Canon finally updated the 7D to the Mk II version this last month. The camera features some of the most impressive specs ever seen on a Canon APS-C body, with an AF system that rivals that of their Flagship EOS-1D X. So, it should come as no surprise that rumors are now surfacing of the impending arrivals of the 5D MkIV and 1D X MkII.
Canon 5D Mark IV, EOS-1D X Mark II Coming In Early 2015
According to the new report, posted over on PhotoRumors, both cameras are slated for an early 2015 release – likely for the CES or CP+ trade shows. The rumor also stipulates that the 1D X MkII will be announced first, so maybe it’s possible we will get the 1DX Mk II at CES (early January) and then the 5D Mark IV at CP+ (March).
Currently, there are no details on what the new cameras might feature, specs wise. But I would hazard a guess that whatever AF advancements that were made to make the 7D Mark II so great will likely be beefed up and moved into the two newer bodies. There was also that rumor that Canon would announce two new bodies in 2015 utilizing Sony sensors – could these be those rumored cameras?
Speaking of Sony, rumor has it that they have a new E-Mount camera coming in early 2015 as well. Nothing is known about that product at this point either, other than that Mirrorless Rumors’ ‘best sources’ have been telling him about it.
So it seems that if you are a Canon or Sony fan, early 2015 will be a fun time. If I were you, I would start saving your money now, maybe ask for camera fund donations for Christmas.