We have been hearing a bit about the Canon EOS 1D X MK II and an earlier rumor suggested that the camera could be launched in January, but seeing as we are nearing the end of the month, it’s starting to seem unlikely. This is why the follow-up rumor of a February/March announcement might make more sense.
However it definitely sounds like we are getting close because thanks to the folks at Digicame-info (via Photo Rumors), they have managed to get their hands on what appears to be leaked photos of the upcoming camera, along with a list of specs that we can expect Canon to pack into the device.
So what can we expect in the EOS 1D X MK II? For starters it will sport a 20.2MP CMOS sensor with dynamic range improvement. It will have dual pixel CMOS AF, a 61-point AF system with 41-point cross-type, improved AI AF accuracy and motion tracking thanks to the Servo AF III+. The engine will be a dual DIGIC6+, and there will also be support for 4K video at 60fps.
It will be both water and dust resistant with built-in WiFi, built-in GPS, and a USB 3.0 and HDMI terminal. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but hopefully with these leaked specs and photos, an official announcement won’t be too far off.