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Re: Preproduction Canon EOS-1D X Exists!
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2012, 08:15:23 PM »
"They also won’t be allowed to post images from the camera on the web."

So PJs are going use them for Euro 2012 and the Olympics and then not be able to show any images they take. Boy their websites and editors will LOVE those results. So Bob what'd you get for us from the last game? Nothing printable or showable? Cool.

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« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2012, 08:15:23 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2012, 10:45:08 PM »
Oh well... what we have here. I seriously don't understand. What is the "thing" Canon is suppose to be fixing with the 1Dx cameras?

1) If the problem with the 1Dx was purely a mass production problem, these camera we see in the box would be the final cameras and not pre-production models.

2) If it was a simple firmware only issue, they would release it anyway because a lot of people have already used them without major prod... And fix the small software problem via a patch, later.

3) If there was anything seriously wrong with the pre-prod cams, they would never send some to pro photog for Olympics and Euro 2012. Anyway, what pro photog would trust a camera on the job if they know the 1Dx have serious flaw.

4) That leaves only one thing in my mind... They are not fixing something nor having production problem. They are changing or upgrading something in the hardware, not software.

What is it? I dunno. Could be something minor like bigger memory buffer or it could be something major like f/8 support, red AF point in AI servo, etc... Your guess is as good as mine...

In any case, waiting sucks...

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« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2012, 11:23:47 PM »
I agree with some on this thread: These do not look like pre-production cameras. No, they don't.

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« Reply #18 on: June 02, 2012, 12:01:55 AM »
A lot of countries and corporations run their financial year from 1 July to 31 June. So we are reaching the end of the financial year. Corporate accounting is a complex thing. For example if a news organisation had 30 1DX bodies on pre-order, and placed their purchase in this financial year, it messes things up for them if the transaction doesn't happen until after 31 June.

The 1DX bodies that are shipping now are handmade specials which in part fulfill contractual obligations. When the regular 1DX bodies start rolling off the production lines, these handmade specials will be returned to Canon and replaced with shipping versions. This is fact.

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« Reply #19 on: June 02, 2012, 06:49:41 AM »
Those boxes are empty. They don't have a delay on the packaging.... ::)  :P
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Re: Preproduction Canon EOS-1D X Exists!
« Reply #20 on: June 02, 2012, 06:23:23 PM »
I agree with some on this thread: These do not look like pre-production cameras. No, they don't.
They don't need to look like anything, but I'm sure they're still preproduction because the body has been done for a while I'd assume. It feels great when you use it - the best of any Canon DSLR I've held. I think they're really just trying to fine tune the operation and firmware. When I ask Canon guys whether the AF features and configuration will be the same between 1Dx and 5D3 and they're hesitant to confirm anything with the firmware and features that hasn't publicly been said. I think they're doing all the can to make sure operation is perfect.

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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2012, 08:33:43 PM »
As this is a rumors forum, is nobody else curious about why two of the boxes in the OP picture have a round green sticker and the other two are just plain white (stickerless)?

Wonder what the difference is....
1D X + backup + different L lenses etc.

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« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2012, 08:33:43 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2012, 10:49:28 PM »
As this is a rumors forum, is nobody else curious about why two of the boxes in the OP picture have a round green sticker and the other two are just plain white (stickerless)?

Wonder what the difference is....

The white ones have the light leak fixed ;)

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« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2012, 02:13:16 AM »
As this is a rumors forum, is nobody else curious about why two of the boxes in the OP picture have a round green sticker and the other two are just plain white (stickerless)?

Wonder what the difference is....

Its all the same color and its in gold. The color doesnt show up in the snap. :)

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« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2012, 03:14:07 AM »
dont mind me...

*casually walks away with a box full of 1dx*

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Re: Preproduction Canon EOS-1D X Exists!
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2012, 11:56:36 AM »
As this is a rumors forum, is nobody else curious about why two of the boxes in the OP picture have a round green sticker and the other two are just plain white (stickerless)?

Wonder what the difference is....

The white ones have the light leak fixed ;)


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Re: Preproduction Canon EOS-1D X Exists!
« Reply #26 on: June 05, 2012, 03:27:47 PM »
As this is a rumors forum, is nobody else curious about why two of the boxes in the OP picture have a round green sticker and the other two are just plain white (stickerless)?

Wonder what the difference is....

The white ones are for Euro 2012 and the green ones for the Olympics
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Re: Preproduction Canon EOS-1D X Exists!
« Reply #27 on: June 05, 2012, 07:45:44 PM »
As this is a rumors forum, is nobody else curious about why two of the boxes in the OP picture have a round green sticker and the other two are just plain white (stickerless)?

Wonder what the difference is....

Could be the firmware version.

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Re: Preproduction Canon EOS-1D X Exists!
« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2012, 08:01:00 PM »
As this is a rumors forum, is nobody else curious about why two of the boxes in the OP picture have a round green sticker and the other two are just plain white (stickerless)?

Wonder what the difference is....

The White sticker ones are the "Pre-Pre-Pre-Production" bodies, the round Green sticker are; "Pre-Pre-Production", and soon there will be 1DX boxes with a  Blue sticker on them and these will be the final "Pre-Production" cameras for the Olympics and Euro 2012. Please don't ask me what color sticker the 2013 'Production' version will have on its packaging......sounds like a Monty Python sketch (eh sorry Canon)

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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2012, 08:01:00 PM »