Canon EOS 1D C Mark II could become a reality in 2017, when it is supposed to be unveiled with 8K video recording capabilities, trusted sources have revealed.
The early stages of February 2016 has brought us the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, a replacement for the company’s flagship DSLR. Although the camera offers many improvements, including 4K movie recording, videographers are still waiting for a Mark II version of the 1D C.
It is well-known that the Japanese manufacturer launched the 1D X back in 2012, while the 1D C came one year later. Well, a similar thing could happen again, as insiders are reporting that an 8K-ready Canon EOS 1D C Mark II is in development.
Canon EOS 1D C Mark II rumored to be introduced in 2017 with 8K video recording
The original 1D C is very similar to the 1D X. Most differences consist of the multiple enhancements for videography purposes. Also, the launch price of the 1D C was $15,000, much higher than the one of the 1D X. Thankfully, the price dropped to about $12,000 shortly after, while another price drop occurred in early 2015, as the DSLR started selling for about $8,000.
In the first part of December 2016, Canon decreased the price of the device with $4,000, meaning that the 1D C can now be yours for only $4,000. If the previous price drops were seen as necessary in order to remain competitive, now it seems like the DSLR is getting closer to its discontinuation.
The fact that the price dropped further fuels that rumors that a Canon EOS 1D C Mark II is in the works. On top of these, we have gossip talks that the camera will actually become official and will be released sometime in 2017.
As the NAB Show is a video-oriented event, the company might confirm the shooter’s development in April 2017. As for any competitors, the RED Weapon shoots 8K, is already available, while the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was shot using this camera.
Sources are reporting that Canon will skip past 6K and will offer 8K in the 1D C Mark II. It does not seem like the 1D C Mark II will be similar to the 1D X Mark II because Canon is aiming to focus solely on high video quality.
Either way, it would not be a surprise if the rumors turn out false. 8K still has a long way before going mainstream, while Canon’s reps have repeatedly said that the company is not ready to launch an 8K camera for consumers. Keep an eye on Camyx for further information regarding this subject!