« on: September 09, 2014, 04:36:39 PM »
The 1DX v. D4 debate is like comparing a Lamborghini and Ferrari...you can't go wrong with either!
I currently own the 1DX, and I used to own the Nikon D4. Both cameras are very similiar, and here are a few observations from my point of view:
* I don't care what the tests say, in the real world the 1DX has about the same dynamic range as the D4, even at low ISO i.e. with RAW files, I can pull about the same shadow detail in Lightroom from the 1DX that I could with the D4.
* Even though the 1DX has more cross type focus points, I'd say both camera's autofocus systems deliver very similar results. The D4 obtains focus a little better in very low light situations.
* It was easier to get the correct exposure with the D4. I think the D4 has better metering compared to the 1DX, especially in challenging lighting situations.
* The 1DX has better automatic white balance, and for me it is easier to fix the white balance of the 1DX RAW files in Lightroom if the camera doesn't get it right.
* I like how the autofocus points appear in the viewfinder of the D4 compared to the 1DX.
* The D4 is about 200g lighter than the 1DX, which can feel like a big difference after a few hours.
* It's so much better having both memory card slots take the same type of memory card, and compact flash cards cost a lot less compared to XQD cards...a big plus for the 1DX.
* The 1DX has a better menu system.
* I like the shape and rubber material of the D4 grip