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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2012, 07:28:37 AM »
To me, if you have to ask, you've never shot with a 1 series Canon camera.  I have both and both fill a need.  The 5DM3's silent continuous shooting mode alone makes it a more appropriate camera for some subjects and events while the 1D X is a vastly superior camera in just about every other way.  One thing that people overlook about the 1D X is the accessory difference.  Both the WIFI and GPS accessories take power from the camera so no bag full of AA batteries.  I have a GP-E2 GPS for the 5DM3 and it works great for GPS coordinates (not so great for direction...) but it requires AA batteries and it sits in the hotshoe.  Yes you can use it with a USB connection but it's in the way.  The 1D X accessories are smaller and attach to the left side of the camera.  A plus for me besides the obvious camera build quality, built in vertical grip, weather sealing, better AF, higher frame rates, etc... of the 1D X.  It was tough to make the decision to sell the 1DM4 to partially finance the 1D X but, in the end, I'm glad I did.
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2012, 07:57:01 AM »
The 1D X is better sealed.

For the Canon lineup, sealing is 1-series >> 7D = 5DIII > 50D/60D = 5DII.

yeah i know that but what is the actuall difference in the physical side of things?

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« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2012, 09:20:35 AM »
The 1D X is better sealed.

For the Canon lineup, sealing is 1-series >> 7D = 5DIII > 50D/60D = 5DII.

yeah i know that but what is the actuall difference in the physical side of things?

The 1D X has rubber O-rings or gaskets in many places where the 5DIII has foam seals, has gaskets in some places where the 5DIII has tight joints only, has buttons (which can be more effectively sealed) in place of a mode dial, has a non-metal surface surrounding the lens mount for better seal with a weather-selaed lens, etc.
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2012, 05:07:45 PM »
I am no pro and considered the 1dx for the slight cleaner high iso images and the better metering system but it just felt so large compared to the 5d3 and could see justifying it unless you needed the fps or the customizable buttons. I think a higher megapixel camera sounds more enticing.
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2012, 04:27:12 AM »
Size difference is actually kind of a non-issue. Gripped a 5D Mark III or 7D is similar in size to a 1D-X. Instead there is a significant advantage for 1-series bodies in terms of better usability. Getting used to this is similar to the addiction to L-lenses. Once you have experienced just how good it can be, you don't want to go back.

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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2012, 06:17:28 AM »
I'd have to say... Somehow the 1Dx generates better image quality after post processing, retains better details and greater dynamic range compared to MKIII

i used MKIII for few months before make a switch, and 1DX also points accurate exposures
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2012, 09:23:48 AM »
Size difference is actually kind of a non-issue. Gripped a 5D Mark III or 7D is similar in size to a 1D-X. Instead there is a significant advantage for 1-series bodies in terms of better usability. Getting used to this is similar to the addiction to L-lenses. Once you have experienced just how good it can be, you don't want to go back.

You are right about the size difference.  But, the 1D bodies overall feel noticeably better in the hands than a gripped non-1D body.

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« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2012, 09:25:34 AM »
I'd have to say... Somehow the 1Dx generates better image quality after post processing, retains better details and greater dynamic range compared to MKIII

i used MKIII for few months before make a switch, and 1DX also points accurate exposures

I agree with you completely on this.  However, I do feel that the 5D3 gives you more bang for the buck.  Unless you need the weather sealing or faster frames per second, the 1D X just isn't the smarter buy.

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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2012, 12:04:24 PM »
The 5D3 will be slightly better in the studio, the 1Dx will be massively better for everything else.

Upgrading from the 5Dc ----> 5d3 make me appreciate the 12mp to 22mp jump more in the studio, so the 1Dx should be simliar or better DR than the 5D3 in controlled light.

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« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2012, 06:30:20 PM »
I shoot a lot of travel photography and size/weight wise I would never want a battery grip I cant detach. Too much to lug around plus I attract more than enough attention with the 5diii already. Plus 22mp=more cropping ability. I was surprised the 1dx was 18mp but I guess its purpose built for speed. 5diii is a good all rouner imo

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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2012, 10:51:15 PM »
I shoot a lot of travel photography and size/weight wise I would never want a battery grip I cant detach. Too much to lug around plus I attract more than enough attention with the 5diii already. Plus 22mp=more cropping ability. I was surprised the 1dx was 18mp but I guess its purpose built for speed. 5diii is a good all rouner imo

I agree. I feel like all the gear I carry is enough and to spend $3k more for slightly better metering and a little better exposure is a trade I am willing to make you cannot make the 1dx lighter. You can choose to not add the grip and it's easier to lug around crowded areas.
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2012, 10:56:50 PM »
How do the 1DX and 5D MKIII compare to each other when it comes to Auto Focusing,High ISO, and Low Light shooting?
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« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2012, 11:33:02 PM »
I've used both, the 1DX is much faster at AF, better at low light, and much cleaner at higher ISO's.  As you are able to spot meter through the active AF point, your subject, if off center, might not necessarily register a super high ISO if you meter off your subject and not the center.  This is very useful. 
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« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2012, 12:30:24 PM »
I'd have to say... Somehow the 1Dx generates better image quality after post processing, retains better details and greater dynamic range compared to MKIII

i used MKIII for few months before make a switch, and 1DX also points accurate exposures

I agree with you completely on this.  However, I do feel that the 5D3 gives you more bang for the buck.  Unless you need the weather sealing or faster frames per second, the 1D X just isn't the smarter buy.

I cannot agree more...

If ur job depends on RAW processing and it gives u diamond per shoot.. It is worth getting 1DX

For anything else, MKIII owns...

But for hobbyist whose life depend of end results, 1DX cant be wrong
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« Reply #29 on: September 05, 2012, 04:20:54 PM »
People need to realize that the way faster AF isn't to be taken lightly. This has little or nothing to do with aquiring focus at a still subject. When my son starts running and stopping and going side to side up close there really is no contest whatsoever. The 5d3 could get better hitrate than the 1d4, but it's first now with the 1d X that the Case 1 through 6 really starts to mean something. I can't miss a shot with the 1d X .

And the metering people say "well, 3k for a little bit better metering" is FAR from little better, it's DEAD ON every single time and helps out a great deal in the tracking process. Plus, as mentioned by others, it makes for no correction of exposure in post, which gives less noise. I have offset the 0 EV in camera to +5/8 of a stop, because I like things a tad over and can always pull down for even less noise.

I agree that unless the 1d X is tested, and you only read about it, I too felt it wasn't worth it. Now, after owing it for a while I can safely say, the distance between the 5d and 1d is still huge...

I loved the size of the 5d3, but the grip is sooo much better on the 1d. And to have it flip vertically and feel the exact same is also huge.

And on top of that, it's the 12 fps, all the little things like AE tweak, spot-meter to AF point, no mode dial, so I can deselect all of the drive-modes I never use (I have only H and L burst available, set C1 to bracketing with 2 sec delay still works). The powerbutton in the right place, dual CF, and not only 30mb support for SD. Replaceable focusing screen, although, currently, no support for the one I wanted, namley the EC-S. Better options to assign buttons to other functions. Shortened release lag etc etc.

My favoritefunction though, is the abillity to set which two shutterspeeds I would like the camera to work between, that way I can shoot Av and NEVER get too long a shutter.
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
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