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Canon EOS-1D X professional DSLR announcement and overview

By dpreview staff on Oct 18, 2011 at 05:00 GMT
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Canon has announced the launch of the EOS-1D X, its latest flagship professional DSLR. The 18MP camera is built around a full-frame sensor capable of shooting at up to 14 frames per second (12fps with AF), allowing it to replace both the 1D Mark IV and 1DS Mark III in Canon's lineup. Despite looking like previous 1D cameras, it's been extensively reworked (it includes more professional video features than any other Canon DSLR), so we took the opportunity to talk to Canon USA's Technical Advisor, Chuck Westfall about the camera and its features.

The 1D X won't be available until March 2012, so examples are not widely available yet. We've been extensively briefed on the camera and, in combination with an exclusive interview with Westfall, have prepared an overview of the camera.

Click here to read our overview of the Canon EOS-1D X

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Press Release:

CANON U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE NEW CANON EOS-1D X DIGITAL SLR CAMERA, RE-DESIGNED FROM THE INSIDE OUT


Featuring a Completely New 61-Point Autofocus, Fast Shooting up to 12 fps, 18-Megapixel Full-Frame CMOS Sensor, Full HD Video Recording and Much More

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., October 18, 2011 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, is proud to introduce a completely revolutionized EOS-1D series camera, the Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera.* As the new leader in Canon’s arsenal of professional DSLRs, the EOS-1D X will be a high-speed multimedia juggernaut replacing both the EOS-1Ds Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV models in Canon’s lineup. Enhancing the revolutionary image quality of the EOS-1Ds and speed capabilities of the EOS-1D series, 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 an incredible 12 frames-per-second (fps).  Canon’s EOS DSLR cameras and accessories have a long-standing legacy of providing high-quality results to professionals in a wide range of markets, including sports, nature, cinematography, wedding and commercial studios. The addition of this new model will help take this tradition to a whole new level.

The EOS-1D X announcement comes on the heels of Canon’s recent manufacturing milestone with the production of the Company’s 50-millionth EOS-series SLR camera in September of 2011. Furthermore, Canon will achieve yet another milestone at the end of this month producing the 70-millionth EF lens.

“The EOS-1D X represents the re-invention of the EOS-1Ds and EOS-1D series, combining new proprietary Canon technologies with the culmination of customer feedback and requests from the field. We are proud to introduce this camera to the worldwide community of professional photographers and cinematographers with the features and capabilities they need to capture the great moments that display their talent,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.

The Camera With Three Brains
The EOS-1D X features three DIGIC processors, including Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors capable of delivering approximately 17 times more processing speed than DIGIC 4, and a dedicated DIGIC 4 for metering and AF control. In conjunction with the newly developed high-performance 18-megapixel full-frame Canon CMOS image sensor, the Dual DIGIC 5+ processors provide high-speed continuous shooting, lower noise, and a significant increase in data processing speed than previous EOS-1D models. This new level of data processing speed allows the EOS-1D X to perform many functions including chromatic aberration correction for various Canon EF lenses in-camera instead of through post-production software. The DIGIC 4 processor utilizes a new 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor for enhanced exposure accuracy with color and face detection, and works together with the camera’s new EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF.

The EOS-1D X employs a completely new imaging sensor, producing the lowest noise of any EOS digital camera to date for stunning portraiture and studio work.  The new 18-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor utilizes large pixels – 1.25 microns larger than those in the EOS-1D Mark IV sensor and .55 microns larger than those in the EOS 5D Mark II sensor  – together with gapless microlenses to achieve enhanced light gathering efficiency, higher sensitivity and less noise at the pixel level.  The new sensor has improved on the already very high signal-to-noise ratio of sensor output of earlier EOS models for outstanding image quality, even in extremely low light.  When combined with the Dual DIGIC 5+ imaging processors the results are stunning.  The images produced with the EOS-1D X camera’s new sensor are so clean that files can easily be up-sized if necessary for even the most demanding high-resolution commercial applications. The EOS-1D X will also feature new Ultrasonic Wave Motion Cleaning (UWMC), Canon’s second generation self-cleaning sensor unit, which utilizes carrier wave technology to remove smaller dust particles from the sensor and it includes a new fluorine coating on the infrared absorption glass to help repel dust. 

The low-light capability of the EOS-1D X is evident in its incredible ISO range and ability to photograph in extremely low-light conditions. Adjustable from ISO 100 to 51,200 within its standard 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.

New 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
The EOS-1D X includes a brand new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF, the most sophisticated DSLR AF system Canon has ever released.  The 21 focusing points in the central area are standard precision cross-type and effective with maximum apertures as small as f/5.6, depending on the lens in use. The center five points are also high-precision diagonal cross-type points for maximum apertures as small as f/2.8.  All 61 points are sensitive to horizontal contrast with maximum apertures as small as f/5.6 and 20 of the outer focusing points function as cross-type points with maximum apertures as small as f/4.0. Other innovations of the new 61-point High Density Reticular AF include expanded AF coverage area, superior focusing precision and low light sensitivity, and greater low-contrast subject detection capability compared to earlier EOS AF systems. (See image below for AF point configuration)

All AF functions now have their own menu tab for quick and easy access (formerly AF custom functions in previous EOS models).  A new AF Configuration Tool allows for customized setting of tracking sensitivity, the acceleration and deceleration of tracking subjects, and AF point auto switching, all of which are easily accessed and adjusted via the new AF menu tab. A built-in Feature Guide advises photographers on which settings to use according to subject matter.

Similar to the AF point selection options offered in the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera, the EOS-1D X offers six AF point selection modes: Spot, Single Point, Single Point with surrounding four points, Single Point with surrounding eight points, Zone selection and Automatic AF point selection. (See image below AF point selection options.)

EOS iTR AF: Intelligent Tracking and Recognition Enhances AF Performance
The Canon EOS-1D X features incredible new EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF options ideal for wedding and event photography as well as sports and photojournalism. The default AF mode for the EOS-1D X uses phase detection AF information, while a new second option uses Face Detection technology to track recognized faces in addition to color information, ideal when shooting events such as tennis or dancing where facial recognition of the original subject will help keep that person in focus throughout the scene.

Exposure Control
For the first time in a Canon DSLR camera, a DIGIC processor is used exclusively with the metering sensor for fast, accurate exposure control. The Canon DIGIC 4 processor takes advantage of the EOS-1D X’s 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor and utilizes 252 zones for general metering or 35 zones for low-light metering to help ensure accurate evaluative ambient or flash exposure.  The new subject recognition capabilities enhance nearly all of the camera’s automatic functions, helping to adjust exposure, autofocus, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Automatic Picture Style to the scene being captured for enhanced image quality. 

Multiple Exposure Modes
The EOS-1D X is the first EOS Digital SLR to feature Multiple Exposure capability. The camera can combine up to nine individual images into a single composite image, with no need for post-processing in a computer. Four different compositing methods are provided for maximum creative control, including Additive, Average, Bright and Dark. Compositing results can be viewed in real time on the camera’s LCD monitor, and there is a one-step Undo command that allows photographers to delete an image and try again if desired. The EOS-1D X’s Multiple Exposure mode even allows photographers to specify a previously captured RAW image as the starting point for a new Multiple Exposure composite image. 

Super High Speed Mode
The Canon EOS-1D X camera breaks new ground in the world of digital SLRs, offering a Super High Speed Mode which increases shooting speeds up to 14 fps at full 18-megapixel resolution in JPEG mode*1. The new camera is also capable of shooting RAW, JPEG, or RAW+JPEG at speeds up to 12 fps in One Shot AF or AI Servo AF for enhanced performance in sports photography and other applications requiring high-speed digital capture. This new level of performance is made possible by the combination of the EOS-1D X’s 16-channel readout CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 5+ image processors, and a completely new reflex mirror mechanism that has been engineered by Canon to combine high-performance with exceptional precision and reliability.

Enhanced EOS HD Video – New Compressions, Longer Recording
Centered around an all-new full-frame CMOS sensor with larger pixels than those found on the EOS 5D Mark II image sensor, the EOS-1D X utilizes new HD video formats to simplify and speed up post-production work.  The two new compression formats offered on the EOS-1D X include intraframe (ALL-i ) compression for an editing-friendly format and interframe (IPB) compression for superior data compression, giving professionals the options they need for their ideal workflow. Answering the requests of cinematographers and filmmakers, the EOS-1D X includes two methods of SMPTE-compliant timecode embedding, Rec Run and Free Run, allowing multiple cameras or separate sound recording to be synced together in post production. 

Canon’s all new full-frame CMOS sensor ensures that video footage captured on the EOS-1D X will exhibit less moiré than any previous Canon model, resulting in a significant improvement in HD video quality. A desired feature for many documentary filmmakers using Canon DSLRs was to enable recording beyond the four gigabyte (GB) file capacity and the EOS-1D X is the answer. The new camera features automatic splitting of movie files when a single file exceeds 4GB.  The new file splitting function allows for continuous video recording up to 29 minutes and 59 seconds across multiple 4GB files; no frames are dropped and the multiple files can be seamlessly connected in post production, providing filmmakers the recording time they want in the same convenient DSLR form factor. The camera records Full HD at 1920 x 1080 in selectable frame rates of 24p (23.976), 25p, or 30p (29.97); and 720p HD or SD video recording at either 50p or 60p (59.94). SD video can be recorded in either NTSC or PAL standards.

The Canon EOS-1D X also includes manual audio level control, adjustable both before and during movie recording, an automatic setting, or it can be turned off entirely. A wind filter is also included. Sound can be recorded either through the internal monaural microphone or via an optional external microphone through the stereo mic input. 

Enhanced Ergonomics & Optimized Design
Photographers familiar with Canon’s EOS 1D-series of cameras will notice the control configuration of the EOS-1D X takes a different approach to button placement.  The re-designed exterior and ergonomic button configuration feels comfortable in your right hand, allowing seamless navigation through menu options. 

The Live View Button has been conveniently placed near the user’s thumb for one-touch switching between Live View and Viewfinder shooting. The Quick Control Button and menu navigation controls will allow users to change camera settings using only their right hand, for fast, simple one-handed control using their thumb on the scroll wheel. The new multi-controller is positioned by the right hand thumb when the camera is held for vertical shooting and enables the same level of control to camera operators when shooting vertically as they have when shooting horizontally.  On the front of the camera are four user assignable function buttons, two for vertical shooting and two for horizontal shooting, allowing customizable button control when shooting in either position.  The camera also features a level of weather resistance equivalent to earlier professional models such as the EOS-1D Mark IV.

Canon has answered the request of many professional EOS photographers and incorporated Dual Card Slots into the new EOS-1D X DSLR camera. The dual CF card slots will allow photographers to carry only one memory card format and still achieve instant image back-ups and enhanced storage capacity.

This camera also features a new shutter design with even greater durability and precision. Rated to 400,000 cycles, the new carbon fiber shutter blades are more lightweight and durable, allowing the EOS-1D X to achieve over 100,000 cycles more than the shutter of the EOS-1D Mark IV.  A new shutter motion and new motor help further reduce vibration in the camera. The EOS-1D X also features an electronic first curtain, new to the EOS-1D series DSLRs, for minimal in-camera vibration during image capture.

Connectivity
For professional photographers who prefer a wired workflow and transfer system, Canon has included a built-in LAN connection in the EOS-1D X DSLR. The built-in LAN connection features a gigabit Ethernet Jack capable of 1000BASE-T transmission speeds, offering photographers a stable wired connection for ultra-fast data transmission.  If the network were to go down, the camera will attempt to resend images until the files are sent.  The EOS-1D X also features a direct image transfer function whereby images can be selected for transfer, and only sent once a LAN or USB connection is established.

Accessories
Designed exclusively for the EOS-1D X, the new Canon WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter* features wireless LAN support for 802.11n network transfer rates providing users with increased communication speed when compared to previous models.  With this new dust and weather resistant model, professionals can synchronize clocks on multiple cameras and use the unit to support linked shooting when utilizing multiple cameras.  In addition, Bluetooth-compatible equipment can be easily linked to the device as well.

The EOS-1D X also offers an optional Canon GP-E1 GPS Receiver*, which can be easily integrated into the camera’s body.  Powered by the camera, this GPS receiver provides the same weatherproof resistance as the EOS-1D X, even at the connector. With an electronic compass on-board, the GP-E1 will log movement – latitude, longitude, elevation, and the Universal Time Code – and allow viewing of camera movement on a PC after shooting.  The receiver will also record camera direction when shooting, even when shooting vertically.

Pricing and Availability
The Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera is scheduled for March 2012 availability and will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $6,800.00. The compact, lightweight WFT-E6A Wireless File Transmitter is scheduled to be available in March 2012 and have an estimated retail price of $600. Availability for the GP-E1 GPS receiver is expected in April 2012 with an estimated retail price of $300.

*1 Super High Speed Continuous shooting at 14 fps requires mirror lock and JPEG mode at ISO speeds less than 32000.

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mttopfilms
By mttopfilms (Oct 19, 2011)

"The rent is too damned high!"

3 upvotes
RDMPhotos
By RDMPhotos (Oct 19, 2011)

I LOLed at this..
Thanks..

0 upvotes
sirok
By sirok (Oct 19, 2011)

Its Humorous on these Forums how everyone views the world through their own little Vignetted Photography Lens. Take MegaPixels for instance ...Hooray Canon stopped at 18 and the pixel war is over !! . But not if you are a Forensic Photographer . More pixels means the Forensic Scientist can Zoom in on more details if needed. (Medium Format to much to lug around)And GPS tagging at the Crime scene is a plus also. Nice to have it built in. This is a niche Camera and doesn't do all things well. Take your blinders off.

4 upvotes
howardroark
By howardroark (Oct 19, 2011)

Megapixels doesn't mean resolving power. The term "resolution" is thrown around haphazardly but it is used to mean two different things. After looking at the resolving power of the 7D with many different high-end lenses compared to how the 5DMkII does, it's obvious my 7D is the limiting factor in some cases the lens in others. Compare various pixel densities and focal lengths and you can see where the lens's resolving power ends. Those who celebrate the end of the megapixel wars obviously think a full frame 18MP camera will have plenty of detail while being able to produce images with much better noise characteristics and dynamic range. No camera does all things well. Go get a medium format camera and quit whining about the weight if you need the megapixels. You've got to share this market with people who don't care about gaining detail if it also means getting a bunch of noise to obscure it.

8 upvotes
James Canon
By James Canon (Oct 19, 2011)

Along your line of thought, you're looking through your super vignetted lens. How many people out there are forensic photo?! By the way, just having more megapixels won't give you more details. Plenty of other factors go into play.

6 upvotes
truknayr23
By truknayr23 (Oct 19, 2011)

hahaha forensic scientists.... hahahaha... what kind of details would they be looking for that cannot be seen by a present day DSLR? watching too much CSI's are we?

6 upvotes
mitchell1829
By mitchell1829 (Oct 19, 2011)

I respectfully disagree. A forensic photographer would be more interested in more detail vs. more pixels. Sure, we would all like more pixels, but not if there isn't a clear advantage.

Regarding the GPS unit (and wireless), I would agree that it should be included. That said, I'm not an electrical engineer. Perhaps there is a reason (beyond the extra $$$) that they don't want to include it within each camera. I'm sure the military/government/police/etc. doesn't want wireless/GPS built in... Also, it's "one more thing that could go wrong."

Time will tell.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (Oct 19, 2011)

pixels should be "negligibly small" that at least there is no need to have a low-pass/anti-aliasing filter before the sensor for any high resolution lens that can be possibly built. having one such filter simply means the camera is not good enough.

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sirok
By sirok (Oct 20, 2011)

Megapixels do indeed mean resolving and Detail Power ..just try zooming in on a jpeg or a Raw and see how far you can go before it falls apart. More pixels the deeper you can go. and Mr. Canon,, how many Forensic Photgs are out there. Well easy math. just about every Police dept has one. How many Police depts in the US.,,,well ,you do the Math. And more pixels does not mean more noise DXO blew that rumor out awhile ago. And Respectfully Mitch. Thanks more pixels will give you more detail , I can zoom in much deeper with a 50meg photo than a 4 meg photo all other things being equal. thanks

1 upvote
Kokoro
By Kokoro (Oct 19, 2011)

added to want list

1 upvote
pj1974
By pj1974 (Oct 19, 2011)

I believe the Canon EOS-1D X represents an exciting twist in Canon's line up of cameras. With the amount of photographers in the world today, and the hobby of digital photography still growing rapidly, the digital SLR market is huge, with identifiable market fragments and niches.

The release of a 1 Series camera is both 'big news' for professionals looking for a new 1 Series, as well as for those not (or 'not yet') interested in 1 Series camera bodies. A lot about what the 1D X is will eventually impact other cameras. I'll put it out there and say, the 'news', changes and technology of the 1D X is more exciting for me than the actual camera body itself.

I do not own a 1 series camera body. The Canon 7D is my current camera and very comfortably handles the wide range of photography that I do. When the 7D camera was announced about 2 years ago and its specifications were detailed, I knew that it was the most suitable camera for my needs. Looking forward to future bodies. Thanks Canon!

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (Oct 19, 2011)

would like 7D2 and 5D3 with double pixels and the AF of 1D4 (or 1D3, if we are not privileged to have a state of art one).

0 upvotes
Zvonimir Tosic
By Zvonimir Tosic (Oct 19, 2011)

It does not come in white version, only black?
A white one would be a great supplement to white iPhones and iPads for fashion conscious photographers, and to field reporters working stealth in frozen wastelands of the Antarctica.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
6 upvotes
tirmite
By tirmite (Oct 19, 2011)

Zvo:
I've got an official can of Canon "fashion white" spray paint I'll sell you. It's engineered to only stick to black items and won't gum up any moving parts. Please send $999 to my PayPal account and you can be the first one on your block to have a Canon 1D X W!

4 upvotes
jedinstvo
By jedinstvo (Oct 19, 2011)

Obavezno za slikanje bjeli medved

2 upvotes
mitchell1829
By mitchell1829 (Oct 19, 2011)

Or a pink version.

0 upvotes
Jackinthebox
By Jackinthebox (Nov 18, 2011)

Al Gore wants a G R E E N one.

0 upvotes
Serhan Oksay
By Serhan Oksay (Oct 18, 2011)

Interesting strategy from Canon:
Most were expecting a 5D Mk III (which is believed to have more fans, therefore more sales potential) but instead they introduced a new (or modified) big gun. 18 MP means the 21 MP 5D MkII will continue to sell like hot cakes in spite of its age.
After all this seems to be a sensible move as this product has put an end to the 1D & 1Ds and Mk confusion at the top of the range: a big X on them! There should have been only one "KING" on the Canon DSLR range in the first place.

Now the photographers are waiting to see a mirrorless camera from Canon before its too late...and where we shall be able to use our manual FD lenses. Do we have to wait for Canons traditional semi-annual announcements or will it come before that?

We really need a new announcement. This big "X" might have satisfied the Canon bosses and shareholders but not us. We need a smaller, cute "xxx" that we can buy and shoot and satisfy our desire...

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Oct 18, 2011)

>We need a smaller, cute "xxx" that we can buy and shoot and satisfy our desire...

who is "we"?
are you speaking in the third person.. are you some kind of king or prince?

you are sure not speaking for me or my colleagues!

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
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eos-mk2-craig
By eos-mk2-craig (Oct 19, 2011)

Yes Serhan I agree, but this does open the door for a 3 series (no not BMW) camera.

Currently:
1 series
5 series
7 series
etc etc - so whats missing???

bring on a 3 series - ala 5 series with better focussing and now better metering etc (maybe 2) one for videographers and another for portrait wedding photographers.

Craig

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Henry Schobin
By Henry Schobin (Oct 19, 2011)

Why just a 3 series? Why not do ALL of the single digit odd numbers and be done with it?

1 series
3 series
5 series
7 series
9 series

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mitchell1829
By mitchell1829 (Oct 19, 2011)

I'd love to see a 3 series in the $4300 - $3900 range. Aka, a 5D mkII with a solid cross pollination from the 1Dx. I would absolutely love the 1Dx, but the price places it outsize of my comfort zone.

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DioCanon
By DioCanon (Oct 18, 2011)

great camera,
great sensor and
great new AF (of course we'll wait for the tests)

if I can really dare to make a note, we are in 2011,
even my grandmother $115 Nokia has GPS and for $20 more you get a phone with wireless...
Is that possible that in a pro dslr you have to buy 2 extra pieces of equipment and carry them in the bag, after you already spent $7000???
In 2011...

Comment edited 48 seconds after posting
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mitchell1829
By mitchell1829 (Oct 19, 2011)

Canon is simply being cautious. The last thing they need is the bad press they would get if the GPS or wifi somehow negatively impacted the quality of the images (RF noise) or simply didn't work. Those that want/need the extra features can simply buy them and add them on.

0 upvotes
mjbehnke
By mjbehnke (Oct 19, 2011)

Plus, when traveling, Some countries will not allow GPS. If it's built into the camera, you cannot take it in. You will notice that Some cameras that have GPS are not sold in those countries or they have to make 2 models, 1 with and 1 without gps.

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DioCanon
By DioCanon (Oct 19, 2011)

i d like to know which countries, i ve never heard such a thing...

0 upvotes
pgb
By pgb (Oct 22, 2011)

Yes Mitchell I was also thinking that RF noise could a consideration and removing it from near the analogue circuits
may help IQ as well as the other reasons already stated.

Good to see Canon is back with clean high iso,DR and even
more pixels than Nikon's flagships, what's not to like, only
the price, I hope this tech or attitude trickles down to the cheaper lines.

Comment edited 2 minutes after posting
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jihun
By jihun (Nov 22, 2011)

The first impression, sound good for this camera.. but so pity they never ever could combine High Speed & High Resolution in one camera. Realize it, this is limitation of SLR architecture, too old already~

0 upvotes
thelensmeister
By thelensmeister (Oct 18, 2011)

Thanks Canon, at least I can keep my Fuji order in place....
Dont forget all those clikin moms with 5DII's though..
Its like the G10 to G11/12 megapixel job.
One things for sure though if Canon dont release a 5D replacement with better AF soon (ie instead of holding it back through marketing spite) people will dash over to Nikon lol
Am i allowed to lol on here? i am typing this on my iphone...

2 upvotes
Henry Schobin
By Henry Schobin (Oct 19, 2011)

Don't you mean iLOL?

1 upvote
EGouws
By EGouws (Oct 18, 2011)

So what happened to the rumour of a 31mp 5D MKIII? I thought one can only take picture with more mp? Thanks Canon for putting an end to the race. Soon people will discover what the art of photography is about (or I hope so).

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Oct 18, 2011)

>Soon people will discover what the art of photography is about (or I hope so).

well not the majority of poor gear losers here who think MP make a good picture.

Comment edited 6 minutes after posting
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Sosua
By Sosua (Oct 19, 2011)

Yeah, you're right - more MP contributes about as much to a good picture as a 1.5KG boat anchor with 14FPS and ISO 800,000.

2 upvotes
Henry Schobin
By Henry Schobin (Oct 19, 2011)

The pros already know what photography is about - the 1D series is designed for them and by them (from their input).

It's always the wantta-be's that whine and complain about things that don't really matter.

3 upvotes
bbnineteen65
By bbnineteen65 (Oct 19, 2011)

I am a pro, I am paid to capture relationships and present them as 2 dimensional art. I shoot many different genres; outdoor extreme motor-sports, poorly lit live music, boudoir, commercial studio work, senior portraits, photojournalism for ESPN. Imagery of people, people and their environment, people and their machines... they all portray relationships.

I have shot Canon for a long time. This new "1" series camera is a perfect upgrade for me, especially if it's low noise performance matches Nikon's (sony's), which means i can get the same clean, low light images my (Nikon) competition can!

18mpx prints a generous 2 page magazine spread, it is not a coincidence, it is what we need. GPS is a novelty, only a very few professionals will benefit from it.

Let the enthusiasts rattle off specifications and whine about keeping up with the Jones', as for me, and my fellow professionals, we know how and why a camera really performs.

FWIW, I make my living with an OUTDATED 2005, 1Ds Mk2.

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Jentek
By Jentek (Nov 12, 2011)

I have several Canon cameras and have come to realize that cameras usually serve a variety of shooting modes: portrait, low light, sports, etc. While some cameras are better than others in some of these modes, it is nice to know that the products are flexible. For the guy who shoots only in ISO 100 mode - use what you have. If you don't need this new camera, don't buy it. It does not make this camera a bad product. Your need is being met by what you have. Move on.

I come to this site for product reviews and independent product assessment. Instead, I increasingly see so much stroking of egos and advertizing of geek knowledge. I wish there were more objective and valuable product use experiences shared in a more constructive manner.

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Zvonimir Tosic
By Zvonimir Tosic (Oct 18, 2011)

Is it pocketable? What's the price? I was looking for a camera that can replace my broken Panasonic LX3 ..

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sercanigma
By sercanigma (Oct 18, 2011)

6800 $

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MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Oct 19, 2011)

stop trolling and go back to your hello kitty island adventures

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Henry Schobin
By Henry Schobin (Oct 19, 2011)

It's pocketable if you wear bib overalls.

0 upvotes
maurizio68
By maurizio68 (Oct 18, 2011)

I think 18mp is a brilliant move. We don't need anything larger on a 35mm format. If you did, go the medium format or larger. The speed and ISO range of the X model is amazing, of course we still need to see it. But, since Canon took such a bold move with this model, I thing they probably have it spot on.

I'd rather wait in line for this, than the new iPhone whatever current model.

5 upvotes
Francois Hogue
By Francois Hogue (Oct 21, 2011)

I would not mind to skip the next 3 iPhones to get this new camera!

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nitropizza
By nitropizza (Oct 18, 2011)

they aren't kidding with that thing are they! what a cool machine... big Nikon fan here but I'd have one of those anytime.

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studiopeters
By studiopeters (Oct 18, 2011)

I have seen the Hollywood paparazzi in action. This machine is for them, they will love it.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Oct 18, 2011)

I think this is a testament to Nikon refusing to join Canon's "pixel race". I suppose the 12mp D3s really was a Canon killer for Pros. Good to see the race is over.

I have to believe Canon feels that this camera can match D3s sensor performance, and with added resolution, but I suppose that remains to be seen. Certainly Nikon will be trying to do the same with its D4. I don't believe either of them will get it done. A D3s is "Camera Hall-of-Fame" stuff. Wish it were smaller.

In any case, both will require someone a lot stronger than I am just to lift them. Big toys for big boys (and some smallish Pros who have no choice). Still, I can hardly wait to see the D4 AF system. Hopefully they will duplicate it in something I can afford and something I can actually carry.

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Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Oct 19, 2011)

well lets see if the rumor about the D800 36MP monster is right.

i doubt it.... but with the stupid V1.... it´s possible.

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unknown member
By (unknown member) (Oct 19, 2011)

Henry, I have no idea what Nikon will do with the D800. But I think the technology in the V1 AF system might be a hint of things to come. I might even get one just to see how that system performs. A blurry, high-res, large-sensor photo with zero noise is still just a blurry photo. I expect the D800 will provide a high level of performance in AF and IQ, but we will just have to wait and see. The D700 is a hard act to follow..

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Eric Napa
By Eric Napa (Oct 20, 2011)

In my opinion the goal of this camera is the same as the D3S. Low noise at Hi ISO. The ability to shoot under more varied light conditions with reasonable DoF, reasonably long lenses and hand held is what this camera is all about. More MP of blurred, noisy or out of focus pixels doesn't seem as useful as getting more (lower MP) sharp images.

It is (in my opinion) no coincidence that the highest ISO value of this camera betters the D3S. I suspect that the "pixel wars" have shifted to a new front dubbed the "ISO wars". If this camera has a clean, full stop advantage over the D3S at 18MP, its a winner.

0 upvotes
howardroark
By howardroark (Oct 18, 2011)

Great potential not only for a camera with some interesting new features, but also for the implications on lower models seeing some of the same strategies and technology in the future.

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pgb
By pgb (Oct 22, 2011)

I hope so, then I can afford one. But my guess is the
pixel race will continue in the cheaper lines. They have
answered Nikon at he high end.

0 upvotes
unlearny
By unlearny (Oct 18, 2011)

Canon's got the ball.

0 upvotes
duartix
By duartix (Oct 18, 2011)

Can't figure it from the specs...
WILL IT BLEND?

8 upvotes
migus
By migus (Oct 18, 2011)

18Mp = good (stop the Mpix race)
3 'brains' = what's the power and heat delta they add (thermal noise)?
14bit = TBD noise and DR.
speed and AF: needed for its target
improved video: needed for its target
...
innovation: low... linear development of a useful tool.
Market size: niche
Glamour: low... useful tool.

Can Canon's photo division future depend on 1Dx ? Unlikely.

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howardroark
By howardroark (Oct 18, 2011)

Drawing conclusions with very little information: bothersome.
Conclusions have an air of unreasonable certainty: arrogant.
Making statements like a credit card commercial: stupid.

Really, low innovation? Niche market? My professors used to say "qualify your statements." That's mighty big talk for not one statement being qualified, not to mention you having no qualifications that are apparent.

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Skip M
By Skip M (Oct 18, 2011)

By definition, a professionally oriented DSLR is a niche product. Canon can't depend on it, and they won't. They don't need to, they have a plethora of other cameras to bring in cash flow.
I like the idea of the lower pixel count, although is surprises me, given Sony's and Nikon's seemingly inexorable march ever upwards in megapixels...

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howardroark
By howardroark (Oct 19, 2011)

By definition, SLRs are a niche market. You're surprised that some people want speed, dynamic range, and low noise at every higher ISOs? I'm not.

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yabokkie
By yabokkie (Oct 19, 2011)

the MP race will end someday when we can have ten times more pixels but there is no reason to stop now when we can have more pixels at nearly no cost of image quality.

0 upvotes
dulak
By dulak (Oct 18, 2011)

Perfect camera for dynamic images.
I have got 450D, 5D, 5DII 1DX is definitely my dream camera :) Now we must wait for sample images on high ISO like 200k :)

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Jiayue4art
By Jiayue4art (Oct 18, 2011)

this is a very good one for the news and sports photographers. but the trandional shooters who still own the 5D2, 1D mark3, will stay what they got.
It is always good to hear the news from Canon ,but this one does not surprise me.

3 upvotes
Ashley Pomeroy
By Ashley Pomeroy (Oct 18, 2011)

I wonder if Nikon will complain about them using the letter X. Or perhaps it's Canon's revenge on Nikon for stealing the letter S (for the D3S). No doubt Nikon will respond by launching a Nikon D N, just to spite Canon. Then they'll start using other letters. Not K, obviously, or M. Or E. Or G. But W, V, they're still free. Greek letters too. Symbols.

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MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Oct 19, 2011)

Sony already too alpha haha

0 upvotes
A Bull
By A Bull (Oct 18, 2011)

To me the real question is its Dynamic Range figures. 18mp may be a bit low but I used to have the old Canon 2.74mp & myself & all the worlds other pros where doing full double page spreads.

This camera is head & shoulders above any other full frame 35mm sensor in DR & cleanness of the image.

Because canon RAW format is the best this means that you can increase the MP in PS with very low loss in quality. Plus can recover badly exposed images far better.

With is the merge of the 1 range. Canon SLR will soon all be FF 35mm

Canon are planning a whole new product line & mount call the G-mount this will allow for sensors up to sizes a fraction bigger than the Leica S2.

With all new lenses.

This is due to the fact that even the mark 3 lenses can not with a 35mm mount resolve res over approx 44mp.

With a 1.5X mount & bigger glass & sensors canon will be able to push easily up to 80Mp to start.

So this will be the studio - medium format camera.

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Ashley Pomeroy
By Ashley Pomeroy (Oct 18, 2011)

Dehydration, or malaria? I'll let the other commentators come up with a diagnosis.

10 upvotes
tonywong
By tonywong (Oct 18, 2011)

Can I have some of whatever you've been smoking?

7 upvotes
marike6
By marike6 (Oct 18, 2011)

Dynamic Range & Clean Image? The Nikon D3X is still the king of DR and the D3s of low noise. The will not change any time soon, until perhaps the D4.

How about denial?

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treefox
By treefox (Oct 19, 2011)

出得太晚了!

0 upvotes
MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Oct 19, 2011)

l2 english

0 upvotes
yabokkie
By yabokkie (Oct 20, 2011)

mirror is the biggest problem. the format is not.

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RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Oct 18, 2011)

How do you change the ISO using this camera in vertical orientation? You have to move your hand to the top of the camera where the only ISO button is. Why can't Canon copy the buttons to the appropriate place on the vertical grip section? Just have a weight displacement to disable those copied buttons when the camera is being held upright and enabled when the camera is rotated in use in vertical orientation. Can't believe Canon didn't do this a long time ago.

2 upvotes
diegolima
By diegolima (Oct 18, 2011)

Maybe because when you shoot sports or news in general, only less than 10% of your frames are shot in portrait orientation? In fact, when shooting sports, many of your vertical orientation frames are cropped landscape oriented frames. How many times do you need to change your ISO settings when you are shooting the same series?

6 upvotes
T3
By T3 (Oct 18, 2011)

You can change the ISO with the Q button. The Q button is reachable even in vertical orientation.

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MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Oct 19, 2011)

thats true, i would prefer an extra iso button on the vertical grip too... but then again how often do you change your iso? lol

0 upvotes
John007
By John007 (Oct 18, 2011)

So we can make movie at better level !

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Rob Rickman
By Rob Rickman (Oct 18, 2011)

Pixel counters can now look forward to the EOS 1M - Medium format

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Marc T
By Marc T (Oct 18, 2011)

The bar has been raised again. Great work Canon.

9 upvotes
Baudesign
By Baudesign (Oct 18, 2011)

D'jezz,

Can't read this site with its poor contrast and black background. I need my eyes, I use them to shoot pictures... and I do not want to get blind reading this website dedicated to, should I remind it... photography!

Oh!, Thanks Opera software: Author Mode > High Contrast (B/W)

3 upvotes
Karo Kendimian
By Karo Kendimian (Oct 19, 2011)

Always felt the same, but kept reading dpreview without complaints. Your post made me search and find a Chrome extension called Stylebot that allows you to change how the page looks.
As I type this, my page is white :)
Thanks for the poking ;)

Comment edited 23 seconds after posting
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iae aa eia
By iae aa eia (Oct 18, 2011)

I'm not a pro, so I won't say much. I think this launch puts an end to their 1.3 x sensor lline. It's kind of an update of both 1Ds Mark IIIand 1D Mark IV in the same body. For me never made much sense to have a sensor so similar in size. Perhaps OK in the past, but not nowadays. Not incredible, but a good move.

2 upvotes
hammerheadfistpunch
By hammerheadfistpunch (Oct 18, 2011)

anyone else besides me really excited by the All-i codec? This is going to trickle down and be awesome!

0 upvotes
pgb
By pgb (Oct 22, 2011)

Well as long they increase the bit rate, i frame only codecs
are less efficient compression. It woudl be good to hear if
they support 422 recording. I wonder if the HDMI out
will be clean or crippled in video mode ?

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I make pictures
By I make pictures (Oct 18, 2011)

What I don't get about canon is that they make a "pro" camera and it has silly amateur modes and it is impossible to set the back focus button.
Seriously canon !!! What's next ? A twitter button or a my face button ?
Get a real chip size and make the damn thing manual friendly for most the pros please.
Canon !!!! Listen who cares about wedding guys or printing on the job !
We that actually have to use these cameras do not care about that !
This is a disappointment to be honest with you !
The 5d has a bigger chip and it costs less than a half of this piece.
Who cares about the techy geeks, is this is a pro camera or not ?

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NJames
By NJames (Oct 18, 2011)

Who cares about Wedding Photographers??
That's a very flippant comment to make, I work on weddings and do commercial sports images mainly skiing and snowboarding images and I make a very good living out of doing something I enjoy. It is inevitable certain things will be included on a major release as this, otherwise shut up and wait till this camera has a chance to be used!

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Skip M
By Skip M (Oct 18, 2011)

"Who cares about the wedding guys?" Wow, what do you shoot that you consider wedding photogs to be not worth considering? Can't be sports, probably not fashion, and not commercial either, so, what is it that makes you superior to wedding professionals?

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eos-mk2-craig
By eos-mk2-craig (Oct 19, 2011)

I think Canon needs to seriously consider wedding photographers - they could have a captive market for a serious wedding camera - bring on the digital EOS3

Craig

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MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Oct 19, 2011)

> I make pictures

Am I right to assume you're not married?

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RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Oct 18, 2011)

Interesting 1D4 replacement. But looking at the specs on canoneos.com it is not a finished design with many specs left "TBA" including maximum burst recording (not 12 or 14 fps but how many total before buffer if full)

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Noogy
By Noogy (Oct 18, 2011)

At roughly US$7,000 one has to wait for the reviews. Would be interesting to see who among DPR members get to play with this new toy first, and upload high ISO pics!

0 upvotes
RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Oct 18, 2011)

Why wait for reviews? Did you have to wait for reviews of the $8000 1Ds3 or $8000 1Ds2?

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TOOBAD2
By TOOBAD2 (Oct 18, 2011)

AT MY AGE BY THE TIME I CAN SAVE THE MONEY I''LL BE DEAD. IF I WAS YOUNGER AND HAD MONEY THIS WOULD BE THE CAMERA OF MY DREAMS.

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tritx
By tritx (Oct 18, 2011)

For all those MegaPixelManiacs:
18 is the right number. 5.200 pixels horizontaly. That means about 42 cm at 300 dpi. Guess what: that's the size of a two spreadsheet of a magazine.
The Pros (and of course Nikon) knows that for newspapers or even worse for the Internet, they do not need more than 12 or even less MP.
As for the landscapers: Do you REALLY print anything bigger than A3+? If you do, then you allready know that Medium Format is the way.
Right choice for Canon, for THAT kind of camera. And for THAT type of photographer. If they manage to have the big thing in IQ, they are in the right path.

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tonywong
By tonywong (Oct 18, 2011)

True, but it's tiring to carry an EOS system and a m4/3 system and then have to lug around a MF system as well. Doesn't go so well trying to put that all on international carry-on.

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tritx
By tritx (Oct 18, 2011)

Horses for courses. All I'm trying to say, is that maybe this camera is a turning point. We all know that we have more pixels and more detail that we ever imagine in film days (35 mm). At this point we need no more pixel, but BETTER pixels. So why dont we ask for a full frame sensor with mediuf format image quality?
I'm a car photogrrapher for the last 20 years, I have all around my house any kind of equipment you can name, and the only thing i want at this point is a good file (wider DR, good color, etc) to play with. An of course a reliable AF system. Either Canon or Nikon (just the two of them, if you are in business for your life). Just a tool to get the job done. Nothing more, nothing less.

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Oct 18, 2011)

I like (being able) to zoom in to details in the photo that i didn't notice before when shooting. With landscape, there is always so much happening. But yes i agree, they chose right with 18MP.

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JimPro
By JimPro (Oct 19, 2011)

Mega pixels are important for extracting detail when cropping a significant percentage of a frame for instance when doing wildlife photography and you can't get close enough even with long telephotos, or with aviation photography for instance. Also when I take portraiture pictures I might want to crop on only the eyes, etc. without having to always change lens or take another frame. Having extra space around your subject provides for different ratios of output without having to sacrifice alot of resolution when you have a higher pixel count.

I will keep my 1ds Mark III for now....

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MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Oct 19, 2011)

now why would you even look at an m4/3 if you ever used a medium format before?

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Maxfield_photo
By Maxfield_photo (Oct 18, 2011)

Those are some sexy specs, it's a shame they haven't abandoned the big stupid dial on the back for something more ergonomic. Does it come in K mount?

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oysso
By oysso (Oct 18, 2011)

stupid dial? do you have a suggestion for something more efficient?
The nice about it is that nice placement both in normal position and when using the vertical grip.

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MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Oct 19, 2011)

Are you kidding? That "big stupid dial" on the back is the most ergonomic control dial in the world. Period.

1 upvote
Peter Sills
By Peter Sills (Oct 18, 2011)

I think people are missing the point.

The 1DsMark III has been discontinued with this camera. There will be NO 1Ds Mark IV! Canon is making a statement about images which I think we are need to pay attention to. IT IS NOT A MEGAPIXEL RACE! If this camera performs as it should, then the image quality should be significantly better in ISO and DR than anything else either on the market at the moment or rumored about coming on the market.

By setting the bar as to what they are willing to accept in terms of ISO and DR performance, they are effectively changing the game.

I would look to the 5D Mark III for the new high-resolution sensor. It is that segment of the market looking for those specs. It will also eliminate confusion between the 5D line and the 1D line where the only major benefits for the cost differential was weather-sealing and durability.

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bigdaddave
By bigdaddave (Oct 18, 2011)

I fully expect a 1DsX, so you may be totally wrong

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Peter Sills
By Peter Sills (Oct 18, 2011)

I really don't. I had both the 1DsMIII and the 5D MII. Image quality was identical. Now, the 1Ds line had better weather sealing and a better focusing system. However, if what I am hearing is correct, and there is a better focus system coming for the 5DMIII, what would be the point?

Canon has talked for years about merging the 1D and 1Ds lines together. Seems to me the entire reason to change the moniker to the 1DX would be the time to do it.

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RedFox88
By RedFox88 (Oct 18, 2011)

The 1Ds3 is "replaced" only until the EOS-1wow comes out next year with high pixel count. ;)

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Sosua
By Sosua (Oct 18, 2011)

A higher pixel count certainly did not impact the dynamic range of the D3X - Canon is still behind the 8-ball there and i'm sure Nikon will have something better again on the streets before this comes to fruition in 6 months.

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David Pastern
By David Pastern (Oct 19, 2011)

I think this is an excellent camera from Canon - personally, it's *exactly* what I wanted. I don't want a MP pi$$ing contest. I want high quality pixels and a very wide usage ISO range that maintains low noise and great DR for flexibility in the field. This camera should deliver it, and kill the Nikon D3s in the same process.

Awesome job Canon (providing the metering and AF do really live up to it all of course).

Dave

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maniax
By maniax (Oct 18, 2011)

nice, but does it have smile recognition?

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Oct 18, 2011)

but does it play Crysis ?

*Actually i would play tetris on it if i could !

1 upvote
FineArtPhoto
By FineArtPhoto (Oct 18, 2011)

The only reason to replace my 1D MKIV would be "much" higher DR.
But this camera is no replacement for my 1DS MK III. For landscape work and my Zeiss lenses I need more resolution.

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tkbslc
By tkbslc (Oct 18, 2011)

Those extra 500 pixels on the long end are really the difference in your photos?

2 upvotes
Henry M. Hertz
By Henry M. Hertz (Oct 18, 2011)

well are you to cheap to buy medium format?

1 upvote
FineArtPhoto
By FineArtPhoto (Oct 18, 2011)

I think its better to sell my 1 DS MK III, my Zeiss Lenses and buy a Pentax 645D...

2 upvotes
ezradja
By ezradja (Oct 18, 2011)

Hey, wait, you can buy 6-7 V1 instead of this!boo hoo! /sarcasm

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Peiasdf
By Peiasdf (Oct 18, 2011)

This is a replacement for EOS-1D Mark IV (I pity the fools that bought the APS-H Mark IV) and a competitor to D4 and A950.

The rumored 39/42mp sensor is going to the EOS-1Ds X to competes against D4x, 645D, SD1, S2 and M10.

3 upvotes
Shahabeddin
By Shahabeddin (Oct 18, 2011)

I didn’t expect it from Canon. What a pity.

1. The body is similar to an old EOS-1D, so disappointing.
2. The design of the body is a drawback.
3. What is Canon looking for? It’s only a competitor for Nikon D3s.

I’m so disappointed with this new camera.
I hope EOS-1Ds Mark IV will compensate it.

2 upvotes
openskyline
By openskyline (Oct 18, 2011)

what are you using right now? The body 1 series is out since Canon 1V film camera, more than a decade, thousands Pro shooters used it. No one complains about it. What is a drawback?

8 upvotes
Clint Dunn
By Clint Dunn (Oct 18, 2011)

Like openskyline said, this is the same 1 series style body that Canon has used since 2001...what were you expecting?? Also, there is NO 1Ds4 coming, so if you're waiting for that get over it, this new 1D X is the amalgamation of the 1DS/1D series.

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T3
By T3 (Oct 18, 2011)

And Canon will sell PLENTY of them to pros all over the world. Expect lots of them at the next Olympics. Clearly, Canon knows the camera world and camera market much better than you.

1 upvote
Shahabeddin
By Shahabeddin (Oct 18, 2011)

If you look at the design carefully and compare it with the EOS-1D Mark IV or the EOS-1Ds Mark III, you will realize that it is not a progress in design. One of the significant advantages of Canon cameras always has been a robust design. Even the written mark “EOS-1D X” is very ugly. I like Canon, that’s why I pay attention to the details and this model (in terms of design) is a disappointing drawback.

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tmy
By tmy (Oct 18, 2011)

it is kinda important to keep the design of these pro-end cameras similar as when swapping using different bodies, it's a lot less confusing on the job. As openskyline mentioned, this basic design harks back to the eos-1 film days, and today it is still easy to use both an old film eos-1 and a digi eos-1D/Ds and not have to get too lost. This is the same too with the Nikon pro line.
Very important to actually keep it fairly similar.
I, for one, am pleased they didn't come out with a complete redesign. Though having said that, shaving a bit off the size and weight would be nice to our long suffering shoulders and backs!

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Oct 18, 2011)

I'm usually a Nikon fan, but this is awesome ! Ugly, but awesome.

1 upvote
diegolima
By diegolima (Oct 18, 2011)

I don't understand why people complains so much. This camera, at least theoretically, is the finest piece of equipment for photojournalists and sports shooters. We'll have to wait until we can test it on the field. But what do I care if it's "only" 18mpx when we are already cropping our pics to send them faster to our news wires. I don't care if it's better than Nikon's either or if Nikon will beat it soon. I want a camera that gives me great detail at 3200+ ISO and my images don't look like our subject has chickenpox, since most soccer fields around the world let you shoot at 1/320 or 1/250 at F/2.8 with ISO800. I want a camera that gives me at least 8 frames out of 12 in perfect focus. I want a camera that delivers a good jpg quality, color and auto white balance. If it comes with a stewardess and serves coffee: I DON'T CARE!

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Whatsthisbuttondo
By Whatsthisbuttondo (Oct 18, 2011)

"If it comes with a stewardess"...

Whoa, let's not be so hasty! Might be nice to have somebody to carry the thing around. :)

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M Jesper
By M Jesper (Oct 18, 2011)

Pan Am only !

0 upvotes
MaikeruN
By MaikeruN (Oct 19, 2011)

hahahahaha henry :)

0 upvotes
John007
By John007 (Oct 18, 2011)

After I buy it I need to hook up a 1200mm f/5.6L EF USM and take a chemtrails over london ! So many we see it every day...

0 upvotes
flashpixx
By flashpixx (Oct 18, 2011)

only one thing wrong with it, it's not a Nikon

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Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (Oct 18, 2011)

No 1080p60 ? I guess Sony and Panasonic is were to go for 1080p60.

2 upvotes
Photomonkey
By Photomonkey (Oct 18, 2011)

I still believe if you want video get a video cam. If you want large sensor video on the cheap, get m4/3.

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Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (Oct 18, 2011)

You are correct and that is why I have the Panasonic GH2 and TM700 (3MOS 1080p60) .

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5092/5595633824_d898777113_b.jpg
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a21/jogiba/TM700/IMGP2785.jpg

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KAllen
By KAllen (Oct 18, 2011)

Do they do 50 mbps? That's its jewel as far as Video is concerned, you need to spend a bit on a video camera that can handle 50 mbps.This falls just short to keep a distinction between their video cameras. I bet with firmware upgrades in the future true 50 mbps will be available. The BBC sets 50 mbps as the starting point for the quality they want.

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Joe Ogiba
By Joe Ogiba (Oct 18, 2011)

GH2 test @ 110 mbps :
http://vimeo.com/27848729

1 upvote
M Jesper
By M Jesper (Oct 18, 2011)

When hacked, and far from perfect compression. You can give it as much bitrate as you want, but unless the codec is going to improve it's not going to get better.

1 upvote
dbear
By dbear (Oct 18, 2011)

Actually, the GH2 will now to 176Mbit video! http://www.slashgear.com/hackers-make-panasonic-gh2-micro-four-thirds-camera-record-176mbit-video-14188050/

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snow14
By snow14 (Oct 18, 2011)

WOW canon just made my dream camera with this baby,i have the money for it but i don't thing i can justify buying it or can I? I will be thinking so hard about it.
Thanks canon.

3 upvotes
Sergiusbr
By Sergiusbr (Oct 18, 2011)

If you are thinking about buying It you can't afford it!

6 upvotes
Event_shooter
By Event_shooter (Oct 19, 2011)

Added to the not enough pixel list

0 upvotes
KitHB
By KitHB (Oct 18, 2011)

This has to be a camera for the 2012 London Olympics - which is going to be in an English summer - so it has to be super-fast and low-light - or else there won't be any red-ringed lenses there at all.

They need the sensor to have trippy colour saturation too, to overcome the inevitable blue-grey colour cast.

On board correction of lens aberrations and image processing, plus an ethernet connection so it can be plugged straight into the internet with minimal processing delays.

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Ruy Penalva
By Ruy Penalva (Oct 18, 2011)

Stunning! In camera processing is growing fast but do not reach it's limits. I hope that camera do better with incandescent and flash light and has a full range usable ISO.

0 upvotes
mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (Oct 18, 2011)

Freaking awesome camera. Oh wait this is vaporware. Anybody can list a host of revolutionary features that will come out in the future. Epic Fail.

Canon waves its magic wand and misses.

6 upvotes
Almeida
By Almeida (Oct 18, 2011)

Except the camera will be exactly like this, no vapour anywhere...

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mpgxsvcd
By mpgxsvcd (Oct 18, 2011)

Releasing specs about a camera that is at least 6 months out is the same as saying we have nothing right now but we promise we will have something in the future. I sincerely hope that this camera is delayed because Canon is working hard on a mirrorless solution that they want to get out before Christmas.

If their only announcement for the next couple of months is this future camera then Canon might be in more trouble than Olympus.

1 upvote
ezradja
By ezradja (Oct 18, 2011)

why don't you nikon fanboy go away. BTW, enjoy your V1.

4 upvotes
IZO100
By IZO100 (Oct 18, 2011)

@mpgxsvcd
this has to be the dumbest comment of the day... Gratz !

5 upvotes
BioTraveler
By BioTraveler (Oct 18, 2011)

And March is less than 6 months months from now, so by your own words this is not the same as a promise to have something in the future.

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