The Canon EOS-1D X is the most recent addition to the company’s professional DSLR lineup. Its mission is to take the position of both the sports-oriented 1D series and the high-resolution, studio-focused 1DS line of cameras.
The modifications are incremental and discreet, as is typical of revisions in this class of camera, but they try to raise the bar of what is feasible.
The 1D X’s new sensor, an 18MP full-frame CMOS chip capable of shooting at 12 frames per second, is the most significant upgrade.
This is a significant departure from the 1D Mk IV (it moves away from the smaller APS-H size that Canon previously employed in their sports cameras), as well as a reduction in pixel count when compared to the 1DS series.
‘There’s more to image quality than just resolution,’ explains Rick Berk, Technical Specialist in Canon USA’s Pro Engineering and Solutions Division.
We’ve already discussed gimbals for mirrorless, but when it comes to DSLRs and professional filmmaking, we need more. Although we are both aware that “content is king,” this notion is based on stable footage.
Best Gimbal for Canon EOS 1D X