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Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby gstark on Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:10 pm

This seems to be official.

12FPS, 18MP, 61 point AF, full frame, full HD, 51200 ISO, up to 204800.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby radar on Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:22 pm

Not exactly a big secret ;-)

Another good article at PDN:
http://pdnpulse.com/2011/10/canon-annou ... -1d-x.html

Certainly looks like an interesting camera, not that I'll rush to get one.

A bit of a long wait for one, availability March 2012!
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby dviv on Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:28 pm

fingers crossed for lotto :mrgreen:
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby gstark on Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:29 pm

radar wrote:A bit of a long wait for one, availability March 2012!


A pre-emptive strike, given that Nikon's expected to announce some new bodies next week?

But some interesting specs there: multiple exposures, with undo. 14FPS available ...
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby dviv on Tue Oct 18, 2011 4:57 pm

gstark wrote:But some interesting specs there: multiple exposures, with undo. 14FPS available ...


I like the gigabit ethernet port as well :D
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby Wink on Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:05 pm

It looks like a very good piece of gear!

I think the next 5D will get a lot of interest now that the intermediate price gap in the 1D series has been removed.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby Steffen on Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:39 pm

gstark wrote:
radar wrote:A bit of a long wait for one, availability March 2012!


A pre-emptive strike, given that Nikon's expected to announce some new bodies next week?


Yes, but you have to add the usual 2-year 1D delay ;)

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Postby Wink on Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:45 pm

Reow!
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby surenj on Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:18 pm

Still waiting for the firmware update for this camera.... :mrgreen:

Looks like the ultimate camera though... Wait for D4 to come along to trump it if possible...
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby biggerry on Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:27 pm

$6800 ?
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby sirhc55 on Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:12 pm

biggerry wrote:$6800 ?


That’s cheap. When I purchased the Nikon D1 in 2000 it cost me over $11,000 :cry:
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby surenj on Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:58 pm

biggerry wrote:$6800 ?

Dat's retail. MSY will be cheaper...
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby Mr Darcy on Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:22 am

MSY?
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby surenj on Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:47 am

Sorry meant to say DWI :)
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby radar on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:17 am

I don't think you will see it much cheaper initially, even on DWI, MSY or B&H :-)

The demand will likely be quite high if it lives up to it's specifications, already reading about pros pre-ordering. Currently the 1D Mk IV is $4500 and the 1Ds Mk III is $7700. on DWI. By merging the two streams Canon is going for the higher price point. From memory, the 1Ds Mk III was introduced around $8500. With such a long lead time to actual release date, Canon will be adjusting MRP if Nikon brings out the D4 at a lower price point.

Also, this camera is aimed at pros and that market is not so much shopping on price alone, like a lot of hobbyists are. Sure they will try to get it as cheap as possible but they are willing to pay a higher price if the tool is right.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby gstark on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:20 am

radar wrote: if Nikon brings out the D4 at a lower price point.


:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby radar on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:51 am

gstark wrote:
radar wrote: if Nikon brings out the D4 at a lower price point.


:rotfl2: :rotfl2: :rotfl2:


I know, Nikon is not known for introducing cameras at a lower price then Canon. However, looking back at when the D3 and D3s were introduced, they were at $5000 and $5200 MRP respectively.
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Postby chrisk on Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:28 pm

Seems to me to be alot of hype about this camera. Is it not essentially a d3s with more mp's ? What am I missing ?
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby Wink on Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:51 pm

You need to read the entire release to get an idea of all the features.

14FPS... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYxsi1L5cRM
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby surenj on Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:41 pm

radar wrote: this camera is aimed at pros and that market is not so much shopping on price alone

Sir, You have a valid point here.

Rooz wrote:What am I missing ?

The video specs are pretty impressive as well. Although, you have a point in that there won't be huge ground breaking features in cameras for a while. I feel it's still a bit of a step up though. As long as they haven't screwed up this sensor with noise and the autofocus works, this will be the first 'good' camera Canon has put out since the 5D2. If that's the case, I'd eagerly await this sensor to filter through to the lower end so I can recover some shadows in a picture without being heavily penalised with noise with the current 18Mpix sensor.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby chrisk on Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:19 pm

yeah, nothing revolutionary i can see there.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby sirhc55 on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:35 pm

Maybe I am stupid (please no comments) but I do not see the point in having video in what is a pro still camera.
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Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby chrisk on Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:55 pm

Why dont you see the point ? Whats not to get ?
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby surenj on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:21 pm

sirhc55 wrote: I do not see the point in having video in what is a pro still camera.

I reckon it's a good question to ask someone like Vincent Laforet.

I bitched and moaned when the iphone didn't have a keyboard. I resisted getting one. Soon we won't need a keyboard at all. We will we talking to our computers. The iMac 2013 will ship without a keyboard I reckon. Change is inevitable grasshopper. But then, you can still keep using a keyboard though; and probably output the same content. I know one person who still uses a typewriter for professional work and makes it work. :chook: But then, look at Firewire/Minidisc....that didn't quite work out. Perhaps video in this camera will be like that.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby surenj on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:21 pm

in saying that, 14fps is almost video like.... :mrgreen:
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Postby Wink on Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:54 pm

I think video will be big with this.
The clip size is the biggest possible without resulting is tax increases in some markets which would put the price about 30% higher.
It's video format is now directly compatible with professional editing software.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby surenj on Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:36 pm

Also autofocus craps out above f5.6 as well. Previous 1D was able to autofocus at f8 minimum aperture.
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Postby Wink on Tue Oct 25, 2011 10:03 pm

From what I remember reading the number of AF points is reduced to only the center points.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Merges Speed, Image Quality and Video

Postby surenj on Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:17 am

Some impressive video settings are available..I think they deliberately crippled this camera to save the video market.... :o




Wink wrote:From what I remember reading the number of AF points is reduced to only the center points.

That sounds better. I wonder when dpreview is going to do a full review.
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