Canon Announces the EOS-1D X; Their Most Extreme dSLR Yet

Canon AnnouncesHot off the press, Canon has just unveiled the most advanced camera the company has ever developed, the EOS-1D X. The camera of all cameras for professional photogs, the EOS-1D X merges two powerful models aimed at two different markets (the EOS-1Ds Mark III and the EOS-1D Mark IV) into one mega powerhouse of a camera.

Some important features include:

  • A full frame 18-megapixel CMOS image sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors
  • New Shutter with carbon fiber blades rated up to 400,000 cycles
  • Burst shooting at 12fps at full res with AF, or up to 14fps without AF (JPEG only in hi-speed mode)
  • Up to two stops lower noise than predecessors
  • Third DIGIC 4 processor handles information from new 100,000 pixel RGB Metering sensor
  • ISO settings from 100 – 51,200; expandable to Lo (50), Hi 1 (102,400) or Hi 2 (204,800)
  • Dual CF card slots
  • Built-in gigabit Ethernet
  • New 61-point AF system
  • And so much more

For more details about the EOS-1D X, see our Preview page. If you’re wanting to order yours today, you’ll be sad to hear that the EOS-1D X won’t start shipping until March 2012, with a body only price of $6,800 USD.

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