we look back at some of the recent product announcements:


  1. DJI Mavic Pro 2 
  2. Pro Foto B10 (new portable light - more info coming soon!)
  3. Canon EF 400mm lens f/2.8L USM IS III
  4. Canon EF 600mm lens f/4L USM IS III 
  5. Canon EOS R and RF series lenses
    1. Read the EOS R review
  6. Nikon Z6, Z7 and Z series lenses
    1. Read the NIkon Z6 & Z7 review
  7. Fujifilm X-T3
    1. Read the X-T3 review

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