Canon have announced their new flagship camera the Canon 1D-X. A full frame camera that's capable of taken 12 frames per second with AF and 14 fps without all at full frame 18mp resolution. Here are the key highlights of this new camera:
- 18.1 Megapixel, Full-frame CMOS sensor
- New 61-point AF with up to 41 cross-type AF points
- Zone, Spot and AF Expansion Focusing modes
- DUAL “DIGIC 5+” processors
- DIGIC 4 processor dedicated to AE functions
- 12fps shooting with 14fps super High Speed continuous with a shutter life of approximately 400,000 cycles
- ISO 100 to 51,200 as standard, ISO 50 to 204,800 with expansion
- 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)
- Dual CF Card slots
The camera features two networking features with a standard 1Gb/e port and a new Canon WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter for those who shoot tethered alongside the usual USB. Interestingly the WFT-E6A also supports Bluetooth.
For those photographers who have been wanting a GPS solution Canon have also announced the new GP-E1 GPS unit for the Canon 1D-X.
For those who have been watching Canon this is the long awaited amalgamation of the two 1D series cameras, whilst many will be disappointed with the lower 18.1mp sensor in all this is a strong camera that will find a home for many disciplines.
Prices are to be confirmed but initial reports are a release date of March, 2012. Price tag is £5299 inc VAT / $6,800 estimated street price.
More information can be found at Canon Europe: