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Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« on: January 27, 2012, 04:20:35 PM »

April 2012 Release?

From Calumet in the UK, comes word that the Canon EOS-1D X may not be shipping until April. I had heard that previously, and it’s not overly shocking.


No word on why the camera may be delayed.


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Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« on: January 27, 2012, 04:20:35 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2012, 04:42:38 PM »
Either the battery ? Or the f/8 stuff that they might be looking at the firmware to see what they can do with it ?
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« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2012, 04:47:18 PM »
FWIW, Vistek in Calgary yesterday stated that the earliest they could deliver was mid to late April.
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« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 04:55:53 PM »
I'm not surprised to hear this.  I agree, it's the battery and the f/8 issue.  I would imagine that Arthur Morris is a little upset about no autofocus at f/8 with the 1D X.

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 04:56:29 PM »
One of the biggest shops here says May 3rd. (Norway)

I really hope none of this is the case. But there are sh!tloads of journalists that will get it first, you know, the Olympics and all. But I am optimistic, I've been through this before with both the mk3 and mk4, and I only need one, and with a little patience and some lobbying, I usually end up with a very early one. Not that hard, but just sign up for a waiting list is not going to get you one, at least not early.

On a sidenot, I tried one today, and my god, however long we have to wait, it is sooo worth it. And do not worry about the buffer, I kept the button down for over 4 seconds and it didn't slow down at all, and the memorycard inside : Kingston 8gb 133x speed ;D

The lowlight AF is beyond anything, and the sheer response of the whole camera is mindblowing!! It makes the mk4 look like an expensive toy, old and sluggish. The 1d X VF is the biggest and best I've seen ever. But, again, the response of AF and shutter is just out of this world. You can so very much feel how much faster it locks AF and that it is NO lag before tracking.

It has the new "Zoom in in play mode" like the Mystery Camera. Push Play and then the magnifyer (placed right next to it) and boom , 100% cut. The buttons have all been reworked and give great feel, even with gloves now, the AF-ON button is leaps better. The new joystick makes the camera feel very simmiliar both in portrait and landscape oientation.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 04:57:29 PM »
I hope it's to fix the f/8 AF...

But, given Canon's recent track record, there may be no overt reason for the delay - and in that regard, we should be grateful if the delay is only a month!
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 05:24:15 PM »
 :(  But, not surprised I guess.  Hopefully it is for the addition of a not yet announcement feature and not battery problems.  Heck, even though it's not a big deal to me, f/8 would make lots of people happy.

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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 05:50:57 PM »
 :o I was hoping otherwise, but if this is true, Canon at least lost a small shop in ours. Not a dent in their bottomline, but can't help either losing customers. Besides, if it is for AF issues, it has to be too late for hardware re-design... so why not release without f/8 and issue a firmware later? Why wait the entire flagship for a software upgrade?

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« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 06:00:05 PM »
I think the f/8 problem is a huge issue.  No 2x TC on the new 500II or 600II or 1.4x on the 800L if you want to autofocus.  To make matters worse,  the Nikon D4 can auotfocus at f/8.  I think somebody at Canon dropped the ball here.  This has to be an over-sight and not intentional.

I think the new battery makes the camera a little heavy and probaly pushing 1300g+.  I can imagine shooting all day with the 1D X with either the 85L, 70-200II or the 24-70L attached to it.

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« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2012, 06:05:27 PM »
I think the f/8 problem is a huge issue.  No 2x TC on the new 500II or 600II or 1.4x on the 800L if you want to autofocus.  To make matters worse,  the Nikon D4 can auotfocus at f/8.  I think somebody at Canon dropped the ball here.  This has to be an over-sight and not intentional.

I think the new battery makes the camera a little heavy and probaly pushing 1300g+.  I can imagine shooting all day with the 1D X with either the 85L, 70-200II or the 24-70L attached to it.

If you think this is an oversight and unintentional you are dead wrong. NOTHING about these cameras, or any lower for that matter, is unintentional.

Would you rather have the mk4 AF system which can focus at f8 but have much worse issues, or the 1d X which is insanely good at anything but f8? Either way, you have a camera to buy.

Did you mean "can't" or can imagine 1d X with a 85 all day? beacuse I can imagine that, it's what we all have done so far, and the weight difference between a mk4 and a 1d X is nothing....
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2012, 06:09:51 PM »
I doubt the delay is due to "fixing" the AF f/8 issues. As Viggo said, it was probably intentional so that people are using newer glasses rather than rely on TCs. The delay is due to other fixes -- probably to compate with Nikon D4. I am sure D4 has caused Canon to do something before the release... either to barely compete and survive, or to completely smash it! Either 1Dx is going to blow D4 away, or it is going to suck.

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2012, 06:13:43 PM »
:o I was hoping otherwise, but if this is true, Canon at least lost a small shop in ours. Not a dent in their bottomline, but can't help either losing customers.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 06:17:12 PM »
Maybe delay in acquiring FCC authorization too?

Canon US still says:

"...The EOS-1D X has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. These devices are not and may not be offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained..."

As far as the battery issue goes, I don't know what "serious" issues CR mentioned are.  But per new safety law in Japan, Canon JP says:

"...バッテリーパックLP-E4N ¥17,000(税別)二次電池の新安全規制に対応したバッテリーパックです。..." *

* translation: Battery Pack LP-E4N ¥ 17,000 (tax not included) Battery pack is compatible with the new safety regulations of the secondary battery
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« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2012, 06:17:12 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2012, 06:19:25 PM »
Viggo - I guess Canon doesn't care that their competion's new flagship camera does autofocus at f/8.  And no...I "can" imagine.  And no....I don't want the 1D IV.
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed?
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2012, 06:22:04 PM »
I am sure D4 has caused Canon to do something before the release...

What makes you so sure about this?

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« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2012, 06:22:04 PM »