Canon’s new EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR was introduced on February 1. It’s a Full Frame 35mm (24x36mm) high-end professional still camera that also shoots 4K video. This is the camera that will be seen, and used, during the election season, at the summer Olympic games, and wherever flagship Canon DSLRs tend to go.
- 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor
- Uses both CF and CFast memory cards
- 4K 60P and Full HD 120P video with Dual Pixel (fast and accurate) autofocus
- 4K video is 4096 x 2160 Motion JPEG up to 60 fps and requires recording to CFast cards.
- 8.8 Megapixel still framegrab while recording.
- High data transfer rates, for example, continuous shooting of up to 170 consecutive RAW images at 14 fps.
- Improved autofocus
- Optional accessory Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E8 lets you transfer photos and video to smartphones using Canon’s Camera Connect app
- Digital Lens Optimizer to help correct aberrations in-camera
- Improved dynamic range and reduced noise
- ISO 100 – 51,200. Expanded ISO: 50-409,600.
- Touch-screen LCD to select the AF point, even while recording
- built-in GPS receiver with compass is great for wildlife, nature and location scouting
- An advanced Auto Expsoure system can detect and compensate for flickering light sources such as sodium vapor lamps that are often used in gymnasiums and swimming pools. When enabled, this anti-flicker system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous burst shooting.
- Weather resistant magnesium alloy body.
Estimated retail price: $5999 (MSRP) for the body and $6299 for the Premium Kit which includes a 64 GB CFast memory card and card reader. Scheduled to begin shipping in April 2016.