Dehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 33 Posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4483 times:
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Canon EOS-1D X
■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 Cross Type Senors
■EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking & Recognition Auto Focus)
■12 Frames Per Second
■14 Frames Per Second JPG Only
■400,000 Shot Rated Sensor
TOKYO, October 18, 2011—Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. today announced the introduction in Japan of the new EOS-1D X digital single-lens reflex (SLR) camera offering a high level of performance to satisfy the demands of professionals in such fields as sports photography, photojournalism and studio photography.
To date, Canon has developed its top-of-the-line digital SLR cameras through the 1Ds series, which delivers exceptionally high image quality, and the 1D series, which achieves superlative high-speed performance. Integrating the strengths of these two series, Canon’s new professional flagship model, the EOS-1D X, brings together the highest levels of image quality and speed performance.
The new Canon EOS-1D X incorporates a newly developed approximately 18.1-megapixel 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor which, in addition to achieving an optimal sensor size and pixel count balance, effectively makes use of Canon’s proprietary semiconductor technologies to ensure low-noise performance. Featuring Dual DIGIC 5+, which comprises two new high-performance DIGIC 5+ image processors—each realizing approximately 17 times the processing power of DIGIC 4—the camera delivers exemplary image quality and speed performance, in addition to data processing power that has been greatly enhanced compared with the EOS-1D Mark IV, released in December 2009. Compared with the EOS-1D Mark IV’s sensitivity range of ISO100–12800, the EOS-1D X offers a range that has been expanded by two steps, to 100–51200,* for outstanding imaging results with reduced noise, even when shooting indoors and other dimly lit settings.
Combining a 100,000-pixel RGB metering sensor and DIGIC 4 processor, the Canon EOS-1D X’s new AE system, the EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) System, is capable of determining not only brightness levels, but also a subject’s face and target color, making possible high-precision exposure control. The newly developed AF system incorporates an AF sensor with a total of 61 autofocus points for improved high-precision subject capture. The sensor includes 21 f/5.6 cross-type sensors, 20 f/4.0 cross-type sensors, and 5 f/2.8 dual cross-type sensors. Equipped with 20 f/4.0 AF points, the new camera offers the same level of precision as the EOS-1D Mark IV at f/2.8. Additionally, working in tandem with the new AE system, the camera’s EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition Auto Focus) function is capable of tracking a subject’s face or target color to maintain focus on a moving subject.
The Canon EOS-1D X’s new Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors make possible high-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 12 frames per second with high-precision AE and AF performance. In the ultra-fast continuous shooting mode, the camera realizes a continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 14 frames per second (mirror remains raised during shooting, JPEG images only).
The Canon EOS-1D X delivers high reliability even in harsh shooting conditions. The rugged shutter unit boasts a lifespan of over 400,000 cycles while the camera’s exterior covers and operation panels employ a dust- and moisture-resistant design. Furthermore, the camera features a new dust-removing system incorporating two vibrating elements, a first for the EOS series, improving on the earlier cleaning system.
The new EOS-1D X comes equipped with a Gigabit-Ethernet connection that, when shooting in locations equipped with a wired LAN connection such as large sporting arenas, enables data to be transferred to editing desks quickly and reliably. Inheriting the same basic operating design as previous models, which focused on offering instantaneous operation, such aspects of the new camera as its button and control layout and GUI were reviewed and redesigned, with great attention given to operability when held vertically, during blind-touch operation, and when confirming images.
Featuring advanced video-capture capabilities, the Canon EOS-1D X’s upgraded imaging system and Dual DIGIC 5+ deliver greatly enhanced movie quality. In particular, the camera minimizes the occurrence of color artifacts and moiré, and enables the shooting of low-noise video even in dark conditions.
The Canon EOS-1D X will be available in Japan from late March 2012 at an open price. Canon has set initial production at 7,000
LGW340 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 315 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4383 times:
Quoting alevik (Reply 5): Well, if you know how to use google it doesn't take much to find lots of folks who have had issues. But using Canon and using the internet are sometimes mutually exclusive....
Honestly - if you don't know about the issues with Canon, the recall for focus module repairs (which I did twice at their expense - I'm sure they didn't do that for fun) then you need to read more.
ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 4371 times:
I was thinking YAWN - until I reread and saw this was a full frame camera. This is quite interesting as 18mp in a full frame sensor = big pixel sites = really good quality. Never mind the other specs, this alone could make it the highest image quality Canon by quite a margin.
Does this mean the end of the AP-H sensor? Not what I expected at all ... having produced a totally new AF in the 1DIV and 7D (which I think is pretty damn good) I didn't realise it needed upgrading.
Of course the price will be horrible (this side of the Olympics anyway), but at least I can stop worrying about whether I should invest in a MK IV
spencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4283 times:
Quoting ckw (Reply 7): 1DIV and 7D (which I think is pretty damn good) I didn't realise it needed upgrading.
IMO they don't. Having hopped from 10D, 20D, 30D, 1Dii, 1Diii, 7D and now 1Div, I don't think I'll ever be upgrading from what I have now. I mean, would (I) even notice any improvements should I chose to opt for this new one, I probably doubt it. It's actually a shame (Canon) seem fit to "upgrade" so anxiously. Perhaps hit the market with some new lenses instead, fill the gap there where there are some.
Spence, happy with his 1Div.
EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
Dehowie From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 1057 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4204 times:
For all the so called dramas around the Mk3s AF issue always thought why is it that when tested head to head against the D3 that it achieved better test results.
Pity you got a bad one as the three I had all gave great results...in fact there are many many guys still using them and getting great results.
glad the D3 worked for for you as I know several who have been very disappointed with it's AF tracking of low vis fighters.
Tools are tools use what works for you..
ckw From UK - England, joined Aug 2010, 730 posts, RR: 16
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4141 times:
Quoting Dehowie (Reply 10): in fact there are many many guys still using them and getting great results.
Myself included - never had a problem with the AF ... however, when talking to a Canon engineer, he recommended I get the service. According to him, the problem was due to a particular component which either
a) shipped in a broken/maladjusted state
b) shipped OK, but was prone to failure early on
c) shipped OK, but could fail at some point in the future
In short, it was very much a lottery whether you got a working camera or not, or for how long it would continue working.
I did get the service - and didn't notice any difference afterwards ... but I'd had no complaints. My only beef about the system is that you have to fart around in the menus too much to get the very best out of the AF, and in rapidly changing situations, that's not always practical. I see the Canon have addressed this issue in the new camera.
I must admit that while I don't know if the AF on the 7D is better on paper than the 1D3s, it does incorporate features which make changing it for specific shots much easier, hence it seems more useful in practice, and I'm glad these will be included in the 1Dx