Canon 1D X (Canon USA)

Canon calls their 1D X, the “Ultimate EOS” camera.

The new flagship EOS line camera boasts an impressive number of upgrades. In addition to its 18.1 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor, it carries productive Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors responsible for delivering high quality images at 12 fps-14fps in Super High Speed Mode. A powerful ISO range from 100-51,2000 and up to extreme 204,800 ISO (in H2 mode), brings lower noise capacity in low light situations. An all new 61 point HDR AF system and a 100,000 pixel RGB metering sensor with its own dedicated DIGIC 4 processor, promises to have the 1D X deliver on speed and accuracy on the highest levels.

Digic 5+ processors (Canon USA)

In addition, the 1D X allows improved HD video capture functions. The 1D X has been durability tested to 400,000 cycles.

It is scheduled to be available for purchase by March of 2012, priced to be at $7,000.

Impressive yes, but the jury seems to be out on whether this high end photographer’s tool has a place with high end photographers. The only way to find out is several months to a year from now.

Lets see what the market says.

Official Canon Promotional Video.

1D X (shutter speed demo)

1D Mk.III (shutter speed demo)

1D Mk.IV (shutter speed demo)