The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II will be Canon's next full frame camera and we expect it to be shipping before NAB 2016 rolls around in April of 2016. We've seen the odd specification list that we have written off as speculation on the part of the information provider.
A few bits of information about Canon's upcoming flagship have been passed onto us.
We're told this will definitely be the first Canon DSLR to have a new DIGIC 7 processor, and most likely two of them. The entire Canon universe is expecting class leading dynamic range and ISO performance and Canon is trying to meet those lofty goals. Although we're a bit worried about dynamic range, as the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II promised 15 stops of dynamic range, but lab tests have shown it doesn't reach those numbers. Lets hope it's just a firmware issue and Canon can correct it.
The second bit of information is in regards to memory cards. There's mounting speculation that this will be the first Canon DSLR to use CFast, and that this camera may get a dual slot CFast setup. Which means you're going to have to buy new memory cards to replace your compact flash cards. Due to the size similarities of CFast and Compact Flash, it's unlikely you're going to see 1 CFast slot and 1 CompactFlash slot. The decision has already been made by Canon which way they're going to go with the EOS-1D X Mark II, and this speculation may be older. Once we can confirm the type of memory cards that will be used in the camera, we'll pass it onto you.
More to come…