Canon EOS-1D X Black SLR Digital Camera Body Only (18.1 MP)
As their flagship full-frame DSLR, the EOS-1D X delivers everything that Canon has to offer in a top-of-the-line professional camera. While most lesser cameras require you to pick between image quality or speed, the EOS-1D X offers both, along with outstanding build quality and durability. With an 18-megapixel full-frame image sensor and 61-point autofocus system, this camera delivers excellent images even at impressively high ISO settings. Meanwhile, a 14 frames per second burst shooting capability thanks in part to the power of its dual Digic 5 processors showcases the camera’s impressive speed.
Video capture maxes out at 1080/30p, and along with the lack of a headphone jack or uncompressed HDMI output, demonstrate that this camera isn’t designed to focus on the needs of videographers. While the EOS 1D-X does include an external mic input and video quality is fairly good, this isn’t this DSLR’s strong point. Dual CF card slots, extensive controls, and customization options showcase the professional nature of this high end DSLR while the battery life is quite good. The Canon EOS-1D X is a camera that’s overkill for most shooters, but for professionals such as sports shooters and journalists, it’s an outstanding tool and well worth its high price.