Continuing its practice of introducing the most advanced features in its current 1-series cameras, Canon has now launched the EOS-1D X Mark II, with a price tag of Rs. 4,55,995 for just the body.
Replacing the EOS-1D X from 2012, the new high-end flagship combines the powers of its predecessor and its sister camera, the EOS-1D C. Built for speed, the Mark II raises the bar when it comes to continuous shooting and takes the frame rate up to 16 frames a second with the mirror locked up.
The camera also boasts of a 61-point AF system, with 41 cross-type points. All 41 points can be used while tracking objects, for example, with the lens stopped down to F8. The fast AF system is capable of keeping track of the subject and allows the camera to shoot at 14 fps.
The new flagship DSLR also adds 4K video to its list of features. While it has the ability to shoot at up to 60fps, the camera also allows users to shoot at up to 120 fps, but admittedly at a lower resolution. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF system makes an entry into the 1-series cameras and smoothly allows the 1-D X Mark II to track moving objects. Users can also focus on objects by tapping on the touch-enabled rear display.
At the heart of the camera is a full-frame 20.2 MP sensor, powered by Dual DIGIC 6+ image processors and has an expanded ISO speed of up to 409,600. The shutter is rated to last 400,000 cycles and all the electronics are housed inside a magnesium alloy chassis that's designed to keep the elements outside the camera.