Canon brings forth EOS-1D X DSLR, takes top honors of Mark IV

by Gareth Mankoo

If you thought that Canon would take a while to replace the EOS-1Ds Mark III and the EOS-1D Mark IV then here’s a surprise. The EOS-1D X storms in with substantial goodness of an 18-megapixel camera, dial DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion, 12fps video shooting, an impressive ISO range, good lowlight capabilities, a brand new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF system by Canon, carbon shutter blades, six AF point selection modes, an optional Canon GP-E1 receiver and a lot more. We’re still looking to see it in its fullness.

The Canon EOS-1D X is scheduled for March 2012. It will be sold for $6,800 when it’s out, with a body-only configuration.