The Canon EOS-1 DX is one of the hottest DSLR cameras in its class. Its exceptional photographic capabilities have enabled it to replace the sports orientated 1D series and high-resolution studio range 1Ds range of cameras. The biggest change that its makers have incorporated is the new sensor, 18MP full-frame CMOS chip capable of shooting of 12 frames per seconds. The other big renovation that makes this camera so special is its autofocus and that too with a simple configuration. As expected, the cameras processing power has received a good amount of attention among its other features. The faster sensor and mammoth processing power combined together with a new carbon fibre shutter and revised mirror mechanism allows the camera to capture videos at 12 Frames per seconds without any stoppage. Actually, the camera can also shoot at 14 Frames per seconds but for this you need to lock the mirror up (and hence lock focus), and capture only JPEG images. Its shutter has a rated life span of 400,000 cycles. It also offers an X-sync speed up to 1/250th of a second. In the initial stages when the camera clocks in at 10 To 12 frames per second, does not sounds impressive until we remember that the camera is based around a larger sensor, and now there is a much bigger mirror to move. The existing full frame cameras until now have only been able to offer up to 5 frames per second, but now with Cannon EOS-1D X you can shoot 12 or 14 frames per second if you want to shoot JPEG images. One thing I forgot to mention, the 1D X in the camera name is a sign of the full-frame quality and the high speed associated with the cam. The camera also offers two compression modes, including “A II-I”. “A II-I” is a very low compression format that offers high image quality and edit ability, but at the cost of huge sized files. When I say huge sized files I mean, to shoot a 6 minutes of video footage you would need a 16GB of free space. To overcome the limitation of the storing such huge sized files, this is the first camera to be able to spilt a single piece of footage into multiple files, this overcomes the 4Gb limit of the card file system, allowing videos of up to 29 minutes, 59 Seconds to be recorded. Apart from the bigger changes, the makers have also incorporated a mechanism to hold twin CF cards in the camera. These twin cards can be either set to have duplicate images on both the cards or move images from one to next in case of an overflow. However there is no algorithm in the camera which would have enabled you to store movies and stills separately. The camera also has a new and improved dust reduction system for the sensor. Another edge that the new Canon EOS-1D X camera has over its ancestors is the electronic overlay on the viewfinder; this allows AF points and level gauges to be shown on the view finder.