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Canon to put a 25-megapixel sensor in the 1D X Mark II

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Canon to put a 25-megapixel sensor in the 1D X Mark II

Canon will allegedly manufacture the sensor for the EOS 1D X Mark II DSLR camera. The sensor is rumored to have around 25 megapixels and the whole system will be powered by dual DIGIC processors.

Once the rumor train gets going, it is hard to stop it. This time, the carts are filled with gossips about Canon’s next-generation flagship DSLR, which will be called EOS 1D X Mark II.

Some tidbits about the device have showed up on the web in recent weeks, but another one has showed up online. At first, we learned that the camera would employ a sensor with more than 18 megapixels. However, a trusted source is now claiming that the shooter will employ a full-frame sensor of about 25 megapixels, which will be manufactured by Canon.

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Canon will allegedly put a 25-megapixel sensor into the 1D X Mark II, an increase of about 8 megapixels when compared to the 18.1-megapixel sensor of the 1D X.

Canon 1D X Mark II rumored to feature a 25-megapixel sensor built in-house

The 1D X will reach the end of its life at the end of 2015 or in early 2016. The rumor mill is reporting conflicting information when it comes to the 1D X Mark II’s announcement date, but all of it is stating that the image sensor will go above the 18.1 megapixels found in the 1D X.

After multiple gossip talks, a trusted source has finally decided to hand out an exact amount of megapixels. It seems like the DSLR will not be turned into a big-megapixel camera, as its full-frame image sensor will have 25 megapixels or an amount around this mark.

Moreover, the sensor will be developed and made by Canon in its entirety. After it was revealed that the sensor in the PowerShot G7 X was made by Sony, the rumor mill also said that the PlayStation maker could start making sensors for Canon’s DSLRs, such as the 5DS and 5DS R. However, the DSLRs’ 56-megapixel sensor is also made by Canon and it seems like the company will keep on making its own sensors.

The megapixel increase over the current generation is significant, so Canon will have to do something to maintain the maximum burst rate of the 1D X. Previously, an insider said that a new processor will be added into the camera, most likely being DIGIC 7. Now, it appears that the 1D X Mark II will employ dual DIGIC processors.

For the moment, it is unclear whether the camera will be powered by dual DIGIC 6 or dual DIGIC 7, but the latter option is in leading position.

EOS 1D X Mark II specifications rounds-up

Up until this point, we have learned that the Canon 1D X Mark II will employ a new autofocus system with more AF points than the 1D X.

The LCD screen will be bigger than the 3.2-inch found in the current model, while the design will suffer only minor changes.

Its battery will be based on a new technology, which is aimed at providing a similar battery life as the battery in the 1D X, but it will be lighter.

The image sensor has been previously said to offer the most extended dynamic range on the market. Now that we know that it will be made by Canon and that it will have 25 megapixels, all we need to do is to remain patient and to wait for the official announcement.

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