Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Canon EOS-1D X professional DSLR announcement

Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to introduce a completely revolutionized EOS-1D series camera, the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera.* As the new leader in Canon’s arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D X will be a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup. Enhancing the revolutionary image quality of the EOS-1Ds and speed capabilities of the EOS-1D series, the EOS-1D X DSLR features an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion and capable of shooting an incredible 12 frames-per-second (fps). Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras and accessories have a long-standing legacy of providing high-quality results to professionals in a wide range of markets, including sports, nature, cinematography, wedding and commercial studios. The addition of this new model will help take this tradition to a whole new level.

The EOS-1D X announcement comes on the heels of Canon’s recent manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 50-millionth EOS-series SLR camera in September of 2011. Furthermore, Canon will achieve yet another milestone at the end of this month producing the 70-millionth EF lens.

“The EOS-1D X represents the re-invention of the EOS-1Ds and EOS-1D series, combining new proprietary Canon technologies with the culmination of customer feedback and requests from the field. We are proud to introduce this camera to the worldwide community of professional photographers and cinematographers with the features and capabilities they need to capture the great moments that display their talent,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

Canon 1D X Official Specifications
  • 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

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.

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