The newest and most advanced Canon professional EOS launched
The long awaited Canon EOS-1D X Mark II, the new Canon flagship professional EOS DSLR which replaced the EOS-1D X was recently launched offering professional photographers the most advanced in imaging technology and innovations in the EOS line to present a next-generation professional DSLR model, empowering users to push their boundaries with every shot.
"This model is the result of intense research and insights of professional photographers thus meeting their challenging demands and the local support and expertise provided by our distributor Metropolitan will forge new dimensions in the photo imaging sector" said Mr. Nao Hayashi, Senior Director and General Manager, Consumer Imaging and Information at Canon Japan.
Professional photographers and video enthusiasts will delight in their ability to achieve stunning image quality with the EOS-1D X Mark II even in high-speed precision shooting scenarios typical to journalism, sports, and wildlife photography.
"The EOS-1D X Mark II is Canon's answer to professional photographers' unrelenting pursuit of excellence in imagery. In their line of work, capturing the best shots and videos are essential for a strong narrative no matter how challenging the environment," said Suresh Herat, General Manager for Canon cameras and accessories at Metropolitan Photohub.
The EOS-1D X Mark II will enable professionals to explore new creative outlets through features like the Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 16 fps continuous shooting in Live View mode and 4K Frame Grab capability.
With its new 61-point all points selectable AF system with 41-points cross type AF, photographers benefit from an expanded AF area (approximately 24 percent vertically) compared to the EOS-1D X.
Its low-intensity limit function at the centre AF is also improved to EV-3, thus ensuring a solid performance even in low-light and low contrast conditions. Beyond the hardware, the DSLR is equipped with Al servo AF III+, a new AF algorithm with AI servo scenes analysis that improves AF precision in scenarios involving fast and unexpected movements. With all 61-points compatible to effective aperture of f/8 or faster, autofocusing is possible even when using teleconverters on super telephoto lenses, equipment common in wildlife and sports photography.
Additionally, the EOS-1D X Mark II is equipped with touch focus function for its DAF feature. With this, users can easily switch focus by tapping the LCD panel for AF point selection in Live View mode.
The camera's ability to shoot at 60p means sports and wildlife photographers can now pick one out of the sixty images in every second of the video, thereby achieving a much higher image hit-rate and improving work efficiency.
The EOS-1D X Mark II breaks new ground for the EOS line with a newly developed 35mm full frame CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, enhanced resolution of 20.2-megapixel images, and expanded ISO speeds of up to 409,600, one full stop higher than its predecessor the EOS-1D X. With this, users are able to achieve better shooting results in lowlight. For indoor shoots under artificial lighting, photographers can turn on an anti-flicker mode to detect high frequency flickering of lights, thus ensuring better exposure stability. With this feature, irregular exposure and colours caused by flickering lights can be better managed.
For the first time in the EOS-1D series, GPS is built into the body of the camera. This allows all the photos to be tagged with accurate location information, providing users specific location references especially when travelling in between assignments and locations. Access to satellite clocks also ensures accurate time-stamp information, allowing for more efficient organization of images.
In celebration of the launch Metropolitan has offered a special offer which is further enhanced with the strategic partnership with Amex Cards to provide zero percent interest coupled with an instalment monthly payment plan for this unique model for a limited period.