EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release

Martin

EOS M6 Mark II
Jun 14, 2011
99
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I am really disappointed, I am under the impression that the Canon new policy is only cost driven with huge support of marketing and shareholder pressure-no passion in that activity. But of course they state that that's a revolution, even if it's kind of little step back in my opinion. If 1dx would be a d3s competitor it will be acceptable and OK for me but....it's a "camera for every purpose" which translates for me as a camera without purpose and no specialisation. Sports,wedding and studiohmmm...strange like car which is aimed to win a professional race and provide great comfort on family trip, it's not possible. I recently switched to canon from nikon and today i think I made bad decision. Bigger single sensors-it seems for me it makes photos less sharp-I prefer a nikon strategy with no aa filter in d800. 21 mb in 5d2 and 18 in 1dx also for studio purpose- does not work for me. In general the idea of connecting 1ds and 1d is stupid and only cost driven, probably based on huge losses made by tragic event in production facilities (earthquakes and floods). Where is revolution-in 12 FPS? It's only speeding up processors and memory, no revolution in sensor itself. It's PR and child of marketing camera. Canon has just cut its R&D figures I think.
 

c.d.embrey

EOS RP
Jul 21, 2010
663
11
After listening to all the talk about a 32-36Mp Canon, for the last couple of years, Canon announces a 18Mp Flagship. Surprise, surprise, surprise! Maybe that 36Mp sensor will go into the 70D :)
 

Martin

EOS M6 Mark II
Jun 14, 2011
99
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going beyond 30 is crazy i think, however without AA filter it could work well, to be honest-I dont know, but a couple years ago I own a Nikon D70 with very low AA filter and only 6MP-it provided really sharp photos which could be then resized and interpolated to bigger files. It works well in that area.Canon policy is strange, going over 20Mb in 1d and 5d2 and know stepping back..think they should now focus on other image quality factors like noise, dynamic range etc but laving mb factor constant at early chosen level ie, 21 mb. It looks like correcting mistakes of the past and no longterm policy of research at all.
 

wockawocka

EOS R
Sep 13, 2011
859
172
Jared said:
Well I don't know about you all, but I'm skeptical of this 'new and improved' AF technology - only 5 f/2.8 sensitive points down the middle of the frame!? What the hell were Canon thinking!?

Yeah, I did think that too. Was surprised about it replacing both the D4 and Ds3, says to me another new camera is on it's way to cover the high mp needs of studios.
 

RuneL

EOS RP
Nov 23, 2010
201
0
wockawocka said:
Jared said:
Well I don't know about you all, but I'm skeptical of this 'new and improved' AF technology - only 5 f/2.8 sensitive points down the middle of the frame!? What the hell were Canon thinking!?

Yeah, I did think that too. Was surprised about it replacing both the D4 and Ds3, say to me another new camera is on it's way to cover the high mp needs of studios.

Completely agree, the 5D III should be interesting.
 

torger

EOS RP
Nov 16, 2010
236
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I think this EOS-1D X seems like a great all-around camera, what most people really need. Good for hand-holding and low-light.

A high megapixel camera is a niche camera for low ISO tripod-mounted still life. Professional users that do still life probably rather use medium format anyway.

However, I personally would like a high megapixel camera because my main interest is still life. I hope 5Dmk3 will fill this niche, a 30-40 megapixel sensor without AA filter would be great to complement this... if it would suck at high ISO has poor AF and is really slow would not matter much to me, as long as it is great at base ISO.
 

wockawocka

EOS R
Sep 13, 2011
859
172
I am now eagerly anticipating some high iso examples compared to the 1D4, 5D2, 1ds3 and D3x

That would be awesome.
 

pp77

EOS M50
Apr 14, 2011
44
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Re: EOS-1D X Canon USA Press Release - video function

As somebody not really interested in the video options the current cameras offer, just a short question for my understanding. Are there SLR cameras in the market having continuous AF in video mode? I just wonder if it is technically so challenging to do it, that Canon does not even include it in the top model? Or do Pro Video Shooters prefere to set it by hand, which might be a little bit unhandy with the currentl lenses.
 
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Tarrum

Guest
Woke up, was a bit scared to look at CanonRumors. Bam, 1D X. This seems like a dream camera, though I haven't seen the price (too sleepy).

An epic product Canon, thank you!
 

nikkito

Argentine Photojournalist
I tried to read the specifications in the canon USA website but it doesn't work. Anyway in canon Switzerland I found them. If you want here is the link. You can use a translator or even better, you can guess! Haha :)

http://de.canon.ch/For_Home/Product_Finder/Cameras/Digital_SLR/EOS_1Dx/index.aspx?specs=1
 

caruser

EOS 90D
Aug 24, 2011
134
0
Current 5D2 owner here; watching from a distance (I'm not going to upgrade to the 1-series for price and bulk reasons) it's interesting; here's hoping for a 5D3 with similar DR/ISO and the 7D's AF, that's what I'm waiting for ;-)
 
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Flake

Guest
61 focus points and all of them crowded together in the centre of the frame! What's the point in that? They could have used the 19 point of the 7D and had similar results. Is there anyone here prepared to admit that the only place they choose to focus is in the centre of the frame? Why not spread the focus points so they have a broader coverage which makes them a lot more usual in the real world.
 
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Jared

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Flake said:
61 focus points and all of them crowded together in the centre of the frame! What's the point in that? They could have used the 19 point of the 7D and had similar results. Is there anyone here prepared to admit that the only place they choose to focus is in the centre of the frame? Why not spread the focus points so they have a broader coverage which makes them a lot more usual in the real world.

I second that! I would love to see a far more extensive spread of AF points. I think I'll be sticking with my 5DII for the next 4-5 years (by the looks of it thus far), as the 5DIII certainly won't be trumping the now-flagship 1DX AF-wise.

So long as I have a full-frame camera I'm happy - high DR, low noise, clean, crisp, rich and a nice shallow DOF! ;D
 
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Zuuyi

Guest
RuneL said:
wockawocka said:
Jared said:
Well I don't know about you all, but I'm skeptical of this 'new and improved' AF technology - only 5 f/2.8 sensitive points down the middle of the frame!? What the hell were Canon thinking!?

Yeah, I did think that too. Was surprised about it replacing both the D4 and Ds3, say to me another new camera is on it's way to cover the high mp needs of studios.

Completely agree, the 5D III should be interesting.

This release scares me. I'm waiting on a new FF Canon camera. I don't need more than 3 FPS or new video features. The problem is the new 5d3 or 6d will likely have the same sensor for r&d cutting measures. So unless it's under $2k I'm going to have to pass and get a 5d2.
 
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kirillica

Guest
macfly said:
Bye bye Canon, hello Nikon.

You won't be seeing me here anymore, good luck with new Prosumer 18mp camera kids, and keep an eye on EBay, all my lenses etc will be there soon.
While you will be switching to 12Mp with 9fps, I will check your lenses. I hope they are as good as new 1D X specs.

BTW, print size of resolution 5200*3266 (~18Mp) on 300 DPI is smth about 44*29cm and 88*59cm on 150 DPI. Do you really need these sizes? Then switch to Hassel and not Nikon ;)
 
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Picsfor

Guest
ok, here's my take on the new camera.

18mp i can happily live with. 21mp is just too much for portraits - records too much detail.
12 fps was to be expected on ff.
dual cf slot - about time.
61point focus - let's see if it works (i'm guessing it does with a digic 4 controlling it)
51k working iso - expandable to 204k - bring it on.
Gigabit cable slot - oh how the pics will download via that cat5 cable...
Geo-tagging is the right solution, not ever one wants it.

Price range - definitely aimed at the 1D4 area which is good.

I think the 5D3 will now be the megapixels beast of choice, for those who want megapixels.
I don't! I just want low light, good focusing and around 16-18mp!
 
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GeorgeMaciver

Guest
Do people really want 30 megapixel cameras? What for? Your hard drive will just fill up twice as quick. A noise free clean 18 megapixel photograph could be upsized if that was really necessary. All I need to do now is decide on whether or not to save for one of these or wait for a 6D thingie. In camera multi exposure technology is exciting.