I want it.
But, of course, it’s way, way more camera that I’d probably ever use.
Honestly, when I read the updates at Canon Rumors about the new Canon EOS-1D X, I was a bit relieved. You see, I plan to buy a new camera shortly, and I was a little worried that there would be some new thing that I’d want to wait for or that would be just a little more expensive than I was willing to buy. Thankfully, the new camera is definitely a professional level camera and well outside my price range at $6,800. I was afraid they’d do an update to the EOS-5D mkII, which is was I plan on getting.
Though, I have to admit, the specs on this new camera they announced today are pretty impressive.
I mean, a 61-point auto-focus system? Incredible! And, dual CF slots? Genius! Not to mention ISO settings that go as low as 50, for studio and landscape work, and as high as 102,400 and 204,800, which they’re touting is prefect for law enforcement and other investigative work. Also, they’ve got internal, on-camera lens corrections.
Frankly, the technology is way beyond my meager photographic skills, but I’d imagine the pros are pretty excited about this camera. It’s too bad it won’t actually ship until the Spring sometime.
You can read more about the specs and get opinions of people far more well versed in both the tech involved and photography than I am at the Planet5d Blog and at Photofocus, Scott Bourne’s blog, as well as at Syl Arena’s blog, Speedliting. All in all, it’s a pretty amazing camera with features that, honestly, will probably go unused by a lot of photographers. For the professional photogs, though, especially the ones on the cutting edge, I’m sure this will be a real “game changer”.
Also, there’s still that November 3rd announcement coming, but, according to all the rumor sites, there is no EOS 5D mkIII coming this year. We’ll see, I guess.