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Canon To Release New Flagship EOS-1 D Xs in 2014 [RUMOR]

By Anthony Thurston on November 20th 2013

We have been hearing for a while now that 2014 was going to be a big year for Canon as far as new releases go, and if you believe the rumor mill this looks to be the case. Canon is expected to announce the 7D Mark II early in the year and now a new report is saying that we might also be getting a new Flagship EOS-1 D Xs as well.


We don’t have any specs or guesses on specs other than that the camera will be Canon’s first foray into the high megapixel sensor realm (a’la Nikon’s 36 megapixel D800) for one of their DSLR cameras. According to the report the new camera will also be released with some new lenses specifically optimized for that high megapixel sensor.

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This camera will be way out of my price range so I am not too worried about it, but I am intrigued to see if Canon bucks their “incremental upgrade” status quo and actually releases something new and innovative here. The new lenses announced with it are sure to be rather expensive as well, but I am curious to see what they come up with.

What are your thoughts on these rumors? Do you expect an incremental upgrade here or is Canon going to take the hint and finally innovate here a bit? Share your thoughts in a comment below.

[via Canon 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. Anette Mossbacher

    Someone has to dig deep into the pocket to pay the new one! That is something what bothers me quite much with Canon, everything gets higher and higher in prices. Long time ago Nikon was more expensive, now I get the feeling that Canon gets more expensive!
    A new 14-24mm would be great with hopefully sharp in the corners!!!
    Buying the newcomer depends on the price, but 8000$ is there a no go, I go rather than with the Nikon D800!!

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  2. Shai

    I’ve been curious whether Canon will get in to the Medium Format class.
    This seems like a step closer in that direction.

    Still, if I can get images that get close to Medium Format quality with this camera it might be worth the money.

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  3. Glenn

    Hoping that Canon will finally release a 14-24 f/2.8 that is at least as good as Nikons The current 16-35 ii isn’t sharp corner to corner unti its stopped down and is priced close to Nikons excellent 14-24. I can deal with manual focus for ultrawide so unless Canon does something soon I will buy Nikon and use an adaptor to use on EOS mount.

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  4. Black Z Eddie

    One this is ‘fo ‘sho, it’s going to be freakin’ expensive.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Yeah, that may be an understatement given Canon’s history recently as far as pricing pro gear. 7K+ maybe even 8K is my guess.

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  5. Antonio Cuellar

    I have been waiting for a long time for that upgrade. 18mpx for the new flagship 1dx was a buzzkiller. I am used to shooting with a 50 mpx hasselblad when there is no need for tilt or shift. I was forced to use my 1dx mk iii when tilt or shift movements where necessary. The low megapixel was bothersome for architectural photography. Their tilt or shift mechanism on the hasselblad converts the focal length 1.5X so I was left with no option.
    The canon TS lenses are amazing though. The combination of both would be great for landscape and Architecture.

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