Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon’s big gun is still arguably the king of sports D-SLRs, capable of 14 fps with super-fast AF tracking, extended low-light sensitivity and bullet-proof build.
Construction: Magnesium alloy bodyshell over stainless steel chassis, sealed against dust and moisture. Lens Mount: Canon EF. Sensor Type/Size: CMOS, 23.9x35.9 mm. Total Pixels: 21.5 million (maximum image size = 5472x3648 pixels). Focal Length Conversion Factor: None. Storage Medium: Two slots for CompactFlash (with UDMA-7 support) and CFast memory cards. Data Compression: 14-bit lossless on RAW data, ten levels of JPEG compression on four resolution settings. RAW+JPEG, medium RAW (mRAW) and small RAW (sRAW) capture. ISO Range: 100-51,200 (extendable to ISO 50, 102,400, 204,800 and 409,600). Bu er Memory: Up to 100 frames JPEG/large/ quality level 8 or 35 RAW. Maximum Frame Rate: 14.0 per second (16.0 fps with mirror lock-up and CFast 2.0 card). Video Recording: MOV format (MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 compression) – Cinema 4K at 4096x2160 pixels; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio. Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (either ALL-I or IPB compression methods). Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels, 100 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (either ALL-I or IPB compression methods). MP4 format (MPEG 4 AVC/H .264 compression) – Full HD at 1920x1080 pixels; 50, 25 or 24 fps and 16:9 aspect ratio (either IPB or IPB Lite compression methods). Mono microphone with auto/manual adjustable levels and wind filter. Stereo audio input and output. Time coding, ‘4K Frame Grab’ function, time lapse recording, auto flicker detection, uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 colour output via HDMI connection with simultaneous recording to memory card. Autofocusing: 61 points with auto/manual selection, adjustable auto tracking and face detection. Up to 41 cross-type arrays and five dual crosstype arrays (depending on lens speed). Metering: 360,000 pixels ‘RGB+IR’ sensor with 216-zones multi-pattern evaluative, selective area, centre-weighted average, spot, multi-spot and ETTL II flash. Spot metering may be linked to active AF point(s). Exposure Modes: Program (with shift), aperture/ shutter-priority auto and manual. Shutter: Electronic vertical travel focal plane type, 30-1/8000 second plus ‘B’, flash sync up to 1/250 second. White Balance: Auto (ambience/white priority), six presets, five custom presets, correction (blueto-amber and/or magenta-to-green), auto bracketing and manual colour temperature setting. Power Source: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack. Features: Sensor cleaning, live view (including face detection and 10x magnification for manual focusing), 8.1 cm LCD monitor (1.62 megadots) with touch controls, sRGB or Adobe RGB colour space, eight ‘Picture Style’ presets (Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful and Monochrome), adjustable ‘Picture Style’ parameters (Sharpness – Strength, Sharpness – Fineness, Sharpness – Threshold, Contrast, Saturation and Colour Tone), three user-defined ‘Picture Styles’, B&W filter effects ( Yellow, Orange, Red, Green), B&W toning effects (Sepia, Blue, Purple, Green), ‘Auto Lighting Optimiser’ processing, ‘Highlight Tone Priority’ processing, in-camera lens corrections (Peripheral Illumination, chromatic aberration, distortion, diffraction), ‘Digital Lens Optimiser’, multiple exposure facility (up to nine frames, adjustable exposure), ‘Quick Control’ panel display, grid displays (3x3 or 6x4), dual-axis electronic level display, ‘Exposure Simulation’ display, RGB/brightness histograms, highlight alert, long exposures noise reduction, high ISO noise reduction, micro-adjustment for exposure and flash, micro-adjustment for autofocusing, user-adjustable folder/file naming, adjustable image display time, auto image rotation, slide show, zoom playback (up to 10x), 4/9/36/100 thumbnails, copyright information, in-camera RAW processing, ‘My Menu’ set-up, built-in GPS receiver. PictBridge and DPOF support. Can be fitted with optional WFT-E6 or WFT-E8 wireless file transmitters.
$8299 body only. Estimated average street prices.