I specifically said, "if you're trying to shoot video primarily ," but you obviously want it more for the stills side. It's an awesome still camera I get that, but the headphone jack seemed like a big deal to you so I thought maybe you were in the market for a video camera. Sorry.
No need to apologise, I appreciate all the feedback I can get.
I agree fully with you and think it would be silly to get a 1D X primarily for video as for that price you could get around 4 Sony HDR-CX760V, or 3 Canon XA 10s, or 2 XF 105s or 1 XF 300 or a different full pro video cam with all the bells and whistles.
I do think it is wrong for Canon to add the headphone jack to the 5D Mark III and not to their flagship 1D X.
The DivRev review posted in one of the other (Bodies section) said the two video sides of the cameras are almost identical. So anyone that was thinking of getting the 1DX but also wanted to use it for video would have to make a compromise (small issue for some, but larger for others) of the lack of headphone jack.
Of course one can go external, but that adds cost and other issues to the package.
I actually thought it was a mistake by the reviewer when I read about it but it seems not.
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