EOS-1D X Mark II: Canon's flagship DSLR goes 4K
There is no doubt Nikon stole CES 2016, because of the D5, D500 and KeyMission 360 bulletins. However rival Canon appears to have saved its greatest for after the present. Right now, it is introducing the EOS-1D X Mark II, a extremely anticipated successor to the corporate’s flagship DSLR from 2012. Since that is Canon’s prime-of-the-line mannequin for photographers, main upgrades might be discovered throughout the board. The second-era 1D X sports activities a 20.2-megapixel full-body CMOS sensor, Twin DIGIC 6+ processors, as much as fifty one,200 native ISO (409,600 expanded) and a 14 fps continuos capturing mode (sixteen fps with mirror lock-up).
Canon has additionally revamped the sixty one-level autofocus system: each AF dot helps an f/eight max aperture, making the digital camera an ideal choice for nature and wildlife shooters. Moreover, the 1D X Mark II’s insane burst setting lets it seize as many JPEG photographs because the reminiscence card is in a position to slot in. Whereas stated function solely works with a CFast card, you get a CF slot too, in addition to a hard and fast three-inch LCD (1.sixty two million dots), constructed-in GPS and a three.5mm headphone jack — useful for monitoring audio in video mode.
Talking of which, Canon’s lastly bringing 4K to a shopper-grade DSLR. The 1D X Mark II is able to recording 4K internally at as much as 60 fps, whereas 1080p handles one hundred twenty fps for sluggish-movement movies. Apparently sufficient, Canon says the touchscreen is restricted to video use, which means you’ll be able to faucet on it to focus with the Twin Pixel CMOS AF, however not anything outdoors of that — no searching the menus, no pinch-to-zoom on pictures.
The EOS-1D X Mark II is predicted to start delivery in April for $6,000 (physique-solely), or $6,300 for a package that features a 64GB CFast card and a reader for it.