Canon EOS 1D X Announced: Specs, Price and Release Date


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
  • 18.1MP
  • 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.

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  1. Indosmokinesia Reply

    i already have the lense…. been waiting for the camera like this one

  2. This is going to be such a good camera. The low light shooting which makes people buy expensive 2.8 lenses now will be able to get by in the same situation with a f 4.5. The savings alone in the lens will help out. You will be able to get good depth of field and descent shutter speeds in low light.

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