The Canon USA store is showing the EOS-1D X Mark II premium kit as “in stock”.
DPReview has posted their first studio tests with the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. They have tested RAW dynamic range performance as well as ISO to give you an idea just how good the new 20.2mp Canon sensor is.
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II shows very similar amounts of noise to the excellent sensor in the Sony a7R II up until a 3EV push, with the Canon dropping behind after a 4EV push. It’s a similar story against the likes of theor . This means that the darker shadows in a processed image would be slightly cleaner in images from these cameras, after contrast adjustments or a less extreme push.
However, this performance is noticeably better than the See the full studio testand, significantly, better than the 1D X II’s most direct rival: the .
Although the 1D-X II shows significant increase in dynamic range at low ISOs in our dynamic range tests, high ISO Raw performance remains See the full studio testto its predecessor, falling behind the Nikon D5, and even slightly behind the 42MP Sony a7R II, .
There will likely be a lot of comparison tests and reviews rolling out in the coming weeks. I haven’t received my EOS-1D X Mark II yet, so I’ll just enjoy reading about it for now. :)
The brand new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has started shipping in large quantities across North America and Europe. Initial inventory at most major retailers isn’t enough to meet all of the preorders, but more cameras are expected in waves during the month of May.
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We’re told that Canon will updating one of it’s niche macro lenses, the 50mm f/2.5 compact macro. As with most lens rumors, no timeline was given for an announcement.
The current 50mm f/2.5 compact macro is very popular with for reproductions and copywork.
We’ve always expected the EF 180mm f/3.5 to be the next macro to get an update.
In case you missed it (I did), DPReview has completed their review of the recently released Canon EOS 80D. A very good upgrade from the EOS 70D which served Canon quite well. The new camera seems to refine the strengths of its predecessor and improve a lot of areas of weakness.
But the D7200 and 80D are both starting to look a bit old fashioned compared to to the current crop of 4K-capable mirrorless APS-C cameras, like the Sony a6300. Of course, while the 80D may look completely inferior to the a6300 on paper, specs aren’t everything. In most ways the 80D feels like a more refined product both in terms of build and operation. It’s also much easier to use. It’s for these reasons I see the 80D as a potentially more appealing choice for enthusiasts. This is especially true if you are less concerned with specs and more concerned with getting the shot, without getting lost in menu options. On the other hand the Sony is much more capable when it comes to video (flat picture profile, zebra warnings), but only if you know how to use those features. Read the full review
The Canon EOS 80D is our favourite xxD camera since the EOS 40D.
Canon EOS 80D