A report is claiming that Canon has begun testing a replacement for the 1D X full frame camera that will be introduced in late 2014 or early 2015.
Canon has been rumored to introduce a new high-end camera for a long time. Now more than ever it appears that the device has been designed to replace the EOS 1D X, although a big-megapixel camera to replace the 5D Mark III should not be ruled out for the time being.
A new report is stating that Canon is testing a novel camera with a full frame sensor that is currently getting cozy in the body of the 1D X.
Canon begins testing replacement for the EOS 1D X
It is said that a representative for the Japan-based company has been visiting several photography studios located in New York City in recent times.
Canon is aiming to get opinions from the experts before releasing the device, therefore a test prototype has been making the rounds of photo studios.
After capturing the photos, the files have been transferred to a laptop brought by the Canon representative. The post-processing has been done on that laptop and, after reviewing the final shots, all files have been destroyed.
It is worth pointing out that the representative has not allowed the files to be kept by the photographer, nor copied somewhere else, as the company does not want to prevent any chance for a leak.
Canon 1D X replacement said to capture much better photos than the 5D Mark III
The person who has tested the alleged Canon 1D X replacement has revealed that the files have been similar in size with the ones captured by the Canon 5D Mark III.
The 5D Mark III features a 22.1-megapixel full frame sensor, so it is possible for the so-called Canon 1D X Mark II / 1D Xs to have a sensor with a similar amount of megapixels.
The difference between the 5DMK3 and the 1D X successor is that the latter displays “much better color accuracy and detail”.
Canon is said to introduce the device in late 2014 or early 2015, therefore do not hold your breath for a sooner launch date.
About the Canon 1D X
The current flagship camera in Canon’s line-up is the EOS 1D X. It has been unveiled in October 2011 with an 18.1-megapixel full frame sensor, 61 autofocus points, 3.2-inch LCD, maximum ISO of 204,800, and dual DIGIC 5+ processors. The DSLR is available at Amazon for a price sitting a little under $6,800.