|Canon EOS-1D X Mark II full frame DSLR camera|
My new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera will arrive at the end of April. The current EOS-1D X body has been my pick as the best pro DSLR for wildlife photography four years in a row. Very excited to put the new camera through my real world global photo shoots to test its performance and claims and write a comprehensive review soon.
The noticeable 'bump' on the Mark II above the viewfinder contains the built-in GPS system. It does not have WiFi on board. As a professional camera, the performance and reliability of the body must come first. Getting reliable WiFi signals through a magnesium alloy body proved to be a challenge for Canon. Wireless communication has to take second place and not too many sports or wildlife photographers I know need that 'instant' communication capability anyway.
The upcoming EOS-5D Mark IV will have both capabilities built-in. The 'bump' on the new Mark IV DSLR, containing the GPS and WiFi modules, will be made of synthetic resin material to accommodate both assemblies and ensure they work reliably.