Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR with 4K support launched in India
Canon launched the EOS-1D X MARK II, Canon’s new flagship professional EOS DSLR model and successor to the EOS-1D X.
With its new 61-point all points selectable AF system with 41-points cross type AF, photographers benefit from an expanded AF area (approximately 24 percent vertically) compared to the EOS-1D X. Its low-intensity limit function at the centre AF is also improved to EV-3. Beyond the hardware, the DSLR is equipped with Al servo AF III+, a new AF algorithm with AI servo scenes analysis that improves AF precision in scenarios involving fast and unexpected movements. With all 61-points compatible to effective aperture of f/8 or faster, autofocusing is possible even when using teleconverters on super telephoto lenses, equipment common in wildlife and sports photography.
Additionally, the mirror on the EOS-1D X MARK II is constructed with a new drive mechanism that quickly suppresses vibration which enables the DSLR to deliver a quick frame rate of 14 fps with AF/AE tracking enabled, and 16 fps when shooting with Live View, with no screen blackout. With a CFast 2.0 card slot for high-speed writing, the EOS-1D X MARK II can capture up to 170 RAW images and an unlimited number of JPEG images in continuous shooting mode.
In 2012, the EOS-1D C was the first EOS DSLR to incorporate 4K movie recording. With the EOS-1D X MARK II, users are now able to utilize 4K motion JPEG at 60/50p. The EOS-1D X MARK II’s Full HD recording feature comes with a new High Frame Rate mode that allows recording at 120/100, enabling slow motion video recording. The inclusion of a CFast slot caters to these high data-rate shooting modes.
With the addition of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF), a first in the EOS-1D series, users utilising phase-detection in Live View mode benefit from extremely fast auto-focusing and efficient tracking of moving subjects without aperture limitations. The DSLR also support EV-3 for all effective AF points within the sensor area when shooting 4K movie. Similar to the EOS 7D Mark II, the EOS-1D X MARK II includes user-selectable adjustments for Movie Servo AF speed and Movie Servo AF tracking sensitivity, giving users more flexibility in controlling focus racking during video shooting. Additionally, the EOS-1D X MARK II is equipped with touch focus function for its DAF feature. With this, users can easily switch focus by tapping the LCD panel for AF point selection in Live View mode.