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Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras

 
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Sep 17, 2012 07:20 |  #1

Out of curiosity,for those of you who chose the 5D MKIII over the 1DX because of the price difference,what if the 1DX was only $1,500 more expensive than a gripped 5D MKIII,would you get the former over the latter?

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Sep 17, 2012 07:35 |  #2

if you have the extra money, then get the 1dx.

the 5d iii does have a few advantages

1. Smaller size (unless you like the grip)
2. Much better silent shutter
3. CF cards and SD cards (SD cards are much less than counterpart cf cards, although not as fast), but this may be a personal preference thing as some prefer cf cards due to speed.


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Sep 17, 2012 09:48 as a reply to  @ bigcountry's post |  #3

At a $1,500 delta I probably would have bought the 1D X first, but would have ended up with both eventually.


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Sep 17, 2012 13:16 |  #4

I do not use a grip, and prefer the smaller form factor of the 5D3.


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Sep 17, 2012 13:49 |  #5

Ditto. I have very small hands. I tried a grip way back on my 40D and did not like it. Have been gripless ever since.




  
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Sep 17, 2012 13:51 |  #6

For me the 5DIII is already big and heavy enough as it is. Even if the 1DX were only $1000 more than the 5DIII I would still have second and third thoughts about it.


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Sep 17, 2012 18:04 |  #7

I'm considering one or other at the moment. Primarily shoot sports. I know the 1DX is capable of doing what I want, just not sure whether the 5DIII is? For the sake of the difference between them is the 1DX a better option for shooting fast moving sports images, or would I be right with the 5DIII?




  
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Sep 17, 2012 18:14 |  #8

faz077 wrote in post #15005553 (external link)
I'm considering one or other at the moment. Primarily shoot sports. I know the 1DX is capable of doing what I want, just not sure whether the 5DIII is? For the sake of the difference between them is the 1DX a better option for shooting fast moving sports images, or would I be right with the 5DIII?

I'm using the 5D Mark III for sports, and it's fine. Better AF than anything this side of a 1D X.


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Sep 17, 2012 18:16 |  #9

If your a hobbyist, I'd just save the money and go for the 5dm3, the AF is comparable which is the important thing, you have to be able to focus before you get the shots off.


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Sep 17, 2012 18:26 as a reply to  @ lannes's post |  #10

Canon EOS 1Dx vs 5D Mark III
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Sep 17, 2012 22:31 as a reply to  @ DJHaze596's post |  #11

For me,if the price difference is $1,500.00,I'll surely get the 1DX whether the 5D MKIII is gripped or ungriped.




  
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Sep 17, 2012 22:55 |  #12

Isn't the price difference closer to 3400?


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Sep 17, 2012 23:03 |  #13

From the price of the last Adorama's deal, you could have gotten 2 5d3 and a 50L for a price of one 1Dx. :)


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Sep 18, 2012 00:08 |  #14

As much as I love what I'm seeing from the 1D X, I just picked up the 5D mk III because I tire of carrying the big camera. I'll be losing 4 frames per second but gaining plenty. Still, the new flagship looks to be an absolute monster.


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Sep 18, 2012 01:31 |  #15

bigcountry wrote in post #15006963 (external link)
Isn't the price difference closer to 3400?

If I am not mistaken,I think that the thread starter meant,what if the 1DX was only 1500 more expensive than the 5D MKIII so if the latter cost 3400,the former would cost 5900.




  
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