Canon's New 1D X Mark II Shooting At 16 FPS Makes A Wonderful Sound

Canon's New 1D X Mark II Shooting at 16 FPS Makes a Wonderful Sound

You probably really want Canon's new $US6000 ($8475) flagship DSLR. But if you were on the fence, the beautiful noise it makes as its shutter flicks open at 16 frames per second -- like a kind of soothing machine gun rat-a-tat-tat -- might just convince you. The guys at ePHOTOzine got their hands on the 1D X Mark II and posted this video of the camera's 16 frame per second continuous shooting mode to YouTube. Its faster than its rival, the Nikon D5, can manage -- its rapid fire mode can muster just 12 frames per second.

You probably still can't afford one, of course. But may well want one more than ever.

[ePHOTOzine via Peta Pixel]


    I wonder how long the shutter mechanism last with that speed

      Well, the 1Dx Mk 1 had an advertised shutter life of 400 000 actuations, so presumably this one will have at least the same

      so 400 000 divided by 16 is 25000 seconds, which amounts to just under 7 hours of continuous shutter actuation.

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