Conclusion: Shooting is available in Manual, TV, AV, P, Pc1 and Bulb modes and each is accessed with ease by using the mode button found on the top of the camera. Exposure metering has also been improved on the 1D X with a DIGIC 4 processor dedicated solely to metering. A first for Canon and indeed the industry.
Offers a new full-frame image sensor and speeds in excess of 12 frames per second.
14 September 2012
Conclusion: When we first saw the Canon 1D X, way back in the fall of 2011, it became immediately clear that Canon was looking to produce a camera that would be just at home in the bags of both world-class photographers and videographers as it would be with amateur enthusiasts. Bringing together the features of the sports-centric 1D Mark IV and the studio-centric 1Ds Mark III is an ambitious move, designed to capture the majority of the pro market with a single professional body.
Summary: What Canon has achieved with the EOS-1D X is remarkable and we have no hesitation in saying it's the best Canon DSLR we've ever used. The way it produces acceptable results even at ISO 12,800 and 25,600 is extremely impressive. We weren't hesitant at any stage to push above ISO 6400 by a stop or two for the fear of image noise severely degrading image quality in low light situations.
Excerpt: Announced in October 2011, the Canon EOS 1D X is the high end full frame Digital SLR from Canon with a professional weather sealed body, it was expected to be available to purchase in April 2012, however this was delayed until mid-June 2012 with the actual sale date later still. However, despite these delays, the Canon EOS 1D X is currently available to purchase from a number of stores, with the camera showing as in stock, so any of these early release issues should now...
Pros: Exceptional high ISO performance, Excellent image quality, 2 year warranty offered on Canon Pro bodies, Extremely solid build quality, Large, bright optical viewfinder, Fastest shooting full frame DSLR available, Large bright optical viewfinder, Great 3.2inch screen, High speed focus
Cons: Size, Weight, Expense (Nikon D4 cheaper), Lacks in camera HDR of following models
Excerpt: Various put-backs and delays had plagued the Canon EOS 1D X's path to the shelves, but Canon was in no rush to put out an inferior product. After all this is touted to be the world's best full-frame professional DSLR camera, as its near-£5000 body-only price clearly asserts.
Pros: Super fast burst rate, incredible battery life, hard as nails build quality, detailed AF system, great image quality and class-leading dynamic range
Cons: No clean HDMI out or headphone jack limit professional movie capture, it's heavy and expensive, should have been firmware 1.1.1 from the get go, live view sees no further advances
Summary: Arguably, the EOS 1D X is Canon's most versatile camera to date and there are few situations in which it won't shine. Sports and wildlife photographers will relish the new AF system, high burst speeds and clean films at high sensitivity settings. (With a caveat to photographers who use extender lenses, as explained in the full review.
Pros: You want a versatile, professional DSLR camera with a tough, weatherproof body., You require fast and accurate focusing, high burst speeds and a generous buffer capacity., You would appreciate the jack for fitting a stereo microphone for video recordings., You could make use of the extended sensitivity range for still photography and video capture. Don’t buy this camera if:, You’re not prepared to explore and use the multitude of user-adjustable functions this camera ...