Quench Your Photography Rumors Thirst With These 8+ Photo Rumors Sites

As with anything trendy, rumors are a big part of the photography industry. And as with anything that is a big part of anything nowadays, there are photography rumors sites for just about everything and anything in the world of photography.

Those sites share gear development news, industry statistics, brand specific deals and most importantly insider’s information.

Quench Your Photography Rumors Thirst With These 8+ Photo Rumors Sites

While some rumors fade away, a lot of them turn out to have a solid base and become main stream news once formally released.

Favorite quote of all sites: “This site is not affiliated with Canon/Nikon/Fuji/Sony/Olympus….”

If you want to know the future before it happens (at the risk of being totally wrong), here are the main sites that cover photography rumors.

Canon Rumors

Where? http://www.canonrumors.com/

What? Canon Rumors covers everything Canon: new gear, reviews, deals and rebates, Firmware hacks, Canon company status and more. CR has a prolific forum [http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/] that is fuzzing with Canon gear conversation.

Who? Editor: Craig Blair

Recent interesting rumor: Sigma to Introduce a 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens Shortly?

Nikon Rumors

Where? http://nikonrumors.com/

What? Nikon rumors covers, well, Nikon related stuff. new gear, reviews, deals and rebates, Canon company status and more. They also host a sub site about Leica rumors.

Who? The site does not tell

Recent interesting rumor: This “Nikon D800x super kit” camera sculpture is huge

Sony Alpha Rumors

Where? http://www.sonyalpharumors.com

What? Sony Alpha Rumors covers. Care to guess? They cover Sony related news, deals, rumors and reviews. No forum.

Who? Andrea

Recent interesting rumor: First images of the new DSC-QX10 and DSC-QX100 lens-cameras!

Lighting Rumors

Where? http://lightingrumours.com/

What? Lighting rumors is a bit of a strange member of the rumors sites family, instead of being oriented towards a specific brand they are covering rumors related to lighting equipment.

Who? David A. Selby

Recent interesting rumor: Rotolight denies allegations of suppressing criticism of their products

Mirrorless Rumors

Where? http://www.mirrorlessrumors.com

What? coming from the same house as Fuji rumors, 4/3 rumors and Sony alpha rumors, the structure of the site is quite similar, Only this time it is mirrorless centric. Expect Panasonic GX, Olympus OM and the likes.

Who? The site does not tell

Recent interesting rumor: New NEX-5T and new 16-70mm E-mount lens coming soon.

43 Rumors

Where? http://www.43rumors.com/

What? coming from the same house as Fuji rumors, Mirrorless rumors and Sony alpha rumors, the structure of the site is quite similar, Only this time it is 4/3 centric. Expect Sony Nex, Olympus PEN, Ricoh GR, Samsung NX and the likes.

Who? The site does not tell

Recent interesting rumor: High End OMD E-M1 has “modified” E-M5 sensor without Anti Aliasing filter.

Photo Rumors

Where? http://photorumors.com/

What? PR hosts rumors that relate to the entire photography industry.

Who? Judging by the site structure and linking, it is probably the same guys/girls who are running the formerly mentioned Nikon Rumors.

Recent interesting rumor: Lytro promising “breakthrough” products in 2014

Fuji Rumors

Where? http://www.fujirumors.com/

What? I’ll let you guess this one out.

Who? Unclear

Recent interesting rumor: X100 firmware update coming soon (end of August?) 13 comments

Other

The sites above are almost 100% rumors dedicated, and are usually very centric in their coverage. In additions to those several other photography sites occasiaonly cover rumors either echoed from the sources above, or compltly original. Here is a short list:

[Lead photo by See-ming Lee]

  • mike

    I think you forget to mention NEW CAMERA Website, Its a leading website for Rumors and Latest Camera News http://thenewcamera.com/

    • Mattnik

      I agree with mike, I am also regular reader of The New Camera Website, you should add it to your list…..

  • http://scottwyden.com/ Scott Wyden Kivowitz

    A new site, but one that I think should be added is a new project of mine called Phototickr. Straight to the point photo news contributed by others in the industry: http://phototickr.com/

  • http://www.shaadistudio.in/ Shaadi Studio India

    thanks a lot…. very helpful info