Today Canon USA has announced the launch of the newest model in the 1D line-up, the Canon EOS-1D X.
The Canon EOS-1D X is built around a new full-frame CMOS sensor with 18M pixels, capable of shooting up to 14 frames per second (12 with AF). Although the new addition looks like the previous 1D cameras it has been thoroughly rebuild, e.g. it includes much more professional video capabilities than any other Canon DSLR model before. The goal of Canon’s new DSLR camera is to replace the sports-focused 1D cameras, as well as the studio-focused 1DS cameras.
The launch of the Canon EOS-1D X is planned for March 2012 and will have an RRP of $ 6,800 in a body-only configuration.
Click here to read the official press-release from Canon USA.
Click here to read the Canon EOS-1D X overview at dpreview.com.
Canon has unveiled the EOS 60D mid-level DSLR, replacing the EOS 50D.
However, following the launch of the EOS 7D, the 60D has been repositioned in the market, so isn’t a simple upgrade to its predecessor. Instead the 60D is a smaller camera featuring an articulated screen and plastic body shell and utilizing SD memory cards.
It combines the 18MP CMOS sensor and 1040k dot 3.0″ LCD from the EOS 550D (Rebel T2i) with the AF system from the 50D.
For the full Digital Photography Review preview read here.
For the Canon press-release of the EOS 60D read here.
As expected Canon has today announced the EOS 7D digital SLR.
The Canon EOS 7D has a completely new design to meet the specific demands of photographers. Incorporating a new 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, developed by Canon, the EOS 7D also features: Dual “DIGIC 4” processors to offer fast, high-quality performance in all light conditions, an ISO range expandable to 12,800 and continuous shooting at 8 frames per second – without the need for additional accessories. Impressive technologies are matched by excellent build-quality designed with the photographer in mind – to create a whole new photographic experience.
For the official Canon news release read here.
For the articles on Digital Photography Review read here and here.
The EISA, European Imaging and Sound Association, has announced the 2009-2010 awards.
The Nikon D3X was choosen as best European Professional Camera, while the Canon EOS 5D Mark II won the award for best European Advanced Camera.
The EISA writes about the Nikon D3X: “With its ultra-high 24.4 million-pixel resolution and full frame imaging sensor, the Nikon D3X is a dream for the professional photographer who mixes studio assignments with fast moving dynamic subjects outdoors. The D3X is capable of an image quality that previously could only be achieved with medium format cameras fitted with digital backs, but it has much faster autofocus, continuous shooting rates plus it can be used at sensitivities of up to ISO 6400 with astonishingly good results. With an enormous range of features the D3X is a top-class modern pro-camera that offers total control over the image, from the moment of composition in the large viewfinder to the output of a ready-to-use digital file.”
The EISA writes about the Canon EOS 5D Mark II: “The Canon EOS 5D Mark II is a worthy successor of the EOS 5D. The principle features remain the same: a full-frame sensor in a relatively compact body, but Canon has added extra professional features such as sealing against the ingress of dust and moisture and functions like Live View, sensor cleaning and a 1080p HD-movie mode. Despite the increased resolution of 21 million pixels, Canon has been able to reduce noise levels to below those of the 5D, which is a great achievement.”
Click here to read about all the EISA 2009-2010 awards.