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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III : Key Features Explained!

Canon just launched the EOS-1D X Mark III – especially designed for photography professionals.

Let’s find out from Canon what’s new in the EOS-1D X Mark III, and if this is the DSLR camera for you!


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III : Key Features Explained!

Let’s start with a presentation by Jack Kik, the Senior Product Specialist from Canon Malaysia, on the key features of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III.

Here is a quick TLDR summary of its key features :

  • A new 20.1 megapixel 35 mm full frame CMOS sensor
  • Continuous shooting speeds of up to 16 fps (viewfinder shooting), and up to 20 fps (Live View) with AF/AE tracking
  • DIGIC X image processor with CFexpress media (dual slots), which allows a burst rate of approximately 1000 shots (RAW + JPEG)
  • New AF sensor combined with AI Servo AF IV delivers significant improvement in AF speed and tracking performance
  • 4K UHD and 4K DCI movie recording at 60p/50p, and supports Canon Log 4:2:2 10-bit in-camera recording
  • In-camera recording of 5.5K RAW movies with simultaneous MP4 files
  • Built-in Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi with FTP. Supports 5 GHz wireless LAN and compatible with 2×2 MIMO when used with WFT-E9

Improved Autofocus Performance

Its new 20.1 megapixel sensor adopts a square pixel design, with a 28X increase in pixel density for both vertical and horizontal directions.

This increases its available AF points in the optical viewfinder to 191 points, from just 61 points in the EOS-1D X Mark II. Its AF points support exposure of up to f/8 with 65 cross-type AF points, allowing for better AF accuracy.

Greatly Improved Performance

Its new DIGIC X processor is 3X faster than the Mark II’s dual DIGIC 6+ processors in image processing, and up to 380X faster in general computing performance, delivering much faster subject recognition and tracking performance.

Better Noise Reduction

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II reduces noise in both the CMOS sensor, as well as DIGIG X image processing, increasing the upper limit of normal ISO speed by one stop to 102,400.

Its image quality in the ISO 6400-12800 range, frequently used by sports and news photographers, has also been improved with better noise control.

Higher Image Quality

Its new 16-point low-pass filter reduces moiré and colour distortion, as well as image resolution. This low-pass filter also incorporates Gaussian filter features to better work with high-resolution lenses.

The EOS-1D X Mark III now supports HDR OQ HEIF – a 10-bit recording standard that uses a high-resolution and low-noise approach, to reproduce an image that is sharper and much closer to reality.

Faster Burst Shots

Burst shooting speed has been increased to 16 frames per second. This may cause a blackout of the viewfinder, interrupting your tracking of the subject.

To avoid that, the EOS-1D X Mark III has a new mirror system with a high-speed mechanism to retract and reset the mirror, combined with an optical system that displays images in real time.

For Live View shooting, it can perform burst shots at up to 20 frames per second for both RAW and RAW+JPEG recording.

4K Recording Without Cropping

The EOS-1D X Mark III is the first Canon full-frame camera to support 4K video recording, without cropping. In addition to the 4K UHD 16:9 standard by ITU, it also supports the 4K DCI 17:9 standard by Digital Camera Initiative.

It supports Canon Log YCbCr 4:2:2 10-bit video output and ITU-R BT.2020 colour gamut. For wider colour gradation, vivid colour range and smaller file size, it encodes video using H.265 HEVC encoding.

Dual CFexpress Card Slots

The EOS-1D X Mark III comes with dual CFexpress card slots. The ultra fast transfer rate of CFexpress media, coupled with its extended buffer memory, lets the Mark III achieve a continuous burst rate of 1,000 RAW shots.

The Mark III can shoot continuously for a full minute at 16 fps, while the EOS-1D X Mark II can only shoot at 14 fps for just 12 seconds.

Enhanced Connectivity

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III comes with a built-in GPS receiver, and Wi-Fi connectivity with FTP functions. This lets you maintain a log of your shooting locations, and transfer your files off the camera to your computer wirelessly.

But should you prefer to use a cable, it supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 – offering twice the speed of USB 3.0.


Canon EOS-1D X Mark III : Price + Availability

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III (body only) has a recommended retail price of RM 29,999 / ~S$9,946 / US$5,499 / ~£5,616 / ~A$ 10,732.

It is already available for sale in the US and EMEA, but will be available for sale in Malaysia from February 2020 onwards. Here are some online purchase options :

United States

  • Body only : $5,499
  • Body + CFexpress Card + Reader Bundle : $6,499


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Canon Launches Four A4 Colour Laser Multi-Function Printers

11 July 2017 – Canon today announced the launch of imageCLASS MF631Cn, MF633Cdw, MF635Cx and MF735Cx, four powerful A4 colour laser multi-function printers (MFPs) engineered to produce outstanding printouts in rich and brilliant hues.

The latest lineup of MFPs is geared towards the Small Office Home Offices (SOHOs), Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and workgroups within large enterprises, providing users with excellent print quality, absolute convenience and increased work efficiencies.


Key Features Of The New Colour Laser Multi-Function Printers

Fast colour printing with uncompromised image quality

In addition to swift print speeds up to 27 pages per minute (ppm) for the MF735Cx and 18 ppm for the MF630 series, the new imageCLASS colour laser MFPs adopt the revolutionary V2 Colour Technology as with the award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE Generation 3 colour multi-function devices (MFDs).

Through the new colour profile, the standard printer colour range is expanded significantly over predecessors, and the colour reproduction of dark areas is enhanced to attain incredible depth and richness. Users can expect remarkably vivid and vibrant printouts for stronger impacts on business communications.


Easy-to-use features for an excellent user experience

Built with a large 5-inch LCD touchscreen, the latest imageCLASS MFPs offer an intuitive user experience with easy navigation across the user interface. High resolution icons displayed in a clean layout provide simplicity for users to access device functions, and familiar smartphone-like virtual keyboard, such as the QWERTY keyboard ensures superb ease of use.

Fulfilling the requirements of today’s on-the-go workforce, the new MFPs support a wide range of mobile printing solutions such as Canon PRINT Business, Canon Print Service, Google Cloud Print, AirPrint, and MOPRIA. The seamless mobile connectivity enables users to execute important day-to-day tasks conveniently, and to top it off, the QR Code Scan feature ensures simple device connections through the Canon PRINT Business app.

Supporting a convenient replacement process, the new cartridges feature a special mechanism to remove toner seals automatically. This saves users the hassle of manually removing seals prior to each cartridge reload, allowing work to resume in an instant with minimum disruptions.


Heightening business performance with workflow efficiencies

Both imageCLASS MF635Cx and MF735Cx present smart capabilities for process automation. With the newly introduced Application Library, users can streamline daily work routines just at the touch of a button and automate tasks effortlessly. Transforming conventional rigid workflows, users can customise applications according to specific work requirements across various industries such as healthcare, finance, education and hospitality for improved productivity and business performance.

Equipped with a Single-pass Duplex Auto Document Feeder (DADF), the imageCLASS MF635Cx and MF735Cx allow both sides of a document to be scanned simultaneously, helping users to greatly reduce the time spent on scan jobs.

New high-yield colour toner cartridges are now made available for all four models, allowing users to print more documents in between replacements and delivering lower running costs.[adrotate group=”2″]


Price and Availability

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The latest imageCLASS MF631Cn, MF633Cdw, MF635Cx and MF735Cx is now available at all Canon authorized dealers. Pricing as below:

  • Canon imageCLASS MF631Cn : RM 1,455 / ~US$ 346
  • Canon imageCLASS MF633Cdw : RM 1,720 / ~US$ 409
  • Canon imageCLASS MF635Cx : RM 1,890 / ~US$ 450
  • Canon imageCLASS MF735Cx : RM 3,065 / ~US$ 730

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KidZ & Tech 2.0 – The Future Rebooted At KidZania

To inspire greater interest in technology and its varied applications, KidZania Kuala Lumpur just announced KidZ & Tech 2.0: The Future Rebooted with partners VR Lab Bhd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Gleneagles Kuala Lumpur and Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd.


KidZ & Tech 2.0 – The Future Rebooted At KidZania

From 16 May – 24 June 2017, daily interactive workshops and hands-on activities bring technology to life, in line with KidZania’s mission to help children “Learn Life Today”.

These activities, powered by the programme partners, engage children and showcase technology in different ways:

  • Virtual Reality with VR Lab Bhd: Using specially-designed goggles, children get to completely immerse themselves in a computer-generated, 3-dimensional 360-degree environment; with the help of an advanced control system, they get to touch and interact with items in this environment as though they are real.
  • 360-degree Photo-Taking with U Mobile Sdn Bhd: Get creative with a smartphone – just remain in a single standing position and turn a full 360-degrees circle to take a great photo, which will be shared on the KidZania Kuala Lumpur Facebook page! Choose from Street View, Surround Shot or use the Photo Sphere mode.
  • Augmented Reality Colouring: Bridge the gap between static pages and animated characters – children can watch their colouring sheet come alive beyond the page with the Stabilo 3D Colors app.
  • Coding: Children will be guided to build their own Star Wars galaxy with code and to design their own game, such as programming BB-8 to collect scrap metal using blocks or Javascript…all in the span of 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, on weekends, children get to enjoy two additional activities – the family-friendly Mystery Skype on weekends where a mystery caller will provide clues for children and parents so they can guess the identity of the caller; and sessions on Kahoot!, the popular learning game, where children will get to test their knowledge on KidZania Kuala Lumpur.

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The Canon iR-ADV C3500i and iR-ADV 4500i Revealed!

3 MAY 2017 – Canon Marketing (Malaysia) today marked the completion of its imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) Generation 3 line-up with the launch of the new Canon iR-ADV C3500i and iR-ADV 4500i series.


Intuitive user experience

Equipped with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, the new iR-ADV series offer an intuitive user experience with familiar smartphone-like gestures such as swiping and pinching for easy navigation across the local user interface. Besides intuitive operation, the usability of the MFDs is enhanced with My ADVANCE that enables the personalisation of settings and workflows.

Depending on individual preferences and the nature of tasks, users can customise display language, initial display screen, frequently-used settings, address lists and more, providing a simple approach to streamline workflows. Users can benefit from the same level of customisation via My ADVANCE Synchronisation, where personal settings are synchronised automatically amongst a fleet of up to ten different Generation 3 devices in a networked environment for improved efficiencies.


Seamless connectivity

Modern workflows require connection to varied external sources and function in a flexible manner to suit today’s on-the-go workforce. The new iR-ADV series fulfill the requirements of such agile working environments by supporting a wide range of mobile document handling applications such as Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and MOPRIA, as well as Canon PRINT Business. The seamless mobile connectivity allows users to execute critical tasks efficiently, and transfer documents anywhere at the convenience of their time via their connected smart devices.

Furthermore, with confidential data regularly moving between various devices, the iR-ADV series provides the user protection through its security capabilities. Business owners can be assured of confidentiality, accessibility and availability of sensitive information that can be stored on the device or during transmission.


Intelligent fleet management

The latest iR-ADV series feature many device management capabilities targeted at boosting the efficiencies of administrators, providing valuable resource optimisation for businesses. Administrators can easily retrieve usage reports for tracking and cost controlling, as well as manage different levels of device access for personnel, including guest and temporary users. Other time-saving capabilities include quick installing during device relocation or new fleet deployment, and the ease of providing remote troubleshooting at any time.

Overall, today’s businesses seek operational efficiencies and a clear return on their investments. However, many are unaware of the true cost of print and information management in their organisation, which can be significant if not managed properly. The total cost of print includes hidden costs associated with information management, output management, IT support and infrastructure, administration and purchasing. Canon’s iR-ADV platform is designed to address these and deliver cost savings to help maximise return on investments.


Canon iR-ADV C3500i & iR-ADV 4500i Key Specifications

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iR-ADV C3500i

  • Prints up to A3 in colour and monochrome
  • Available in 30 / 25 / 20 pages per minute


iR-ADV 4500i

  • Prints up to A3 in monochrome
  • Available in 51 / 45 / 35 / 25 pages per minute


Canon iR-ADV C3500i & iR-ADV 4500i Availability

The latest Canon iR-ADV C3500i and iR-ADV 4500i series is now available.


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Add C Log To The EOS 5D Mark IV For A Price!

26 April 2017 – Canon recently announced a new firmware upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV (Amazon | Lazada) following feedback from its global community of professional photographers and videographers. With the update, Canon Log (C Log) – a staple feature in Canon’s Cinema EOS range – can be added to the latest EOS 5D camera, providing enhanced dynamic range and easier colour grading.


Why Add C Log To The EOS 5D Mark IV

Designed to deliver an 800% increase in dynamic range, C Log minimises the loss of detail in the darkest and brightest parts of the image. When using C Log on the EOS 5D Mark IV (Amazon | Lazada), an ISO setting of 400 will deliver the largest dynamic range of 12 stops, perfect for shooting in difficult lighting conditions.

Ensuring maximum freedom in post-production, C Log alters the image processing data after the image has been captured. As a result, videographers and filmmakers will find it easy to colour match with footage shot on other cameras, including those in the Canon Cinema EOS range.

The footage from any camera can be combined and colour matched in a single colour grading process which provides a final global colour and seamless feel, regardless of whether the film is shot on different cameras.

C Log also reduces noise, particularly in shadow areas that can appear during colour grading. The new firmware makes the colour grading of footage more flexible via the production of accurate colours with minor colour bias.

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It’s Not Free

The EOS 5D Mark IV (Amazon | Lazada) firmware upgrade will be available as a chargeable upgrade exclusively via Canon authorised service centres.


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Canon Accounts Payable Processing Solution Launched

Kuala Lumpur, 9 August 2016Canon Malaysia today launched the Accounts Payable Processing Solution from IRIS to help businesses deliver enhanced invoice processing performance through automation. As a critical accounting function, a robust process of invoice processing has been proven to yield higher work productivity, improved time savings from processing and enhanced accuracy of documentation for compliance controls.

“Invoice processing is an essential business operation but manual processes such as data entry and paper handling are not only time-consuming but also prone to inaccuracies, which gives cause for inefficiencies,’’ said Alvin Lee, Head of Business Imaging Solution Division, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. “The Canon Accounts Payable Processing solution enables significant time and cost savings by automating the invoicing process to enable the divestment of time to focus on the core business.”


Invoicing made seamless

Through IRIS technology, Canon offers an advanced suite of data capture tools that scans and extracts key information from documents in a variety of formats to connect and integrate with the back office in real time.

For example, essential information such as purchase order number, account code, supplier information are extracted for automated validation, which saves the user the time from the tedious process of manual data entry. Should there be errors or missing information, the user is automatically flagged for the user’s further verification.

Upon validation of information, the invoices are automatically matched to corresponding purchase orders and delivery notes. Thereafter, the invoice will be sent to the approver for authorization. After the invoice has been authorized for payment, it is securely archived into the database for easy retrieval.


Significant efficiencies achieved with transparency and accuracy

The Accounts Payable Processing Solution enables resources to be leveraged more effectively so teams can work with greater efficiency and focus on higher value work for the business.

Automating the invoice process enhances the compliance framework of the business and mitigate risks. Business owners are assured that the data is securely archived and in a situation where there is a need for audit or an invoice query, the digital document is swiftly retrieved for tracing information relating to the visible flow of approvals.


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Key Benefits

  • Minimization of manual data entry for higher work productivity
  • Enhanced audit trail
  • Customization of workflows to business needs (e.g. approval processes)
  • Increased visibility of un-posted invoices
  • Successful linkage with back-end systems (e.g. SAP ERP)
  • Reduction of paper in the office
  • Easier sharing via e-documents on a centralized system


Canon Accounts Payable Processing Solution Availability

The Canon Accounts Payable Processing Solution is now available from Canon and all Canon authorised distributors.


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Canon iR-ADV 6500i & 8500 Launched

Kuala Lumpur, 21 April 2016Canon today announced the launch of the third generation of imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) A3 multi-function devices (MFDs). Designed and engineered to deliver the holistic document imaging needs of users today with speed and reliability, the new iR-ADV MFDs feature a new user interface for enhanced ease of use, and innovative features to improve workflows, maximise productivity and reinforce security.


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Canon iR-ADV 8500

“Keeping the changing needs of modern workgroups in mind, we are proud to introduce the new generation series featuring a high level of connectivity and innovative smart features such as My ADVANCE and Intelligent Recovery. These features were designed to create a secure yet user-centric platform for enhanced process and cost efficiencies at the workplace,” said Alvin Lee, Head of Business Imaging Solution Division, Canon Marketing (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.


Harmony in Design and Brilliance in Simplicity

Offered in the new colour schemes of titanium white and damson black, the new iR-ADV series complement the aesthetic trends of the modern workplace. Designed with a touch-friendly interface for an intuitive experience, smartphone-like operations such as swipe and pinch make it easy and accessible for use.


Personalised Interface for Seamless Workflows

The third generation of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE is equipped with intelligent features which improve the workflow efficiencies in the working environment. Canon’s new My ADVANCE feature provides a unique experience for users to customise their workflows and preferences. This can range from personalising initial display screen and language to functions and frequently-used settings, enabling a one-step approach to streamlining their work process.

Intelligent Document Feeder enables advanced media handling capabilities such as the skip blank page function and double feed detection which minimizes the time taken to process and organise your documents accurately, thus improving productivity.

With connectivity vital for mobile workers in the digital age, the latest iR-ADV series is further enhanced with standard Wi-Fi connectivity function, allowing users to print wirelessly and obtain direct access point to support printing directly from their smart devices and scanning to their smart devices.

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Security and Reliability Features for Additional Protection & Fleet Management

Security is a cornerstone of every business infrastructure. Hard Disk Drive (HDD) security in a MFD is an ongoing a concern to businesses for protecting information integrity. With the new iR-ADV devices, comprehensive HDD security comes standard with features such as HDD Data Erase, HDD Password Lock and HDD Encryption which is FIPS 140-2 validated.

Fleet management is made easy with the third generation of the imageRUNNER ADVANCE. Built-in with Remote Operator Software Kit, IT administrators are able to remotely assist users during troubleshooting without the need to be physically at the device. This enhances productivity and directs resource management in a more efficient manner. Content Delivery System (CDS) provides a way to automate firmware updates via eMaintenance allowing the entire device fleet to be updated in tandem. Scheduled updates can be arranged to take place during off-peak hours to further reduce interruptions.


Sustainable Design with Cost-Management Features

Canon maintains its reliable design with the environment in mind. The series offers an Intelligent Recovery module, which automatically recovers the device from sleep mode when users are detected approaching via motion sensors. The device will intelligently shift back to sleep mode when it is not being utilised, reducing power consumption. Users are now able to modify initial print settings at the device with the Forced Hold Print function, providing added convenience to users before print. Additionally, this function helps reduce toner wastage from accidental prints over a period of time.

With the addition of an optional external finisher, the iR-ADV series offers environmentally friendly features such as ECO-Staple, which also facilitates more compact document stacking and can be easily shredded.


Canon iR-ADV 6500i/8500 Availability

The first of the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE series is the monochrome iR-ADV 6500i/8500 series, which will be available at authorised Canon distributors and dealers from 21st April 2016 onwards.


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Canon 1D X Mark II First Look

On April 14, 2016, Canon officially launched the long-awaited successor to their EOS-1D X professional DSLR camera 0 the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon). Launch just over 4 years later, the 1D X Mark II boasts a bevy of new imaging technologies. Take a look at this specification comparison of the new Mark II camera, and its predecessor, the original EOS-1D X.

SpecificationsEOS-1D X Mark IIEOS-1D X
Imaging Sensor35 mm Full Frame (36 x 24 mm) CMOS
Sensor Effective PixelsApprox. 20.2 megapixelsApprox. 18.1 megapixels
AF Points at f/861 points or 21 cross-type points (all individually selectable)1 cross-type point
Metering Sensor360,000 pixel RGB + IR sensor (with dedicated DiGiC 6 processor)100,000 pixel RGB sensor (with dedicated DiGiC 4 processor)
ISO SensitivityAuto : 100 - 51,200
Low : 50
High : Up to 409,600 (H3)
Auto : 100 - 51,200
Low : 50
High : Up to 204,800 (H2)
Continuous Shooting Speed14 fps with full AF / AE
16 fps in Live View Mode (no AF / AE)
12 fps with full AF / AE
14 fps in Live View Mode (no AF / AE)
GPSBuilt-in with auto time updateExternal accessory
Movie Recording CapabilityDCI 4K videos at up to 50/60 fps (maximum 29 minutes, 59 seconds)
Full HD up to 100 / 120 fps
Full HD videos at up to 25/30 fps (maximum 29 minutes, 59 seconds)
AF in MoviesDual Pixel CMOS AF with touch panel LCDContrast detection AF (no servo)

You can get more details of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II in our 1D X Mark II launch coverage.

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Canon 1D X Mark II First Look

After the Canon 1D X Mark II launch event, we had some time to take a video of this professional DSLR camera. We also had the opportunity to test its focus peaking capability at the end of the video. Check it out!

Here is the video transcript :

Canon calls the new 1D X Mark II the King of EOS. Let’s take a look and see if it lives up to that claim, and what it offers over its predecessor.

Canon first released the 1D X in March 2012, with an 18 MP CMOS sensor, 12 fps continuous shooting speed and full HD video recording capability.

Now, four years later, the 1D X Mark II brings with it a bevy of improvements.

It now sports a 20.2 MP CMOS sensor with dual DiGiC 6+ image processors and expanded ISO speeds of up to 409,600.

You can now shoot continuously at 14 fps, or 16 fps in the Live View mode. You can also record 4K videos at up to 60 fps, or full HD videos at up to 120 fps.

The 1D X Mark II also features a new 360,000 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor and Dual Pixel Auto-Focus capability, allowing for faster and more accurate focusing and tracking of the subject.

The 1D X Mark II also features built-in GPS, allowing to automatically geo-tag your photos and videos.

The new Canon 1D X Mark II has a magnesium alloy body that is dust and drip-proof to protect it against the harsh elements. It also boasts a shutter life expectancy of 400,000 cycles.

The king of EOS retails for RM 25,299 or about USD 6,325.


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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Launch, Price & Specifications

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Launched!

On April 14, Canon launched the King of EOS, the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon). This is the long-awaited successor to the Canon EOS-1D X which was launched in March of 2012 – four long years ago. As such, the Mark II offers the latest developments in imaging technologies.

In this video, Jeffrey Kung (Assistant Director, Consumer Imaging and Information Division, Canon Marketing Malaysia) describes the new features packed into the new EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon). He also took the opportunity to summarise the key features of the other Canon cameras released in 2016.

Don’t forget to check out our First Look At The EOS-1D X Mark II!


EOS-1D X Mark II Key Features

Built for quality high-speed photography

A split second can mean a lot to professional photographers, especially those in the sports, journalism and wildlife fields. Beyond being there in the right moment to capture that one unique shot, professionals require equipment quick enough to capture that split second, in impeccable image quality, with precise focus for a perfectly composed shot – something that the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) is capable of delivering. 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 tele-converters on super telephoto lenses, equipment common in wildlife and sports photography.

Additionally, the mirror on the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) is constructed with a new drive mechanism that quickly suppresses vibration which enables the DSLR to deliver a quick frame rate of 14 fps with AF and auto-exposure tracking enabled, and an even more impressive 16 fps when shooting with Live View, with no screen blackout. With a CFast 2.0 card slot for high-speed writing, the EOS-1D X Mark II can capture up to 170 RAW images and an unlimited number of JPEG images in continuous shooting mode.


4K image quality for EOS Movie

In 2012, the EOS-1D C was the first EOS DSLR to incorporate 4K movie recording. With the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon), users are now able to utilize 4K motion JPEG at 60/50p, resulting in amazingly smooth footages. The EOS-1D X Mark II’s Full HD recording feature comes with a new High Frame Rate mode that allows recording at 120/100, enabling slow motion video recording. The inclusion of a CFast slot caters to these high data-rate shooting modes.

With the addition of the Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF), a first in the EOS-1D series, users utilising phase-detection in Live View mode benefit from extremely fast auto-focusing and efficient tracking of moving subjects without aperture limitations. The DSLR also support EV-3 for all effective AF points within the sensor area when shooting 4K movies.

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Similar to the EOS 7D Mark II, the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) includes selectable adjustments for Movie Servo AF speed and Movie Servo AF tracking sensitivity, giving users more flexibility in controlling focus racking during video shooting. 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.

With the DSLR’s 4K Frame Grab function, users can also easily extract images of approximately 8.8 megapixels in JPEG format from 4K movies recorded on the camera without connecting to a computer. 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.

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Top-class image quality

The EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) 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.

The new 360,000 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor and EOS iTR AF system on the EOS-1D X Mark II greatly improves tracking precision. 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.

A new in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer is now able to process and optimize RAW images in-camera. Previously available only in post-production, this editing function includes chromatic aberration correction, peripheral illumination correction, and for the first time in EOS history, diffraction correction.

The combination of these corrective functions allows photographers to obtain higher quality JPEGs directly from the camera without using a computer, enabling fast image productions where time is of essence. The inclusion of Fine Detail picture style also pushes JPEG files to achieve even higher levels of sharpness.

Made to last

Every part of the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) from its mirror to shutter mechanisms is built for endurance and durability, giving the DSLR a shutter life expectancy of 400,000 cycles. The EOS-1D X Mark II is encased in a robust magnesium alloy body and designed to be dust and drip-proof for enhanced protection against the elements, essential for reliability in the professional photographer’s varied line of work especially when working at outdoor shoots.

In terms of design and ergonomics, the grip and button operations were improved for greater comfort and operability for photographers of varying hand sizes. The control configuration on the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon) also makes the horizontal and vertical layouts more similar, so shooting landscape or portrait will have a similar feel. The EOS-1D X Mark II uses the LP-E19 battery, which has a 10% increase in capacity compared to the LP-E4N used in the EOS-1D X, providing photographers with longer usage while in the field.

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Built in GPS function and optional Wireless File Transmitter

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 traveling in between assignments and locations. Access to satellite clocks also ensures accurate time-stamp information, allowing for more efficient organization of images.

File transfer is also made easy with the Wireless File Transmitter, WFT-E8D, available as an option with the EOS-1D X Mark II. The WFT-E8D supports high speed file transfer which supports IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac (5 GHz and 2.4 GHz band) wireless LAN.

When mounted on the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon), it allows seamless wireless connection between the photographer’s smartphone and the camera, allowing photographers to remotely control the camera for still image shooting, movie recording and transferring of images from camera to smartphone all via Canon’s Camera Connect app. The EOS-1D X Mark II is also equipped with a USB 3.0 port for high speed data transfer.


EOS-1D X Mark II Price & Availability

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is now available in Malaysia at a recommended retail price of RM 25,299 (inclusive of 6% GST). That is roughly US$ 6,325.

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