Mark Peters : October 18th 2011 - 17:50 CET
Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera
Canon EOS-1D X professional digital SLR camera : Canon is proud to announce a new professional EOS-1D SLR camera, the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera. As the new leader in Canon’s powerful arsenal of professional cameras, the Canon EOS-1D X will be a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III and Canon EOS-1D Mark IV cameras. Further enhancing the revolutionary image quality of the Canon EOS-1Ds and speed capabilities of the Canon EOS-1D camera series, the new Canon EOS-1D X DSLR features an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS image sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion and capable of shooting an incredible 12 frames per second.|
Canon EOS-1D X
The Canon EOS-1D X introduction comes on the heels of Canon’s recent manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 50-millionth EOS-series SLR camera in September of 2011. Furthermore, Canon will achieve yet another milestone at the end of this month producing the 70-millionth EF lens. Canon’s EOS Digital SLR cameras and Canon EOS accessories have a long-standing legacy of providing high-quality results to professionals in a wide range of markets, including sports, nature, cinematography, wedding and commercial photo studios. The addition of the new Canon EOS 1Dx camera will help take this tradition to a whole new level.
Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera with brains
The Canon EOS-1D X DSLR camera features three Canon DIGIC processors, including Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors capable of delivering approximately 17 times more processing speed than DIGIC 4, and a dedicated DIGIC 4 for metering and AF control. The Canon DIGIC 4 processor utilizes a new 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor for enhanced exposure accuracy with color and face detection, and works together with the camera’s new EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF.
Canon EOS-1D X specifications
• 18.1 Megapixel, Full-frame CMOS sensor
• 61-point AF with up to 41 cross-type AF points
• Zone, Spot and AF Expansion Focusing modes
• DUAL “DIGIC 5+” processors
• 12fps shooting with 14fps super High Speed continuous
• ISO 100 to 51,200 as standard, ISO 50 to 204,800 with expansion
• 100,000-pixel RGB AE sensor
• DIGIC 4 processor dedicated to AE functions
• +/- 5 Stop Exposure Compensation
• Full HD Movie shooting with ALL-I or IPB compression
• 29mins 59sec clip length in Full HD Movie
• 55ms shutter lag, 36ms via ‘Shortened Release Lag' Custom Function
• Timecode setting for HD Movie shooting
• Transparent LCD viewfinder with new focusing screen
• 8.11cm (3.2”), 1.04 million pixel Clear View II LCD Screen
• Improved EOS Integrated Cleaning System (EICS)
• Silent control touch-pad area
• Dual Compact Flash memory card slots
Canon EOS-1D X image processing
In conjunction with the newly developed 18 megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor, the Dual DIGIC 5+ processors provide high-speed continuous shooting, lower noise, and a significant increase in data processing speed than previous Canon EOS-1D camera models. This new level of data processing speed allows the Canon EOS-1D X camera to perform many functions including chromatic aberration correction for various Canon EF lenses in-camera instead of through post-production software.
Canon EOS-1D X camera sensor
The Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR camera employs a completely new imaging sensor, producing the lowest noise of any Canon EOS camera to date for stunning portraiture and studio work. The new 18-megapixel full-frame CMOS image sensor utilizes large pixels - 1.25 microns larger than those in the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV sensor and .55 microns larger than those in the Canon EOS 5D Mark II sensor - together with gapless micro lenses to achieve enhanced light gathering efficiency, higher sensitivity and less noise at the pixel level. The new image sensor has improved on the already very high signal-to-noise ratio of sensor output of earlier Canon EOS camera models for outstanding image quality, even in extremely low light. When combined with the Dual DIGIC 5+ imaging processors the results are awesome.
Canon EOS-1D X picture quality
The pictures produced with the Canon EOS-1D X camera’s new image sensor are so clean that files can easily be up-sized if necessary for even the most demanding high-resolution commercial applications. The Canon EOS-1D X camera will also feature new Ultrasonic Wave Motion Cleaning (UWMC), Canon’s second generation self-cleaning sensor unit, which utilizes carrier wave technology to remove smaller dust particles from the sensor and it includes a new fluorine coating on the infrared absorption glass to help repel dust.
Canon EOS-1D X photography
The low-light capability of the Canon EOS-1D X SLE camera is evident in its incredible ISO range and ability to photograph in extremely low-light conditions. Adjustable from ISO 100 to 51,200 within its standard range, the new Canon 1D X camera offers a low ISO 50 setting for studio and landscape photography and two high settings of 102,400 at H1 and 204,800 at H2, ideal for law enforcement, government or forensic field applications.
Canon EOS-1D X price and availability
The new Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera is scheduled for March 2012 availability and will be sold in a body only configuration at an estimated retail price of $6,800.00 USD.
Canon EOS-1D X review
As soon as we receive a Canon EOS-1D X test sample, we will publish a photo gallery with high resolution pictures, followed by an extensive Canon EOS-1D X review.
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