Canon EOS-1D X DSLR Brings Three Brains to the Professional Photo Shoot

Paul Lilly

It takes a serious commitment to photography to drop $6,800 on a DSLR camera body with no lens, and if ever you might be tempted, Canon's EOS-1D X is it. Canon calls it a "high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III an IOS-1D Mark IV models." We call it a smarty pants camera fully loaded with funtastic features, and a new body to boot.

On the outside, Canon claims the redesigned exterior and new button placement lend themselves to enhanced ergonomics for a DSLR that feels comfortable in your hand. Canon rejiggered everything around with the intent of offering seamless navigation, and topped it off with four configurable buttons, two each for vertical and horizontal shooting.

Canon dropped three brains (DIGIC processors) into the EOS-1D X, including two DIGIC 5+ image processors that are supposedly 17 times faster than the DIGIC 4, which now serves as the third processor for metering and AF control. What this combination does is allow for greater in-camera functions, including chromatic aberration correction for various Canon EF lenses.

Other notable specs:

  • 18MP full-frame CMOS sensor
  • ISO: 50 to 204,800
  • 61-point high density reticular AF
  • 1080p HD video
  • Built-in LAN port

Availability is scheduled for March 2012.

Image Credit: Canon

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