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.
Pros: Performs exceptionally well in low-light situations, Capable of shooting breathtaking bursts at high speed, Feels robust and up to the task of any photo challenge
Cons: AF drive mode isn’t displayed through the viewfinder when it’s being changed, Star rating isn’t as intuitive as that on the EOS-5D Mark III, No identifiable movie-record button on the body
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.
Conclusion: Good things come to those who wait. And wait we did. Three years after the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, and more than a year after its initial reveal, the 1D X has lived up to its hype. It's a stormer of a DSLR that stomps all over its predecessors. There's little bad to say about this camera.
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
Cameras at this level have extremely high standards to live up to and the 1D X certainly meets them and in places even exceeds them. The new sensor is extremely impressive in terms of detail but more so in terms of its noise performance in low light.
Conclusion: Die Canon EOS 1D X überzeugt mit exzellenten Qualitäten auf sehr hohem Profi-Niveau. Mit zwölf Bildern pro Sekunde setzt sie den neuen Bestwert in der Geschwindigkeit, glänzt mit einer sehr umfangreichen Ausstattung in einem robusten Magnesiumgehäuse und überzeugt auch bei der Bildqualität.
Pros: Sehr gute Bildqualität, Rasante Serienbilder, Netzwerk-Einbindung, Robustes Gehäuse