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New Rumor Has 5D Mk IV and 1D X Mk II Pegged For Early 2015 Release

By Anthony Thurston on June 23rd 2014

Let’s take a break from all this talk of the 7D replacement

According to a new rumor, Canon’s road map is to release the 5D Mark IV and 1D X II in early 2015.


Now for a little background: both the Canon 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X were announced in 2012. In early 2015, it would be roughly 3 years on the market for each camera, so it’s not unheard of for a camera to be replaced after that amount of time. That said, the 7D – whose replacement we are still waiting for – is going on 5 years old, so Canon doesn’t have an issue with pushing back updates.

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The rumor goes on to say that the new 5D and 1D would feature the new sensor technology that is supposed to debut in the new 7D replacement rumored to be announced in late August or September.


If the technology is as big as the rumors are making it out to be – which is still yet to be seen – then it makes sense for Canon to want to quickly move it out to its high end full frame cameras as well.

Remember though, as with all rumors – but especially this one – take this with a heavy dose of salt. Still, it makes sense, and it is a very plausible scenario. But if I am honest, I just want to 7D rumors to be right, I’m tired of waiting for that camera…


What are your thoughts on this rumor? Does it make sense for Canon to upgrade the 5D and 1D with the 7D‘s new sensor tech ASAP? Leave a comment below.

[via Canon Watch]

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Dick Raymond

    I’ve been patiently waiting for the new 7D to come out so I could get one to replace my aging 7D. It sure would be nice if they would hurry up!

    I’m excited to hear of the possibility on a new 5D. That would mean that the price would drop on the 5D Mark III’s so I can replace my 5D Mark II. :)

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  2. Fandy M Saputra

    thats why i only invest on lens

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  3. Mark Mirandilla

    oh no, just bought my mark III, awwwww….

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  4. Tyler Friesen

    I always feel like selling all my digital gear and going strictly film whenever I read about the rumours. I also want some updated gear haha. Fuji and Sony are looking extremely great. I just hope Canon or Nikon for that matter put out something truly innovative and effective so I don’t have to jump ship on a sinking outdated equipment ship.

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    • Dave Lyons

      I think at this time you can’t group Nikon and canon together, at least Nikon has it’s foot on the gas and you know it’s focus is on IQ and not fluffy lil gadgets and at least they are trying… canon is a mess… pure and simple.

      Since basically all the rest of these companies are using the sony sensor you know you’ll get good IQ and it just comes down to features and available tools for that brand.

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  5. Mads Helmer Petersen

    Hopefully 2014 will be the year Canon release the new 7D

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  6. Rambo Estrada

    Years of 7D MkII rumors have been killing me.

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  7. Matt Walsh

    I don’t know why Canon is so content with pushing these long product cycles. As a 12 year Canon user I’m ready to jump ship and sell all my bodies and glass. They better hurry up to get me and others to stay, otherwise pretty much every other competitor is dominating them offering wise(even if it isn’t financial) and looking very appealing.

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    • James VanderWeide

      I agree. For years, I’ve waited for a solid replacement and I’ve even thought of jumping ship to go to Fujifilm.

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  8. Shelly Garcia

    Please come out sooner than that 5D M4!!!

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  9. Ido Scharf

    Nikon doesn’t really have a current competitor to the EOS 7D. The D7100 can’t even come close in burst and buffer, and the D300s is practically discontinued.
    However, with Nikon’s recently released D4s, and the D800/E’s successor rumored to come this summer, Canon has to respond. I think that that’s why they might be rushing the updates to the 5D and 1D series more than the 7D.

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    • Dave Lyons

      Then again the D7100 can still focus at -2.0 ev and the 7D can only got to -0.5 ev. I agree the d7100 buffer is too small but saying they don’t compare because the 7d can go 2 more frames a seconds is nuts… not to mention the 7D probably needs the bigger buffer to get the same amount of actual in focus shots as the D7100.. especially if the subject is moving.

      Personally I’ll take the way better IQ of the Nikon.. Canon needs to pull their head out… it’s pretty sad on their end when Nikons cheapest dslr offering (d3300) has better IQ, DR and color depth than ANY (yes I said ANY) of canons current models including the 1dx and 5dm3.

      I too am assuming these reports might be because of the new d810 coming and whatever the new mystery model will be. But here’s Canons problem.. They are basically going down the same path microsoft took thinking they were the shnizz and sat back counting their money while everyone else passed them up before they realized they were in real trouble and tried to rush products out that werent ready just to try and catch up and you see how that’s working out for microsoft. Personally I think they don’t care much about still imaging anymore and are betting more on video.

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