Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Unveiled; Available for $6,800 from March 2012

October 18, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Canon has introduced a new camera in the EOS-1D series and it comes with many improved features. Christened Canon EOS-1D X, the new digital SLR is a high-speed multimedia device that will be replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models from the company.

The EOS-1D X is equipped with an 18-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).



The device comprises of three DIGIC processors: the Dual DIGIC 5+ Image processors offering 17 times more speed than the DIGIC 4, a dedicated DIGIC 4 for metering and AF control.

The Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors allow high-speed continuous shooting, lower noise, increase in data processing speed, chromatic aberration correction for Canon EF lenses and more.

Meanwhile, the DIGIC 4 processor enhances the accuracy of color and face detection with the help of a new 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor and also functions with the new EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF.

It comes with a built-in LAN connection and the USB mode for data transfer. It is supported by accessories like the compact, lightweight WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter and GP-E1 GPS Receiver.

The EOS-1D X can be used to capture photographs even in the extremely low-light conditions, in different settings suitable for studio, landscape, law enforcement, government and forensic field.

It supports recording of full HD videos at 1920 x 1080 resolutions in different frames even up to 720p HD or SD range.

The professionals will definitely love this new beauty and the accessories that provide high-quality results, so that they can use it in different areas like sports, nature, cinematography, wedding and commercial studios.

The Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR will be priced at $6,800 and be available from March 2012. Meanwhile, the WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter will be released in March and costs $600. The GP-E1 GPS Receiver priced at $300 will be available in April.

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