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Canon revamps 1D-X with a firmware upgrade

Canon’s current flagship camera is good already as it is, but some users think that they can still get a little bit more with the EOS 1D-X. Not wanting to disappoint their professional consumers, the imaging giant released a firmware update that enhances the camera’s AF functionalities.


The firmware version 1.1.1 allows Cross-Type autofocusing with center AF point (with the 4 AF points acting as AF Assist) even at a maximum aperture of f/8. This effectively expands the AF detection area which in turn enhances the autofocus capabilities. This is ideal for wildlife photographers or those who often use extenders along with their Canon EF super-telephoto lenses who usually capture subjects which are a bit difficult to track. Here are some of the lenses that support Cross-Type autofocusing:


Another enhancement that this update brings to the 1D-X is the AF Point Illumination during AI Servo AF while the shutter button is half-pressed. This aids the user in identifying the selected AF point/s but does not interfere with the metering accuracy. This new feature will come in handy for those who work in dim conditions.

You can download the firmware update by heading over to Canon’s official page.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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1 Response

  1. Filbook says:

    How much is the msrp?

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