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Re: Was the 1D X an annoucement a rush job?
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2012, 01:18:06 AM »
I wouldn't be surprised if it's already been in reviewers hands here in Japan for a few months now. Quite often as soon as a camera is released in store here there are reviews of the camera done by a handful of famous Japanese landscape photographers that have obviously been done over several months as they incorporate seasonal images (fall leaves or cherry blossom in spring are the favourites). These sometimes coincide with an exhibition or two of amazing images taken by the same photographers anarbus displayed in the canon gallery in Ginza...which is conveniently attached to the canon showroom where you can go and buy the products and some photo books. Great publicity right.

Does this happen elsewhere as well?

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Re: Was the 1D X an annoucement a rush job?
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2012, 01:18:06 AM »

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Re: Was the 1D X an annoucement a rush job?
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2012, 06:51:25 AM »
I would not compare FF high ISO with the 1D MK IV.  Compare it with the 1DS MK III or 5D MK II which are FF bodies, and already better than the 1D MK IV.

I wouldn't, either.  But...Canon is doing exactly that, which is clearly a marketing ploy, IMO. 
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Re: Was the 1D X an annoucement a rush job?
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2012, 08:29:58 AM »
I would not compare FF high ISO with the 1D MK IV.  Compare it with the 1DS MK III or 5D MK II which are FF bodies, and already better than the 1D MK IV.

I wouldn't, either.  But...Canon is doing exactly that, which is clearly a marketing ploy, IMO.

Indeed, and the 1d X should be compared to both mk4 and 1ds3, it replaces both of them.
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Re: Was the 1D X an annoucement a rush job?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2012, 08:49:35 AM »
Does it really matter if the release was a rushed job?

At the end of the day it's about who has the better final product.

Canon Pro shooters will remain Canon shooters and Nikon Pro shooters will remain Nikon shooters.

In terms of reviewers wasn't there a promotional video with several pro's talking about it and taking it through its paces?
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Re: Was the 1D X an annoucement a rush job?
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2012, 08:56:45 AM »
I would not compare FF high ISO with the 1D MK IV.  Compare it with the 1DS MK III or 5D MK II which are FF bodies, and already better than the 1D MK IV.

I wouldn't, either.  But...Canon is doing exactly that, which is clearly a marketing ploy, IMO. 

Clearly Marketing I agree.  However I find all this approach a bit confusing because with their Marketing approach, it is a little vague how the camera will actually stake up against existing Canon FF camera (like the 5D mkII).  I know we can estimate it, but until we see image, it will remain an estimate.

My personal benchmark for the 1DX ISO performance would be to compare it to the new Nikon D4, which is apparently 1 stop better then the D3s.
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Re: Was the 1D X an annoucement a rush job?
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2012, 10:35:42 AM »
My personal benchmark for the 1DX ISO performance would be to compare it to the new Nikon D4, which is apparently 1 stop better then the D3s.

From what I have gathered so far, D4 is not necessarily 1 stop better in low light performance, but better in dynamic range and the details there in. If so, that is quite a bit of an achievement.

I hope, for Canon's sake and for competition, that 1Dx approaches what D3s already does and competes with D4.

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Re: Was the 1D X an annoucement a rush job?
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2012, 10:58:03 AM »
I hope, for Canon's sake and for competition, that 1Dx approaches what D3s already does and competes with D4.

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Re: Was the 1D X an annoucement a rush job?
« Reply #22 on: January 21, 2012, 03:45:46 PM »
I can't help think Canon heard about Nikon's D4 and decided to go in early and announce their camera far earlier than were originally going to do so.


This interview (translation) is with the 1D X engineers from Japan.  They admit to their consideration of Nikon, Olympics, and pro customers.

"... Timing of the 1D X announcement was to quell questions about the 1Ds replacement and to warn pros before the Olympics, and in consideration of Nikon, which they consider to be their biggest competitor when it comes to pros..."

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Re: Was the 1D X an annoucement a rush job?
« Reply #23 on: January 21, 2012, 06:00:04 PM »
One of you guys can buy me one, and I will report back on its quality.
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