The EOS-1D X announcement comes on the heels of Canon’s recent manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 50-millionth EOS-series SLR camera in September of 2011. Furthermore, Canon will achieve yet another milestone at the end of this month producing the 70-millionth EF lens.

“The EOS-1D X represents the re-invention of the EOS-1Ds and EOS-1D series, combining new proprietary Canon technologies with the culmination of customer feedback and requests from the field. We are proud to introduce this camera to the worldwide community of professional photographers and cinematographers with the features and capabilities they need to capture the great moments that display their talent,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.”

Here is a quick rundown and overview of some of the more important changes:


  • 18mp with huge photosites
  • 3 Processors (Dual Digic5+ and one Digic4) One processor dedicated to AF and Metering
  • ISO 100-51,000 (H1 and H2 takes it to ISO204,800)
  • 12FPS (RAW. 14fps on JPEG)
  • 61 Focus Points
  • 6 AF systems
  • New AF Tracking system
  • New Exposure Control
  • New Video functions
  • New Video Compression
  • Included Gigabit Ethernet port for Tethering


Price expected at $6800 (about R47,000)

Hoping to see them by about March or April 2012

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