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February 01, 2016 23:01 ET

Canon Announces EOS-1D X Mark II Groundbreaking Release, Preorder Now From Adorama

Brand New Flagship DSLR in Canon's Legendary Line of EOS Digital Cameras Now Available for Preorder at Adorama; Shoot Stunning Images With the 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, With an ISO Range of 100-51,200, Expandable to ISO 409,600; David Bergman Takes an Exclusive Look on AdoramaTV; Upgrade and Save, Plus Purchase for a Chance to Win

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Feb 1, 2016) - Adorama, one of the world's largest photography, video, audio, imaging and electronics retailers, has begun selling the just-announced Canon EOS-1D Mark II for preorder. Photographers who are ready to upgrade can trade in their Canon EOS-1D X or EOS-1D C to save big on the newest flagship DSLR from Canon. All shoppers who preorder the camera between now and when the camera begins shipping (see below for more details) will be entered into a raffle to retroactively "win" the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.

The latest addition to Canon's popular series of EOS DSLR cameras, the EOS-1D X Mark II can capture up to 14fps* (*up to 16 fps in Live View mode) at a burst rate of up to 170 RAWs with a CFast™ card, and boasts an improved 61-point AF system that delivers clean, sharp images quickly, even in low light. With a powerful 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and an expandable ISO range up to 409,600 (regularly 100-51,200), the EOS-1D X Mark II offers brilliant low-light performance and is a stellar choice for all types of photography, from sports, to nature, to fashion, to the streets.

Watch as Canon Explorer of Light David Bergman takes the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II for a test drive on AdoramaTV.

Adorama Expert Mason Resnick's First Look at the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Taking a first look at the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II in an article on the Adorama Learning Center, industry expert Mason Resnick says, "Less than a week before one of the most popular events in professional sports, Canon has unveiled the second generation of its most advanced action photography pro camera, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. With a maximum of 14fps standard/16fps Live View burst rate and up to 170 RAW images per blast when using a Cfast card, as well as improved AF performance and 4K video capture, the full-frame Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is destined to be the camera of choice for sports photographers, wildlife photographers, and even for studio photography."

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Key Features

New Full-Frame Sensor
The EOS-1D X Mark II boasts a full-frame 35mm 20MP sensor, bumped up from the original 18MP CMOS. Canon has also added one stop of expanded sensitivity, allowing photographers to push the ISO all the way to 409,600. Improving the camera's low-light performance and improved noise reduction in shadows is gapless micro lenses in the sensor. It is also Canon's first full-frame sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which will improve high-speed focusing precision during Live View when shooting stills or movies.

Built for Speed
The camera's new Digic 6+ processor gives it a major performance boost, which is especially true when working with the fast write speeds found in CFast 2.0 format-compatible Compact Flash cards. The camera records up to 14fps full-resolution RAW or JPEG images when shooting with the viewfinder and using the mirror mechanism, going up to 16fps when shooting in Live View mode.

Intelligent Viewfinder, Touchscreen LCD Monitor
The viewfinder on the EOS-1D X Mark II now has several "heads-up" superimposed displays on the optical image, as well as a new touch-capacitor screen. These include active AF point displays, an electronic level, shooting mode and metering mode indicators; exposure levels and settings are displayed in the black border surrounding the image. The 3.2-inch touch-panel TFT LCD monitor has 1.62 million dot resolution and an anti-reflective surface. Photographers can change the AF point in live view with the touch of a finger, and image magnification during Live View video and stills is possible.

4K Video
The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II can capture up to 4K video at up to 60fps. It is the first EOS to capture full HD video at 120fps, offering the ability to capture high-resolution slow-motion action. An 8.8MP still image can be grabbed from the 4K video to review and check things like focus and exposure, or simply to get a production still.

And more…

  • Improved AF performance through 61-point High Density Reticular AF II system with 41 cross-type points, improved center point focusing sensitivity to -3 EV and compatibility down to f/8
  • Accurate subject tracking for stills and video with new EOS Intelligent Tracking and Recognition AF with 360,000-pixel metering sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF & Movie Servo AF for high speed, high frame rate and continuous autofocus during video shooting
  • Increased resolution and fine detail, with lens aberration correction and diffraction correction via new in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer technology
  • Built-in GPS provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code via satellites
  • The new optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E8A is compatible with IEEE 802.11ac/n/a/g/b, supporting both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi® bands
  • Durable and rugged magnesium alloy body with dust- and-weather resistance for demanding shooting situations

Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS-1DX Mark II is available now for preorder from Adorama for 5,999.00 USD, or in a kit for 6,299.00 USD, and will begin shipping in April 2016. For press inquiries, please contact Canon's public relations department directly at or visit the Canon press page.

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store
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