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Hands-on: Canon EOS-1D X

by PhotoVideoOnline on 11/01/2011

Canon EOS-1D X

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  • 18.1 MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • Up to 12fps plus 14fps High speed mode
  • 100-51200 ISO, up to H:204800
  • 61 point AF system
  • 100,000 pixel RGB AE metering
  • Full HD 1080p EOS movie
  • Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors
  • Clear View II 8.11 cm (3.2”) 1,040k LCD
  • Ethernet port

Behind the Curtain with the Canon EOS-1D X
You might remember that Canon had just recently announced their new flagship professional DSLR the Canon 1D X. The camera has received much praise and some scrutiny in the photo-blogosphere. There are some who think the camera didn't go far enough in terms of innovation and perhaps there were too many compromises made. Many sports shooters will likely be very happy with what Canon has done. As with any new camera, it's going to be a matter of assessing your needs to determine if the camera is worth the investment.
November 1, 2011
Canon EOS-1D X – First Impressions
The Canon EOS-1D X is the first full-frame digital SLR to be introduced since the Nikon D3s, exactly two years ago. The 1D X was announced two weeks ago but very few people actually got to see it in person so I was psyched to go to the PhotoPlus Expo and a Canon intro event in New York City last week. I got to see the camera in person, ask more questions and even play with it a bit. This article is about my own (short) hands-on experience with the 1D X and some more esoteric details I was able to learn about the camera. A full review will come later, once we can get a production 1D X in our hands. That probably won’t be until March, when the camera is supposed to be available. For complete details and specs on the new EOS-1D X, please read my Canon EOS-1D X intro article.
October 31, 2011
Canon EOS 1Dx First Impressions Review
The Canon 1Dx is the latest professional flagship DSLR from the company, aiming to replace both the 1Ds Mark III and the 1D Mark IV professional cameras. With both of those models being discontinued once the 1Dx hits shelves, that means that it will have to be a camera that can satisfy not only the sports, action and celebrity photographers with blazing speed, but can offer images of a high enough quality for fashion, studio, and landscape photographers whose work frequently ends up in print.
October 31, 2011
HANDS ON: Canon EOS-1D X (lots of photos)
At Photo Plus Expo in New York last week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Canon Advisor of Technical Information Chuck Westfall and a reporter from Rangefinder Magazine to discuss the Canon EOS-1D X.
I’ve suffered through the pains of the 1D Mark III, but I’ve enjoyed my 1D Mark IV despite its few warts. I’ve also had this strong desire to take a 1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mark III, 5D Mark II, and 7D and mix them all up to create the perfect camera. From what I’ve seen so far, it seems that is what Canon appears to have done and I couldn’t be happier. Everything I love about all of those cameras is present in the X (and much more), yet all of the frustrations and limitations of them appears to have been addressed.

October 31, 2011
More Canon 1D X & Other Canon Topics Questions and Answers
I sat down with Chuck Westfall for a little while at PhotoPlus 2011 to talk about the Canon 1D X and what else is going on at Canon.
We talked about the new autofocus system and the abandoning of the ability to autofocus at f/8, which has become a point of contention with some bird photographers and others. When Canon looked at redesigning the existing AF system that’s been part of the Canon EOS 1 series for several years now, there were two primary requirements.

October 29, 2011
Hands on with Canon's EOS-1D X full-frame DSLR
First look Canon’s top-end DSLR range has long been a slightly confusing place. The EOS-5D, both Mark I and II cameras, were self evident – slower, very high-quality stills models for studio photographers on a budget. The high-end, featuring EOS-1D variants was baffling, though.
October 28, 2011
Canon EOS 1D X First Look: A Formidable Flagship DSLR
Canon's biggest weapon in the EOS arsenal is the flagship 1D X. Succeeding both the 1D Mark IV and 1Ds Mark III, it aims to please studio photographers who need lots of resolution along with sports photographers who prize speed. It has been overhauled from the ground up - everything from button placements to HD video compression has been tweaked. DCR sat down with Canon's Chuck Westfall at PhotoPlus Expo to get some more insider information on the thought process behind the 1D X.
October 28, 2011
Canon 1D X Hands-On
I spent a few hours at the Canon EOS & PIXMA event this evening. The core of the event was promoting the new PIXMA PRO-1 and the fact that it was built in conjunction with the EOS camera system – to take full advantage of what these cameras are capable of. Seeing several of the large prints from the PIXMA PRO-1, it’s clear that this new printer delivers on the quality. The bigger attraction for me, however, was the fact that there were several Canon 1D X’s to put in my hands.
October 27, 2011
Canon EOS-1D X first look video
I’ve been at the Canon Pro Solutions show in London this week and was lucky enough to get a full run through of the video features of the Canon EOS-1D X from Mike Burnhill. I was allowed to shoot with the camera but sadly I could not take the video away. For me one of the great things is that the camera works with many of the existing 5D mkII accessories as you can see in the video. Sadly the camera is not available until March 2012.
October 27, 2011
Hands On: Canon 1D X
Tonight, I was able to receive hands on time with the newly announced Canon 1D X DSLR camera. This is Canon’s top notch professional level DSLR. We previously wrote about all you really need to know about the camera. So is it worth trading in your Canon 5D Mk II for?
October 26, 2011
Canon EOS-1D X first look
We get our hands on the latest pro model from Canon. Find out what we think of it with What Digital Camera's first look hands-on preview of the Canon EOS-1D X
October 26, 2011
Canon EOS-1D X pictures and hands-on
Pricey but nicey
Not many will be able to enjoy the delights of the uber expensive Canon EOS-1D X, the £5299 super camera Canon just added to its lineup.
Those who do however will be treated to an unbelievable 14 fps on a full frame sensor, 61 point AF system and ISO going all the way up to 204800. This is the camera that the pros will be using to take those amazing pictures of wildlife,sports or catwalk models that fill the billboards, buses and magazines we come across everyday. Things like the 1D X are used to power the photography behind major news wires and services and are often responsible for taking shots in conflict areas and warzones. Whilst it might be beyond the reach of some of you, it is still damn exciting to get to play with such a professional piece of kit.

October 25, 2011
Hands on: Canon EOS-1DX review
Fast and furious
While Canon may have a job on its hands to persuade EOS-1D MK IV users that they don't need the 1.3x crop factor and EOS-1Ds MKIII users that they don't need 21 million pixels, the EOS-1DX doesn't fail to impress.
It's also clear that Canon has listened to feedback about its pro-level cameras when it was designing the 18 million effective pixel EOS-1DX.

October 25, 2011
Canon EOS-1D X Hands-On Photos
Want to see exactly what the new Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR camera looks like in the flesh?
Then check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of Canon’s flagship camera, which replaces both the EOS-1D Mk IV and EOS-1DS models when it launches in March 2012.

October 25, 2011
Canon EOS-1D X first hands-on (video)
Professional photographers know the drill: every few years, Canon or Nikon announces a game-changing DSLR, often prompting top photogs to unload their complete kits and switch to another system in a never-ending attempt to shoot with the best. This time, Canon is first out of the gate, with its flagship EOS-1D X -- the latest in a series that dates back to 2001 with the EOS-1D. As you've probably noticed, the company's new top model looks virtually identical to its decade-old ancestor, but is otherwise a far cry from that four megapixel CCD sensor-sporting dinosaur. We've been anxiously awaiting an opportunity to check out Canon's new $6,800 18.1 megapixel full-frame model since first getting word of the beastly camera last week, and just had a chance to go hands-on during the company's Pro Solutions event in London. Jump past the break for our impressions and a video walkthrough.
October 25, 2011
Canon EOS-1D X - Continuous Shooting Mode
A look at and listen to the amazing 14fps burst shooting mode of the new Canon EOS-1D X DSLR camera.
We got all hands-on with the new Canon EOS-1D X at the Canon Pro Solutions Show, which opened in London today. The above video demonstrates just how quick the 1D X’s continuous shooting speed will be when this new DSLR launches in March 2012.

October 25, 2011
Canon EOS 1D X Digital SLR Hands On
Canon EOS 1D X Digital SLR Hands On - We go hands on with the new Canon EOS 1D X with 14fps continuous shooting, and enhanced menus on video.
We go hands on with the new flagship Canon EOS 1D X - Canon's new top of the range full frame Digital SLR with an 18 megapixel sensor, 14 fps shooting, and enhanced full HD video recording. You can see the new camera at the Canon Pro Solutions event currently running in London.

October 25, 2011
Canon EOS 1D X Does Not AF with f/8 Max Lenses
In case you did not pick up on this fact from the Canon-published 1D X AF information, the new Canon EOS 1D X, unlike previous 1-Series DSLRs, will not autofocus when using lenses or lens combinations with an f/8 max aperture.
October 22, 2011
Am I Excited About the New Canon EOS 1D X? Or, Where are the pixels?
In my Dec 23, 2010 What I Want From Canon for Christmas post, I requested a 1Ds Mark IV with "... the latest DSLR features (horizon level, better LCD, HD video ...) to be added to it. Increase the resolution and frame rate too."
As the dust settles on the big Canon EOS 1D X announcement, I am getting asked the question "Are you excited about the new Canon EOS 1D X?" The ONLY reason I am being asked is because the 1D X has fewer pixels than the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III it replaces.

October 19, 2011
Canon ESO-1DX review
The news is out and I wont bother retyping all the specs as I am sure you read them already. Instead, I would like to go over some of the points to see what this announcement really means for both photographer and videographers.
October 18, 2011
10 Awesome Things About The Canon EOS-1D X You Might Not Know
Ok the dust is settling now on the launch of Canon’s amazing new 1D X camera. But in the melee of information flying around out there I have picked out 10 interesting and amazing features you might have missed.
October 17, 2011

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