Canon EOS-1D X DXOMark Sensor Scores

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<strong>For those that care


</strong>I was sent an email claiming the results of DXOMark’s testing of the Canon EOS-1D X. I have not yet seen it on their site, so don’t take these numbers as official until they’re up.</p>
<p><strong>DxO score:</strong> 90

<strong>DR:</strong> 12.8

<strong>Color depth:</strong> 24.9 bits

<strong>ISO:</strong> 3296</p>
<p>Do what you will with these numbers. They do show that the 1D X has the “best” technical numbers as far as sensor testing goes. This puts the 1D X above the Nikon D4, but below the D600 & D800. I know people love to debate the numbers from DXOMark.</p>
<p><strong>Canon EOS-1D X at <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/827036-REG/Canon_5253B002_EOS_1D_X_EOS_Digital.html/bi/2466/kbid/3296" target="_blank">B&H</a> | <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005Y3T1AI/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B005Y3T1AI&linkCode=as2&tag=canorumo-20" target="_blank">Amazon</a> | <a href="http://www.adorama.com/ICA1DX.html?kbid=64393" target="_blank">Adorama</a> | <a href="http://www.normancamera.com/index/page/product/product_id/24696/product_name/Canon+EOS-1D+X+Digital+SLR+Camera+%28Body+Only%29+" target="_blank">Norman Camera</a></strong></p>
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caruser

EOS 90D
Aug 24, 2011
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Oh, it's about DXOMark.

Comfortable chair? Check!

Beverages and snacks? Check!

Let the flaming begin, I'm ready ;-)
 

zim

EOS 5D Mark IV
CR Pro
Oct 18, 2011
2,129
317
Yeh but it's only DR that matters ::)

Lol popcorn at the ready…. I just love a good ‘debate’ about a camera I’ll never be able to afford or need…… just imaging all those pros being laughed at now, what were you all thinking ;D ;D ;D
 
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Canon-F1

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i guess for some the reputation of the DXOmark has just become a bit better. ::)
 

simonxu11

EOS RP
Jan 11, 2012
237
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Canon-F1 said:
i guess for some the reputation of the DXOmark has just become a bit better. ::)
;D ;D
I think this is the first time admin put Canon's DXO mark on the front page
 

jthomson

EOS RP
Aug 4, 2012
256
1
Burlington, Ontario
Looks like we will continue to see Canon improve their sensors.
Nikon still has a lead but in dynamic range but the gap is closing.
The world may not be coming to an end after all. ::)

I guess the big question is why they didn't use the same sensor for the 5D mark III
 

jthomson

EOS RP
Aug 4, 2012
256
1
Burlington, Ontario
dilbert said:
jthomson said:
I guess the big question is why they didn't use the same sensor for the 5D mark III

Re read my analysis above. In short the 1DX sensor is the same as the 5D3 sensor, except with bigger pixels.

Bigger pixels make it a different sensor. It may be the same technology but with pixels size matters.
 

Marsu42

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Feb 7, 2012
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jthomson said:
I guess the big question is why they didn't use the same sensor for the 5D mark III

Obvious answer: Because the 5d3 is for landscape, too, and thus had to have a higher mp count than the 5d2, and because Canon needed some distinction between 1dx/5d3 except fps when they put the 1dx af into the 5d3. But I guess the dxo numbers - however they compare to Nikon - mean that many people would still happily trade their 22mp 5d3 sensor for a 1dx one with some less mp.
 

preppyak

EOS R
Oct 18, 2011
1,025
78
Marsu42 said:
But I guess the dxo numbers - however they compare to Nikon - mean that many people would still happily trade their 22mp 5d3 sensor for a 1dx one with some less mp.
Well, and this meshes with reality. All the reviews I've seen show that while the 5d3 is great in low-light, the 1DX is that sort of eye-opening camera in terms of how it handles low-light (and the AF system ultimately helps that even more). The review where the Nikon guy partially switched to the 1DX for example, he was talking about how impressed he was with how little noise there was at pretty high ISO levels.
 

daniel_charms

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Mar 30, 2012
19
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simonxu11 said:
Canon-F1 said:
i guess for some the reputation of the DXOmark has just become a bit better. ::)
;D ;D
I think this is the first time admin put Canon's DXO mark on the front page

Yeah, I thought he said earlier this year that he was never going to post anything dxomark-related on the front page ever again because their sensor scores were meaningless.

Edit:
I know people love to debate the numbers from DXOMark.
Ahh, I guess he's simply realized how great they are for generating page views :)
 
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Canon-F1

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i doubt the 4 MP less (bigger photosites) make up for the difference in the DXO results.

i think there must be something else that makes the 1D X sensor better.
 

JohanCruyff

EOS RP
Aug 9, 2012
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jthomson said:
Looks like we will continue to see Canon improve their sensors.
Nikon still has a lead but in dynamic range but the gap is closing.
The world may not be coming to an end after all. ::)
Are you sure? I keep reading on the web that the world will disappear next December.
Maybe DXOmark's positive score is a Sign.
 

K-amps

EOS 5D Mark IV
Aug 8, 2011
1,790
2
Indianapolis
Canon-F1 said:
i doubt the 4 MP less (bigger photosites) make up for the difference in the DXO results.

i think there must be something else that makes the 1D X sensor better.

No one talks about color depth... seems this plays a part in the DxO scores and you will see the 1Dx has much higher color depth than other recent offerings from Canon and competes with Nikon.

I always felt there is something that Nikon Sensors exhibit (thats DxO is considering in it's scoring model) that does not affect IQ as much (past a certain level) but affects the DxO scores in favor of Sonikon....
 

Woody

EOS R
Jul 20, 2010
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I will believe these numbers when I see them on the DXO site itself.

Come to think about it: some folks who tried to lift the shadows in 1DX images do not find the performance any better than the 5D3... Hmmm...
 

Chewy734

EOS RP
Feb 17, 2011
237
0
What's interesting is that those numbers suggest that the 1D X sensor trumps all other sensors in terms of low-light performance. In fact, based on their numbers they are saying there is a 2x difference in improvement in low-light ISO between the 1D X and the 5D3, than between the 5D3 and 5D2. I just don't see it.
 

stewy

EOS M50
Sep 10, 2012
35
0
Woody said:
I will believe these numbers when I see them on the DXO site itself.

Come to think about it: some folks who tried to lift the shadows in 1DX images do not find the performance any better than the 5D3... Hmmm...
What? You don't believe the numbers posted on a rumor's website? How absurd!

lol, I couldn't resist. :p

Seriously though, I've never cared about the numbers. I just look at photos 1:1 and if they look good, detail and color, then that's good enough for me.
 
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PackLight

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It should be obvious that DxO changed the way they are rating the camera. After all they had it right with the D800's high rating.

Obviously Nikon sensors are so much better than Canons that in sensor comparisons a Canon sensor is equivalent to a cave man drawing on the wall with a sharp charcoal stick.

I wonder if I should qualify the above statement, in that it has no merit other than being a sharp charcoal stick to poke at those who like to debate sensor merits.