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One more delay and they will miss the Olympics! This is scary. The dream camera for sports shooters may not be ready (and if ready, i'm sure there will be plenty of orders not yet filled) for the most extreme sporting event in the world.

Given the hint of their announced reason of delay (...due to a delay to the start of mass production...), I guess they should have produced / delivered enough units of 1D X to Olympics journalists.  It sounds like the delay just affects the mass production for general public, while they might have created a separate production line for some sort of special (and early) order from large press houses...

Hey Craig and folks, do you have a link to the press release?  Is it an official statement from US / UK?
As of now, Canon Japan still shows 1D X to be released in late April:

"London, UK, 12 April 2012 – Canon would like to advise of updated sales start dates for the previously announced EOS-1D X and EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens, due to a delay to the start of mass production. The EOS-1D X will now be available to buy from mid-June 2012, and the EF 24-70mm F2.8L II USM lens from early-July. We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused to customers."

This is as official as it will be. Don't expect any other statement from Canon. They hope the 4K cinema stuff will be burying this bad news fast.

Urgh...  just found the statement from Canon UK too...

From Canon
We previously reported that the Canon EOS-1D X had been delayed until June and the new EF 24-70 f/2.8L II delayed until July, both have been confirmed delays by Canon themselves.
There was no real reason given for the production delays.

Hey Craig and folks, do you have a link to the press release?  Is it an official statement from US / UK?

As of now, Canon Japan still shows 1D X to be released in late April:

And they still shows 24-70 f/2.8 L II to be released in April:

The 5D Mark III get support
Adobe has released Lightroom 4.1 release candidate and it now supports the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 Release Candidate (supports 5D3 and D800) is also available too:

EOS Bodies / Re: 5DIII pre-order thread
« on: March 21, 2012, 07:05:12 PM »
Got my delivery confirmation from Adorama a couple hours ago. I'll have mine tomorrow!!! Finally the wait is almost over.

Me too!

I had 2 1Dx's on order but the 5D3 has this over / the same as, the 1Dx:

Lighter, AF system practically the same, Higher MP

If it wasn't that I trusted pro bodies and their extra features more I'd probably cancel both orders and go purely 5D but I'll get one of each.

For weddings just how much 'noticeable' difference in IQ will the client see between both bodies?

I've switched my pre-order of 1D X to two 5D III's.  It looks like by the time the general public is still waiting for their 1D X pre-order to be filled, I might have been actually having fun with 5D III for at least a month on client assignments.

I'm also considering to get one of each and I'm pretty sure a used 5D III within the first 6 months will still be a hotcake.  One of my 2 5D III's is more likely to be the stop gap before getting 1D X.

EOS Bodies / Re: 5D III high ISO samples
« on: March 02, 2012, 02:09:13 PM »

This one is 25,600 ISO.

While it's easy to pick apart this image, for all purposes, this is incredible for being done at 25600.  On the 5d2 this would have been almost unusable except for small internet files...  If you're in a crunch and dont mind NR, this is pretty darn good.  (Also keep in mind this is the most the D800 could go)... that's saying something.


If you consider D3s is still the king of high ISO that is available to buy (D4 and 1D X ain't yet), the following samples at ISO 12800 have more or less similar level of noise compared to this one at ISO 25600 by 5D III, provided that 5D III has almost 10 more MP than D3s.

EOS Bodies / Re: BH has it up
« on: March 02, 2012, 03:49:16 AM »
Edit: it may not be an official info in the press release since I could not find the availability info on

Canon Japan says "Available for sale in late March" right there:

EOS Bodies / Re: BH has it up
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:28:33 AM »
Got an immediate backorder on BH

Adorama has a lead page, but dead link at this moment.

The actual product page with "Add to Cart" button now shows up.

EOS Bodies / Re: Introducing the Canon 5D Mark III
« on: March 02, 2012, 12:10:34 AM »
Craig, congrats on your spot-on CR3!

Spot metering linked to any AF point

Right.  1D X's 100k-pixel RGB metering and its association to AF are really droolable.  And spot metering at the chosen AF point is just at a total different level.  BTW, does anyone know if D800's 90k RGB metering can do the same?

I was never going to buy a 1Dx
if i wanted the intergrated bulky grip i'd get a 1D4 (might still)
but a couple of 5Dmk3s will surely find a home :D

I was just wondering how adamant other potential 1D X buyers are and what their rationales are.   :)

Now the rumored but highly likely 5D Mark III is imminent.  And its specs make me think that Canon doesn't mind the 5D series further cannibalizing the 1D series even more than the what 5D2 did.  I for one drooled over the 1D X high ISO performance and killer AF.  But if 5D Mark 3 can do it only 1 stop less than 1D X and has similar but simplified 61-pt AF, I can totally see myself pre-ordering two 5D3's instead.

What are your plans?

EOS Bodies / Re: The new 5D Mark III ?!?! PICS!
« on: February 27, 2012, 06:26:37 PM »
Great find!  I guess this debunks the "confirmation" on that it would be called the 5D X.  How reliable is that site, typically?  I hadn't heard of them before seeing them referred to on the forums here recently.

Never thought the 5D X name was likely. Glad to see it's called the Mk III.

I was 90% sure it was going to be 5D Mark III, but I wasn't saying anything until it was 100%.

I do apologize for posting kuaDDro's "rumor."  I just thought Digicame-info has higher reliability and its post regarding this kuaDDro's lame 5DX confirmation might be sort of reliable too.  My bad.

So is unreliable after all...   >:( >:( >:(

Updated Feb 27, 2012:

"...We apologize to all readers. Our information about the name of the next 5D, have not been good, although our informant has great prestige in the world film industry. Anyway, we can not lay the blame on the sources. The blame belongs to him who breaks the news (us) not to the source. We assume our error...."

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