The Philip Bloom comments only pertained to video. And while useful as a news source, he is not an authority on cameras technically anyway (nor am I for that matter, but I am not cited as one).
There is apparently a hysteria about OLPF and anti-aliasing, probably due to the announcement of the D800E making everyone wonder about these things. I doubt the new generation of cameras is less sharp than the old, even on a per-pixel level, from a hardware standpoint. Probably much the contrary.
But we do know they have had a lot of trouble with the RAW conversion and the firmware...and all signs point to these cameras being sent out earlier than they were ready because of the Olympics and the D800/D4. I should think they will fix up the soft/firmware shortly enough and make the cameras work much better than their earlier generation counterparts. These are the early days for these bodies.
I agree..the 1DX was made mainly for the Olympics i believe..and there's still time to fine tune it but they better get it right before the Olympics…
The 5D3 on the other hand i believe was released because of the pressure of the D800 and i must admit, it doesn't feel like the finished product in terms of features and firmware…but knowing Canon and the 5D2 history, they will release tons more firmwares in due time with more features…I don't think we'll see many 5D3 at the olympics..most of those photographers use the best of the best, so all 1DX and D4…Actually, i don't see a D4 as a 1DX competitor really…it's nothing special thus far from all the reviews i'm reading about it..it's a great camera yes but it doesn't improve much over the D3s.