We’re told the following specifications are for a camera that may turn out to be the EOS 5D Mark IV, but for the moment it is just a test camera that may never get to market in this form. We’re expecting a replacement to the EOS 5D Mark III some time in the final quarter of 2015.
A camera currently being tested specifications
- 18mp Full Frame CMOS
- ISO 100-204,800
- 61 AF Points (all crosstype)
- Dual CFast
- 4K Video Capture
It was stressed that the above is NOT the EOS-1D X Mark II. There will be a quantum leap in fps, dynamic range and a bump in resolution for that camera. We’re told that there’s a possibility that a replacement to the EOS 5D Mark III could be called the EOS 5D X, but no final decision has been made on that.
I stress again that this is a reported test camera that may never come to market, and it is unknown how old this test camera is.
AllNewShop (99.6 approval) has a few deals on Canon EOS camera bodies. Keep in mind these are likely grey market and may not be covered by a Canon USA warranty.
It’s probably being replaced some time in 2015, but it’s surely going to cost a lot more than the current version. AllNewShop (99.6% approval) is selling the Canon EOS-1D X body for $4199 (Reg $5999).
Canon EOS-1D X Body $4199 (Reg $5999)
It appears the Canon EOS-1D X is now permanently $5999 in the USA. This was the price of the camera after an $800 mail-in discount during Canon’s last round of rebates.
The new rebates for February no longer list the Canon EOS-1DX, so there’s no further discount beyond the new price.
Canon EOS-1D X Body $5999 at B&H Photo
We reported a few weeks ago that the “5D” line would be split into the 3 cameras, the two 5DS cameras as well as the 5D Mark IV.
Today we were told that the 5D Mark IV is indeed coming in 2015 and will focus on being a lowlight event and sports type of camera with good enough image quality for pretty much anything else you throw at it. The camera could also be the next Canon DSLR to get 4K video recording, along with new video features. We haven’t heard anything in regards to an EOS-1D C replacement, which lends some credence to the rumors that the next 5D Mark XX will take over where the 1D C will leave off, though we don’t want to say that’s a for sure thing right now.
Northlight reports that the camera is currently scheduled for an announcement in August and will see a modest increase in megapixels.