What’s Happening With The Canon EOS-1D X Series?

Eos-1d X Mark Ii

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is Canon’s top dog, the Canon DSLR for professionals. Period.

Announced three years ago, the EOS-1D X Mark II isn’t yet ripe for replacement. Most high end Canon DSLRs have a longer lifecycle. However, it seems Canon is already actively working on the EOS-1D X Mark III.

The announcement of the EOS-1D X Mark III might come at the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020. It’s still a long time to go.

Rumor has it that Canon might release the EOS-1D X Mark III ahead of the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo, Japan, which start July 2020. No specifications leaked so far, besides that the EOS-1D X Mark III will be more of an evolutionary than revolutionary update.

There have been rumors suggesting Canon might ditch the EOS-1D X line in favour of a mirrorless offering. This is unreal for the time being. It will take years before the folks shooting at events like the Olympics will switch from their trusted workhorses to a new technology.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon RF 14-21mm f/1.4L Lens For EOS R Systems Coming 2020? [CW2]

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

Rumor has it that an RF 14-21mm f/1.4L lens for the Canon EOS R system is currently in advanced development stage and will likely be one of a couple of world’s first lenses coming for the RF mount in 2020.

There is an US patent application (2018-0314060) which supports the rumor.

We are usually cautious with rumors about gear which is said to be announced much later, as it is in this case. On the other hand, Canon stated more than one time that the RF mount will allow them to build “world’s first” lenses, hence a RF 14-21mm f/1.4L lens is in the realm of possibilities.

For a list of existing lenses for the Canon EOS R system have a look on what is on display at CP+ 2019.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Undergoing Field Testing?

Eos-1d X Mark Ii

Rumor has it Canon has started to field test the replacement for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

The EOS-1D X Mark II was released in 2016 so it seems a bit early for an announcement. However, being this the top professional Canon DSLR it wouldn’t be strange if Canon spends a lot of time testing it.

Our bet is Canon will announce the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III before the Olympic games in 2020. So far no specifications have leaked.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors


Deal: Canon EOS R – $1923 (reg. $2299, import model)

Canon Eos R

Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

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