Canon, one of the leading company in digital imaging, today announced a high end and a completely revamped EOS-1D series camera, the Canon EOS-1D X DSLR camera. As we all know that the EOS-1D is famous for its high performance and are generally meant for the pro-level photographers. The EOS-1D X DSLR camera comes with an 18.1 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), etc.
“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.
The EOS-1D X features three DIGIC processors, including Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors to deliver lightening fast processing speed for metering and AF control. The new powerful processors help in performing high-speed continuous shooting, lower noise, and a significant increase in data processing speed. This new level of data processing speed allows the EOS-1D X to perform many functions including chromatic aberration correction across various Canon EF lenses in-camera. The DIGIC 4 processor utilizes a new 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor and works together with the camera’s new EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF.
The EOS-1D X also comes with the new Ultrasonic Wave Motion Cleaning (UWMC), a traditional Canon’s self-cleaning sensor unit, which utilizes carrier wave technology to remove smaller dust particles from the sensor and it includes a new fluorine coating on the infrared absorption glass to help repel dust. Also now the camera comes with a wide range ISO which ranges from the value 100 to 51,200.
The EOS-1D X includes a brand new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, which now brings an expanded AF coverage area, superior focusing precision and low light sensitivity, and greater low-contrast subject detection capability.
The Canon EOS-1D X also features the new EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF, which helps in phase detection and Face Detection technology to track recognized faces. The Canon EOS-1D X camera breaks new ground in the world of digital SLRs, offering a Super High Speed Mode which increases shooting speeds up to 14 fps at full 18-megapixel resolution in JPEG mode. The new camera is also capable of shooting RAW, JPEG, or RAW+JPEG at speeds up to 12 fps in One Shot AF or AI Servo AF for enhanced performance in sports photography and other applications requiring high-speed digital capture.
The EOS-1D X now comes with the support of the new Canon WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter features wireless LAN support for 802.11n network transfer rates providing users with increased communication speed. Also the camera is Bluetooth-compatible and can be easily linked to the device as well. The EOS-1D X also offers an optional Canon GP-E1 GPS Receiver, which can be easily integrated into the camera’s body. With an electronic compass on-board, the GP-E1 will log movement – latitude, longitude, elevation, and the Universal Time Code – and allow viewing of camera movement on a PC after shooting.
The Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera will be made available in March 2012, which will be sold at a whopping $6,800.00. The compact, lightweight WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter and the the GP-E1 GPS receiver are expected to be made available in March and April 2012 with a price tag of $600 and $300 respectively.
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