Canon EOS-1D X Announced

As expected, Canon has announced a new digital SLR camera called the Canon EOS-1D X. The new camera is very similar in design to the 1D model but has a lot of different tech packed inside the body.

The EOS-1D X has an 18 megapixel sensor which is backed up by a pair of Digic 5+ imaging processors. The image processors allow the camera to capture still pictures at 14 frames per second. The ISO setting maxes out at 204,000 (51,200 native) and it has a 61 point AF system along with a 252-zone metering system.

On the back of the camera is a 3.2 inch LCD which can display 1,040,000 dots. The viewfinder is also sharp.

On to the video functions of the camera, it can capture video at 1080p and 720p at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second for the 1080p setting and 50 or 60 frames per second for 720p. The camera limits videos to just below 30 minutes which is related to European tax rates on HD cameras.

The reason this DSLR has the X on the end of the name is because it represents 10 generations of the device.

Overall, an excellent looking camera. It is expected to launch in March 2012 and will have a price tag of $6,800.


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