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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Canon EOS-1D X

The new top-of-the-line pro DSLR features a full-frame sensor, 14 fps and advanced HD video

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Dual CompactFlash Slots
There are two CompactFlash slots. UDMA 7 is recommended for high-speed still and video shooting.

The 3.2-inch, 1,040,000-dot Clear View II LCD monitor should be great for live-view and video shooting.

Improved Video
The camera shoots 1920x1080p full HD video at 30, 25 and 24 fps, 1280x720p HD video at 60 and 50 fps, and 640x480 SD at 30 and 25 fps. New video features include timecoding, choice of compression types and longer clips.
New Metering System
The new metering system features a 100,000-pixel RGB metering sensor and its own dedicated DIGIC 4 processor. There are 252 metering zones for general shooting and 35 zones for low-light shooting. Intelligent Subject Analysis includes color recognition for improved performance, and the metering system also works with the AF system to enhance AF point selection.

14 fps Shooting
The EOS-1D X can shoot 18.1-megapixel, full-frame images at 14 frames per second. At this frame rate, the images are JPEGs, with the mirror locked up (no AF). Maximum speeds for full-res RAW (and JPEG) images is 12 fps with phase-detection AF for each frame.

Essential Accesories

Macro Lens
Many HD video shooters using DSLRs prefer fast prime lenses to zooms. The Sigma 24mm F1.8 EX DG ASP Macro will give you a beautiful bokeh, and it can shoot macro.

A large pro camera needs a solid tripod. The Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 has four leg sections and is 100% carbon fiber.

Memory Card
Pro users who want to make the most of the EOS-1D X should choose a UDMA 7 CF card. This SanDisk model has a huge 128 GB capacity.


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