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Product Information
The rugged Canon EOS-1D X digital camera provides a wide variety of features suitable for even experienced photographers. With the magnesium alloy body, the black Canon camera body is resistant to dust and weather conditions. The well-balanced grip design on this 18.1 MP digital camera provides user comfort and reduces fatigue. Photographers can use the manual or autofocus on the Canon EOS-1D X digital camera to produce sharp, creative images. Because the 18.1 MP digital SLR camera also connects to the computer with an USB cable, it is easy to share photos or transfer them to print. This versatile Canon camera features a self-timer to allow the photographer to participate in group shots or take a self-portrait. Users can also provide narrative through an external microphone connected to the Canon camera. This 18.1 MP digital SLR camera body measures 15.8 cm wide, 16.36 cm high, and 8.27 cm deep, and it weighs 1.34 kg.
Product Features
  • 18.1-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor
    A Canon 18.1-megapixel full frame CMOS sensor delivers stunning performance, producing exceptional low noise, high-resolution images even in the darkest conditions. The full frame sensor delivers optimum results from wide-angle lenses and gives you greater control over depth of field. Image resolution exceeds the quality demanded by leading photo agencies – making it ideal for extra large prints, even after cropping.
  • Huge ISO range
    An exceptionally wide ISO range means shooting need never stop from the brightest conditions right through to near darkness.
  • 61 point AF system
    A high-precision 61 point AF system, featuring 41 high sensitivity cross type sensors, delivers fast, accurate focusing of fast moving subjects – whatever the lighting conditions. The center 5 AF points are dual cross type for added precision.
  • Consistent, accurate metering
    A 100,000 pixel RGB AE metering system with a dedicated DIGIC 4 processor measures not only brightness but also color to ensure highly accurate exposure for natural results even in complex lighting situations.
  • Full HD EOS movies
    Shoot Full HD (1080p) video with a wide range of user selectable controls on a DSLR including exposure, frame rates, audio and compression control. An HDMI output allows high definition playback of footage and images.
  • Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors
    Canon’s dual “DIGIC 5+” processors deliver the fastest and most advanced image processing to date for best-in-class image quality. Working with 4 A/D converters to provide 14-bit image processing for smooth tonal gradations and natural looking coolers as well as advanced noise reduction at higher ISO speeds.
  • Large, anti-reflective LCD
    A high-resolution 3.2″ Clear View II LCD screen, allows easy, accurate review of images and video. Superbly durable, an anti-reflective, hardened glass structure prevents reflections even in the brightest sunlight.
  • Ethernet port
    A built in Ethernet port allows for fast, easy transfer of images directly to a PC or via a network to clients from live events.

Firmware Fix Announced For Speedlite AF Assist Beam Issue On EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X

[shoplink 4119]Speedlite AF Assist Beam Issue[/shoplink]

Concerning the Speedlite AF assist beam issue occurring with Speedlites used with a Canon EOS 5D Mark III or Canon EOS-1D X, there will soon be a firmware fix. In the EOS forum at Canon USA, a forum moderator wrote:

Canon has confirmed that, depending upon the shooting conditions, it may take slightly longer for the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X digital SLR cameras to acquire focus when using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam, compared with that of the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV digital SLR cameras using the Speedlite’s AF Assist Beam. We are developing a firmware update to enhance the focusing feature for the EOS 5D Mark III and the EOS-1D X. The schedule for release of this firmware update will be announced shortly.

“Announced shortly” could mean in April, when Canon is set to release a firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark III. Don’t think they will release another one before.

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Center-Point AF Not Working On f/8 On Some Canon EOS-1D X

Center-Point AF Not Working

As most of you know, Canon released a firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D X that enabled the highly sensitive auto-focus center-point to be used with apertures down to f/8. That was an important addition to the feature set of the EOS-1D X.

However, it turned out that some EOS-1D X models are not center-point focusing using f/8, despite the firmware. Apparently this happened to EOS-1D Xs that were sent in for service and returned with a firmware update.

It’s easy to find out if your EOS-1D X is affected. Check the serial number, if the sixth digit is a 4 or 5, then open the battery compartment and look out for a white dot in the position shown in the pic below. If the small white dot is there, your camera is not affected.

Center-Point AF Not Working
Image courtesy: Imaging Resource

If  your camera is affected, simply download the latest firmware update (1.2.1, click here to download) and install it on your own. Btw, the EOS-1D X is still available at the incredible price of .

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US Super Deal: Canon EOS-1D X For $5,908

eBay seller bigvalueinc has the Canon EOS-1D X at the incredible price of . I want you to know that the seller has a positive rating that in the last times has gone down to 98,1%. It has always been part of my trusted pool of eBay sellers, and the seller gets featured on eBay's Daily Deals. The usual price of the EOS-1D X is around $6,700.

 

Update – New Firmware For Canon EOS-1D X Underway?

New Firmware For Canon EOS-1D X Underway?
Image credit: dslr-forum.de

Specs of the firmware 1.2.1 showed up at Canon Rumors. See at the end of the post.

Danke/thank you Heinz!

This comes from a discussion on dslr-forum.de. A user sent in his Canon EOS-1D X (price & specs) (to CPS) and got it back with a new firmware version, that's 1.2.1 (1.1.1 is the current official version). Then he called Canon service and was told it is a firmware version that is reserved to service and that there are no information about it in the Internet. It delivers some fixes and overall improvements. There are no major changes and minimal difference to release 1.1.1. At least the user who sent in the EOS-1D X has not noticed any changes so far.

The EOS-1D X was sent in for the purpose of fine-tuning the auto focus (he sent in the 1D X and the EF 70-200 2.8 IS II, 1.4x III and 2.0x III extenders). AF is much more snappy now, he writes, but that's plausibly due to the fine-tuned AF.

Here the specs as they are reported on CR:

Canon EOS-1D X Firmware 1.2.1

Release of New Firmware Version 1.2.1, firmware incorporating disablement (operational error prevention) of the Image Size selection button

We are releasing firmware version 1.2.1 for EOS -1D X for service prior to the Web announcement. We are planning to make this firmware available on the Web for download in mid-January 2013.

This firmware update is to improve operational function in response from several professional

photographers that the Image Selection button was pressed without realizing and the image size had been changed. Also, this firmware incorporates quality issue fixes that have been reported from the market.

1. Details of Functional Improvements and Fixes

1-1. The function to disable the Image Size selection button is added.

1-2. Fixes Err 70 and Err 80 which may occur depending on the camera settings, shooting scenes, or the timing of releases. Also, some complained camera freeze when Err 80 occurred.

The above mentioned (1-2) phenomenon occur in very rare instances. In addition with the firmware update for 1-1, the fixes for these phenomena have been incorporated.

a) Err 70

In customization of operational buttons, there were errors in operational program for the exposure level display in the viewfinder when the Main Dial is set to change the aperture value in Manual mode, and may cause Err 70.

b) Err 80

Err 80 may occur depending on the distance to the subject, shooting scenes, or the timing of metering.

This phenomenon occurs in very rare instances due to the error in operational program for metering when shooting a subject at a distance with telephoto lenses with focal lengths of 300 mm or 400 mm.

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[via dslr-forum.de, via CR]

 

Canon EOS-1D X Review (ephotozine)

New Canon EOS-1D X Firmware Released

ephotozine reviewed Canon’s professional flagship, the Canon EOS-1D X (price & specs). Highly weather-sealed body, an advanced AF system, plenty of controls, outstanding low light performance. This toy has everything a professional photographer may wish. In the verdict they write:

If you’re looking for the ultimate in speed, image quality, and performance, as well as exceptional low light performance then the Canon EOS 1D X certainly delivers in abundance. With extremely high ISO settings available it’s possible to shoot in low light situations hand-held where you would normally have to setup a tripod and timer, as long as you don’t mind using these higher ISO settings.

[…]

The Canon EOS 1D X gives the best low light high ISO performance of any full frame Digital SLR yet! One of the biggest negatives about this camera is the price, with the Canon EOS 1D X being one of the most expensive full frame Digital SLRs available, however, for those seeking the ultimate in speed, and low light performance, the price will be justified, assuming you have the budget for it.

They list the following pros:

  • Exceptional high ISO performance
  • Excellent image quality
  • 2 year warranty offered on Canon Pro bodies
  • Extremely solid build quality
  • Large, bright optical viewfinder
  • Fastest shooting full frame DSLR available
  • Large bright optical viewfinder
  • Great 3.2inch screen
  • High speed focus

and cons:

  • Size, Weight
  • Expense (Nikon D4 cheaper)
  • Lacks in camera HDR of following models

The EOS-1D X got a “highly recommended” rating. Canon EOS-1D X price check: [shopcountry 4119] [via ephotozine]