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mungo

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1dx now or wait for Photokina?
« on: August 08, 2012, 04:04:13 AM »
Trying to avoid antagonising the usual forum warriors here. But now that the 1 dx is readily available and lord knows i've been waiting for a 1ds upgrade for long enough, all this chatter of a possible new dslr is getting me a little nervous. Anyone else think its worth waiting or should i take the plunge?

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Re: 1dx now or wait for Photokina?
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 04:53:06 AM »
i doubt it that canon will announce anything better than the 1dx..

mungo

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Re: 1dx now or wait for Photokina?
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2012, 06:28:43 AM »
Thanks pakosouthpark, have just confirmed and picking it up tomorrow. Will hold you responsible if a 1dxs comes out in the next month!  ;D

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Re: 1dx now or wait for Photokina?
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2012, 09:05:40 AM »
I suspect it's almost inevitable that Canon will release a high MP body in the near future (<1 year), if only to compete with the D800.  But...I think it's unlikely that that high MP sensor will be put in a 1-series body - rather, it will be in a 5-series body and have a relatively slow frame rate (~4 fps or less). 

So, if you're looking for 1-series durability and speed, get the 1D X.  I love mine.  If you don't need robust build or a fast frame rate, but higher resolution is at the top of your list, waiting for Photokina might not be a bad idea (but in that case, you'd likely be debating the purchase of a 5DIII anyway, not a 1D X).
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Re: 1dx now or wait for Photokina?
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2012, 09:22:23 AM »
I suspect it's almost inevitable that Canon will release a high MP body in the near future (<1 year), if only to compete with the D800.  But...I think it's unlikely that that high MP sensor will be put in a 1-series body - rather, it will be in a 5-series body and have a relatively slow frame rate (~4 fps or less). 

So, if you're looking for 1-series durability and speed, get the 1D X.  I love mine.  If you don't need robust build or a fast frame rate, but higher resolution is at the top of your list, waiting for Photokina might not be a bad idea (but in that case, you'd likely be debating the purchase of a 5DIII anyway, not a 1D X).

And get ready to wait..... And wait..l. And wait... And be delayed... And delayed  :P

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