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Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2011, 02:31:01 AM »
A Lord of the Darkness Speed Monster! This camera sounds amazing.

My only gripes are the size, lack of 1080p/60fps or better, and lack of video auto-focus. I can always attach a battery grip when I need one, but this is too much bulk to carry around all the time. I guess I'll have to wait and see if the 5D III or whatever is coming November 3rd will have the video features I want.

Those might be deal breakers considering the price. :-( If I'm gonna spend that much, I can't afford to compromise. If a hypothetical 5D III can match the IQ and has superior video functionality, I might be able to compromise on the speed given that it will probably be about half the price.

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« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2011, 02:31:01 AM »

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Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2011, 02:31:18 AM »
While I'm sure in time this will prove to be a very good camera, still one has to wonder, in three years is that the best Canon could do? Too bad Steve Jobs wasn't the CEO of Canon. Imagine not only the camera, but the entire EOS ecosystem we'd be seeing today. With announcement this significant, we would be seeing new and innovative Flash heads, a newly designed GUI, better power management, new and more efficient batteries, probably a few new lenses, new connection technologies like Thunderbolt built in. This would have been a camera that changed and redefined Digital Photography, not just one that barely one ups the competition until the next round. If there's one thing I've learned about living and working in Japan for the last 25 years is that Japanese have absolutely no imagination and always want to play things safe. I hate to be the thorn here but it sickens me to think what this product could have and probably should have been. Canon is an awesome company they just need someone with more imagination to lead them because frankly I could do a better job of it.
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« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2011, 02:38:59 AM »
Well done Craig for sticking your neck out on calling this one... The rumour mill was incredibly quiet other than CR.  Last night I was starting to think that this wouldn't happen today, Doubting Thomas that I am!!!

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Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2011, 02:45:07 AM »
Bye bye Canon, hello Nikon.

You won't be seeing me here anymore, good luck with new Prosumer 18mp camera kids, and keep an eye on EBay, all my lenses etc will be there soon.


I'm feeling you. This is 50/50 sort of thing, they might lose customers, on the other hand, they may gain, I'm also considering. The price just went up for the people who probably didn't need FF in the first place and wanted the reach of the 1.3, on the other hand, that crop has become annoying, considering the general trends.
It's clear that Canon are changing their family of products radically, but by doing this they are sending some of their customers towards the 7D and 5D - which seems like a weird sort of decision, because if you have the money for the 1Ds/1D X you might as well look at Nikon. Though sports shooters will love the 14 FPS and (hopefully) vastly superior AF and lot less noise than what the 1D IV delivers.

I'm torn. Can wait to demo this though.

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Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2011, 02:50:20 AM »
Love the multiple exposure feature!   Hope that one is included in the feature-list of the 5D iii as well!

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« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2011, 02:57:23 AM »
I am really disappointed, I am under the impression that the Canon new policy is only cost driven with huge support of marketing and shareholder pressure-no passion in that activity. But of course they state that that's a revolution, even if it's kind of little step back in my opinion. If 1dx would be a d3s competitor it will be acceptable and OK for me but....it's a "camera for every purpose" which translates for me as a camera without purpose and no specialisation. Sports,wedding and studiohmmm...strange like car which is aimed to win a professional race and provide great comfort on family trip, it's not possible. I recently switched to canon from nikon  and today i think I made bad decision. Bigger single sensors-it seems for me it makes photos less sharp-I prefer a nikon strategy with no aa filter in d800.  21 mb in 5d2 and 18 in 1dx  also for studio purpose- does not work for me. In general the idea of connecting 1ds and 1d is stupid and only cost driven, probably based on huge losses made by tragic event in production facilities (earthquakes and floods). Where is revolution-in 12 FPS? It's only speeding up processors and memory, no revolution in sensor itself. It's PR and child of marketing camera. Canon has just cut its R&D figures I think.
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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2011, 03:02:56 AM »
After listening to all the talk about a 32-36Mp Canon, for the last couple of years, Canon announces a 18Mp Flagship. Surprise, surprise, surprise! Maybe that 36Mp sensor will go into the 70D  :) 

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Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2011, 03:19:03 AM »
going beyond 30 is crazy i think, however without AA filter it could work well, to be honest-I dont know, but a couple years ago I own a Nikon D70 with very low AA filter and only 6MP-it provided really sharp photos which could be then resized and interpolated to bigger files. It works well in that area.Canon policy is strange, going over 20Mb in 1d and 5d2 and know stepping back..think they should now focus on other image quality factors like noise, dynamic range etc but laving mb factor constant at early chosen level ie, 21 mb. It looks like correcting mistakes of the past and no longterm policy of research at all.
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« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2011, 03:23:27 AM »
Well I don't know about you all, but I'm skeptical of this 'new and improved' AF technology - only 5 f/2.8 sensitive points down the middle of the frame!? What the hell were Canon thinking!?

Yeah, I did think that too. Was surprised about it replacing both the D4 and Ds3, says to me another new camera is on it's way to cover the high mp needs of studios.
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Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2011, 03:39:45 AM »
Well I don't know about you all, but I'm skeptical of this 'new and improved' AF technology - only 5 f/2.8 sensitive points down the middle of the frame!? What the hell were Canon thinking!?

Yeah, I did think that too. Was surprised about it replacing both the D4 and Ds3, say to me another new camera is on it's way to cover the high mp needs of studios.

Completely agree, the 5D III should be interesting.

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Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2011, 03:45:03 AM »
I think this EOS-1D X seems like a great all-around camera, what most people really need. Good for hand-holding and low-light.

A high megapixel camera is a niche camera for low ISO tripod-mounted still life. Professional users that do still life probably rather use medium format anyway.

However, I personally would like a high megapixel camera because my main interest is still life. I hope 5Dmk3 will fill this niche, a 30-40 megapixel sensor without AA filter would be great to complement this... if it would suck at high ISO has poor AF and is really slow would not matter much to me, as long as it is great at base ISO.

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Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2011, 03:49:49 AM »
I am now eagerly anticipating some high iso examples compared to the 1D4, 5D2, 1ds3 and D3x

That would be awesome.
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Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release - video function
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2011, 03:52:25 AM »
As somebody not really interested in the video options the current cameras offer, just a short question for my understanding. Are there SLR cameras in the market having continuous AF in video mode? I just wonder if it is technically so challenging to do it, that Canon does not even include it in the top model? Or do Pro Video Shooters prefere to set it by hand, which might be a little bit unhandy with the currentl lenses.

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« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2011, 03:57:33 AM »
waiting 5 months is going to be a torture. daaaaaaaaamn!!!
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« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2011, 03:57:52 AM »
Woke up, was a bit scared to look at CanonRumors. Bam, 1D X. This seems like a dream camera, though I haven't seen the price (too sleepy).

An epic product Canon, thank you!

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