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First Look At Canon EOS-1DX Mark II Digital SLR Camera

Image From Adorama

Image From Adorama

The Canon EOS-1DX Mark II has officially been announced as of February 2nd, 2016. It is currently available for Pre-Order at Adorama for $5,999. Canon starts shipping the EOS-1DX Mark II out on April 15th, 2016.

I have included two videos in this post after the two paragraphs of text that I've written below about the Canon EOS-1DX Mark II.

I have shot with the EOS-1DX (courtesy of Canon) and didn't really notice a difference in image quality from my Canon 5D Mark III. However, there are some things that I like about the EOS-1DX Mark II. It has improved auto focus, expanded ISO, better image quality in low light (hope it beats the 5D Mark III), 4K video and a headphone jack (which I think was stupid to leave out a headphone jack on the first 1DX). It still does not have built in Wi-Fi. I think Canon needs to get it together in 2016 and have that included rather than a separate gear purchase to use Wi-Fi. If you visit "Introducing the NEW Canon 1DX Mark II!" and scroll down past the video, you can see lots of information on the EOS-1DX Mark II.

I am a Canon shooter, full time professional photographer and Canon Platinum CPS member. I said that to say that I try not to say things about Nikon, Sony or Canon to put one above the other. At the end of the day, it's a personal choice in brand and who is behind the camera. For example, a friend of mine is forever saying that Sony is 2 years ahead of Canon in technology. However, there are things that the Canon EOS-1DX Mark II will do that NO Sony can do and I'm sure that the roles can be reversed depending the shooting situation. I don't think there is a Canon, Sony or Nikon that will be 100% perfect for every imaginable shooting situation. It does seem to me that Canon caters very much to the professional photography community. The Canon EOS-1DX Mark II is geared toward professionals and full time pros or those with $6K laying around to buy a camera are likely the ones that will purchase this camera.


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David Williams

Short Bio About The Author: I'm David Williams a professional commercial photographer focusing on corporate and business clients with some personal branding, lifestyle photography in the mix. My love for photography began in late 1981 while still in High School. I started making money with his camera in 1982. Brenda, my wife, and I started working together in photography in 1988 shortly after we met. Brenda and I married in 1989 and have two adult daughters. Please be sure to get a quote for services if needed. Call or Text: 919.723.8453. Please reach out to connect with me on LinkedIn.