Very interesting. Hopefully it is a sign of good things to come.
I am just getting back into DSLR photography so my apologies for the newbie question.
If it is a new 1D or 1Ds or some sort of combination of the two, what do you think the price point would be at?
What makes the 1D & 1Ds line better than the 5D line? Is the double in price over the 5D justified?
Thanks so much! -- Steven
No one knows the price points or if the 1d/Ds lines will be combined or not, but generally Canon is careful about depreciating the values of the current products, so expect it to be in the same range as current offerings.
The 1D's have better AF tracking, faster AF, more accurate AF, (focusses on faster moving objects quicker in less light...) They usually have dual card holders, more than twice the FPS in burst more, twice the rated shutter count, ergonomics that appeal to extreme conditions (button layout / lighted displays for night shooting). It has some extras such as a customizable +/- 7 AEB EV mode, the rest have +/-3 etc.
The IQ might be better in maybe 1-2% of the situations... but is not 2x of the 5D... for whatever it is worth. If in the newer models they use the same FF sensor then the differences will be even less.
I know people that spent less than the price of a 1Ds and got a 5D plus a 7D... thereby getting a lot of the features of 1D plus the flexibility of having a FF and a 1.6 crop when you need it... plus a back up body...
If you are not definitely sure you need a 1D body... Maybe you are a 5D/7D contender.