Canon will not release the 5D Mark IV DSLR in the near future, but the device is coming early next year and most likely before the start of NAB Show 2016 in April.
There was a source who claimed that Canon would take the wraps off of both the 1D X Mark II and 5D Mark IV this fall. It was suggested that the former will become official before the latter and that the duo will make it in time for PhotoPlus Expo 2015, which opens its doors later this October.
A more trusted source has debunked these claims and it seems like it was the right thing to do. The 1D X and 5D Mark III replacements are nowhere near in sight and things will not change.
The same source is stating that the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR is scheduled to become official in early 2016. In the past we have heard details about a Q1 2016 launch and now we have learned that the camera is indeed coming before NAB Show 2016.
Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR camera rumored to be unveiled before the NAB Show 2016
The National Association of Broadcasters Show takes place annually in April. In 2016, the event will begin as of April 16 with the product launch events. A new Cinema EOS camera will be introduced by Canon at the expo, but another product will be unveiled before this device.
According to the gossip mill, that product is the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR. There is a strong chance that the shooter will be ready for the Wedding & Portrait Photography event in March 2016. The WPPI Expo is a great place for the company to show off its latest creation, as the 5D series is popular among portrait as well as wedding photographers.
Sure enough, this is pure speculation, but an early Mach 2016 introduction for the 5D Mark III successor would make sense, so it remains the best bet so far.
As for the specs, everything that has been leaked before is considered fiction. Although some specifications sound plausible, it appears that the company has not yet decided what the final product will look like.
It is worth noting that the 1D X Mark II will still be introduced before the Canon 5D Mark IV DSLR. The flagship EOS camera could be unveiled before the end of 2015 or sometime around CES 2016 in order to be ready for the 2016 UEFA Euro Championship and the 2016 Olympics. Stay tuned to find out the company’s roadmap for late 2015-early 2016!