Knowing what you all know about the 1DX, and looking into your crystal balls, would you buy one now? I have a 5D3, and have been waiting to see what would be next for the 1DX. I am interested in the low light performance, the better focusing and iq. I think the mps for both the 5D3 and 1DX are fine for me.
It is just that I am seeing dramatic price drops and am wondering if it may be time to pull the trigger. I have the usual trepidation about buying and next month something new and far superior comes out ( though not that likely with Canon, as had been noted).
Thanks to all of you sage 1DX ers.
Hi Scott, the 1Dx is about as good as it gets right now, and for the next few years will still be an amazingly good Camera Body. I rarely use my 5DMK 3's anymore except for Underwater photography, even then I still find I reach for the 1DMK IV & 1Ds MK III most of the time.
The price right now is quite exceptional when considering what we paid at release for the 1Dx, I think currently theres really only the D4s that gives the 1Dx any sort of real competition, and your likely not to go down the Nikon path at this stage.
The 1Dx compared to the 5DMK III is not a fair comparison, the 5D is a very good Body, shares a lot of the positives of the 1Dx, but for wildlife, sport, any sort of Imaging that requires ruggedness & weather proofing, the 1Dx is the King.
My only complaint right now regards the 1Dx is it's weight, but this is just something you accept if you want all the other positives that go with this Camera.
Even considering there may well be a 1Dx II in 2015, it likely won't be until December 2015, it will likely be an incremental increase in line with Canon's method of upgrades, not a lot for a few dollars more than the original 1Dx price at launch.
If the current 1Dx has most of what you like right now, with the current price, I'de say there's no time like the present to purchase, the only other reason to hang on would be the even lower prices current 1Dx owners will get for their Bodies once they go to the 1Dx II & try to sell into a 2nd hand Market where the new 1Dx costs half what they originally paid for it. I paid 8k for my two 1Dx Bodies, currently they sell new for 5k, 2nd hand you would be pushing to sell for more than 3.5k ?? Close to what the 5DMK III cost new.
Clearly Cameras, like Cars, Boats & bad women are not an investment likely to reap any future positive returns.