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well_dunno

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S and X
« on: February 01, 2012, 02:28:17 PM »
Hello all,

Perhaps a newbie question but anyway: S and X are used on some models by Canon as well as the "dark side". What are their meanings?  Are they used in the same sense by both brands?

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S and X
« on: February 01, 2012, 02:28:17 PM »

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Re: S and X
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 02:44:47 PM »
If you are talking about DSLRs Nikon uses it to differentiate between sports/low light camera and they high MP studio camera.
The Nikon D3s is 12MP and 9fps while the the D3x is much slower with 24mp.

At some point I'm sure we'll have a D4x and D4s.

Canon doesn't really seem to have a set routine for using S and X. They do have the 1Ds which differentiates it from the 1D as being full frame. But I don't know why they chose an "s".

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Re: S and X
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 06:02:07 PM »
If you are talking about DSLRs Nikon uses it to differentiate between sports/low light camera and they high MP studio camera.
The Nikon D3s is 12MP and 9fps while the the D3x is much slower with 24mp.

At some point I'm sure we'll have a D4x and D4s.

Canon doesn't really seem to have a set routine for using S and X. They do have the 1Ds which differentiates it from the 1D as being full frame. But I don't know why they chose an "s".
Thank you! That is exactly what I was wondering! :)

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Re: S and X
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 06:30:39 PM »
I've always assumed that s on th 1Ds line stood for studion, but that's all it is, an assumption. The 1D X supposedly got its designation because it was the tenth professional EOS camera, although I've only been able to count nine, so I've lost one somewhere. Maybe someone wants to visit and lose their 1D MkVI/X in my house :P.
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Re: S and X
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 06:41:28 PM »
Canon doesn't really seem to have a set routine for using S and X. They do have the 1Ds which differentiates it from the 1D as being full frame. But I don't know why they chose an "s".
I've always been under the assumption that the S indicates a higher end model.  Although most would argue that the 1D serves a fundamentally different purpose (sports) than the 1Ds series (landscape, studio), one cannot argue about the price hike for the 1Ds.

The same goes for Canon's camcorders.  Note the XL1 and XL1s, XHA1 and XHA1s, and the XLH1a (no HD-SDI, genlock, or timecode) and XLH1s.

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Re: S and X
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 06:41:28 PM »