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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Canon EOS-1D X Mk II Camera Shoots 14 fps?

I am back from my Alaskan wildlife photography tour. There was a delay getting to my destinations and an even longer delay getting out of Alaska. After some rest, I will be posting my wildlife photos and sharing some stories from my trip.

It seems during my absence, the rumors and leaked info about the Canon EOS-1D X Mk II camera has increased. I have cast doubt on the possibility of the DIGIC 7 processor in the new camera. My best 'intelligence' now is, it will be powered by a dual DIGIC 6+ and an additional DIGIC 5+ processor for metering. There will be a brand new, 24MP sensor, AF system and an advanced LCD display. In addition, the current EOS-1D X fastest speed of 14 fps (with mirror lockup) may be achieved again, in RAW mode and without mirror lockup. I am not completely convinced that speed is necessary for RAW or even full JPEG for that matter.

If all the above specs proved to be correct, it will indeed be a quantum leap in Canon's top-of-the-line camera and may trump the soon to be announced Nikon D5 camera. My expectation is for Nikon to announce first, followed by Canon. The announcement may come in Q4 of 2015 or Q1 of 2016. You can follow my travels on Facebook and Twitter and see more of my photos on

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