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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Release Date, Specs, and Price

( [email protected] ) Feb 02, 2016 03:07 PM EST
During CES 2016, most tech journals agree that Nikon stole the show as far as the DSLR camera is concerned.  It doesn't look like Canon was able to bring its latest to the show, but it has brought it, in every sense of the word, with the EOS-1D X Mark II. It is the highly anticipated successor to the flagship DSLR that was released back in 2012.  Canon now has a new flagship, and this is everything that is known about the EOS-1D X Mark II Release Date, Specs, and Price.
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon/Engadget

During CES 2016, most tech journals agree that Nikon stole the show as far as the DSLR camera is concerned.  It doesn't look like Canon was able to bring its latest to the show, but it has brought it, in every sense of the word, with the EOS-1D X Mark II. It is the highly anticipated successor to the flagship DSLR that was released back in 2012.  Canon now has a new flagship, and this is everything that is known about the EOS-1D X Mark II Release Date, Specs, and Price.

According to The Verge, Canon's EOS-1D X Mark II is targeted toward professional sports photographers and photojournalists with a fast-shooting body designed to work in challenging conditions.  Yes, that is a very special market, and those that are in that market will care a lot more about the specs than a typical consumer. 

This is not to say that the typical consumer won't be impressed with the specs, as they are quite something for any camera, professional, or non-professional.  The EOS-1D X Mark II has a full-frame 20.2 Megapixel sensor, Dual DIGIC 6+ processors, and it can shoot up to 14 fps with autofocus and 16 without.  

It also has a native ISO range of 100-51200 with expanded sensitivity of up to 409600.  There is also a sharper 1.62 million-to 3.2inch screen, but the touchscreen is limited to video use, meaning the user can tap on it to focus with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF, but not anything else outside of that, so no browsing the menus, and no pinch-to-zoom on photos. 

Another standout feature is a new autofocus system with 61 points (41 cross-type) as well as a built-in GPS.  Engadget reports that Canon revamped the 61-point autofocus system, so every AF dot supports a f/8 max aperture, which makes the camera good for those that want to photograph nature and wildlife.  There is also a "burst setting" allowing the camera to capture as many JPEG images as the memory card can hold, this feature lonely works with a CFast card. 

However, a lot of camera enthusiasts shouldn't be surprised that the EOS-1D X Mark II can capture 4K video at up to 60 frames per second, which brings 4K into the DSLR world and make it even more possible for it to go completely mainstream as a standard feature.   It is also capable of handling up to 120 fps for slow-motion videos. 

So those that are professional photographers should definitely get in line for this new DSLR.  The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is set for an April Release Date for $5,999, and that is just the body only.  Canon is also selling a bundle with a 64 GB CFast card and reader for $6,299.  A Wi-Fi adapter will sell for $600.