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Old October 18th, 2011, 12:01 AM   #1
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Canon USA Introduces EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

"the EOS-1D X DSLR features an 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processors, 14-bit A/D data conversion and capable of shooting... 12 frames-per-second (fps)."

The Skinny:

-- 18 megapixel, Full Frame CMOS, 12 f.p.s.
-- Dual Digic 5+ Processors plus one Digic 4 processor dedicated to metering
-- Replaces both Canon EOS 1D (APS-H sensor) and 1Ds (full frame sensor) lines
-- 4GB limit removed from video, max rec. limit now 30 min. per clip in HD mode
-- Choice of Intra-frame or Inter-frame compression for video recording
-- Still no clean output over HDMI during live video recording
-- Still no option to configure AV output as headphone jack
-- Adjust audio level during rec. via controller on body
-- Chromatic aberration correction in video mode
-- Dual CF card slots (Type 2 compatible, UDMA 7)
-- Embed free-run, rec-run Time Code in video
-- Time sync up to 10 cameras
-- Claims big reduction in moire artifacts
-- Built-in wired gigabit ethernet LAN, lockable RJ-45
-- Available in March 2012 for appx. $6,800 MSRP

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Old October 18th, 2011, 12:12 AM   #2
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Re: Canon USA Introduces EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

Looks like some nice upgrades on the video side, pretty pricey though.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 12:28 AM   #3
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Yes, it's just as pricey as their previous 1Ds models. I was hoping for a price tag in between the 1D and 1Ds, but they have simply done away with the 1D level altogether. There's a huge gap now between the 5D line at $3,200 and the 1D X at $6,800 -- a gap previously filled by the 1D line which ranged between $4,500 and $5,000.

However I was told that the 1D Mk. IV will continue to be sold right up until the 1D X begins shipping next March.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 12:44 AM   #4
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Re: Canon USA Introduces EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

Five months between the announcement and the ship date seems like a long time. I'm curious to see how this 1DX fares in comparison with Nikon's next flagship model (D4, perhaps?). I wonder what the details are on the new "All-I" compression. According to the interview with Chuck Westfall, All-I is somewhere around 16 GB per 6 minutes. By my calculations, that's about ~350 mbps or so. If it's a 10-bit log format, that would be great. I'm looking forward to checking how it does on aliasing and rolling shutter artifacts too.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 01:00 AM   #5
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This means the 5DMK3 will definitely be more expensive, probably $4000-4500.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 05:06 AM   #6
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Well, alrighty then.
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Old October 18th, 2011, 05:52 AM   #7
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Chris, any confirmation on compression/bit rate? DPreview has an interview were there is a reference to 6 minutes in 16GB cf cards. This means almost 50MB per sec, which also means Prores 4:4:4 or equivalent compression rates...
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Re: Canon USA Introduces EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

So, the next step will be to wait till the first footage appears.
I'm really curious about the moire compared to a 5D or 60D and whether the number of horizontal lines in HD has been increased to over 700. (Or whether they now downscale the image instead of lineskipping)
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Old October 18th, 2011, 06:57 AM   #9
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Re: Canon USA Introduces EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

Wow !! will that dip into IR range ??

"" the new model offers a low ISO 50 setting for studio and landscape photography and two high settings of 102,400 at H1 and 204,800 at H2, ideal for law enforcement, government or forensic field applications"".
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Re: Canon USA Introduces EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

The downside will be the LCD - it looks as if it's fixed, so not much use for shooting video then, or even stills from low/high angles
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Re: Canon USA Introduces EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

With a 17 fold improvement in speed over digic 4, we might expect all the pixels to be processed instead of binning as previous cams have done. This alone could make the images look stunning


This tech will obviously trickle down to the 5D3, so I am saving my pennies now
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Watch it till the end to see what settings they were using and your jaws will drop.
?????EOS-1D X?Sample Images & Movie
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WOW!
The ISO settings used would seem to have produced more grain.
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Re: Canon USA Introduces EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

Very interesting, really dig the longer record times. Nov 3 should yield some even better news on the video front.
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Re: Canon USA Introduces EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera

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Chris, any confirmation on compression/bit rate?
Coming up later today.

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The downside will be the LCD - it looks as if it's fixed
It is fixed. It's a pro 1D body so that should be expected.
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