KyoshiNikon: Seems like it will be going after the people Nikon overlooked with the D800
Too bad, Nikon overlooked that one remaining person on planet earth. But what a luck for Sony!
Is Nikon actually admitting that they were wrong with the V1/J1?These problems are not solved with faster lenses, but with a bigger sensor.
Erik Visser: This sample does not do anything to show the qualities od the camera. I need a comparison... It feels that companies are buying their DPreview news slots. It looks this one is one of them. Too many separate Canon G1 X articles.I am looking forward for anyone suggesting a better site for camera reviews. Time to erase my bookmark.
What a childish comment Mr. Erik.
Looks like you can't stand it that Canon finally did it right!
For the price of 1x 32GB xdq card you can buy 2 CF cards of the same capacity which is only 25% slower.
(On another site I read that the 32GB xqd cards where going to be advertised for € 299,00 - I foresee a good future of xdq, only not at this moment in time yet.)
How's that with all that fuss about a 36MP D800 and Canon lowering its MP from 21 to 18?
Seems like you don't know what you are talking about
tuckerfx98: I like the idea of a new improved memory card. The idea of a CF and tiny SD card in the same camera was silly.Some of you may not work under cold winter conditions where handling an SD card is more than just a little awkward. Believe me SD should be buried for just that reason. Well, may keep it around for "Granny" and her "PHD Camera" when she's on vacation in Hawaii.
Which means you have a pro camera with NO backup possibilities until these cards appear on the market in late 2012.
Not a smart idea from Nikon....
bullfinchphoto: Checkmate Canon!
Looks more like Canon wins this round.
On paper the D4 seems to be the lesser camera.In real life no difference i guess. However the jump from Canons 1D MK IV to the 1DX is much larger then increasing a sensor with 4MP and call it D4
mantra: but it's a canon 1dxi mean where is competition ?
hope the next cameras will not be identical ....
by the way it's for sure a great camera
I don't know, but i read a lot of marketing BS in the press release from Nikon and on paper the 1D X seem to have the better specs. I expect both will perform on par with little differences in IQ.
Picturenaut: Look forward to the specs of a next generation 5D/III. A better AF system and an 18 MP full frame sensor with big pixels and extreme low light capability 'd really drive me to get one.
Ehmmm.... isn't what you request the EOS 1D X?But then smaller in size?
I think 5DIII will get more megapixels, but sort of the same AF, meaby only just better then the current AF in the 5D2 to not compete with the one series.
grafli: wired LAN? seriously? no WIFI?I love to jump around with a cable attached to my camera... NOT!
@Lost in TimeA built in LAN port is much more versatile then a wireless lan connection, e.g. you can connect the camera directly to your laptop and start downloading the images. Before you've even setup the wifi connection all pictures have already been downloaded to your laptop already. Even if it are only few pictures.
All photojournalists that I know want to download those pictures to their laptops first before they are send over to Reuters or whatever agency they work for.F.Y.I; They take a lot more pictures than that one shot that ends up in the newspaper. Often they need to make a selection out of a few hundred pictures taken.
Then there are also many more photographers then PJ's or sportsphotographers. Let say a weddingphotographer easily takes over 1200 shots for a days work at a wedding.
Those who can afford a 1D X can also afford the wireless transmitter. I am very glad to see that 1D X has a wired ethernet connection and it makes a lot of sense to me.
Then this camera is clearly not intended for you!
Because:A) Downloading 1200 pictures over a wireless network connection takes ages.B ) Downloading those same 1200 images over a wired 1gigabit connection is way faster then downloading them via a USB Compact Flash Card Reader.
But you where too willing to give off on the camera and didn't want to think about it I guess.
Canon could step in cheap for a mirrorles system that is quite popular.The future of Olympus seems extremely grim as from today.