DSLR camera for the professional segment Canon EOS-1DX Mark II officially announced with a number of updates. If you are curious about the new features it has, in the following article we will specifically review the features and technology that brought this large-bodied camera.
1. Autofocus System Better
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is Canon’s first full frame camera that comes with Dual Pixel AF. With this technology, the camera is able to locate and lock the focus more quickly and accurately. Unfortunately, the performance of Dual Pixel AF can only be enjoyed at the option of One-Shot AF in Live View mode and video.
Such as the Canon EOS-1D X, the 5D Mark III, 5D 5DS and SR number of autofocus points this camera comes with a total of 61 points. Nevertheless, coverage is now broader autofocus point. This can be seen in the middle area of the focal point is 8% higher and 24% wider than before.
All this 61 point auto focus can also find the focus to aperture F8.0, which means very useful for taking pictures with a telephoto lens and teleconverter. The auto focus points including 41 points cross-type manifold and a focal point in the middle is able to work up to -3EV in oneshot AF option.
For continuos performance autofocus system, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has been updated and brought Ai Servo III +. With the introduction of automated systems support Canon’s Intelligent Tracking and Recognition (ITR) camera automatically tracks the subject so that predictions can be more scalable and autofocus precision.
Attendees also received an increase in the level of illumination of autofocus points. The autofocus points now can still light up red when focused, so it helps when photographing subjects in low lighting. In addition, the light level focus point can be set to match the user’s taste.
2. Metering Sensor more accurate
For metering sensor, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II brings new metering module that 360,000 pixel metering sensor that is supported by the infrared sensor 216 metering zones.
With the support of the IR sensor helps the EOS Scene Detection System to analyze the subject and make more precise autofocus. The combination of IR and RGB sensor is also used to detect the brightness, color and face. The metering sensor is also supported by the performance DIGIC 6 processor which processes all the information collected with a higher degree of accuracy.
3. Touch Screen
Compared to the Canon EOS-1D X, the EOS-1D LCD screen X Mark II looks sharper with the number of pixels reaches 1.62 million dot equivalent resolution of 900 x 600 pixels. In addition, the screen is also equipped with touch features that will help to determine the focus in Live View mode or when recording video.
4. Baterry More Durable
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is powered by a new battery that can produce images up to 1210 photos on a rechargeable battery. The good news, Canon is also accompanied by a special holder to attach the battery to the old model which used the Canon EOS-1D X. However, when using the EOS-1D X battery you can not enjoy the features continuos shootnya very fast. This is because the speed will drop to 12fps and 14 fps with autofocus in Live View mode or mirror is locked.
5. Record Ability Video up to 4K resolution
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has the ability to record videos very impressive. In addition to recording in full HD resolution, this camera is capable of recording 4K DCI standard video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixel) up to 60 frames per second with a duration of 29 minutes 59 seconds without stopping. His ability is quite similar to the Canon EOS 1D C that was designed specifically for video recording. One thing that made the difference, the Canon EOS-1D X does not support the option Log Gamma.
To maximize the video features Canon has been complete with mic and headphone jack for audio monitoring. When recording video users can also set the focus to more easily use the touch screen. In addition, you do not have to worry about the temperature sensor and the processor is too hot because Canon has equipped it with a special cooling system to solve this problem.
6. Continuos Shoot Very Fast
Speed became one of the hallmarks of the Canon EOS-1DX Mark II. With support for Dual DIGIC 6+ processor, this camera is able to shoot without stopping at speeds of up to 14fps or 16fps with autofocus mode with the focus and exposure remain locked and mirrors. This ability to overtake latest full frame Nikon cameras were introduced at the 2016 CES, Nikon D5, which has the ability of continuos shooting with a speed of 12 fps or up to 14 fps with focus and exposure remain locked and mirrors.
7. Storage Space more flexible
In order to accommodate the video recording capabilities that can be up to 4K resolution and shoot without stopping very quickly, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II provides two memory card slots are CFast and CompactFlash.
8. Integrated Digital Lens Optimizer
Canon EOS-1DX EOS Mark II became the first in the whole range of Canon DSLR cameras that have the ability to automatically corrects the images directly in the camera. Digital Lens Optimizer With this feature, the user can correct level of light and dark, chromatic aberration until the distortion. It can thus further shorten the editing process.