IDXMKII - Please tell me I'm waiting for WOW!

Mt Spokane Photography

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Mar 25, 2011
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Did you mean MK III? MK II has been around for years. I suspect that Canon has several configurations that are being evaluated, that's how they have decided in the past. I don't think even Canon knows for sure yet.
 

tpatana

EOS 6D MK II
Nov 1, 2012
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Yea I'm anxious to see the specs. Currently Mk1 with >250k clicks so soon it'll be time to upgrade.
 

unfocused

EOS 5D SR
What sort of "Wow" are you waiting for? If you use a 1Dx then you know that incremental improvements are the hallmark of 1 series bodies, not big groundbreaking "wows."

Fully functional touch screen, better autofocus with eye detection, something to replace the compact flash slot (two Cfast or 1 Cfast and one SD?), maybe a slight boost in frame rate, 30-32 mp sensor, add an autofocus selection lever/switch like either the 5D IV or 7D II. Some other features that will be nice but not revolutionary. What more would you want/expect?

The only thing that I can think of that would be a wow! would be if they somehow made the touchscreen on the back have the same function as the EOS R series, where you can use your thumb to move the focus point around. But, I think that is probably not possible with an optical viewfinder, so not getting any hopes up there.
 
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Michael Clark

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What sort of "Wow" are you waiting for? If you use a 1Dx then you know that incremental improvements are the hallmark of 1 series bodies, not big groundbreaking "wows."

Fully functional touch screen, better autofocus with eye detection, something to replace the compact flash slot (two Cfast or 1 Cfast and one SD?), maybe a slight boost in frame rate, 30-32 mp sensor, add an autofocus selection lever/switch like either the 5D IV or 7D II. Some other features that will be nice but not revolutionary. What more would you want/expect?

The only thing that I can think of that would be a wow! would be if they somehow made the touchscreen on the back have the same function as the EOS R series, where you can use your thumb to move the focus point around. But, I think that is probably not possible with an optical viewfinder, so not getting any hopes up there.
Didn't they already do that with the touchscreen on the 80D? Or is that only in Live View?
 

pj1974

EOS 7D MK II
Oct 18, 2011
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Didn't they already do that with the touchscreen on the 80D? Or is that only in Live View?
I have an 80D (and some other cameras).

This feature / functionality is only found in the M5 (and M50) - i.e. where the touchscreen can be used to move the AF point when eye is pressed to the EVF (and EVF is one). Once you get used to it, that works very well - quick and precise.

Paul
 

Cryhavoc

Eos R, 1D MK IV, 80D
Jan 17, 2019
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I have an 80D (and some other cameras).

This feature / functionality is only found in the M5 (and M50) - i.e. where the touchscreen can be used to move the AF point when eye is pressed to the EVF (and EVF is one). Once you get used to it, that works very well - quick and precise.

Paul
Eos R has this functionality as well.
 
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