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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #75 on: October 18, 2011, 12:05:14 AM »
glad to see this rumor panned out.  it's very promising for a higher-MP count 5D Mark 3, and the improved AF and unified line also means the 5D's AF can safely be boosted while still keeping significant product differentiation.  can't wait for next spring.

Oh, I didn't think of that.  There should be enough headroom now, where they can put very capable AF on the 5D3 and still have their precious market segmentation.

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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #75 on: October 18, 2011, 12:05:14 AM »

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« Reply #76 on: October 18, 2011, 12:07:10 AM »
nice camera. thanks.

now give us a 5d X  ;D

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« Reply #77 on: October 18, 2011, 12:07:58 AM »


You should remove that second viewfinder image. It is 51 point nikon AF layout (probably from D700).
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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #78 on: October 18, 2011, 12:10:07 AM »
The 7D shoots 18 MP RAW files at 8 fps with dual Digic 4. If the Digic 5 is indeed 17 times faster and the 1D X has dual Digic 5 plus Digic 4 for metering, why can't it handle RAW at 14 fps? That's not even twice as fast at moving data as the 7D, unless it turns out to be foveon type sensor or something.
That is what I was wondering about.  Do you need that much power to process 18 MP raw files at 12 FPS and if not, what could the rest of the grunt used for.

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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #79 on: October 18, 2011, 12:12:30 AM »
The 7D shoots 18 MP RAW files at 8 fps with dual Digic 4. If the Digic 5 is indeed 17 times faster and the 1D X has dual Digic 5 plus Digic 4 for metering, why can't it handle RAW at 14 fps? That's not even twice as fast at moving data as the 7D, unless it turns out to be foveon type sensor or something.
That is what I was wondering about.  Do you need that much power to process 18 MP raw files at 12 FPS and if not, what could the rest of the grunt used for.

Could Canon have removed the AA filter?
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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #80 on: October 18, 2011, 12:13:53 AM »
The 7D shoots 18 MP RAW files at 8 fps with dual Digic 4. If the Digic 5 is indeed 17 times faster and the 1D X has dual Digic 5 plus Digic 4 for metering, why can't it handle RAW at 14 fps? That's not even twice as fast at moving data as the 7D, unless it turns out to be foveon type sensor or something.

It's a good question.  To get the 14 fps the press release stated the mirror would stay up but still the sensor is being exposed at 14 fps and converting to jpg is additional processing after the RAW exposure and ADC so why not allow RAW at 14 fps with the mirror up?  The answer then could be that data throughput to memory is still the bottleneck?

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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #81 on: October 18, 2011, 12:14:22 AM »
That is what I was wondering about.  Do you need that much power to process 18 MP raw files at 12 FPS and if not, what could the rest of the grunt used for.


Processing the crap out of video.  How about non-line-skipping video anyone?  Rendered from the full raw image.

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« Reply #82 on: October 18, 2011, 12:22:16 AM »
Does this seem weird to anyone else?  Something doesn't feel right.  Is there a possibility this isn't legit?  I haven't ever seen a release like this before.  I am not familiar with the other sites referenced to know if this is just made up.

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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #83 on: October 18, 2011, 12:22:55 AM »
The 7D shoots 18 MP RAW files at 8 fps with dual Digic 4. If the Digic 5 is indeed 17 times faster and the 1D X has dual Digic 5 plus Digic 4 for metering, why can't it handle RAW at 14 fps? That's not even twice as fast at moving data as the 7D, unless it turns out to be foveon type sensor or something.

It's a good question.  To get the 14 fps the press release stated the mirror would stay up but still the sensor is being exposed at 14 fps and converting to jpg is additional processing after the RAW exposure and ADC so why not allow RAW at 14 fps with the mirror up?  The answer then could be that data throughput to memory is still the bottleneck?

Also, the press release didn't mention of how many frames at 12 fps the camera can capture before the buffer is full.

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« Reply #84 on: October 18, 2011, 12:26:08 AM »
Did the official press release happen yet (still don't see it updated on the USA canon newsroom)? If not, still holding out for a possible lens announcement too!

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« Reply #85 on: October 18, 2011, 12:27:20 AM »


You should remove that second viewfinder image. It is 51 point nikon AF layout (probably from D700).

I think it comes with a Nikon viewfinder!
Canon 1Dx = Nikon D1x???  ;)

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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #86 on: October 18, 2011, 12:29:16 AM »
Did the official press release happen yet (still don't see it updated on the USA canon newsroom)? If not, still holding out for a possible lens announcement too!

I don't think so.  www.canon.com/news/2011/index.html still only shows the "50 million EOS" news release that states the name of 1D X but no specs.

Hmmmm......

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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #87 on: October 18, 2011, 12:32:06 AM »
Searching for "Canon" on Google News doesn't give any results for a credible news agency picking the story up.

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« Reply #87 on: October 18, 2011, 12:32:06 AM »

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« Reply #88 on: October 18, 2011, 12:34:14 AM »
The press release DID hit in Japan, but was quickly taken down. That's where the image came from, and the full detailed PDF with all the specs. So it IS official, Canon's just not ready to make it official yet.

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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #89 on: October 18, 2011, 12:37:03 AM »
The press release DID hit in Japan, but was quickly taken down. That's where the image came from, and the full detailed PDF with all the specs. So it IS official, Canon's just not ready to make it official yet.

Strange

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Re: Canon EOS 1D X Press Release
« Reply #89 on: October 18, 2011, 12:37:03 AM »