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Canon 5D Mark IV & 1D X Mk II Coming In Early 2015 | Rumor

By Anthony Thurston on November 10th 2014

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).

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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.

[via Photo Rumors & Mirrorless Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Pompo Bresciani

    hopefully they’ll get rid of the dumb “intelligent viewfinder” it sucks big time, can’t even see the af brackets in bright daylight using primes, they become almost TRANSPARENT!

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  2. Vladimir Byazrov

    Sony operates like a chronic chlamydia. Whatever Canon is going to make will be beaten by Sony in marketing department. For some reason Canon developed autism in terms of communications with outside world. Times is working against Canon in every count. Sony took a goal to destroy photography market and they do it pretty much successfully so far. Well, Canon helps a lot too. By releasing shitty products and by releasing major ones in an old fashion timing manner. Canon, get your lazy sht together already.

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  3. Derek Schwartz

    Frankly, being a non-pro, this excites me because of the potential to get a used 5d3.

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    • J D

      Me too. I can look at getting another 5D3 or maybe stepping up and getting a 1DX once the new ones hit and the price drops.

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    • Jill Schindel

      Bingo! Me too.

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  4. adam sanford

    My 5D3 is a comprehensively solid FF rig, so other than the interwebs screaming demands for the sensor to work in complete darkness, have 50 MP, 20 stops of DR and also cure cancer, here are some of the things that would get me excited about a 5D4:

    * Stronger low ISO performance — more DR is needed for landscape work
    * The 7D2 AF selector knob feature
    * A really well thought through modular LCD mount that lets users snap in a vanilla LCD, a touchscreen, a tilty-flippy screen, etc. to suit what they are shooting. I generally want a solid non-touch-screen, but a tilty-flippy would be helpful in certain situations.
    * More (off-center) F/8 AF points for teleconverter usage
    * Spot-metering at the selected AF point (a feature heretofore reserved to 1-series bodies)
    * DPAF (but one would think that’s an absolute certainty)
    * The in-viewfinder level implemented like with the recent 7D2
    * More comprehensive AFMA options for more finnicky glass (the 50 f/1.2L) — perhaps offer an automated in-camera process, like for aligning your inkjet printer?
    * Onboard wireless master control of radio flashes without the optional transmitter (a guy can dream)

    Note: a massive MP increase is not on my list. I am not a pro.

    But the elephant in the room is clear. The 5D3 has few faults for my needs, so my decision to upgrade or not will be heavily decided by the sensor performance.

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  5. J. Cassario

    Its about time, but Canon better start letting some specs leak out before they lose anymore business to their competitors. I’m the rare few that shoots both systems, so I can afford to wait a little while, but even I have been tempted to just dump my Canon gear. If I was a full blown Canon shooter and my main business was wedding or portrait work, I would have jumped ship by now. That being said, I am looking forward to seeing what they come out with, but it better be a huge improvement in low-light shooting, better ISO performance, and much MUCH better dynamic range.

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