Canon has once again delayed the release of its EOS-1D X DSLR, this time by nearly another two months.

Aimed at professional sports and studio photographers, the flagship DSLR had originally been due to go on sale in March.

But, in February, Canon said that the 18.1-million-pixel full-frame DSLR would not be available until the end of April, due to ‘development delays’.

Today, Canon’s UK office announced that it will not go on sale until ‘mid-June’.

In a statement, Canon UK blamed a ‘delay to the start of mass production’, but declined to elaborate when approached by AP.

Canon’s EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM has been delayed until ‘early July’.

The EOS-1D X was unveiled to the photographic press in October 2011.