If anyone complaining about the 'wired' ethernet wants to transmit 1 RAW file every 5 seconds over 54Mbps wireless, be my guest. I'll stick with the gigabit.
Considering studios already shoot tethered via USB, maybe they just decided gigabit was more ubiquitous and easier to implement than USB 3.
True. And every computer (mostly) has ethernet (although perhaps not gigabit) while USB 3.0 has been slow to be adopted.
Yeah, my M2N-SLI motherboard of nearly 5 years ago had twin Gigabit ports. My new 990FXA only has one, but it's still enough. It's also got a few usb3 ports I think, but nothing to plug into them.
Another thing i've thought of, expecially considering people are so concerned about privacy issues, is that wired ethernet is a *lot* more secure than wireless. Once you intercept a RAW file, you can claim you took it yourself. Wired has no such problems.
And am I reading this right? Dual Digic5 processors for the image-processing, plus
a Digic4 just for the AF-System?
my 7D (i think i read somewhere, correct me if i'm wrong), has dual digic4, one for image processing, one dedicated to AF. If this 1DX has a digic4 for AF, and still needs dual digic5 (at 17x processing speed), just
for image processing, methinks me smells a foveon-type...