Canon EOS 1DX News Roundup

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The new Canon EOS 1DX was announced a week ago and there’s been no shortage of discussion about the new professional flagship. The camera won’t be on the market until March of 2010, but the basics are known. All in all, it looks like a mighty fine camera. A couple of notable points about the camera:

  • Marks a merger of the 1D and 1Ds lines
  • Reduced 18MP  full frame sensor – theoretically better noise performance
  • Up to ISO 204,800! Wow – this is a first…
  • Increased 12fps continuous shooting rate (14 in jpeg!)
  • New simplified autofocus system with 6 presets
  • Basic HD video specs, but no 1080p/60fps like some competitors
  • 3 processors: 2 Digic 5s + 1 Digic 4
  • HDR image making mode combines images automatically


There’s surely plenty more to dissect about the camera, but until the final specs are released, we’ll have to keep guessing. Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best coverage on the interwebs about new EOS 1DX.

Hands-on video from Engadget

Engadget has a nice video as well as plenty of stills showing the 1DX, as well as light analysis of two high-ISO shots.

Announcement and overview from DPReview

DPReview always does a good job of breaking things down and here is no exception. It’s a shame they haven’t been able to get their hands on one though.

The nitty gritty details from Planet5D

Plenty of analysis here, probably the most detailed aside from dpreview, from a video shooters perspective.

Improved video? by Phillip Bloom

The popular DSLR video shooter notes its new compression options, but laments the lack of a basic headphone jack.

Canon Rumors talks with James Beltz

The owner of the popular rumors site talks with an expert.

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