The photography world is just about to be shaken up by Canon’s latest DSLR offering, the 1D X. At $6800, this beauty packs an 18.0-megapixel image sensor, dual Digic 5+ processors, and an all-new autofocus system. Expect this camera to hit stores in March 2012. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for a video from the New Zealand launch party.

Video’s improved too. It’s the usual 1080p at 24fps or 30fps or 720p at 60fps, recorded in h.264, but Canon’s now got continuous video recording up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds�the camera automatically generates a new video file when it hits 4GB.

[via GizmodoEngadget]