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Old 18-10-2011, 01:33 PM
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Canon EOS-1D X announced

Full frame
18.1 megapixels
Dual DIGIC 5+ -- 17 times the processing power of DIGIC 4
ISO 100-51,200 (native)
100,000 pixel RGB metering sensor
EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis)
61 point AF
21 f/5.6 cross type sensors
20 f/4 cross type sensors
5 f/2.8 cross type sensors
EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking & Recognition Auto Focus)
12 frames per second RAW
14 frames per second JPG
400,000 shot rated shutter
Ethernet
Available March, 2011.

TOKYO, October 18, 2011—Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. today announced the introduction in Japan of the new EOS-1D X digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera offering a high level of performance to satisfy the demands of professionals in such fields as sports photography , photojournalism and studio photography.

To date, Canon has developed its top-of-the-line digital SLR cameras through the 1Ds series, which delivers exceptionally high image quality, and the 1D series, which achieves superlative high-speed performance. Integrating the strengths of these two series, Canon’s new professional flagship model, the EOS-1D X, brings together the highest levels of image quality and speed performance.

The new Canon EOS-1D X incorporates a newly developed approximately 18.1-megapixel 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor which, in addition to achieving an optimal sensor size and pixel count balance, effectively makes use of Canon’s proprietary semiconductor technologies to ensure low-noise performance. Featuring Dual DIGIC 5+, which comprises two new high-performance DIGIC 5+ image processors—each realizing approximately 17 times the processing power of DIGIC 4—the camera delivers exemplary image quality and speed performance, in addition to data processing power that has been greatly enhanced compared with the EOS-1D Mark IV, released in December 2009. Compared with the EOS-1D Mark IV’s sensitivity range of ISO100–12800, the EOS-1D X offers a range that has b
een expanded by two steps, to 100–51200,* for outstanding imaging results with reduced noise, even when shooting indoors and other dimly lit settings.

Combining a 100,000-pixel RGB metering sensor and DIGIC 4 processor, the Canon EOS-1D X’s new AE system, the EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) System, is capable of determining not only brightness levels, but also a subject’s face and target color, making possible high-precision exposure control. The newly developed AF system incorporates an AF sensor with a total of 61 autofocus points for improved high-precision subject capture. The sensor includes 21 f/5.6 cross-type sensors, 20 f/4.0 cross-type sensors, and 5 f/2.8 dual cross-type sensors. Equipped with 20 f/4.0 AF points, the new camera offers the same level of precision as the EOS-1D Mark IV at f/2.8. Additionally, working in tandem with the new AE system, the camera’s EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition Auto Focus) function is capable of tracking a subject’s face or target color to maintain focus on a mov
ing subject.

The Canon EOS-1D X’s new Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors make possible high-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 12 frames per second with high-precision AE and AF performance. In the ultra-fast continuous shooting mode, the camera realizes a continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 14 frames per second (mirror remains raised during shooting, JPEG images only).

The Canon EOS-1D X delivers high reliability even in harsh shooting conditions. The rugged shutter unit boasts a lifespan of over 400,000 cycles while the camera’s exterior covers and operation panels employ a dust- and moisture-resistant design. Furthermore, the camera features a new dust-removing system incorporating two vibrating elements, a first for the EOS series, improving on the earlier cleaning system.

The new EOS-1D X comes equipped with a Gigabit-Ethernet connection that, when shooting in locations equipped with a wired LAN connection such as large sporting arenas, enables data to be transferred to editing desks quickly and reliably. Inheriting the same basic operating design as previous models, which focused on offering instantaneous operation, such aspects of the new camera as its button and control layout and GUI were reviewed and redesigned, with great attention given to operability when held vertically, during blind-touch operation, and when confirming images.

Featuring advanced video-capture capabilities, the Canon EOS-1D X’s upgraded imaging system and Dual DIGIC 5+ deliver greatly enhanced movie quality. In particular, the camera minimizes the occurrence of color artifacts and moiré, and enables the shooting of low-noise video even in dark conditions.

The Canon EOS-1D X will be available in Japan from late March 2012 at an open price. Canon has set initial production at 7,000 units per month.

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Old 18-10-2011, 01:41 PM
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An open price?
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Old 18-10-2011, 02:00 PM
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$7k.

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Old 18-10-2011, 02:29 PM
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Rumor has it that Nikon are delaying their release of D800! that was allegedly going to be on 26.10, due to the flooding of their factory in Thailand First the tsunami delays it, now more flooding - will hopefully be a great camera for water shots!

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Holy carp! Sounds wonderful.

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Old 18-10-2011, 09:33 PM
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omg...

http://cweb.canon.jp/camera/eosd/1dx...es/img/003.jpg

Canon EOS-1D X, EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
1/800s f/5.6 iso12800



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omg...

http://cweb.canon.jp/camera/eosd/1dx...ovie.html?high

Movie sample shot up to ISO-51200.

Insane!

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Wow H that is impressive, thanks for the link.

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I wonder how all this would compare with the upcoming 5D Mark 111?

The rumours were true - that the 1D was due out before the 5D Mark 111 or whatever it will be called.

Is this Digic 5 - 16 bit?

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Old 19-10-2011, 03:16 PM
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The 1-series have always come before the 5D series.

Some people are up in arms re: a drop in megapickles from 21 (1Ds Mark III) to 18. However, I think this is an awesome compromise considering the camera is able to take 12 frames per second in RAW. That is /insane/ amounts of data being pumped. It is what sports photographers, wedding photographers and photojournalists have wanted for a long time. There's really only 7% decrease in megapickles, which is nothing, really.

You will see that when the 5D Mark III comes out, it will be a resolution monster designed for landscape and studio work. I, for one, can't wait -- will be first in line to add to my weaponry. I'm guessing it'll be a 36 megapickle resmonster.

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D800 is rumored to be 36MP.

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Available March 2012 - does that factor in the usual 1D delay, or is that on top?
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played with a Canon 1DX for an hour this evening. AF is stunning. High iso files are nuts. 12800 looking like 800 iso. Beautiful.
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I like the idea of better high iso performance and not a substantial increase in pixel count. The sensors we have now have more than enough resolution for any practical use and are pushing the bounds of lens technology, higher pixel counts are creating more problems than they solve.
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