The Canon EOS 1-series camera is once again rumored to be announced in 2014 as a high-end DSLR priced similarly to the 1Ds Mark II and III at launch.
Sources familiar with the matter have been talking about a new Canon EOS 1-series camera for a long time. It appears that this is a professional body that is not replacing the EOS 1D X, instead trying to coexist with it.
Canon 1D XS release date is Q2 2014, source says
The device is allegedly called 1D XS and it is coming sometime in 2014. If it were to trust the new details, then this pro-level DSLR will become official during the second quarter of 2014 and will be released weeks or even months later, people familiar with the matter have revealed.
One of the best parts about this camera is that it will feature a big-megapixel image sensor. It may consist of the long-rumored 44.7-megapixel DSLR. However, the company’s fans should stop drooling and start taking it with a pinch of salt, as there is still a long way to go before it is supposed to happen.
Canon EOS 1 DSLR camera coming with 44.7MP sensor and 3.5-inch touchscreen
The new Canon 1D XS will be placed above the 5D Mark III, which is natural considering the amount of megapixels. This is not everything though, as the shooter will feature 4K video recording capabilities and a high-resolution 3.5-inch touchscreen.
It is worth saying that a Canon DSLR with a huge amount of megapixels has been rumored for a very long time and it is not here, yet. A lot of customers are now wondering how long it is this going to take, so it would be better if you did not get your hopes too high.
Retail price is a subject of great debate
Photographers are probably expecting it to be the most expensive Canon DSLR, but this is hardly the case. Apparently, it will not cost more than the 1DS Mark II and 1DS Mark III at their launches, although a separate report is claiming that it will be available for around $2,000.
Judging by its specs, it is highly-unlikely that Canon will ask less than $5,000 for this baby, but never say never. Either way, it could be aimed at sports photography and it could open the door to a price reduction for the EOS 1D X, which is available for $6,599 at Amazon.