The Canon EOS 1 DSLR camera with a big megapixel image sensor is rumored to be announced at Photokina 2014, while a 7D Mark II equivalent is actually in development.
Canon has been rumored to announced a DSLR with a high amount of megapixels ever since Nikon has introduced the D800. However, it does not seem like the company is in a hurry as that elusive product is not here, yet.
The rumor mill is still talking about it, but the information is rather scarce. For the time being, a trusted source has leaked more intel on the device and it seems like the Canon EOS 1 DSLR camera is finally coming at Photokina 2014.
Canon EOS 1 DSLR camera with high megapixel count set for Photokina 2014 announcement
A person familiar with the company’s plans has explained that a professional camera with a high-megapixel image sensor will be unveiled at next year’s Photokina event along with several “L” lenses.
The specifications list will not include 3D capabilities, nor Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. The shooter will not serve as a replacement for the EOS 1D X, but as a solution for those who want a higher counter of MPs.
It might be based on the 1D X, but curious eyes will have to wait for a preliminary specs list around the CP+ Photo & Imaging Show 2014.
EOS 1D X and 7D replacements are in the works and they will be launched at a later date
The Canon 1D X replacement is a real DSLR, too. However, it will be introduced at a later time when compared to the EOS 1. It will feature Dual Pixel AF, but its sensor will retain a circumspect amount of megapixels, instead of an outrageous one.
The EOS 7D is getting substituted in the future as well. Its successor will probably not be called 7D Mark II, though an equivalent camera is in the works, as the company is not ready to abandon the prosumer APS-C market, yet.
As usual, the specs leaked in the past are not very reliable anymore, since the Japanese manufacturer does not have a clear strategy. As a result, things could easily change, therefore we will have to wait a little longer for more information.
Plenty of Canon L lenses coming next year
More and more sources are claiming that 2014 will be Canon’s year of the lenses. Multiple units are rumored to be announced throughout the next 12 months and plenty of them will sport the “L” tag.
The list includes the 35mm f/1.4L II, 14-24mm f/2.8L, and 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II. A lot more details will probably be leaked after the holidays, so stay tuned to find out everything about Canon’s future plans.