Canon’s next flagship DSLR has already been revealed. Although the camera is an update of the current EOS 1D Mark IV, the new camera will be called EOS-1D X. It is a full-frame 18-megapixel camera with three processors and greatly expanded low-light sensitivity. It will have a total of 61 autofocus points and a dedicated DIGIC IV processor for AF/AE control. Of the 61 AF points, 41 are cross-types, including five dual-cross points at f/2.8. The 1D X will have a 14 frame per second continuous shooting mode and 51,200 native ISO that is expandable to 204,800.
It also has something good in terms of video capture with its dual DIGIC V processors that captures 1080p30 and 720p60 video and a Gigabit Ethernet connection for streaming live footage. For data storage, the Canon 1D X will have two CompactFlash card slots.
The Canon EOS 1D X will also feature a new RGB metering system, facial recognition and tracking. Shutter lag has been reduced to a mere 0.036 seconds.
Canon EOS-1D X Specifications
- Full Frame
- Dual DIGIC 5+ – 17 Times The Processing Power of DIGIC 4
- ISO 100-51200 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 Dual Cross Type Sensors
- EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking & Recognition Auto Focus)
- 12 Frames Per Second
- 14 Frames Per Second JPG Only
- 400,000 Shot Rated Shutter
- Ethernet Connection
Expanded ISO Specs
- L = 50
- H1 – 102,400
- H2 – 204,800
Movie Mode Specs
- MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
- 1920×1080 30p/25p/24p
- 1280×720 60p/50p
- 640×480 30p/25p
The price has not been finalized but the Canon EOS 1D X is expected to be in the $7000 range. Release is in March of 2012.