Saturday, October 22, 2011
Canon 1D X - the future is now!
You probably heard the buzz and seen images of the new Canon 1D X so I'll keep this short :)
Basically Canon merged it's two leading, top of the line cameras - the 1D line and the 1Ds Line into one super hero camera -the 1D X.
I had the camera in my hands for a little while (no photos were allowed to be taken at that time though) so from experience I can vouch for this - you will want to have one.
As for could you afford one, is a trickier question; in merging both camera lines Canon also had to adjust the price - before, the 1D series was going for about $4500 while the 1Ds line was at a $7999 price point.
With the both merged into one, the price was "merged" as well so the new 1D X now has a $6500 price tag. I already started feeding my piggy bank :)
The camera is pretty much everything you will want to have in a pro camera body (see specs below), it is incredible in low light (I was blown away when playing with the iso settings!) and feels like you have an indestructible object in your hand (which you pretty much do).
You can now trigger the shutter via telepathic intention, just kidding, but most anything else will work :)
Here is the way Canon put's it:
The Ultimate EOS.
Canon has brought the best of the EOS-1D Series of digital cameras into one phenomenal model: the new flagship of the EOS line, the EOS-1D X*. Its full-frame 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and all-new Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors deliver high quality image capture at up to 12 fps (14 fps in Super High Speed Mode) and a powerful ISO range of 100 - 51200 (up to 204800 in H2 mode) provides sharp, low-noise images even in the dimmest low-light conditions. An all-new, 61-Point High-Density Reticular AF and 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor that uses a dedicated DIGIC 4 Image Processor, makes the EOS-1D X reach new levels of focus speed and accuracy delivering advanced tracking even for the most challenging shooting situations. Taken all together, the EOS-1D X's improved HD video capture, numerous connectivity options, combination of processing power and durable construction, including shutter durability tested to 400,000
Click here for features and specs
As soon as I can get my hands on a production model I will post images/video!
You can see the Canon 1D X at Photo Plus Expo in NYC this week - come by and say hello if you are there :)