Canon Singapore launches EOS 1D X professional digital SLR camera

Canon has announced the new professional digital SLR camera, the Canon EOS-1D X, which claims to be the integration between the EOS 1D and 1Ds product lines. Powered by the new Dual DIGIC5+ image processor, the EOS-1D X features continuous shooting speed of 12 frames-per-second, 61-point AF system, carbon fibre shutter blades and dust-proof and drip-proof magnesium alloy body.

Edwin Teoh, assistant director, Consumer Imaging Products Marketing division, Canon Singapore, was at the event to unveil the new Canon EOS-1D X professional digital SLR camera.

 Canon Singapore launches EOS 1D X professional digital SLR camera

The new Canon EOS-1D X claims to be the ultimate professional digital SLR (DSLR) camera designed to support any photographic application and shooting demands. It is the integration of the EOS 1D and 1Ds product lines and sports a full-frame 35mm 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor. The EOS-1D X boasts a shooting speed of up to 12 frames per second (fps) with its new carbon fibre shutter and revised mirror mechanism, and 14 fps with mirror up (and lock focus). It is powered by the brand new Dual DIGIC 5+ image processor, offers ISO settings of up to ISO 204800 (H2); 61 point high-density reticular AF (41 cross-typepoints), full high definition 1080p video recording with choice of ALL-Iand IPB compression methods and video file sizes that exceed 4GB (FATspecifications) are automatically split. The digital SLR camera also features an electronic curtain shutter for quiet operation during live view shooting.

Accompanying the EOS-1D X are two new accessories – the WFT-E6 wireless file transmitter and GP-E1 GPS receiver. Pricing and availability of the EOS-1D X aren't available at press time, but Canon Singapore said that the digital SLR will be available by the first half of 2012.

Here's a few more pictures of the professional EOS-1D X digital SLR camera:-

 Canon Singapore launches EOS 1D X professional digital SLR camera

 Canon Singapore launches EOS 1D X professional digital SLR camera

 Canon Singapore launches EOS 1D X professional digital SLR camera

 Canon Singapore launches EOS 1D X professional digital SLR camera

 Specifications

Feature

EOS-1D X

Pixels

18.1M

Imaging processor

Dual DIGIC 5+

One-touch image quality setting

Yes

Image creation functions

Picture Style Auto

Yes

Chromatic aberration correction

Yes

Post-processing

RAW image processing

Yes

Resize

Yes

Image recording

Recording media

CF (Type I, II) x 2

External recording media

Viewfinder

Transparent LCD

Yes

New focusing screen

Yes

Autofocus

AF point

61 points

EOS iTR AF

Yes

AF Configuration Tool

Yes

Exposure control

Metering sensor

Approx.100,000-pixel RGB sensor

Metering sensor zones

252

Subject recognition

Yes

ISO speed range

(L:50) 100 – 51200

 (H1:102400, H2:204800)

Custom shooting modes

Yes

Exposure setting range [stops]

±5

Flash sync speed

1/250

Flash:Radio wireless control

Yes

Multiple exposures

Yes

Drive

Continuous shooting speed (Max. fps)

12

Super high speed continuous shooting

14

Electronic level (LCD monitor and viewfinder)

Yes

Shutter durability

400,000 cycles

Movie shooting

Compression format

ALL-I (intra frame) / IPB(inter frame)

Yes

Time code

Yes

No 4GB limit

Yes

Image playback

Rating

Yes

Quick Control

Yes

Image transfer

Direct image transfer

Yes

Wired LAN image transfer

Yes

Custom Controls

Yes

LCD monitor

3.2 in., 1.04 million dots

Feature guide

Yes

World time

Yes

Time sync between cameras

Yes

Camera system information

Yes

Dimensions (Width x Height x Depth  approx. mm/in.) based on CIPA criteria

158 x 163.6 x 82.7

/ 6.2 x 6.4 x 3.2