jwcdds wrote in post #13876774
Just because a Ferrari can drive 150+ mph without breaking a sweat, doesn't mean it should only go 150+ mph.
It doesn't bother me that no ISO 204,800 images have been released thus far. All I know (for certain) is that whatever the 1D X has to offer, it will be superior to my 5Dc and 7D. The question for the consumer/costumer now would be whether one is willing to hand over ~$7000 for a chance to play.
State of the art or not, it doesn't matter if you can't afford it. And none of these photos are scientifically comparable until they've been put through a "controlled" environment testing, like those done by imaging-resource and dpreview. Canon said it is scheduled to be released in March. It's still February where I live. You kids are so impatient.
We are pretty far from ISO 204,800 samples, when the highest ISO image Canon has posted (so far) is ISO 1600... which is far from impressive... since this is supposed to be the best that Canon can offer at this point in the game. A Ferrari driven, at 65 mph, still shows superior qualities when compared to a mid range Ford driven at the same speed. You don't have to push the cars to their respective limits to see the difference. So far, even at lower ISO levels, the 1DX image samples are not even coming close to justifying the price tag. I don't need dpreview to tell me that. I hope that this is all some kind of spoof or mistake... and that Canon is getting ready to show us that the 1DX really is a ground breaker. Until then, I'm holding off on my 1DX pre-order... while continuing to be impressed by Nikon D4 image samples (Nikon, unlike Canon, seems to have no problem with posting ISO 6400 images from their new offering). One would think that if Canon could blow us away with the quality of, at least, an ISO 6400 image... they would be doing it. Something just a little "fishy" here...