The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II will have more resolution and more FPS than its predecessor [CW3]

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Will Have More Resolution And More FPS Than Its Predecessor [CW3]

A new EOS-1D X Mark II rumor surfaces every month, with surprising regularity. Unfortunately, there is nothing exciting or really new coming with the latest 1DX2 rumor. And differentiating wishful thinking from real bits of info is becoming the tough part.

The latest tidbit about the EOS-1D X suggests a 24MP sensor (not a new rumor). Previously, an 18MP sensor was rumored. The other bit says the EOS-1D X Mark II will shoot “faster than 12fps”. Now consider that the EOS-1D X shoots up to 12 fps (14 fps in Super High Speed Mode), and you won’t really be surprised to hear that the 1DX2 will be faster.

Concluding, we have two bits of information: the EOS-1D X Mark II will have a higher resolution than it predecessor, and it will shoot more frames per second than its predecessor. All Canon EOS-1D X Mark II rumors.

Canon EOS-1D X price check: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay. EOS-1D X specs:

  • 18.1 MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
  • Native ISO 51200, Extended to ISO 204800
  • 12 fps RAW+JPEG Shooting, 14 fps in JPEG
  • 100k-Pixel RGB Metering Sensor & EOS iSA
  • Magnesium Alloy Body, Dual CF Card Slots
  • 1000BASE-TX Gigabit Ethernet Terminal
[via CR]

Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II coming very soon [CW4]

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Russian certification authority Novocert has registration document for two Canon lenses: the already rumored EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II, and a lens for the EOS M system, the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. The latter never surfaced in a rumor.

The EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM could be Canon’s next kit lens for the EOS M series cameras. Back in May we had a rumor pointing in this direction, though an 18-55mm IS STM Mark II lens was then mentioned as the new kit lens. However, I would be surprised if the EF-M 15-45mm is not going to be the next EOS M kit lens. Though, an f/6.3 at the telephoto end is a bit disappointing.

The announcement of both lenses should be matter of weeks. In the past, states Digicame Info, the event of a registration at a certification authority usually anticipated the announcement for a few weeks. So, most likely these are the two lenses that will be announced August 14, 2015.

[via Digicame Info via Novocert]

 

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II rumor: more AF points and new viewfinder technology? [CW3]

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A new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II rumor surfaced.

The rumor suggests the EOS-1D X Mark II will have “considerably more” AF points than the 61 points featured in the EOS-1D X. Most of these points are said to be cross type. There may be some new viewfinder technology coming with the 1D X Mark II, to “handle all the additional points”. The return of the red AF points in AI Servo mode is speculated.

Might the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II have a display with OLEDs? The rumor suggests such test units are out in the wild, still it is not sure if it will make it into a production model. Ergonomics shouldn’t change that much.

There is still no reliable announcement date to work on. However, it is common opinion that Canon will announce the EOS-1D X Mark II before the EOS 5D Mark IV (expected for Q1 2016), hence the 1DX2 could be announced in 2015.

All Canon EOS-1D X Mark II rumors.

About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true
[via CR]

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 18MP and 24MP test-units out in the wild [CW1] – UPDATE

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Update: the same rumor was previously posted to the CR forum (thanks for the tip):

A friend of mine has just been ‘brought’ over to Canon from Nikon and is being considered as a potential tester for the 5DIV

There are multiple MP variants but the two my friend mentioned were 18mp and 24mp, with the former more a field experiment in gauging affect on AF speed, buffer management.

The 24mp seems to be the target though but 8fps seems to be out of the question.

I am no longer sure this rumor shouldn’t be considered a hoax, and I downgrade it to CW1. I wonder who is really thinking Canon will release an EOS 5D Mark IV with an 18MP sensor. However, there is a rumor that there could be two different EOS 5D Mark IV models. In other words: a model split similar to EOS 5Ds and EOS 5Ds R.

Original post:

A new Canon EOS 5D Mark IV rumor surfaced.

It’s suggested that Canon is still undergoing tests on an 18MP and a 24MP equipped EOS 5D Mark IV. Does Canon still have to decide which sensor to build in? Furthermore, the rumor suggests the final version will feature the 24MP sensor, while “the lower MP sensor testing AF speed and buffer management issues”. What does that mean? Canon using a 5D4 with an 18MP sensor just to test and fix auto-focus and buffer issues? I can hardly see the sense of this. Why should Canon use a 5D4 version with a different sensor to test AF and buffer?

While only a few still believe the EOS 5D Mark IV will have an 18MP sensor (the EOS 5D Mark III has 22MP), it’s interesting to see that rumors about a 18MP full-frame sensor continue to surface. In my opinion it is clear (and obvious) that Canon will never ship an EOS 5D Mark IV with an 18MP sensor. But given how often such a sensor gets mentioned, I believe Canon has something with a full-frame 18MP sensor in the works.

Finally, the rumor suggests max 8fps burst rate, and reconfirms the expected announcement in Q1 2016. Not sure how to classify this rumor. CW2 should be fine since there is neither something unheard nor something particularly convincing in this rumor. See all Canon EOS 5D Mark IV rumors here.

About our rumour rating:

  • CW1 – probably fake rumor, not reliable (less than 15% chance to be real)
  • CW2 – rumor from an unknown/new source, but otherwise at least a plausible rumor (15%-40% chance to be real)
  • CW3 – around 50% chance to be real, coming from a known source, or from new source with good insight in Canon’s business
  • CW4 – rumor from a known source that was right in the past, high probability to be true (60%-80% chance to be real)
  • CW5 – as good as certain to be true
[via NL]

Canon announcement for August 14th, Rebel SL2 and two lenses coming? [CW3]

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Canon Rebel SL1/EOS 100D

The latest Canon rumor that surfaced on the web states that Canon is set to announce a DSLR and 2 lenses on August 14th.

I do not think this announcement will regard the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV or the Canon EOS 6D Mark II. Both DSLRs are expected for Q1 2016. However, given Canon’s secrecy and the fact that as good as all Canon rumors of the last 2-3 years got it right only a few weeks before an announcement, it is still possible that we will see the 5D4 and 6D2.

Could the Canon Rebel SL2 be announced in August? There was a rumor back in May 2015 suggesting a Rebel SL2 announcement for August. The Rebel SL1/EOS 100D was announced March 21st, 2013. That’s almost two and half year away. If the rumor of an August 14th announcement is reliable, then this announcement might indeed regard the Rebel SL2. I think a 50% chance is likely for this rumor.

What about the lenses? We heard that the EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II is ready for production. Other lenses that are rumored to get announced soon are the EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM, a new EF-M 18-55mm IS STM, and the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark II.

Stay tuned, we will soon know more. What do you think?

[via NL]