We love Nikon! Their D800/D810/D4s cameras are stellar do it all cameras and while we will always love these cameras for still photography and B-Cams for videos, Nikon continues to disappoint us in regards to cinema. We don't expect to see anything new and exciting from Nikon at NAB this year and it saddens us deeply. How about a proper cinema camera, Nikon!?
This company shocked everyone last year at NAB with the announcement of their 4K Cion. Much like Blackmagic, AJA entered the camera game from nowhere. We don't think AJA will launch any new cameras this year, but we might see some improvements to the Cion's sensor with a possible upgrade option? You never know what to expect from companies like this once they get rolling in new directions.
A proud company run with German precision. ARRI has always done their own thing on their schedule. Don't expect to see anything out of the ordinary at this years show. Maybe they will release some new camera accessories that cost an exorbitant amount of money? There really is nothing like spending over $100 on a follow focus gear or replacement screw. It's magical!
Supposedly, they have a hybrid successor to the AF100/101 coming out. Not sure why they would go with a hybrid route on a non DSLR style camera body, but maybe it'll be killer? We certainly remember the HVX200 days and it'd be great to see Panasonic come out with a new ride.
Aside from major camera announcements, NAB always motivates vendors to release cutting edge products. Here's what else we'll probably see this year.