New Canon EOS 1D-X

Canon EOS 1D-X

Canon has announced the launch of their latest DSLR for the pro market. The 1D-X spots an 18 MP full-frame sensor that delivers a full resolution of 5148 x 3456 pixels. Besides shooting at the full res, the camera also delivers two reduced resolution of 3888 x 2592 pixels (M-RAW) and 2592 x 1728 pixels (S-RAW). The maximum frame rate is 12 fps or up to 14 fps with the mirror lockup. The standard ISO has a range of 100-51,200 with an expansion to 204,800.

The 1D-X has a new 61-point Auto Focus system with 41 cross-type point. This is a welcoming development. The Dual DIGIC 5+ image and data processors can push data 17 times faster than the previous DIGIC 4 processor. This not only offers significant processing speed but also allows more in-camera functions like the chromatic aberration corrections. It will result in less post-production time in the workflow.

What about the price? The 1D-X body will retail for US$6800. It will be available in March 2012. For more info, you can check out the details at DP Review or Rob Galbraith.

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