Canon officially announces the development of the EOS-1D X Mark III

ethanz

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Why wasn't the sensor resolution announced, any good reason they hid that? Surely it's locked in and how surprising could it be, somwhere between 21-24MP I would think. Given some of the juicy details they did give away why not sensor spec.
Maybe they want a big surprise to withhold until the actual announcement?
 

ethanz

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I never had an issue with saying it could use improvement, all I ever said was it is comparable to the other manufacturers best at this point in time and people that said it had “a problem” we’re talking crap. Heck every metric can be improved, FPS, viewfinder blackout, etc etc.
I think the people he was referring to were those saying that it was vastly outdated and the competition was so much better. Not what you were saying.
 

ethanz

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Scott, do you see yourself upgrading? What would be things you'd like improved? Other than my typical focal length limited situations and wanting more MPs I've been pretty happy.

Jack
Don't upgrade Jack. I can't upgrade, so don't leave me behind.

P.S. Glad to see you posting again :)
 

TracerHD

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Aug 22, 2019
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100/20*24=120
120=20% more
20%=0,2
Proof:
20+20*0,2=24

So 20 to 24 wild be 20% more

Not 120% and not 10%
 

SecureGSM

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Feb 26, 2017
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Maybe they want a big surprise to withhold until the actual announcement?
There are likely multiple sensor prototypes in testing now. The final verdict has not arrived yet.

I would totally expect some resolution related surprises there. Say, 28MP.
It is almost where R and 5D IV sits at the moment.
I would happily upgrade my 5D IV to a 28MP 1 series Canon body.
That would be a smart move by Canon, I thought.
 

R1-7D

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Jun 25, 2012
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The improvement can be okay, but what I'll really like to see is the total lack of oil splattering. I'am getting more then sick of that, 400+ spots in a single image. Evening after evening cleaning the images. We have a company in Holland that is capable of cleaning the sensor completly, but after only two trips it is as bad as before. For me no 1DX anymore if they don't solve this problem. And I'll use these type of camera's for a very long time already. Very frustrating!!
I know what you mean. Canon Canada does a great job of cleaning the sensor, but after an outing or two the sensor goes back to being a filthy mess.

I won't be purchasing another 1D DSLR after now having had both the 1DX and 1DX2. I've had more problems with the 1D series than I ever have had with the 5D series.

Once a mirrorless version is ready for prime time I'll re-examine the situation. I won't be an early adopter, though.
 

analoggrotto

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Aug 27, 2016
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Does Canon typically do Development Announcements? It always seems like rumor rumor rumor Boom: Product Launch, retail in a few weeks maybe less.
 

Pixel

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Sep 6, 2011
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What the heck is autofocus resolution? I've been in this business for a long time and I've never heard of that term.
 
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Jordanf1

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What the heck is autofocus resolution? I've been in this business for a long time and I've never heard of that term.
No idea, maybe its Autofocusing each frame for best resolution, thatll be interesting at 20fps shooting sports
 

SecureGSM

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What the heck is autofocus resolution? I've been in this business for a long time and I've never heard of that term.
This is in reference to dedicated AF sensor resolution increase. Meaning More pixels for phase detection AF sensor. This allows for a better Metering and focusing in a very low light settings.
 

Joules

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This is in reference to dedicated AF sensor resolution increase. Meaning More pixels for phase detection AF sensor. This allows for a better Metering and focusing in a very low light settings.
The Phase Detection sensors are separate sensors and not affected by an increase of the iTR sensor, I believe. The iTR sensor resolution increase will likely aid getting some LiveView features like face and eye AF and improved subject tracking. The number of AF points is something else though.
 
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Pape

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Dec 31, 2018
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I believe if sensor size would stayed about same they would already told. Now they can make sony and nikon sweat half year.
If they release something like 35-60mpix then nikon and sony can throw their plans for next sport camera to trash bin.
Half year wasted planning.
 
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masterpix

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Jun 29, 2016
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Oh, in my experience its quite the opposite - in the church or in the "register office" (where the legal part of a wedding takes placei n germany) its VERY silent and every click feels like one click to much. Especialy with a strict pastor or small register office, its very annoying to have such a loud shutter.
I once saw one photographer with a Sony a9 with completely silent shutter, and it was like a charm. Many guests commented on the fact that the photographer was incredible silent and not noteable. =)
I like the fact very much that the new 1D got a electronical shutter =)
That differ Europe from teh rest of the world. I was once in India, and there was a wedding, somethign like 1km from where I was, and you could not hear yourself thinking already.
Probably something like the Olympus OM-D E-M1 X autofocus system. It's got deep learning AI models for various kinds of vehicles. So you're shooting an auto race, you put in "automobile" mode, and the camera basically just knows what a car is and locks on. This is not about the camera itself learning, it's based on an AI model built from analysis of many thousands of images. If it's got that AI processor built-in, it's likely they'll have new deep learning models for additional subjects as the software is improved... at least that what you'd expect from a mirrorless company. Not typical for Canon, but they do need to adapt to the market of today.
I would liek to mention that many times, action photographers did mentuon that the AF is "lost" sometimes due to the system lack of understanding the way the action goes. For example, the car in the race can come toward you but then turn to the side (you don't want to in it its way after all), so the AF will continue to monitor it getting close and will loose the exact shots when it turned to the side. having AI will notice the changes in the car position, and then use the already given algorithm to "expect" the car to have a differnt AF position, not just based on its advance toward you.
 
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francomade

EOS R, 1DX II
Sep 22, 2018
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I already parted with my 1DX Mk2, but I’m keeping my EOS R. I do wish that the new RF lenses were compatible with the new camera. Are we supposed to buy duplicate focal lengths for EF and RF? Not liking that part.
I use my 1dx ii mainly for slowmo purposes only (120p) sadly.
 

Sparky

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Jan 18, 2019
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That differ Europe from teh rest of the world. I was once in India, and there was a wedding, somethign like 1km from where I was, and you could not hear yourself thinking already.

Wow, that must have been a loud 1DXii! ;)