Canon announces top-of-the-line DSLR, EOS-1D X

Canon has just launched their newest flagship model - the EOS-1D X. The EOS-1D X uses a 35mm full frame sized sensor that renders images with a resolution of 18 MP. The camera uses two DIGIC 5+ processors to process the images. It has a burst shooting speed of roughly 14 frames per second, which is pretty impressive. With JPEG and RAW  images being captured together, the speed is still 12 frames per second. There are 61 points that the camera uses to autofocus on the subject. The sensitivity of the sensor ranges from ISO 100 to 51,200. Canon claims that the new 1,00,000 pixel RGB metering sensor should offer more reliable lighting metering.

Strictly for professional use

Strictly for professional use

 

 

There are some interesting accessories that are available for the product. These include the wireless file transfer module and the GPS module, which will be available as options. The camera will come built with two CompactFlash card slots and is designed for and targetted at professionals. The camera is to be launched in April 2012. There is no mention of local pricing but US pricing is expected to be $6800 (roughly 3 lac). As if camera models weren’t confusing enough, Canon might have just made it worse. One of Nikon’s full frame cameras is called D3X similar to this the 1D X.


Published Date: Oct 18, 2011 05:20 pm | Updated Date: Oct 18, 2011 05:20 pm