[B]Canon extends its 'EOS-1DX let them wait' policy'
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Back in April 2012 [URL="http://dpnow.com/forum2/blog.php?b=301"]Canon announced its new flagship pro camera, the EOS-1DX[/URL]. Frustrated potential customers with armed with credit cards and bags of loot then realised the camera wouldn't be available for a whole 5 months. Canon has done it again and announced a significant firmware update for the 1DX, but - yes - you will have to wait until next January for it.

If the wait won't send you mad, you can read the details below:

[B]FAQ: EOS-1D X - Firmware Announcement [Added 22 October 2013] [/B]

Details:

We are planning to provide a new firmware update Version 2.X.X for the EOS-1D X which will provide many improved functions and functionality.

The Web release of the firmware is scheduled for January 2014.

Helpful Information:


This firmware update (Version 2.X.X) will include the following improvements to functionality and corrections of issues.
[LIST=1][*]Auto focusing performance under low-light conditions has been enhanced when performing focusing before shooting in AI Servo AF mode. The enhancement comes from the improvement in tracking capability for the first image in the low-light conditions.[*]The number of release parameters settings for the “AI Servo AF 2nd image priority” AF function will be increased to enable improved AF tracking in low light or maintain consistent high frames rates during continuous shooting.[*]The number of parameters for acceleration/deceleration tracking in the AF Configuration Tool will be increased.[*]Exposure compensation can be performed when using manual exposure and ISO Auto.[*]The minimum shutter speed limit for ISO Auto will be increased with shutter speeds up to 1/8000.[*]A new function to keep the exposure constant by altering the ISO or shutter speed in manual exposure, when the aperture value changes when zooming or changing lenses will be added.[*]A new option will be added to orientation linked AF point to enable only the AF point to switch as you change orientation rather than both AF point/ AF area settings[*]A new option to continue to use the previously manually selected AF point as the initial starting AF point when switching to 61-point automatic selection will be added.[*]New customization of the Exposure metering and AF controls will be added for more flexibility.[*]The number of possibilities for controls to switch between one-shot AF and AI Servo AF using custom controls has increased.[*]A function will be added to allow the playback and review of protected images only.[/LIST]
This update is for cameras running Firmware Version 1.2.4 and earlier.


Solution:


The Web release of the firmware is scheduled for January 2014.