photokina 2016 is looking like it may be a very important show this time. Some of the anticipated announcements may be determiners of some OEM futures. Oly has relevance hanging on the e-m1,mk2. If it fails, more Pro lenses will be less important, more pro-grade accessories will be less important and Oly may retract into a street camera company? Nikon is expected to announce two new prosumer/professional Mirrorless cameras, a DX and a FX model. Both with more compact mirrorless-specific lenses. Maybe not at photokina, but soon. They could be disrupters for Sony/Oly/Pany. They proved they can make a compact lens in the 300mm fresnel. Rumor is that the Nikon 1 is dying and will be put to pasture soon. Canon's new M3 didn't revitalize the offering, so many expect it to die soon. Will canon announce a new line of serious dslrs like Nikon. They may be forced to. Video and interactivity will take on greater importance. Cell phone cameras have killed thenp&s market, but they are doing more than that now. They are changing the way photographs are used. Young people today are taking photographs and video clips constantly and posting them on social media sites like Instagram and snapchat. Currently, there's little reason to upgrade your current smart phone, just like PC upgrades stalled when gaming moves to consoles. So what "killer app" will drive phone upgrades....their cameras. Consumers will upgrade to get better and better cameras to su-pet their growing visual, connected lives. What will be announced at photokina 2-16 that will finally end P&S cameras and start driving nails Into enthusiast cameras. Regardless of how we feel about the importance of video, new dslrs will have to excel at video and be able to interact, like a Nikon with Snapbridge which is superior to current capabilities, but still crude. This will change a lot, quickly and may become a driver of DSLR sales for a while as well. A wedding photographer won't get hired if he/she can't post a few pictures live from the event for family to see. So, it seems like a lot is going to be determined this year. Will Oly remain relevant and compete, or start to wither under the pressure from mainstream OEMs going mirrorless in a major way. Will a high-quality Nikon mirrorless bring Nikon professional service, d5-grade AF, etc... To the mirrorless market? How long before canon follows, will Sony be neutralize overnight and eventually fail? Will the a series be the first to die? Anyway, not all will be decided by photokina 2016 announcements, but we may be able to see how the picture will unfold.