Canon upcoming flagship of the EOS line, 1D X has lots to live up to.
Thanks to Canon Malaysia. I had a chance to play with few of the upcoming Canon’s products including 1D X together with Kenn-Wai. I am however not going to do a full review on 1D X (which is available all over the internet) but to share some of my experience on playing with it and also the images of new Canon Speedlite flash 600EX-RT and the new Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT.
My first impression: I really likEE the new ergonomic design of 1D X. The hand-grip is more comfortable which is quite similar to that of the new 5D Mark III, better than my 5D Mark II. Canon also takes a different approach on the 1D X’s button placement, allowing me to have quick access and navigation on menu and settings.
This new flagship of Canon EOS camera has a larger 3.2″ and improved 1,040k dots LCD screen. It will be a great advantage for us for on-site image evaluation. And checking of the ISO range on the camera setting, it can be expanded up to 204,800. I didn’t do any test on ISO performance because I was in a bright environment but hopefully I can do it next time.
I did a few of shots with the 1D X and the focusing really impressed me. Fast and accurate! 1D X has an entirely new autofocus capability with a massive 61 autofocus points, providing high autofocus accuracy and precision, low-light autofocus performance. Thanks to a DIGIC processor dedicated strictly to helping the autofocus.
Besides autofocus, 1D X can shoot at 12 fps (14 fps with mirror lock-up). It is a revolutionary improvement for a full-frame camera; remember that the larger sensor, larger and heavier mirror to move. Yet 1D X can produce a full frame quality at high speed. Check on video clip below on the continuous shooting of 1D X recorded. It was shooting like a machine gun. So wildlife and sport photographers are just going love it.
Next a real shooting, I took two shots with the 1D X camera, one of Kenn Wai with the new Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT and one of the buildings and beautiful sky. These were standard shots without playing much with the settings, therefore I wouldn’t comment much on the image quality.
Reading on the specification, 1D X is packed with top-end features which meet the needs of professional photographers. It should be released very soon as to be ready in time for the London 2012 Olmypic game.
Thanks again to Canon Malaysia for the arrangement. Sharing some shots of the 1D X.
May all beings bEE happy.
a short clip of 1D X’s burst mode: