There hasn’t been a lot of chatter about the EOS-1D X Mark II, which tells us the camera probably isn’t what’s coming on the rumored DSLR announcement on August 14, 2015. If it is, I definitely expect to see some teasers from Canon in the coming week or so. For now, we’re betting on some kind of an SL1 replacement if the announcement date rumor is true.
We’re told that the all new autofocus system in the EOS-1D X Mark II will have considerably more AF points than the 61 in the current camera. Most of the points will be crosstype, though the exact AF point number wasn’t known. The viewfinder will also feature some new technology to “handle all the additional points”. It’s also likely we’ll see the return of the solid red AF point when in AI Servo mode.
We’re also told that there are test cameras with OLED displays, but whether or not that makes it to a production camera is unknown. We also don’t know if the OLED test screens are for the top display, or main LCD, or both.
Ergonomics aren’t going to change all that much, but there will be “further button customization options”.