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.
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: The "1" means top-of-the-line , as-good-as-it-gets , #1 , you're-going-to-love-it. The "D" means "Digital". And the "X" represents the "crossover" that has taken place - representing the merging of two product lines - the 1D and the 1Ds lines. The "X" also represents the Roman numeral 10, representing the 10th generation of Canon pro cameras - starting with the F1 of the 70s. Or e X treme.
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. This is the finest Canon DSLR I have tested and though the difference may not be enough to tempt many Nikon users, it represents another step forward in the sports and action market.
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
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. Well, that might depend if you can afford it or not.
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 ...