Fred Miranda has posted his review of the Canon EOS-1D X. I always find his reviews easy to read and quite detailed in real world situations.
Overall, the 1D X is a very versatile camera. When you shoot with it, you feel like it can handle anything. Combined with ultra wide-angle lenses, the 1D X captures amazing full frame landscape photos. It does costs more and has less resolution than the Canon 5D Mark III (Read our Canon 5D Mark III vs Nikon D800 review), but you’ll get great dynamic range, less banding, and body that you can take anywhere under any conditions. Sports and action shooters have found a match made in heaven. Only time will tell if other realms of photography will embrace it too.
Read the full review
Buy the Canon EOS-1D X at: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon | Norman Camera
Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following fixes.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF Microadjustment cannot be correctly carried out.
- Fixes a phenomenon such that when using the camera with combinations of certain lens
- *1) and extender
- *2) the images captured become back-focused.
- *1) EF 70-200m f/2.8L IS II USM or EF200mm f/2L IS USM
- When used with
- *2) Extender EF 1.4x III or Extender EF 2x III
- Fixes a phenomenon in which, when the camera is powered on in very dark environments (including instances when the lens cap or the body cap is attached), Error 80 appears on the camera.
- Fixes the following phenomenon: if two CF cards are inserted into the camera and the “Standard” or “Auto switch card” settings is selected for the recording method for [Record func+card/folder sel.], and then one of the CF cards is removed and then reinserted into the card slot, the card selected for recording and playing back images may be switched to the other CF Card.
- Fixes a phenomenon in which the AF microadjustment value is not correctly displayed in the EXIF information of the images captured.
- Displays a “O” or “X” result to indicate whether images have been successfully transferred through the FTP protocol when using the FTP protocol when using the WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter.
Download Firmware 1.0.6
We need more!
Amazon has begun shipping the Canon EOS-1D X I’m being told by a lot of people. Another big shipment to Amazon is expected in the near future. As far as I know, they haven’t yet reached the end of their preorder list.
The best retailer to keep an eye on if you haven’t preordered yet, is probably Norman Camera. They have twice had the camera available and in stock. A new shipment is expected soon. Camera Canada may also be at or near the end of their preorder list.
Niether B&H Photo or Adorama has updated me about the length of their preorder lists or when they expect their next shipment.
Both LensRentals.com and LensRentalsCanada.com have the EOS-1D X in stock and available for rent.
The titans square off
Matt and Jamieson of Jamieson Dean Photography decided it was time to put the Canon EOS-1D X and Nikon D4 and see which was the better camera for them.
The drama builder
Matt has been shooting Nikon for a decade and is actually considering switching systems to Canon. Will he stay, or will he go?
They put the cameras through a battery of tests including:
- High ISO Raw image noise
- Low-Light Auto Focus
- Auto Focus Speed
- Auto Focus Consistency
- Highlight & Shadow Recovery
- Screen Colour & White Balance
For Matt, the green screen of the Nikon D4 was a big deal to him and one of the main reasons he was thinking of jumping ship to Canon.
Needless to say, the greenish cast that the Nikon D4 exhibits is enough of an issue to put Matt into a big decision scenario; stay with Nikon or switch to Canon? Though there have been reports and claims of fixes and work-arounds to counter the green screen issue, we found that none have been effective in resolving it. Canon has an incredibly enticing system in the 1DX…is it enough to sway Matt away from his beloved Nikon system after over a decade of professional loyalty?
Read the entire review
Canon EOS-1D X at B&H $6799
Good to know!
A few people have sent me screenshots showing that their Canon EOS-1D X preorders from B&H has begun shipping.
I’ll try to find out how big the preorder list is at B&H and when they expect to fill all the orders.
Canon EOS-1D X at B&H $6799