Canon EOS-1DX: High Speed Professional Camera

Posted on 23 October 2011

In our last post we mentioned Canon’s latest DSLR camera – the Canon EOS-1D X. Let’s take a closer look at this professional camera that currently boasts of being on at the very top of Canon’s EOS line.

The Canon EOS 1D’s main features all hinge on its sensors and processors. The camera boasts of a full frame CMOS sensor that delivers low noise, high resolution (18.1 megapixels) images. It is also the first camera ever to sport dual Digic 5+ processors, which Canon says will allows for unprecedented processing speeds, allowing for advanced features such as advanced noise reduction at higher ISO speeds and super high speed shooting (up to 14 fps in super high speed shooting mode).

Other notable features of the camera include an exceptionally wide ISO range (100 to 51200, and expandable to ISO 204800), ability to shoot Full HD movies (1080p), a high-resolution 1,040k-dot 3.2” Clear View II LCD screen, and a 61 point auto-focus system. The Canon EOS 1D has a magnesium alloy body that lends it not just a sturdy look, but an actual durable body. It also has a gigabit Ethernet port for a speedy transfer of pictures to your PC, and an HDMI output that will let you playback your HD movies without degrading the quality.

UK pricing is yet to be announced, though basing from the US price of $6,800 (£4300), we can expect the UK price to at least be that amount or higher (due to taxes).

The Canon EOS 1DX is expected to be released in the market by March 2012.

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