The Canon EOS 1D x MkII - part 1 of
by Mike McNamee Published 01/02/2016
There must be an Olympic Games coming up
or something - no sooner had we put the page
opposite together than another flagship sailed
into view, this time from Canon! Putting the two
side-by-side does not infer comparisons being made;
it is highly unlikely that a pro sports photographer
is going to shift allegiance ahead of the games.
Collectively the two cameras show just how blessed
we are with blistering-speed technology.
Robbed straight from the Canon press release for want of time, here are
the bare details.
The new flagship Canon EOS-1D X Mark II features several firsts for EOS
- Newly developed 20.2 megapixel 35mm Full Frame Canon CMOS
- Continuous shooting speeds of up-to-14 frames per second (fps)
with Auto Exposure (AE) and predictive AF for viewfinder shooting
and up to 16 fps1 in Live View mode;
- Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors that transfer image data at
extremely high speed for extended bursts during continuous
shooting - up-to-170 consecutive RAW images at 14 fps. When
shooting JPEG images you're only limited by memory card
- Capable of shooting 4K 60P and Full HD 120P video with Dual
Pixel CMOS AF;
- Enhanced wireless functionality (with the optional accessory
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E8) that supports the new highspeed
IEEE 802.11ac standard and the ability to easily transfer
photos and videos to compatible smartphones using Canon's
Camera Connect app*;
- Digital Lens Optimizer to help correct aberrations in-camera (a
feature that previously required post-processing on an external
- Improved 61-point viewfinder AF with expanded coverage and
all AF-points selectable and supported to a maximum aperture
- Improved AI Servo III+ predictive AF algorithm for better accuracy;
- Continuous red illumination of all AF points within the camera's
Intelligent Viewfinder II.
- Compatibility with both CF and CFast memory cards for optimal
performance and versatility.
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