B&H is now starting to ship the Canon 1D X Mark II. It still shows up as a pre-order on the site at the time of this post, but B&H confirmed that they have them on-site and are starting to ship the 1D X Mark II to customers. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
The 4K-capable Canon 1D X Mark II is due out next month and Canon continues to release promo material for the camera. The latest is the above short, Freedom, which is available for 4K viewing.
The 1D X Mark II can capture 4K footage at up to 60 fps and 1080p footage a up to 120 fps. It can also grab 8.8MP still frames from the 4K footage. The 1D X Mark II is available for pre-order for $5999.
We are within a day or so of the official announcement from Canon; however, the key aspects of the official press release we expect to see just surfaced from Canon Rumors. It confirms the previous spec list we had seen leaked from Japan and suggests that this camera is a worthy successor to the 1D X. It’s also notable that it comes in at $5,999, which is $800 less than the original 1D X launched at.
It features the previously-rumored 20.2MP full frame CMOS sensor that is “Canon-developed” (interesting wording). The standard sensitivity range is ISO 100-51,200 and can be expanded to ISO 50-409,600. For comparison sake, the Nikon D5‘s max native sensitivity is ISO 102,400 and the expanded sensitivity reaches up to ISO 3,280,000. [Read more…]
New rumors from Canon Rumors point to an upcoming Canon 1D X replacement will feature 4K video capture. Unfortunately though, the same rumors say that the 1D X Mark II will be the only next-gen Canon DSLR to offer 4K video capture at launch.
Of course, that would mean that the oft-rumored 5D Mark IV wouldn’t feature 4K video as an option at launch. Does the “at launch” clarification mean that a firmware upgrade could unlock it later down the line?
We have to remember, of course, that these are rumors but I still want to bang my head on the desk at even the suggestion that the next generation of Canon DSLRs will continue to neuter their video capabilities.
Recent rumors suggest that Canon has August 14, 2015 targeted as its next EOS product release date with a DSLR and two lenses planned to launch that day. [Read more…]