Arguably one of the most impressive DSLR cameras to date, Canon made news moments ago with the release of its EOD-1D X. The flagship series model adopts a full-frame sensor and harnesses 18 megapixels. An ISO rating goes from 100 to 51200 and can be expanded to an impressive 204,800. The 1D X also incorporates a new 61-point auto focus system as well as software configuration tools akin to those on the 7D model. Internally, the EOS-1DX features three DIGIC processors, including Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors that maintain the ability to deliver 17 times more processing speed than the previous DIGIC 4. D dedicated DIGIC 4 processor remains integrated for metering and AF control.
Additionally, Canon created the 1D X as the first EOS Digital SLR that incorporates Multiple Exposure capability, affording it the ability to form composite images via a combination of up to nine individual images. Its “Super High Speed Mode” allow the user to increase shooting speeds up to 14 fps at its full 18-megapixel resolution while maintaining a 12 fps rate in One Shot AF of Al Servo AF. As is expected, the camera boasts the ability to record at 1080p in HD at up to 30fps or in 720p HD at 50fps or 60fps.
On the hardware and design side, the body embodies a slightly modified exterior with button control configuration reapplied for ease of use and comfortability in the user’s right hand. Dual card slots are incorporated to the approval of many professional photographers, providing a means to carry only one memory card format and still achieve instant image back ups and provide a significant boost in storage capacity. Photographers are also granted the ability to join their 1D X to a LAN network via a built-in gigabit Ethernet jack. Slated to make its debut sometime in March 2012, the EOS-1D X is expected to arrive with a price tag of $6,800 USD.