What Are Your 2021 Camera Predictions?

What Are Your 2021 Camera Predictions?

2020 has been quite the year for camera gear, with groundbreaking cameras like the Canon EOS R5 and highly impressive lenses coming to the market. 2021 is shaping up to be another exciting year for gear enthusiasts, and this interesting video discusses what we might see. 

Coming to you from Tony & Chelsea Northrup, this great video discusses the kind of cameras we might see in 2021. While we can expect a lot of interesting cameras from a variety of companies (especially considering the upcoming Olympics), I am personally most excited for Canon's EOS R1 camera, which will be their flagship mirrorless camera. The EOS R5 is so good that it is easy to forget that it actually occupies the equivalent space of the 5D in Canon's mirrorless lineup, which means we still have yet to see the 1D equivalent camera. With the insane specs of the EOS R5, it will be very interesting to see how Canon plans to distinguish the upcoming R1, but one thing is for sure: however they plan to do it, it is going to be one heck of a camera, and I can't wait to try one out. 

Check out the video above for the Northrup's full thoughts. 

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16 Comments

Tony Clark's picture

Bold prediction!

ed louis's picture

Thank god Canon is coming out with the R1 i haven't been able to take photos yet, finally this will be the camera I can finally make a decent picture.

stuartcarver's picture

Mine is, I’ll carry on taking pictures and gearheads will carry on being gearheads.

David Moore's picture

Some cameras will come out and people will complain about them.

Richard King's picture

Photographers discover that honing their technique, and mastering light, was the game changing upgrade they were looking for?

Jeremy Strange's picture

That picture of Tony hahahaha

Jeremy Strange's picture

It’s like Flight of the Navigator haha

Mark Houston's picture

Tony ZZZZZZZZ Northrup

Nicolas Thulliez's picture

I don't have much predictions about cameras, I just wish I could go out freely to use the gear I already have...

Richard Reed's picture

I've seen articles about this video floating around other "photo" blogs and I've refused to click on it to add to T&C's view count. While I appreciate their success as YouTubers, I can't fully support the 'click baity' nature of how they've achieved that success. This specific video may not fall into that category, but they've certainly posted others that do.

Frankly, their success is more of a bigger problem with how social media and search algorithms reward those videos and articles with sensational headlines. All these outlets publish and repost the same provocative articles/posts/videos driving engagement (and ad revenue) on their own sites. It's an ugly never-ending cycle.

Steve Powell's picture

I agree 100%. I can’t stand his negativity.

Chris Rogers's picture

I predict they are all going to be very expensive.

Tommy Lyles's picture

I predict that there will more cameras made that allow us to continue our craft (or art) with more detail than we've ever seen and more functions than we think we need.

D M's picture

So he is predicting a 45MP D850 will possibly be replaced by a 45MP D880? What would be the point?

stuartcarver's picture

Are how many mega pixels the only important feature on a camera? Screams of gearhead if im honest.

D M's picture

The point of the question was why replace a 45MP camera with another 45MP camera. If the improvement is that slight just call it an 850S and be done with it.

As to MPs. More often than I care the job requires shooting large machines that have wires and other things hanging off of them. The designers I'm working for require tight clipping paths for their purposes. For those, and other, jobs I shoot there is no such thing as too much information.