Are you a professional photographer who do not lean with Nikon but rather, jive with all things Canon, and want to make sure there is one less Nikkor lens sold? If the answers are all in the affirmative, then you might be interested to know that the Canon EOS-1D X is now out – looking just about the same as every 1D model that came before it. Of course, the more important things are always inside (just like people), where this powerful shooter does seem to be the DSLR to beat. Why do we say so? How about an 18 megapixel full-frame sensor, two Digic 5+ imaging processors, a 61-point high density reticular AF system, a top ISO setting of 204,000 (51,200 native), a 252-zone metering system, a 14 fps JPEG (or 12 fps RAW) burst mode and a built-in wired gigabit LAN connection that aids in remote shooting and image transfer?
Sounds as though it works like a dream, and the whole short naming convention has its reason – as X represents three industry milestones, being the 10th generation Canon professional SLR (with the F1 being the first to roll out in the 1970s), as well as its existence as a crossover model, and the rather “Xtreme” range of specifications and performance capability.
Something this powerful won’t come cheap though – we are looking at a $6,800 price tag as the EOS-1D X is being prepared for a March 2012 release. [Press Release]