Not the camera for me but I think there will be a lot of people who are going to be very impressed with this new beastie! The studio, landscape boys and girls are going to be looking very hard at this new toy!
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Here's what I've thought about getting for this type of situation (but haven't bought, yet):
The original 1D managed 1/16000 sec according to DP review:
If they could do that back then why can't they do it now? Would it be used often? I doubt it but on a "Do it All" camera like the 1DX I think this sort of facility should be available. After all there are some (me?) who fancy the idea of freezing insect wings, or at least getting close!
Because the shutter curtains are traveling at the same speed, the 1D curtains had less far to travel than the 1DX curtains.
And the 1/500 sync is due to the fact that the 1D had a CCD sensor so had an electronic second curtain.
If you want to freeze insect wings do it now with equally short, and shorter, flash duration speeds.
As mentioned, it's a 1.3 crop camera. But no 1.3 crop cameras after that could. But can we see some of your 1/8000 second images with motion blurred insect wings? And how much light do you plan to dump on the insect? I shoot with a f2.8 and have to use ISO 400-800 to get 1/8000 sec exposures in full sunlight. Are you sure you won't light you insects on fire?
I've considered getting a 1D just to shoot 1/16000 sports photos, they are $100-300 on eBay. Still I think I'd shoot 2-3 good ones and then stick it in the closet.