Canon EOS-1D X firmware 2.0.8 spotted in the field

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 2.0.8 Spotted In The Field

A user of the German forum DForum sent his EOS-1D X in for maintenance, and got it back with firmware version 2.0.8. The latest official firmware for the EOS-1D X is 2.0.7

This happens often. Customer sent in their cameras for various maintenance task and get it back with a newer firmware. Usually this can be interpreted that the new firmware will soon be released. At the time of writing it is not known which bug fixes or new features come with firmware 2.0.8. The user who got the EOS-1D X back with firmware 2.0.8 didn’t find any differences, so it may be safe to assume that it is mainly a bug fix, or that compatibility with new lenses is introduced.

The EOS-1D X replacement, the EOS-1D X Mark II, is rumored to be announced towards the end of 2015. However, though this has been often rumored in the last months, it is still in the realm of speculation. I give an EOS-1D Mark II announcement in 2015 a chance of 50%-60%. In Q1 2016, we expect Canon to announce the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS 6D Mark II.

Stay tuned…

Canon deals: EOS 5Ds at $2,999 (reg. $3,699), EOS 6D at $1,099 (reg. 1,399), EOS-1D X at $3,999 (reg. $4,599)

EOS 5Ds

Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital on eBay (99.7% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS 5Ds on sale for $2,999. Compare at $3,699. Free shipping in the US. Please note: this is likely a grey import item, seller warranty applies.

Another cool deal by Top Rated Plus eBay seller GetItDigital (99.7% positive ratings). They have the Canon EOS 6D on sale at $1,099. Compare at $1,399 after all possible discounts. Free shipping in the USA. Please note: this is likely a grey import item, seller warranty applies.

Finally, the same Top Rated Plus seller GetItDigital also has the Canon EOS-1D X on sale for $3,999. Compare at $4,599. Here again, this is likely a grey import item. Free shipping in the US.

More Canon deals on eBay.