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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The New Canon 1Dx ~ A Whopping 14fps! 18MP Flagship Camera

Canon announced the company’s newest flagship professional DSLR today, the 18 megapixel full-frame Canon 1Dx. The 1Dx will sit atop Canon’s model line as an update to both the Canon 1Ds and the 1D Mark IV, and is expected to debut for $6800 (USD) body-only this March.







The “X” in 1Dx, according to Canon, is meant to signify that this is the 10th generation of professional DSLRs from Canon

The increase in pixel size allows the 1Dx to utilize an ISO range of 100-51200. The 1Dx will also offer a low ISO 50 option and two high options, pushing the ISO range to 204,800 (for law enforcement, government, and forensic pursuits rather than typical use.)
18 megapixels
14 frames per second
Dual Digic 5+ chip which is 17 times faster than the predecessor. Now that's fast!

Detailed Camera Highlights:
New 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
The EOS-1D X includes a brand new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, the most sophisticated DSLR AF system Canon has ever released. The 21 focusing points in the central area are standard precision cross-type and effective with maximum apertures as small as f/5.6, depending on the lens in use. The center five points are also high-precision diagonal cross-type points for maximum apertures as small as f/2.8. All 61 points are sensitive to horizontal contrast with maximum apertures as small as f/5.6 and 20 of the outer focusing points function as cross-type points with maximum apertures as small as f/4.0. Other innovations of the new 61-point High Density Reticular AF include expanded AF coverage area, superior focusing precision and low light sensitivity, and greater low-contrast subject detection capability compared to earlier EOS AF systems. (See image below for AF point configuration)





EOS iTR AF: Intelligent Tracking and Recognition Enhances AF Performance
The Canon EOS-1D X features incredible new EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF options ideal for wedding and event photography as well as sports and photojournalism. The default AF mode for the EOS-1D X uses phase detection AF information, while a new second option uses Face Detection technology to track recognized faces in addition to color information, ideal when shooting events such as tennis or dancing where facial recognition of the original subject will help keep that person in focus throughout the scene.





1 comment:

  1. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)

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