Canon has unveiled the latest update to their professional line of dSLR: the Canon EOS-1D X. This 18 megapixel full-frame camera is set to replace the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.
Canon EOS-1D X specs:
Full Frame Sensor
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
Full HD 1080p video recording
Gigabit LAN port
The last item in the spec sheet is a curious addition to the EOS-1D X as we’re used to tethering cameras to a computer via USB rather than a networking hub. Still, the Gigabit connection should be a boon for sports photographers or anyone else than can exploit high-speed connection.
The estimated retail price for the body is $6,800 and it is expected to be released in March 2012.