Official announcement: EOS 1D X is the new Canon DSLR flagship
The Canon 1D X is now officially announced! It will come out in March 2012 with a starting price of $6800. That's half a pregnancy away! As rumored, it will have a 18mp 35mm-full-frame CMOS sensor, 12fps burst mode, dual DiGiC 5+ processors, and lots more. Check all the juicy details in the articles below...
Morning After Announcement round-up
+ pictures of the actual camera body at CNet Asia
+ text-based short impressions at PDN (towards the bottom of the page)
+ machine gun (burst mode) short video at CNet Asia
+ tiny tiny samples at Canon Japan (via David Lee Tong)
+ 90-second gear-pr0n commercial at CPN Europe
+ opinions in general at Photo Club Alpha, Kirk Tuck, Photofocus, PFFs
+ opinions on the video specs at DSLR News Shooter (and also video triggers) and Philip Bloom, EoS-HD, Wide Open
+ Spanish announcement at Quesabesde
+ announcement event in Poland at Optyczne.pl (computer-translated)
+ Canon Europe promotional video on YouTube (3 minutes 20 seconds) (via Pocket Lint):
ANNOUNCEMENT NIGHT round-up
Below you will find the announcement night round-up...
Press Release parade
+ Canon Rumors
+ Photography Review
+ Le Monde de la Photo
+ Photo Review
+ Steve's Digicams
+ PDN Pulse
+ Focus Numerique
+ DC Watch Impress
+ Digital Camera Info
+ Foto Intern
+ recap at Pop Photo
+ this is the 20th interchangeable lens camera announced in 2011 (out of 190)
+ they also announced 50 million SLR bodies and 70 million lenses made - via Imaging Insider, et al
+ the SLR-to-lenses ratio is not as close since compatible lenses are also made by Sigma, Tamron, Tokina, Zeiss, Samyang, et al
What do you think?
The "waiting for the announcement" part is after the jump for historical purposes...
Waiting for a Canon announcement (it looks like there is one coming)
Time for some fun, a wait-a-thon for a Canon announcement, assuming there is going to be one... All times mentioned in the blog-post are New York City time (check time zones)...
+ 12:38am: ThePhoBlographer opines on the leaked specs
+ 12:07am: A PDF file with the specs appeared on the Nikkei website (since removed), summary at Foto Actualidad where we learn of a dual-core DIGIC 5 and double CF card slots
+ 12:05am: Is this the end of the megapixel war, at least for flagship professional DSLRs? asks I Shoot Shows
+ 11:25pm: Video-related specs are trickling out at EOS HD [site experiencing technical difficulties, try also their RSS feed which is hosted by Feedburner so it is not affected by the web server overload]
+ 11:23pm: a new GPS and Bluetooth gadget is also coming says Canon Rumors
+ 10:58pm: It will be smart for Canon to get the announcement out as soon as possible. By tomorrow night this time, all the tech blogs and techies/geeks/nerds are going to be obsessing heavily with the new Google-Samsung super-mega-Android Ice Cream sandwich phone...
+ 10:37pm: Canon Rumors has posted what might be the press release for a rumored Canon 1D X unified flagship dSLR, with the same main specs (18mp full frame, 12fps (and 14fps JPEGs)). This latest rumor is discussed in the Canon Rumors forum.
+ 10:35pm: Since we are talking Canon and future, Photography Bay has spotted a Canon patent that talks of a Digital Rebel with a touch-screen and built-in Wifi... As you may recall recalling, the T3i/600D was not greeted as a liberator like the T2i/550D, so Canon cannot probably get away with a "more of the same" T5i/650D if/when they release that one..