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Canon 1DX Mark II Announced - Updated w/first look video

Canon has just announced the Canon 1DX Mark II with a stunning spec list. With 2 Digic 6 processors, the new 20MP sensor which promises better dynamic range is now capable of 14fps with AE and AF or 16fps in live view. ISO sensitivity has also been improved ranging from 50-409600 with a similar 61point AF system sporting 41 cross type points. However, some of the biggest surprises come from the video side where we now have 4k at up to 60fps and 1080p at 120fps with the ability to record to Cfast 2 cards or to an external recorder. In addition, the dual pixel AF system which brought unbelievable live view and video autofocus to the Canon 70D and 7D Mark II has now made its first appearance in a full frame camera and the included touch screen (yep, my jaw dropped as well) will make changing those focus points much easier. I'm still waiting on a release date so check back often for more details. Share the news  
 


My thoughts
This is a pretty big update for Canon. Not only is it unabashedly taking on the 4k video market previously held by the Canon 1DC and C500, it brings some welcome improvements on the photo side of things. The unparalleled speed of Canon DSLRs is something to behold and this is no exception. The inclusion of a touch screen and dual pixel AF are signs of change from professional cameras that previously held these features away from this market. Personally, I'm excited to see those features make a return and I hope this 1DX Mark II is a sign of things to come in a future Canon 5D Mark IV!

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Canon 1DX Mark II First Look
 
Here is the full specification list

Lens Mount Canon EF
Camera Format Full-Frame (1.0x Crop Factor)
Pixels Actual: 21.5 Megapixel
Effective: 20.2 Megapixel
Max Resolution 5472 x 3648
Aspect Ratio 3:2
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm
File Formats Still Images: JPEG, RAW
Movies: MJPEG, MOV, MP4, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio: AAC, Linear PCM (Stereo)
Bit Depth 14-bit
Dust Reduction System Yes
Memory Card Type CFast
CompactFlash
Focus Control
Focus Type Auto & Manual
Focus Mode Continuous-servo AF (C), Manual Focus (M), Single-servo AF (S)
Autofocus Points Phase Detection:61, 41 cross-type
Viewfinder/Display
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism
Viewfinder Eye Point 20.00 mm
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification Approx. 0.76x
Diopter Adjustment - 3 to +1 m
Display Screen 3.2" Rear Touchscreen   LCD (1,620,000)
Screen Coverage 100%
Diagonal Angle of View 170.0°
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-51200 (Extended Mode: 50-409600)
Shutter Type: Electronic & Mechanical
Speed: 30 - 1/8000 second,  Bulb Mode
Remote Control TC-80N3, RS-80N3 (Optional)
Mirror Lock-Up Yes
Metering Method Evaluative metering, Partial Metering, Spot metering
Exposure Modes Modes: Aperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Metering Range: EV 0.0 - EV 20.0
Compensation: -5 EV to +5 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Continuous Shooting Up to 14 fps at 20.2 MP for up to 170 frames in raw format
White Balance Modes Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Flash
Built-in Flash No
Max Sync Speed Mechanical Shutter: 1 / 250 seconds
Flash Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Dedicated Flash System eTTL
External Flash Connection Hot Shoe, PC Terminal
AV Recording
Video Recording Yes, NTSC/PAL
Video Format 4K
MOV
4096 x 2160p / 59.94 fps (800 Mbps) / 50 fps / 29.97 fps (500 Mbps)
/ 25 fps (500 Mbps) / 24 fps / 23.98 fps
High Definition
MOV
1920 x 1080p / 120 fps (360 Mbps) / 100 fps / 59.94 fps (180 Mbps)
/ 50 fps / 59.94 fps (60 Mbps) / 50 fps
/ 29.97 fps (90 Mbps) / 25 fps / 24 fps
/ 23.98 fps / 29.97 fps (30 Mbps) / 25 fps
/ 24 fps / 23.98 fps
High Definition
MP4
1920 x 1080p / 59.94 fps (60 Mbps) / 50 fps / 29.97 fps (30 Mbps)
/ 25 fps / 24 fps / 23.98 fps
/ 29.97 fps (12 Mbps) / 25 fps
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Exposure Control Auto: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
Manual: Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO
ISO Sensitivity Auto/Manual, 100 - 25600
Exposure Compensation -3 EV to +3 EV (in 1/3 or 1/2 EV steps)
Focus Auto
Manual
Continuous Auto
Video Clip Length 4096 x 2160
@ 60 fps ALL-I: 29 min. 59 seconds (5733 MB / min.)
Audio Recording Built-in Mic: With Video + Voice Memo, Mono
Optional External Mic: With Video, Stereo
Performance
Continuous Shooting Up to 16 fps
Start-up Time 0.1 seconds
Self Timer 10 seconds, 2 seconds
Interval Recording No
Connectivity 1/8" Headphone, 1/8" Microphone, AV Output, HDMI C (Mini), USB 3.0
Wi-Fi Capable Yes (with Optional Transmitter)
Power
Battery 1x LP-E19 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
1x LP-E4N Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 11.1 VDC, 2450 mAh
1x LP-E4 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack, 11.1 VDC, 2300 mAh
AC Power Adapter AC-E19 (Optional)
Operating/Storage Temperature Operating
32 to 113°F (0 to 45°C)
Humidity: 0 - 85%
Physical
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.2 x 6.6 x 3.3" / 158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6 mm
Weight 3.37 lb / 1530 g CIPA, with battery and memory card

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