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Canon 1D X Announced

Canon EOS 1D X DSLRCanon 1D X announced, the canon 1D X features A newly-developed full-frame 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor offers exceptional flexibility, ISO range of 100-51200, expandable up to 204800, new 61-point wide-area autofocus system , 41 cross-type points, including five dual cross-type points, The EOS-1D X also features a newly-designed RGB metering system, providing incredible levels of accuracy. A 100,000 pixel RGB metering sensor is linked to the AF system and powered by its own dedicated DIGIC 4 processor, detecting faces and colour to ensure correct exposure levels and improved AF tracking.

Canon 1D X without LensEOS-1D X is the first-ever camera to feature dual “DIGIC 5+” processors. Offering performance up to three times faster than standard DIGIC 5. The 1D X also offers 12fps continuous shooting at14fps in Super High speed shooting with continuous bursts of up to 120 large JPEG images (36 RAW).

Canon 1D X Top View

The camera records Full HD at 1920 x 1080 in selectable frame rates of 24p (23.976), 25p, or 30p (29.97); and 720p HD or SD video recording at either 50p or 60p (59.94). SD video can be recorded in either NTSC or PAL standards.

Canon 1D X back

This camera also features Dual Card Slots, a new shutter design with even greater durability and precision. Rated to 400,000 cycles.

Canon 1D X Wireless SettingWFT-E6 – a new, compact WiFi transmitter designed for transferring images when a wired connection isn’t available. Supporting the 802.11n WiFi standard and offering Bluetooth support for connectivity to external GPS devices, the WFT-E6 offers secure transfer of images and video to an FTP server, or the ability to display content on a compatible screen over a DLNA[4] connection.

The EOS-1D X will also be compatible with a new GPS receiver – the GP-E1. Enabling users to add location information to EXIF data and geographically track the progress of travelling shoot, the GP-E1 is particularly useful for wildlife or location-based photographers who may need to record the location of a scene for future reference.

Things to be noted:

The 1DS + 1D = 1D X
1Ds series, which delivers exceptionally high image quality, and the 1D series, which achieves superlative high-speed performance. Integrating the strengths of these two series, Canon’s new professional flagship model, the EOS-1D X, brings together the highest levels of image quality and speed performance.

Dual DIGIC 5+
The 1D X features Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors, The two new high-performance DIGIC 5+ image processors—each realizing approximately 17 times the processing power of DIGIC 4.

Canon 1D X ISO Performance Compared with the EOS-1D Mark IV’s
EOS-1D Mark IV’s sensitivity range of ISO100–12800, the EOS-1D X offers a range that has been expanded by two steps, to 100–51200

High-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 12 frames per second with high-precision AE and AF performance.

The newly developed AF system incorporates an AF sensor with a total of 61 autofocus points for improved high-precision subject capture. The sensor includes 21 f/5.6 cross-type sensors, 20 f/4.0 cross-type sensors, and 5 f/2.8 dual cross-type sensors. Equipped with 20 f/4.0 AF points, the new camera offers the same level of precision as the EOS-1D Mark IV at f/2.8. Additionally, working in tandem with the new AE system, the camera’s EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition Auto Focus) function is capable of tracking a subject’s face or target color to maintain focus on a moving subject.

The new EOS-1D X comes equipped with a Gigabit-Ethernet connection that, when shooting in locations equipped with a wired LAN connection such as large sporting arenas, enables data to be transferred to editing desks quickly and reliably.

Pricing and Availability
The 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. The compact, lightweight WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter is scheduled to be available in March 2012 and have an estimated retail price of $600. Availability for the GP-E1 GPS receiver is expected in April 2012 with an estimated retail price of $300.

Canon 1D X Detail Specification

  • 18.1MP Full Frame CMOS Sensor
  • ISO 100-51200 – expandable to ISO 50 (L), 102400 (H1), 204800 (H2)
  • 14-bit RAW Capture w/ M-RAW at 10MP & S-RAW at 4.5MP
  • Video Capture: 1920 x 1080 at 30p/25p/24p; 1280 x 720 at 60p/50p
  • SMPTE-compliant timecode embedding
  • Max continuous record time of 29 minutes and 59 seconds
  • 12 fps w/ AE and AF
  • 14 fps JPEG only w/ mirror up
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ LCD at 1.04 million dot resolution
  • 252-zone metering
  • 100,000-pixel RGB metering sensor
  • 61-Point High Density Reticular AF including 41 cross-type AF Points
    • 21 f/5.6 cross-type sensors
    • 20 f/4.0 cross-type sensors
    • 5 f/2.8 dual cross-type sensors
  • 400,000 shutter cycles rated
  • Gigabit-Ethernet connection
  • Weather-Resistance
  • Ultrasonic Wave Motion Cleaning
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • Compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards

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