Report: Canon at PPE 2011

Canon has a large presence at this year's PPE, and although it has been a quiet year for new DSLR releases, there's a huge amount of interest in the new full-frame 18MP EOS-1D X, enthusiast-oriented Powershot S100 and the Pixma Pro 1 inkjet printer. We visited the stand and spoke to Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor with Canon U.S.A., Inc's Professional Engineering & Solutions Division (we'll be posting a video interview as soon as possible) and also got some 'hands on' time with the new EOS-1D X. 

Canon has two professional products to push at this year's show - the 18MP full-frame EOS-1D X and the Pixma Pro 1 inkjet printer. Canon's stand was thronged with photographers eager to get their hands on the EOS-1D X.
This is the Prixma Pro 1 - Canon's professional inkjet printer which boasts three gray inks. And this is the monstrous imagePROGRAF iPF8300 44 inch large-format photo printer
Canon's latest high-end compact offering is the svelte Powershot S100.  

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, we booked a little time with Canon's Chuck Westfall, and got to (briefly) handle Canon's newest professional DSLR, the EOS-1D X. We'll be publishing a video of the full interview as soon as we can. 

Chuck Westfall, Technical Advisor with Canon U.S.A., Inc's Professional Engineering & Solutions Division, holding an EOS-1D X The EOS-1D X combines the 1D and 1Ds lines into one professional full-frame model. At 18MP, the 1D X is designed to satisfy the needs of studio photographers, but at 12fps it is Canon's fastest ever DSLR. 
At the core of the 1D X is an 18MP full-frame CMOS sensor, which boasts a maximum ISO sensitivty of 204,800 (equivalent) - the highest ISO sensitivity setting of any current DSLR.   The EOS-1D X offers similar operational ergonomics to the EOS-1D IV and 1Ds series, but there's a lot of new technology 'under the hood'. The 1D X is Canon's most advanced video-shooting DSLR as well, and boasts 1080p recording, time-stamping, as well as a host of other refinements.

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