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by Brad Soo on October 18 2011
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Canon EOS 1D X SLR

Canon has unveiled their new flagship digital SLR camera slated for next year, the flagship EOS 1D X SLR. The camera is big, solid and has plenty of manual controls. Serious hobbyists and professional photographers: mark your calendars, this is something you might want to consider if you’re already invested in the Canon EOS system and looking to step up your game.

  • 18.1 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Canon EF lens mount; no crop factor (camera does not take EF-S lenses, as usual)
  • Rugged construction with magnesium alloy, weather resistant body
    Shutter life rated at 400,000 cycles
  • 3.2 inch LCD (1.04 million pixels)
    Optical viewfinder with 100% coverage, 0.76X magnification
  • Full manual controls with RAW support and flash hotshoe
    Default ISO range 100 to 51,200, expandable to ISO 50 - 204,800
    Shutter speed range of 1/8000 to 30 seconds, bulb mode available
  • New 61 point autofocus system and new 100,000 pixel RGB metering sensor
  • 14 FPS continuous shooting mode (JPEG mode); 12 FPS for RAW mode
  • In-camera HDR and multi exposure modes
  • 1080p Full HD (1920 x 1080) movie mode
    Manual controls available with microphone level adjustment and wind filter
  • Ports for external microphone, flash sync port and HDMI; supports wireless transmitter and GPS attachments
  • Dual memory card slots (for two Compact Flash cards)
  • Uses a lithium-ion battery
  • Available in March 2012 for $6800 body only

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