« on: June 23, 2014, 03:56:51 AM »
5D Mark 1 = 22 August 2005
5D Mark 2 = 17 September 2008 (3 years & 1 month)
5D Mark 3 = 2 March 2012 (3 years &
5D Mark 4 = ?
1D X2 = ?
1D X = 18 October 2011
1D 4 = 20 October 2009
1D 3 = February 21, 2007
1D 2n = August 22, 2005
1D 2 = January 2004
1D = November 2001
1Ds = September 24, 2002
1Ds 2 = 2004
1Ds 3 = 20 August 2007
7D = 1 September 2009
7D Mark 2 = ?
The roadmap for the 1DX update might be a bit different than previous 1D cameras; the biggest difference is there is no crop sensor anymore. It's a reasonable assumption that developing a full frame sensor takes more resources and is therefore less likely to receive as frequent updates as in the past when compared to previous 1D models. Of course, this is just an assumption.
In my own opinion of the matter, what's the point of rushing an update? Nikon just updated their D4 with the D4s, but the 1DX is still arguably current and still has superior frame rate, autofocus and resolution. It's also selling better than Nikon's offering. No point in updating if you don't have to.
There's always an update in the works. When the iPhone 6 launches in September you can bet your buns Jony Ive has the 6s already planned out. With the 1DX, despite being announced in October of 2011, it wasn't even in stores until late June or July of 2012. Even if a new 1D body is announced (which I doubt for this year), it will most likely be a good six to nine months before we actually see one available for purchase.
My own guess would be late 2015 or early to mid 2016 for the new 1D. Like I said before, enjoy what you're currently shooting.