Canon has finally announced its much awaited new full frame flagship camera. Meet the new Canon EOS 1D-X.

The specifications for the EOS 1D-X are as follows;

# 18.1 MP Full Frame Sensor

# Dual Digic 5+ & One Digic 4(Total 3 Processors)

# ISO 100-51200 Native(Expandable : ISO 102,400 and 204,800 available with H1/H2)

# 100,000 Pixel RGB Metering Sensor(Standalone Digic 4 Processor to handle metering alone)

# EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis)

# 61 Point AF (21 f/5.6 Cross Type Points, 20 f/4 Cross Type Points, 5 f/2.8 Cross Type Points)

# DUAL CF Cards slots

# EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking & Recognition Auto Focus)

# 12 Frames Per Second (14 Frames Per Second JPG Only)

# 400,000 Shot Rated Sensor

# Ethernet Connection

# Dual vibrating dust removers

# MPEG-4 AVC/H.264( 1920×1080 30p/25p/24p, 1280×720 60p/50p, 640×480 30p/25p)

# SMTPE Timecode

A glance over the specs leave no prizes for guessing that this DSLR camera should perform superbly. Meanwhile, I’m a bit disappointed with Canon leaving the video mode untouched. Offcourse, they seem to address video artifacts & even push the bitrate but with such colossal processing power at hand, it would indeed have been good to have 1080p at 60fps or more. Else even 4K would have been sweet. Maybe that is reserved for the Canon 5D Mark III when it comes. For time-being, this new flagship truly shines.

You can find more about the Canon EOS 1D-X from the Canon Press Release.

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