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Rumor: Canon Has a 1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV in the Works for Early 2015

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If you’ve been following the most recent rumors regarding the long-awaited Canon APS-C flagship 7D Mark II, you know that the latest news is that Canon has some fancy new sensor technology in the works, and that it’s supposed to re-establish Canon as an imaging leader.

None of the rumor sites have been able to pin down what this sensor tech actually is, but its existence seems a near certainty; and now, it looks like the 7D won’t be the only release to benefit from it. Canon may be refreshing the 5D and 1D lines as well.

The rumor was first posted by Northlight Images, who is reporting that the 1D X Mark II will arrive first (possibly as early as late this year) followed by the 5D Mark IV in early 2015. Both are said to “incorporate significant advances in sensor design.” Sound familiar?

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As Canon Rumors points out, if the sensor tech supposedly in the works for the 7D replacement is as ground-breaking as everybody seems to be thinking, then it makes sense for Canon to update the rest of the flagships as well.

Only time will tell if the rumored roadmap will pan out or if it goes the way of the minor Fuji X-T1 upgrade rumor, so keep the salt handy and be sure to check back often for updates as more leaks are bound to spring.


 
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  • Mike

    Obsolete? Why? After two years do the physics of the universe change? Do the cameras function any different? They may not be competitive but an awesome camera today is an awesome camera in two years, easily.