Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon Press Release

Nikon stole the show at the recent Consumer Electronics Show 2016 (CES 2016) with its flagship DSLR camera Nikon D5. However, rival Canon has now unveiled EOS-1D X Mark II, its answer to the D5.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has a 20.2 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors that will allow quick transfer of image and can shot at a speed of up to 14 frames per second (fps) with Auto Exposure.

"The innovations within Canon's new EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR camera clearly set a new standard for professional cameras," Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc, said in a statement.

"In developing the EOS-1D X Mark II camera, we looked to incorporate user-requested performance enhancements to bring professional photographers the ultimate EOS camera, a camera that has matured and been developed to meet their evolving needs," he added.

The camera is capable of shooting 4K 60P and Full HD 120P video with Dual Pixel CMOS AF and has ISO speed range of 100 to 51,200 (expandable up to 409,600). It also comes with improved AF system that supports maximum apertures up to f/8 with all 61 points for high precision autofocus.

Priced at $5,999 (body-only), Canon EOS-1D X Mark II will hit the stores in April. The camera will also be available in a bundle at $6299 and it will come with a 64 GB CFast memory card and a card reader.

It is obvious that Canon's new camera will take on Nikon's flagship DSLR camera when it is released into the market. The two cameras have a price difference of $500.

It may be mentioned that Nikon D5 comes with a price tag of $6,500 (body-only) and will be available in March. It comes packed with a 20.8MP FX-format CMOS image sensor, 12 fps continuous shooting with full AF and AE performance, 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video recording, EXPEED 5 image processing, ISO speed of 100 to 102,400 (expandable up to ISO 3,280,000), and AF system with a 153 focus points.