We all expect Canon to announce its EOS 1D X Mark III before the Tokyo olympics, but the rumor miss has been surprisingly quiet on what exactly Canon is planning to do with their next flagship DSLR… until now.
According to Canon Rumors, a “very solid source” has confirmed that the 1D X Mark III will arrive in 2020, and shared a few very exciting specs that promise to compete with, and possibly outperform, Nikon’s upcoming D6.
CR’s source, who seems to have hands-on experience with a 1D X Mark III prototype, says the current iterations have in-body image stabilization (no surprise there), a “significant jump in resolution for an EOS-1 series camera,” and boasts a new DIGIC processor, Dual CFExpress card slots, and the ability to shoot 6K video without a crop. That last tidbit should delight video shooters, and implies that 4K/60p video without a crop is also highly likely.
The source didn’t say when exactly Canon plans to announce their latest, and possibly last, full-frame DSLR flagship, but “early” 2020 is a good bet given the timing of the summer olympics.