Canon’s flagship DSLR now has a successor. Called the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, the second-generation model boasts upgrades across the board, bringing the kind of speed, power, and toughness that professional photographers require.
Armed with “phenomenal speed,” the camera can take up to 14 frames per second with autofocus and 16 fps with mirror lock-up, saving them as either full-resolution RAWs or JPEGs. Paired with a CFast card, it can handle up to 170 RAWS in continuous burst shooting (basically, as many as the memory card can fit in), making it ideal for high-speed sports and action photography.
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has a 20.2-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, with an ISO range of 100 to 51,200 (409,600 expanded), along with dual DIGIC 6+ image processors to ensure fast, high-quality images even at higher ISO ranges. The updated 61-point autofocus system now supports an f/8 max aperture making it just as swell for nature photography, along with 41 cross-type points and improved sensitivity for center point focusing. For those who want 4K video in their DSLR, it does that, too, with ultra-HD recording at 60 fps and 1080p at 120 fps.
Features include onboard GPS for providing location and time data, integrated WiFi, a 3.2-inch touchscreen LCD, and an improved viewfinder function that allows for better composition and settings adjustment. It comes in a durable and rugged magnesium body that boasts dust- and water-resistance for all-weather shooting under any conditions.
Slated to hit stores in April, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is priced at $6,000.