Canon EOS 1Dx Officially Announced
Canon made one of the biggest announcements of the year today when it officially introduced the Canon EOS 1Dx. This DSLR is the camera of the not so distant future as the Canon EOS 1Dx is expected to release in March 2012. The DSLR is an 18 megapixel super camera with Full Frame and 17 times more processing power than the last generation 4S. Canon stated the “x” in the Canon EOS 1Dx is there to signify the 10th anniversary of the DSLR manufactured by Canon. The new power also allows for full res. photos of RAW and RAW+JPEG at 12fps and when at maximum speed mode will allow for 14fps JPEG capture. Also equipped on the Canon EOS 1Dx is a 100k pixel, 252-zone RGB metering sensor which features both a face detector and color detector.
The Canon EOS 1Dx also has an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor that features 2 line-16 channel readout as well as a combo of gapless micro lenses and large individual pixels allowing for a quality amount of light to be picked up. That massive upgrade to the pixel size gives the Canon EOS 1Dx an ISO range of 100-51200 (as well as a low ISO 50 feature and 2 high options of ISO at 204,800). The Canon EOS 1Dx will feature a 61-point auto focus capabilities with AF points sensitive to horizontal contrast with apertures f/5.6 and bigger.
Canon EOS 1Dx Recording Capabilities
As far as video and recording for the Canon EOS 1Dx it features large upgrades and is a quality camera for anyone looking to shoot video. The 1Dx features 1080-30 p-25 p-24 p High Def. video recordings along with the options of 720-60 p-50 p. The Canon EOS 1Dx as a video recorder also contains a file splitting function which allows for 29 minutes and 59 seconds of straight shooting. The EOS 1Dx will have 2 methods of SMPTE-compliant time code embedded features as well as FreeRun and RecRun allowing for easier synchronizing of multiple cameras in post. Interframe and Intraframe will also be included to aid in the editing and post video production process.
As Far as battery life of the Canon EOS 1Dx it will feature the LP-E4N battery and will also be fully functional with LP-E4 batteries previously in the 1D-Mark IV cameras. The only downfall to the new battery is that it can’t be used with previous generations chargers. The Canon EOS 1Dx will also come fully protected with weather-resistant features and protection.
The Canon EOS 1Dx will offer the same viewfinder as the Mark III allowing for .76x magnification and 100% full coverage. One Canon rep was quoted as saying the information in the viewfinder for the Canon EOS 1Dx was far superior to that of the one found in the 1D Mark II. Joysticks and grips for vertical and horizontal control for shooting will also be featured on the camera in addition to 4 programmable function buttons around the lens for custom control regardless of the grip positioning from the photographer. The shutter on the Canon EOS 1Dx is now rated to a full 400,000 cycles and has been redesigned to be lighter and more durable.
The Canon EOS 1Dx is due out March 2012 and will cost $6800 for the body only. More Canon EOS 1Dx news will be featured on the page as soon it is released.