Canon is going to release a new flagship DSLR camera, called the Canon EOS-1D X. The Canon EOS-1D X is a professional designed DSLR camera, taking the best of the EOS-1D and EOS-1Ds cameras and melding them into a single unit, that gives both high resolution and high speed shooting. The high-end DSLR camera from Canon is a weatherproof device and especially targeting professional photographers. The camera has additional features like; 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, 14-bit A/D data conversion and 12fps continuous shooting at full resolution (in JPEG mode). It also features an 18-megapixel resolution, boasts a dual DIGIC 5+ processors and capable of recording Full HD videos. There’s also a new Multiple Exposure function, which captures up to nine shots and combines them into a composite image with the best elements of each, all in-camera.
Canon EOS-1D X Specifications
DUAL “DIGIC 5+” processors
18.1 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
ISO 100 to 51,200 as standard, ISO 50 to 204,800 with expansion
100,000-pixel RGB AE sensor
3.2-inch (8.11cm) 1.04 million pixel Clear View II LCD screen
Transparent LCD viewfinder with new focusing screen
Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
Improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (EICS)
DIGIC 4 processor dedicated to AE functions
61-point AF with up to 41 cross-type AF points
12fps shooting with 14fps super high speed continuous
+/- 5 stop exposure compensation
55ms shutter lag, 36ms via ‘Shortened Release Lag’ custom function
Zone, Spot and AF expansion focusing modes
Full HD movie shooting with ALL-I or IPB compression
29mins 59sec clip length in Full HD movie
Timecode setting for HD movie shooting
Dual CF card slots
Gigabit ethernet port, & HDMI out
USB and audio input
Silent control touch-pad area
RGB primary color filters
Working temperature range: 32-104°F/0-40°C
Working humidity range: 85% or less
The new professional designed high-end Canon EOS-1D X DSLR camera measures only (W x H x D) 6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in./158 x 163.6 x 82.7 mm. Customer will find the Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR body, eyecup Eg (not shown), battery pack LP-E4N, battery charger LC-E4N, wide neck strap L7, cable protector, stereo AV cable AVC-DC400ST, USB interface cable IFC-200U, EOS digital solution disc, and software instruction manual inside the sale box.
There are also a pair of optional accessory dongles available; the Canon WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter that’s featuring WiFi b/g/n connection for wirelessly offloading new images, and the Canon GP-E1 GPS Receiver that adds latitude, longitude, elevation, UTC and camera direction information to each shot.
Canon EOS-1D X Price & Availability:
Reportedly, the Canon EOS-1D X digital-SLR camera will go on sale in March, 2012 and will carry a price tag of about $6,800. Well the Wireless File Transmitter will arrive at the same time at around $600, while the GPS Receiver will follow on sometime in April 2012 with a price tag of about $300.