Canon EOS 1DX: Canon announces its new flagship camera

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Canon EOS 1DX: Canon announces its new flagship camera

After months of rumors swirling about, today Canon finally launched its new flagship DSLR: the Canon EOS 1D X. This new camera will replace not just the EOS 1Ds but also all EOS 1D current models... and will bring the APS-H sensor size to an end.

This new high-end camera is based on an 18MPix CMOS full-frame sensor and can reach a shooting speed of 14 fps (12 fps with auto-focus). It also features a high-precision AF system with 61 points, and 41 high-sensitivity cross-type sensors to ensure a very fast and precise auto-focus. Its 100–51,200 ISO and dual DIGIC 5 processors should ensure a low level of noise. The 1DX can even push its sensor to 204,800 ISO, the highest ISO on the market. (It will be interesting to see how good the pictures are at that ISO.) In term of metering, the 100,000-pixel RGB AE associated with the dedicated DIGIC 4 processor should help you under most lighting conditions.

The 1,040k-dot 3.2-inch LCD screen is announced as “superbly durable" and will give you a good idea of your picture results while shooting. And when shooting indoors, the 1GB ethernet connection will enable you to stream and check your photos directly on your PC or Mac.

The 1Dx also offers advanced video capabilities with full HD (1080p) and a wide range of controls such as exposure, frame rates, audio, and compression. 

The Canon EOS 1D X will be available in March 2012 for the price of $6,800.

For more details, check out this page and this video by Canon showcasing the EOS 1DX: