Canon EOS 1D X Review by Fred Miranda
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Fred Miranda
Registered: Dec 31, 2001
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Country: United States

Canon EOS 1D X Review

Canon recently released a new flagship camera the EOS 1D X. I was very fortunate to have an opportunity to test out and review a production model of this new camera.

If you are curious about the new features or wondering if you should upgrade, you may find the answers to your questions in my review. Read about the pros and the cons and my experience using the EOS 1D X in the field.

Coupled with the 400mm and 500mm series II lenses, I had a blast pushing the limits on Canon's new equipment.

Read the Canon EOS 1D X Review



helimat
Registered: Apr 06, 2008
Total Posts: 3745
Country: Canada

Nice review. Beautiful shots too.



snapsy
Registered: Feb 24, 2008
Total Posts: 4864
Country: United States

Epic review Fred. Come on, a cheetah to test AF? Fantastic.



Pixel Perfect
Registered: Aug 16, 2004
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Country: Australia

So Fred, one thing you didn't really comment on in your excellent review, was do you really think the 1D X is worth the extra $3.2K over the 5D III? It's obviously a better camera overall, but 5D III is no slouch and even bests the 1D IV AF, with better IQ and is only 10% behind the 1D IV for pixel density.



pipspeak
Registered: Nov 23, 2004
Total Posts: 2541
Country: United States

Any comments on the focus point visibility that seems to have a lot of folks annoyed?



thw2
Registered: Dec 27, 2004
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Impressive camera. And even more impressive photographic skills.



JimboCin
Registered: Aug 21, 2005
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A great, thorough and honest review, Fred. Thanks for all the effort that you put into this.



Tim Ashton
Registered: Dec 27, 2006
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Country: Australia

Thanks for the great review Fred
From one who can only dream,
Tim



Ralph Conway
Registered: Jul 31, 2008
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Country: Germany

Thank you Fred. Fine review so far. Yes, How did you manage to rent the cheetah? I did not find a "cheetahrentals.com" anywhere.

Would you be so kind and answer PPs and pipspeaks comments? I am interested in your suggestion/oppinion/experience, too.

Ralph

Pixel Perfect wrote:
So Fred, one thing you didn't really comment on in your excellent review, was do you really think the 1D X is worth the extra $3.2K over the 5D III? It's obviously a better camera overall, but 5D III is no slouch and even bests the 1D IV AF, with better IQ and is only 10% behind the 1D IV for pixel density.


pipspeak wrote:
Any comments on the focus point visibility that seems to have a lot of folks annoyed?



jcolwell
Registered: Feb 10, 2005
Total Posts: 21113
Country: Canada

Thanks for the thoughtful review, Fred. Are you going to keep your 1DIV? I am. I'll sell my 1DsIII, though.

P.S. I bet I could handhold the 400/2.8L IS II + 1.4x Extender with a Cheetah charging at me, too - adrenalin is a wonderful thing!



PetKal
Registered: Sep 06, 2007
Total Posts: 24472
Country: Canada

Good and thorough review, Fred, with balanced and experienced view.
There have been some 1DX reviews on the internet before, however, thankfully, yours is in a different league.



RCicala
Registered: Jan 09, 2005
Total Posts: 2939
Country: United States

That was superb!!
The shot of your daughter shooting the 500 f/4 II handheld -- well a picture is worth 1,000 words.



James Cripps
Registered: Jul 28, 2007
Total Posts: 315
Country: Canada

PetKal wrote:
Good and thorough review, Fred, with balanced and experienced view.
There have been some 1DX reviews on the internet before, however, thankfully, yours is in a different league.


+1 Thank you so much for sharing all of this information and experience.



Pondria
Registered: Jan 11, 2002
Total Posts: 11900
Country: United States

Great review. Hmmm, time to upgrade....?!



samwise
Registered: Aug 05, 2009
Total Posts: 1020
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Drool, great shots and great review



dolina
Registered: Nov 05, 2008
Total Posts: 3674
Country: United States

Fred when are you taking the 200-400L out for a spin?



John_T
Registered: Nov 07, 2003
Total Posts: 2844
Country: Switzerland

Thank you Fred for a real photographer's review!

Unfortunately too many reviewers never make it out of the lab, approach it like trying to find life by dissecting a frog and are not satisfied until they have succeeded in meticulously killing it.



jerrykur
Registered: Feb 15, 2005
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Country: United States

Nice review. But, no mention of the viewfinder AF point illumination issue?



ggreene
Registered: Aug 11, 2003
Total Posts: 2005
Country: United States

Beyond the obvious AF illumination issue in AI-Servo, you also have an AF tracking test using a yellow and black Cheetah against a flat field of green grass? My 1D2 could track that and it's almost 10 years old. How about going to a real track and field event with cluttered backgrounds and then track athletes. That would impressive me more.



jerrykur
Registered: Feb 15, 2005
Total Posts: 4254
Country: United States

ggreene wrote:
Beyond the obvious AF illumination issue in AI-Servo, you also have an AF tracking test using a yellow and black Cheetah against a flat field of green grass? My 1D2 could track that and it's almost 10 years old. How about going to a real track and field event with cluttered backgrounds and then track athletes. That would impressive me more.



The 1DX seemed to do a pretty good job of this at the Olympics.



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