Giving a gift to someone who loves photography or videography, especially if they are skilled and professionals, can be tricky—they're usually picky about their gear. But have no fear, because we have a recommendation for you.
Canon, via PT Datascrip as its main distributor in Indonesia, has just introduced the latest generation of the EOS DSLR camera, the flagship of Canon EOS range: the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II. For the upcoming summer holiday season, if you want to give someone (or maybe even yourself) an ultimate DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflect) as a gift, this camera is the perfect choice.
For the serious professional photographer, either in the fields of fashion photography or other commercial needs, high-quality images are essential. And there is so much to love about the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II. This camera with a GPS feature has the ability to produce amazing images with its CMOS full-frame 35mm sensor, Dual DIGIC 6+ processor and a whopping 20.2 megapixels.
The Digital Lens Optimizer is one of the latest technologies embedded in this camera to process and optimize raw images directly in the camera. Because time is everything, with this function, the photo production process can be carried out quickly, and also there's a Picture Style Fine Detail feature that presents JPEG file with higher details and sharpness.
This camera also features a 61-point auto-focus system for a high-speed shooting, making it useful for sports photographers, wildlife photographers, and photojournalists who need a high-speed professional camera that produces high-quality images quickly. In addition, sections of the body are made from a magnesium alloy that has been designed to be tough in all conditions.
Oh, and did we mention it also has the ability to produce stunning videos? This camera can be used to record 4K-quality video, including a slow-motion video recording. The presence of a CFast 2.0 memory card slot also supports video recording at high quality.
Keep in mind that DSLRs and their lenses are typically larger than most other cameras, which makes them less convenient for those who might want to travel light. But if you are a professional looking for extreme sharpness even in low light, plus excellent auto-focus, fast image processing even with large files, high performance with 4K-quality video recording, this camera will deliver. Quite worth the price if cutting-edge technology and high performance really matter to you.
Key specs: 61-point auto-focus system, 14 fps (viewfinder), 16 fps (live view), CFast 2.0 memory card slot, 4K-quality video with a frame rate of 60/50p (NTSC/PAL), full HD format with a frame rate of up to 120/100p (NTSC/PAL), dual pixel CMOS AF (DAF), EV-3, Movie Servo AF, 4K Frame Grab, sensor CMOS full frame 35mm, processor Dual DIGIC 6+, 20,2 megapixel, ISO 409,600, EOS iTR AF system, sensor metering 360,000-pixel RGB + IR, anti-flicker mode, digital lens optimizer, picture-style fine-detail mode, magnesium alloy body, GPS.
Price: US $ 6205 / Rp 82,500,000 (body only).