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Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« on: October 11, 2012, 07:39:54 AM »
For those that care
I was sent an email claiming the results of DXOMark’s testing of the Canon EOS-1D X. I have not yet seen it on their site, so don’t take these numbers as official until they’re up.

DxO score: 90 DR: 12.8 Color depth: 24.9 bits ISO: 3296

Do what you will with these numbers. They do show that the 1D X has the “best” technical numbers as far as sensor testing goes. This puts the 1D X above the Nikon D4, but below the D600 & D800. I know people love to debate the numbers from DXOMark.

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Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« on: October 11, 2012, 07:39:54 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 07:50:56 AM »
Oh, it's about DXOMark.

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Let the flaming begin, I'm ready ;-)

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 07:54:51 AM »
Well it beats the Nikon D4 in all categories except DR.

SpecD41DX
Score8990
Depth24.724.9
DR13.112.8
Sports29653296

The ratio between the 1DX's low ISO score and the 5D3's low ISO score is 1.43.
The ratio between the size of the 1DX's pixel and that of the 5D3 is 1.11.

So quite clearly Canon has better sensor technology available to them than is present in the 5D3.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2012, 03:48:41 PM by dilbert »

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 08:01:45 AM »
Yeh but it's only DR that matters ::)

Lol popcorn at the ready…. I just love a good ‘debate’ about a camera I’ll never be able to afford or need…… just imaging all those pros being laughed at now, what were you all thinking ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 08:03:40 AM »
i guess for some the reputation of the DXOmark has just become a bit better.   ::)

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 08:12:42 AM »
i guess for some the reputation of the DXOmark has just become a bit better.   ::)
;D ;D
I think this is the first time admin put Canon's DXO mark on the front page

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 08:15:17 AM »
Looks like we will continue to see Canon improve their sensors.
Nikon still has a lead but in dynamic range but the gap is closing.
The world may not be coming to an end after all. ::)

I guess the big question  is why they didn't use the same sensor for the 5D mark III

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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 08:15:17 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 08:16:15 AM »
Looks like we will continue to see Canon improve their sensors.
Nikon still has a lead but in dynamic range but the gap is closing.
The world may not be coming to an end after all. ::)

I guess the big question  is why they didn't use the same sensor for the 5D mark III

Re read my analysis above. In short the 1DX sensor is the same as the 5D3 sensor, except with bigger pixels.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2012, 08:16:56 AM »
Nikon Sony still has a lead but in dynamic range but the gap is closing.

Fixed. :)

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2012, 08:21:58 AM »
Nikon Sony still has a lead but in dynamic range but the gap is closing.

Fixed. :)

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2012, 08:25:32 AM »
I guess the big question  is why they didn't use the same sensor for the 5D mark III

Re read my analysis above. In short the 1DX sensor is the same as the 5D3 sensor, except with bigger pixels.

Bigger pixels make it a different sensor.  It may be the same technology but with pixels size matters.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2012, 08:25:48 AM »
I guess the big question  is why they didn't use the same sensor for the 5D mark III

Obvious answer: Because the 5d3 is for landscape, too, and thus had to have a higher mp count than the 5d2, and because Canon needed some distinction between 1dx/5d3 except fps when they put the 1dx af into the 5d3. But I guess the dxo numbers - however they compare to Nikon - mean that many people would still happily trade their 22mp 5d3 sensor for a 1dx one with some less mp.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 08:31:20 AM »
So why didn't Canon put the 18MP 1DX sensor in the 5D3?

First, it may not have been ready in time.

Second, just how well would a 5D3 with 3MP fewer than the 5D2 have sold? Lots of people like to talk about how MP isn't important but I suspect that those people are not the majority of 5D2 owners.

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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2012, 08:31:20 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2012, 08:33:53 AM »
But I guess the dxo numbers - however they compare to Nikon - mean that many people would still happily trade their 22mp 5d3 sensor for a 1dx one with some less mp.
Well, and this meshes with reality. All the reviews I've seen show that while the 5d3 is great in low-light, the 1DX is that sort of eye-opening camera in terms of how it handles low-light (and the AF system ultimately helps that even more). The review where the Nikon guy partially switched to the 1DX for example, he was talking about how impressed he was with how little noise there was at pretty high ISO levels.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2012, 08:37:35 AM »
i guess for some the reputation of the DXOmark has just become a bit better.   ::)
;D ;D
I think this is the first time admin put Canon's DXO mark on the front page

Yeah, I thought he said earlier this year that he was never going to post anything dxomark-related on the front page ever again because their sensor scores were meaningless.

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I know people love to debate the numbers from DXOMark.
Ahh, I guess he's simply realized how great they are for generating page views :)
« Last Edit: October 11, 2012, 08:41:05 AM by daniel_charms »

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