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Rumoured specs are:

Resolution: 22mp
Media: 1 CFast / 1 CompactFlash
LCD: Some touchscreen functionality
Video: 4K at 60fps (other video specifications unknown)
Feature: GPS
Feature: Intervalometer
Price: $5999 USD (could fluctuate slightly)
Announcement: First week of February 2016
Shipping: April 2016

Anyone here used a 1DX? I've only used one once and was amazed how high I could push the ISO and still get clean images [smile]
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This is a factor of 10 above my budget and ability level [smile]
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[smile] Yeah it is big bucks. I do wonder if/when the updated 1DX is released whether the original 1DX would drop in price. Grey market prices are fairly cheap [for a 1DX]:

Best UK price in store = £4199
Best Grey market price = £3299

Still a lot of cash though!

To be honest, my 7D produces amazing images which I have sold on stock agency websites. High ISO on the camera though, is, erm, pants!
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A lot depends on what you are shooting.   I have a 1DX and 5DIII.   Image wise, I can't tell the difference between them (for all possible uses).  For ruggedness and speed of focus, the 1DX stands alone. It's a tank. You can can use it to beat a rhino to death.  And photograph a tiger as it runs towards salivating.

So if you are like Nathan or Aidan or Mark and shoot fast moving birds and that type of stuff, you can't beat the 1DX.  The 7D2 is a great choice as well.

If you shoot what I do, people.  People not engaged in some sporting event or driving racing cars, The 5DIII or 6D  are more than enough.   I think now if fact the 5DIII is the most used camera by Pros, in any area but sports. Fashion, Glamour, Weddings, easily the most used.
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I got to use a 1DX at a Canon open day in London last July. They brought along a load of 1DXs, 5DS and 5DSRs and all the big primes (400, 500, 600) + the 200-400.

The 1DX with 200-400 was amazing. Loved the in-built 1.4 extender. Very flexible for sports but f5.6 using the extender might not be fast enough in really poor light.



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Rumoured specs are: Resolution: 22mp Media: 1 CFast / 1 CompactFlash LCD: Some touchscreen functionality Video: 4K at 60fps (other video specifications unknown) Feature: GPS Feature: Intervalometer Price: $5999 USD (could fluctuate slightly) Announcement: First week of February 2016 Shipping: April 2016 Anyone here used a 1DX? I've only used one once and was amazed how high I could push the ISO and still get clean images [smile]


Aidan Finn rented one or bought one, I forget which, and said that the noise thing was enormous (as in good).  

Nathan Winters, did you play with one also?

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Official announcement [smile]

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/details/cameras/dslr/eos-1d-x-mark-ii
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I'll have to pick up a couple. LOL
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What did you make of the specs? Great camera I'm sure, but I feel just a little underwhelmed by it! Especially for £5200!
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What you have always paid for in the 1 series is the strength of the build.  1D bodies can drive nails. The battery is huge and fast to charge. It feels like old film cameras in weight! 

The video doesn't interest me too much as I prefer to use a real camcorder, not a DSLR.

The focusing system is amazing on these bodies as is the image processing engine. Those are the things I care about.

As for the money, yeah, it is a steep climb.   And for most way too much.   The vast majority of high end work can be done with a 5d3.   By the time things go through reproduction, you couldn't tell the difference between a 1dx and 5d3 image wise. But the 1dx might get you the sports shots or wildlife shots you miss with the 5d3 because it can do some amazing things in those areas.
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My two cents' worth is that I'd consider a new body for three reasons.

1) better low ISO behavior.  I shot a kingfisher a month ago from 170ish feet in dark conditions are some insane ISO and got a good picture.  Hand held.  Insane.

2) Faster focus.  Don't assume a new body has better focus, says the guy who bought a 5D MK ii.

3) WiFi, um, something.  I shoot something cool while sitting on the river and I don't want to screw with an USB cable or a CF card reader, I want it to show up on my HD TV.  Dunno if the current stuff does that. [smile]

+1 on everything Jimi says.  The 1 bodies aren't waterproof, but they're danged close.
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Some great points there Mark and Jimi.

For me, pushing the ISO really high and still getting clean images is quite important. I hand hold a lot of shots when a tripod is impractical, so a 1DX sounds like it will fit the bill. That's my justification for buying one [smile] Although it will work out cheaper if I buy in the States. Current listed US price is $5999 v £5299 ($7500) in the UK.

Question though: Does the US listed price include all Sales Tax? US price is about £1000 less than UK price!
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Prices don't usually include Sales tax as that varies state to state.   Sometimes ordering online to a US address will get around the sales tax issue.
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Stuart, you are dead on.  I don't have Jimi's hands and I am an avid tripod collector and snob [smile] but y'know, there are two many dang times when I don't have the silly thing and it is just so cool to be able to crank up the ISO to 6400 or beyond, take the picture in near-darkness and hey presto, it. Doesn't. Suck.

And if life takes you to the US, you can always (ahem) ship it to one of our addresses and we <NSA access="false">can get it to wherever you're traveling in the States.</NSA>

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