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Canon EOS-1D X MK II Specs Leak

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What did I tell you?! I said the leaks regarding Canon’s next flagship EOS-1D would be coming, and oh boy have they.

Images and full specs for the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark II leaked online this morning, giving us the most complete – yet still unofficial – look at Canon’s response to the D5 we have had yet.

The specs point to a 20.2MP dual pixel AF sensor, 4K video at 60fps, a USB 3.0 terminal, and a 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type sensors and sensitivity up to F8 on all AF points.

It looks like a beast of a camera, as a flagship should, though anyone who can read and do basic math will see that it appears to be outgunned by the Nikon D5‘s AF system (though, in reality, we know that AF points alone are not really an indicator of AF ability/reliability, and that does not take the dual pixel AF part of the 1D’s sensor). Full leaked specs below:

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Leaked Specs

  • 20.2MP CMOS sensor
  • Dynamic range improvement
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 61-point AF system, which range is expanded. 41-point cross-type. All of the distance measuring point can be selected With lighting AF point red
  • F8 even 61 points all of the distance measuring point can be selected
  • AI AF accuracy and motion tracking has improved Servo AF III + Dual DIGIC6 + processor
  • New mirror drive system that enables high-speed continuous shooting
  • Video 4K 60fps. Possible internal recording at CFast2.0T media
  • Continuous shooting up to 16 frames / sec (live view mode)
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, enables smooth AF with 4K video
  • GPS built-in
  • USB3.0 terminal, HDMI terminal
  • Dust and water specification
  • Wi-Fi option (WFT-E8)
  • The size of 158mm x 167.6mm x 82.6mm
  • Weight 1340g

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What are your thoughts on Canon’s next flagship DSLR? How do you think it stacks up against the D5 and the previous generation flagship cameras? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

Sony FE 28-70mm F/2 In the Works?

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Sony still has a little bit of time left to make their promised deadline of releasing a significant number of new FE lenses, and everyone is wondering what they will be. Today, an interesting patent surfaced for a 28-70mm F/2 FE lens, which has some wondering if maybe this – or something like it – could be on the docket for Sony’s upcoming announcements.

 

Well, after some investigation, I am fairly positive that this is NOT one of the upcoming lenses. I say that, in part, because this patent was filed way back in 2014 – if it were going to be put into production I think it would have happened by now. Second, this lens would be huge, and I can’t think of anyone who would want to lug this around on their A7. It would be a brag lens, and that is about it.

That said, it does show that Sony is not shooting for mediocre; they are doing R&D into things that give you high hopes for what is coming down the pipe for the FE mount.

Announcements should be coming in the next couple of weeks, and I for one, am VERY interested to see what Sony has up their sleeves…

What are your thoughts on today’s roundup? What news/rumors did we miss? What would you like to see covered in future roundups? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!