Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Canon Introduces The EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera
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Canon today introduced the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera, a high-speed multimedia juggernaut that replaces both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon's lineup.
The EOS-1D X DSLR features an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor,
Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion and capable of
shooting 12 frames-per-second (fps).
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 features three DIGIC processors, including Dual DIGIC 5+ image
processors capable of delivering approximately 17 times more processing
speed than DIGIC 4, and a dedicated DIGIC 4 for metering and AF control. In
conjunction with the newly developed high-performance 18-megapixel
full-frame Canon CMOS image sensor, the Dual DIGIC 5+ processors provide
high-speed continuous shooting, lower noise, and a significant increase in
data processing speed than previous EOS-1D models. This new level of data
processing speed allows the EOS-1D X to perform many functions including
chromatic aberration correction for various Canon EF lenses in-camera
instead of through post-production software. The DIGIC 4 processor utilizes
a new 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor for enhanced exposure accuracy with
color and face detection, and works together with the camera's new EOS iTR
(Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF.
The EOS-1D X employs a new imaging sensor, producing the lowest noise of any
EOS digital camera to date. The new 18-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
utilizes large pixels - 1.25 microns larger than those in the EOS-1D Mark IV
sensor and .55 microns larger than those in the EOS 5D Mark II sensor -
together with gapless microlenses to achieve enhanced light gathering
efficiency, higher sensitivity and less noise at the pixel level. The new
sensor has improved on the already very high signal-to-noise ratio of sensor
output of earlier EOS models. The EOS-1D X will also feature new Ultrasonic
Wave Motion Cleaning (UWMC), Canon's second generation self-cleaning sensor
unit, which utilizes carrier wave technology to remove smaller dust
particles from the sensor and it includes a new fluorine coating on the
infrared absorption glass to help repel dust.
Adjustable from ISO 100 to 51,200 within its standard range, the new model
offers a low ISO 50 setting for studio and landscape photography and two
high settings of 102,400 at H1 and 204,800 at H2, ideal for law enforcement,
government or forensic field applications.
The EOS-1D X includes a new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF. The 21
focusing points in the central area are standard precision cross-type and
effective with maximum apertures as small as f/5.6, depending on the lens in
use. The center five points are also high-precision diagonal cross-type
points for maximum apertures as small as f/2.8. All 61 points are sensitive
to horizontal contrast with maximum apertures as small as f/5.6 and 20 of
the outer focusing points function as cross-type points with maximum
apertures as small as f/4.0. Other innovations of the new 61-point High
Density Reticular AF include expanded AF coverage area, focusing precision
and low light sensitivity, and greater low-contrast subject detection
capability compared to earlier EOS AF systems.
All AF functions now have their own menu tab for quick access (formerly AF
custom functions in previous EOS models). A new AF Configuration Tool allows
for customized setting of tracking sensitivity, the acceleration and
deceleration of tracking subjects, and AF point auto switching, all of which
are accessed and adjusted via the new AF menu tab. A built-in Feature Guide
advises photographers on which settings to use according to subject matter.
Similar to the AF point selection options offered in the EOS 7D Digital SLR
camera, the EOS-1D X offers six AF point selection modes: Spot, Single
Point, Single Point with surrounding four points, Single Point with
surrounding eight points, Zone selection and Automatic AF point selection.
The Canon EOS-1D X features new EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and
Recognition) AF options ideal for wedding and event photography as well as
sports and photojournalism. The default AF mode for the EOS-1D X uses phase
detection AF information, while a new second option uses Face Detection
technology to track recognized faces in addition to color information.
For the first time in a Canon DSLR camera, a DIGIC processor is used
exclusively with the metering sensor for accurate exposure control. The
Canon DIGIC 4 processor takes advantage of the EOS-1D X's 100,000-pixel RGB
Metering Sensor and utilizes 252 zones for general metering or 35 zones for
low-light metering to help ensure accurate evaluative ambient or flash
exposure. The new subject recognition capabilities enhance nearly all of the
camera's automatic functions, helping to adjust exposure, autofocus, Auto
Lighting Optimizer and Automatic Picture Style to the scene being captured
for enhanced image quality.
The EOS-1D X is the first EOS Digital SLR to feature Multiple Exposure
capability. The camera can combine up to nine individual images into a
single composite image, with no need for post-processing in a computer. Four
different compositing methods are provided for maximum creative control,
including Additive, Average, Bright and Dark. Compositing results can be
viewed in real time on the camera's LCD monitor, and there is a one-step
Undo command that allows photographers to delete an image and try again if
desired. The EOS-1D X's Multiple Exposure mode even allows photographers to
specify a previously captured RAW image as the starting point for a new
Multiple Exposure composite image.
The Canon EOS-1D X camera is offering a Super High Speed Mode which
increases shooting speeds up to 14 fps at full 18-megapixel resolution in
JPEG mode. The new camera is also capable of shooting RAW, JPEG, or RAW+JPEG
at speeds up to 12 fps in One Shot AF or AI Servo AF for enhanced
performance in sports photography and other applications requiring
high-speed digital capture.
Centered around an all-new full-frame CMOS sensor with larger pixels than
those found on the EOS 5D Mark II image sensor, the EOS-1D X utilizes new HD
video formats to simplify and speed up post-production work. The two new
compression formats offered on the EOS-1D X include intraframe (ALL-i )
compression for an editing-friendly format and interframe (IPB) compression
for superior data compression. Answering the requests of cinematographers
and filmmakers, the EOS-1D X includes two methods of SMPTE-compliant
timecode embedding, Rec Run and Free Run, allowing multiple cameras or
separate sound recording to be synced together in post production.
Canon's all new full-frame CMOS sensor ensures that video footage captured
on the EOS-1D X will exhibit less moir? than any previous Canon model,
resulting in a significant improvement in HD video quality. The new camera
features automatic splitting of movie files when a single file exceeds 4GB.
The new file splitting function allows for continuous video recording up to
29 minutes and 59 seconds across multiple 4GB files; no frames are dropped
and the multiple files can be seamlessly connected in post production,
providing filmmakers the recording time they want in the same convenient
DSLR form factor. The camera records Full HD at 1920 x 1080 in selectable
frame rates of 24p (23.976), 25p, or 30p (29.97); and 720p HD or SD video
recording at either 50p or 60p (59.94). SD video can be recorded in either
NTSC or PAL standards.
The Canon EOS-1D X also includes manual audio level control, adjustable both
before and during movie recording, an automatic setting, or it can be turned
off entirely. A wind filter is also included. Sound can be recorded either
through the internal monaural microphone or via an optional external
microphone through the stereo mic input.
Photographers familiar with Canon's EOS 1D-series of cameras will notice the
control configuration of the EOS-1D X takes a different approach to button
The Live View Button has been placed near the user's thumb for one-touch
switching between Live View and Viewfinder shooting. The Quick Control
Button and menu navigation controls will allow users to change camera
settings using only their right hand, for simple one-handed control using
their thumb on the scroll wheel. The new multi-controller is positioned by
the right hand thumb when the camera is held for vertical shooting and
enables the same level of control to camera operators when shooting
vertically as they have when shooting horizontally. On the front of the
camera are four user assignable function buttons, two for vertical shooting
and two for horizontal shooting, allowing customizable button control when
shooting in either position. The camera also features a level of weather
resistance equivalent to earlier professional models such as the EOS-1D Mark
Canon has incorporated Dual Card Slots into the new EOS-1D X DSLR camera.
For professional photographers who prefer a wired workflow and transfer
system, Canon has included a built-in LAN connection in the EOS-1D X DSLR.
The built-in LAN connection features a gigabit Ethernet Jack capable of
1000BASE-T transmission speeds. If the network were to go down, the camera
will attempt to resend images until the files are sent. The EOS-1D X also
features a direct image transfer function whereby images can be selected for
transfer, and only sent once a LAN or USB connection is established.
The new Canon WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter features wireless LAN
support for 802.11n network transfer rates providing users with increased
communication speed when compared to previous models.
The EOS-1D X also offers an optional Canon GP-E1 GPS Receiver, which can be
easily integrated into the camera's body. Powered by the camera, this GPS
receiver provides the same weatherproof resistance as the EOS-1D X, even at
the connector. With an electronic compass on-board, the GP-E1 will log
movement ? latitude, longitude, elevation, and the Universal Time Code - and
allow viewing of camera movement on a PC after shooting. The receiver will
also record camera direction when shooting, even when shooting vertically.
The Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera is scheduled for March 2012
availability and will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated
retail price of $6,800.00. The WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter is
scheduled to be available in March 2012 and have an estimated retail price
of $600. Availability for the GP-E1 GPS receiver is expected in April 2012
with an estimated retail price of $300.
, EOS-1Ds Mark III、EOS-1D Mark IV
|| EOS-1D X
|| EOS-1D Mark IV || EOS-1Ds Mark III |
|Release Date || March 31, 2012
|| December 2009 ||November 2007 |
| Imaging element ||Type || CMOS sensor |
|Size ||Equivalent to 35mm |
(36 ?24mm approx.)
|Equivalent to APS-H |
(27.9 ? 18.6mm)
| Equivalent to 35mm size |
(36 ? 24mm approx.)
||Default||ISO100-51200 || ISO100-12800 || ISO100-1600 |
|Advanced Settings ||ISO50-204800 || ISO50-102400 || ISO50-3200 |
|Anti-dust ||New fluorine coating method ||Conventional fluorine coated |
| Live View
|LCD Monitor ||Size
|| 3.2-inch (3:2)
||Approximately 1.040.000 dots
||Approximately 920,000 dots
|ViewFinder || Type || Pentaprism |
|Coverage ||100% |
|Magnification ||Approximately 0.76x|
| Eye point||20mm |
|Maximum shutter speed
||1 / 8, 000 seconds
|Continuous shooting speed
|| 10 fps
|Video ||Resolution ||1,920 ? 1,080
| Frame rate ||30fps ||24fps
|Compression ||H.264 (MOV)
|Recording media slots ||CF ? 2 ||CF ? 1 |
SDHC ? 1
| LP-E4 |
| Dimensions ||Width ||Approximately 158mm ||Approximately 156mm |
| Height ||Approximately 163.6mm ||Approximately 156.6mm ||Approximately 159.6mm |
|Depth ||Approximately 82.7mm ||Approximately 79.9mm ||Approximately 79.9mm |
||Unknown|| About 1,180 g ||About 1,210 g |
|Storage media including battery ||Unknown|| About 1,370 g ||About 1,405 g ||