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| p.1 #14 · Canon 1DX vs 1DsmkIII at ISO 100? |
I have had my 1Dx for about ten days now. Previously, I was using a 1Ds3 for the last four and a half years.
Although under extremely close examination you could argue that the 1Ds3 has imperceptibly more resolution, the 1Dx files are just so much smoother and of a higher caliber. The highlights and shadows of the 1Dx can clearly be pushed more. Combine this with all the other advancements and operational improvements, and I am 110% satisfied to retire my 1Ds3 completely as a back up only body, never to be used again. I am completely happy with this body and can fully recommend it. Canon has scored here.
I assume you mean taking into account all ISOs at once?
I don't think that would be true at ISO100-200, 1Ds3 files I have seen looked more pushable at low ISO, by a modest amount, over 1DX. 1DX does produce smoother files at any ISO but usually smoothness isn't too much of a trouble at ISO100-200 from any modern FF, it's probably a solid stop smoother though in mid and upper tones. But RAWs i've compared from both 1Ds3 shadows behaved just a bit better. I don't have enough files and experience to say the degree of difference though, perhaps it doesn't matter much to care about between the two.
Once you go a bit higher 1DX seems to be a lot more pushable though be it deep shadows or mid tones and vastly so once you are into very high iso.