Is an EOS-1D X Mark II mirrorless equivalent coming soon?

A recent report suggests we could be getting Canon’s EOS-1D X Mark II mirrorless equivalent sooner than everyone was thinking.

According to Canon Rumors, “Canon has ‘accelerated’ development of the ‘pro’ level EOS R camera.” What is most exciting is that Canon Rumors believes that the camera will be out very soon. To be clear, this is a different camera from the high-resolution model that they predict will be out in late 2019 or early 2020.

More about this new mirrorless Canon camera

Canon Rumors says the new camera will be “along the lines” of a mirrorless version of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II or III. Their source says the camera could be announced with the EOS-1D X Mark III in the first or second quarter of 2020. So we could be seeing this mirrorless camera in about a year. However, Canon Rumors, says the announcement date is a long way from being decided.

Later in the report, Canon Rumors predicts the camera will release a development announcement for the EOS-1R X before the camera ships.

“I suspect we’ll see a development announcement for the EOS-1R X (as I feel like calling it) well before the actual camera ships,” says Canon Rumor.

Waiting for the perfect time to launch

Since the camera seems to be well under-development, if it is actually going to release the beginning of next year, then when will be the best time for Canon to launch it? Canon Rumors believes the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics next July would be a great time to launch it, along with some new RF super-telephoto lenses. What do you think? Would you want it sooner than next July?

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Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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