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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


What were the pros and cons? Was it worth it? I'm debating whether to sell my 5D3 and upgrade to a 1Dx.

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Mar 03, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


I have both (got both cameras at their respective introduction), and keep them for different purposes. If you're into war photography or sports, then yes I'd say it's worth the upgrade. If you shoot indoor stuff or performances, then hell no, it would be the wrong move. Without saying more about what you're doing, hard to tell


Mar 03, 2013 at 12:42 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


I do mostly portraits and once in awhile wedding. Tons of walk around so I can see the frame rate coming into play.


Mar 03, 2013 at 01:07 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


5d iii is the perfect wedding camera. especially w/ the silent shutter.


Mar 03, 2013 at 01:11 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


What feature/s of the 1DX do you need?

For portraits and wedding I can't see a need for more than 6fps, and the 5D3 silent shutter is an excellent feature

For the price difference, I'd rather have 2 x 5D3s (backup capacity, different lenses mounted) than one 1DX



Mar 03, 2013 at 01:26 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


1Dx = better ergonomic, faster fps, dual CF slot. But I don't know if those features are enough for me to upgrade.

I was debating to pick up a 1D MKIV to go with my 5D3, but I've read that the image quality isn't up to par with the 5D3. That's why I'm thinking about the 1Dx and maybe pick up another a 5D2 later on.



Mar 03, 2013 at 01:33 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


I don't belive many people first bought the 5D3. And then upgraded to the 1DX. Some people own both cameras of course, but they didn't upgrade like you wrote.
You have the 1DX advantages here:

Canon EOS 1D X Feature Advantages Over the EOS 5D Mark III

More advanced metering system (100k pixel, 252 zone RGB vs 63 zone iFCL)
EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition AF including facial recognition)
Frame rate is 2x faster (12 fps vs. 6 fps)
Higher frame burst rating (RAW: 38 vs. 18 rated / 54 vs. 33 tested)
AF point-linked spot metering and Multi-spot metering
Faster AF driven by more powerful battery pack (with select Canon L lenses)
EV 0-20 Metering range (vs. EV 1-20)
Higher native ISO settings available (51200 vs. 25600)
Higher expanded ISO settings available (204800 vs. 102400)
Less high ISO noise
Faster X-sync speed (1/250 vs. 1/200)
Dual DIGIC 5+ processors plus DIGIC 4 processor dedicated to AE functions
(5D III has a single DIGIC 5+ processor and a non-specified AF-dedicated processor)
Higher battery life rating (1,120 vs. 950 shots)
Higher shutter durability rating (400,000 vs. 150,000 cycles)
Higher viewfinder magnification (.76x vs .71x)
Shorter viewfinder blackout time
Viewfinder provides more nose relief from LCD (less nose spots on LCD)
Has a viewfinder shutter
Built-in Ethernet Port
More advanced self-cleaning sensor
Better Weather Sealing
Built in vertical grip
Accepts optional focus screens
7 LCD brightness levels (vs. 3)
More custom functions (31 vs. 13)



Mar 03, 2013 at 02:42 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


Sorry Lars
5D M3 has seven levels of LCD brightness
And focus screen on 1Dx isn't exchangeable, nor it has some more advanced self cleaning.
More, 1Dx has two DIGIC 5 (no DIGIC 5+) and dedicated DIGIC 4 for autofocus.



Mar 03, 2013 at 03:24 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


So which is it? Dedicated screens or no.


Mar 03, 2013 at 03:52 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


CDesignart wrote:
Sorry Lars
5D M3 has seven levels of LCD brightness
And focus screen on 1Dx isn't exchangeable, nor it has some more advanced self cleaning.
More, 1Dx has two DIGIC 5 (no DIGIC 5+) and dedicated DIGIC 4 for autofocus.


It's from the Digital Picture com review.. And the things about the 1DX is like he wrote in his review. You can change focus screens. And it has Digic 5+ and so on. You can read about it on the Canon website also.
In the menu you can even change the settings depending on what focusing screen that you use. And here is from Canon CPN about the digic
The EOS-1D X deploys two DIGIC 5+ processors that offer a variety of benefits including fast image processing to deliver 18.1 Megapixel images at up to 12fps as standard, and up to 14fps with super High Speed continuous.Enlarge image



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


saneproduction wrote:
So which is it? Dedicated screens or no.


http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_1d_x#SuppliesAndAccessories

You have 6 other screens here at Canon USA



Mar 03, 2013 at 04:53 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


saneproduction wrote:
So which is it? Dedicated screens or no.


Even B&H sell Canon screens for the 1DX
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/849831-REG/Canon_6006B001_EC_CV_Focusing_Screen.html



Mar 03, 2013 at 05:09 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


Screens alone is worth the upgrade.




Mar 03, 2013 at 05:35 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


Thank you guys. It's a tough decision and that's a lot of money for just a few features that I'll just used. The ergonomic feel of the 1d is excellent.


Mar 03, 2013 at 06:12 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


To me, it's one of those question. Would you rather have 2 cameras or just one. I would basically have to give up two cameras. As a hobbyist I know one camera is enough, but sometimes I get wedding gigs and I just need that second camera. Changing lens wouldn't be practical during a wedding. It's really a tough decision. One camera can do it all vs. two camera that can do almost the same.


Mar 03, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


my second X arrives this week.
don't like working with 2 different body's.



Mar 03, 2013 at 11:09 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


I love my X even though much of my shooting would be well handled by the 5D3 I have earlier. I have a 6D on order as my second body so i will have a lighter body that has the WiFi and GPS when I want those features. I want to be able to set the camera up for wildlife shots with remote control. I could have bought the 1DX wifi but it seemed like having a second body with that built in made sense for me.

Sean



Mar 03, 2013 at 02:35 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


I would think a wedding shooter would want a second 5DMK3.


Mar 03, 2013 at 03:08 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


The lower resolution would dissuade me from downgrading from the 5D Mark III.


Mar 03, 2013 at 04:12 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it?


molson wrote:
The lower resolution would dissuade me from downgrading from the 5D Mark III.


But they are "better" pixels. Owning both, I can assure you that from a noise and DR perspective I can tell which camera took the shot.



Mar 03, 2013 at 04:47 PM
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