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How amazing the 1DX is compared to the 5D3?

 
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Mar 02, 2014 19:43 |  #121

i have both cameras. For your use I recommend you stick with the 5d mk iii. The 1DX is $3000 more expensive, has a lot more weight. It is faster which is useful for sports and some wildlife but not necessary for your intended uses. Both cameras have virtually the same auto focus system and with the recent firmware upgrades, the mk iii can focus with lenses with apertures as small as F: 8 which equals the 1dx. The 1dx is a great machine but for you it is over kill and won't really offer you any significant advantage over the 5d mk iii.




  
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Mar 02, 2014 21:07 |  #122

@bdm - so then what is the 1dx good for? just curious... what is the key point seller for the 1dx over the 5dm3?


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TeleFragger wrote in post #16730122 (external link)
@bdm - so then what is the 1dx good for? just curious... what is the key point seller for the 1dx over the 5dm3?

Speed.




  
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Mar 03, 2014 02:16 as a reply to  @ Hogloff's post |  #124

And a secondary is more customization for different tasks is possible.


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Mar 03, 2014 08:47 |  #125

thanks... now if i can only sell my truck.. so i have to deal with a loud shutter but super fast...
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Mar 03, 2014 09:59 |  #126

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Speed.

This is perhaps the only clear-cut differentiator between the two cameras, but the 1DX is overall superior in most every way. It's just that the majority of numerous differences are slight/modest/incremen​tal.

When comparing any two cameras that sit aside one other in Canon's lineup it can be very challenging to make a strong definitive case for either camera - especially when it comes to cost/value. Some 6D owners think that the 5D III is a total waste of money, and likewise some 5D III owners think that the 1DX is a total waste of money.

I like the way Nikon has differentiated their FF cameras: if you need speed/high-ISO performance, get a D4S, if you need ultimate IQ and resolution, get a D800/E, and if you just want a really nice entry-level FF camera, get a D610. But, with Canon, you've got three 18-22MP FF options that just don't stand out quite as clearly from one to the next, so we get these "Is the 1DX really worth the price over a 5D III?" or "Is the 5D III really worth the price over a 6D?" discussions.


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Mar 03, 2014 10:15 as a reply to  @ David Arbogast's post |  #127

Don't they stand out?

Do you want good images? 6D
Do you want good images and good AF? 5D Mark III
Do you want good images and good AF and high drive speed? 1DX

How difficult can that be?


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Mar 03, 2014 10:26 |  #128

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Don't they stand out?

Do you want good images? 6D
Do you want good images and good AF? 5D Mark III
Do you want good images and good AF and high drive speed? 1DX

How difficult can that be?

I didn't say they didn't stand out, I only said that the differences are not quite as great as they are in Nikon's lineup.Why all the discussion, if it's so cut and dry?


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Mar 03, 2014 14:54 as a reply to  @ David Arbogast's post |  #129

OK, I haven't checked the Nikons that thoroughly.
The discussion is, as far as I've understood, not if the 1DX is better or not, just if the high cost is motivated.


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Mar 17, 2014 13:40 |  #130

Does the 5DIII track as well as the 1DX?




  
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Mar 17, 2014 14:29 as a reply to  @ DavidPhoto's post |  #131

Since the 1DX also has iSA and iTR, then it's likely that in cases where this functionality plays well, the 1DX would be superior.
I haven't used them both side by side, so I don't know.


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Mar 17, 2014 15:15 |  #132

apersson850 wrote in post #16731251 (external link)
Don't they stand out?

Do you want good images? 6D
Do you want good images and good AF? 5D Mark III
Do you want good images and good AF and high drive speed? 1DX

How difficult can that be?

So, the 6D has good images but no sharpness? :D




  
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Mar 18, 2014 07:54 as a reply to  @ Reservoir_Dog's post |  #133

Not in all situations where the other two may get it. But not all subjects move at high speed, and then it's very adequate.

I tried my luck at moving subjects (runners) with a lot of "stir" in the frame (several runners) in low light (aka pitch black) in bad weather (rain and storm) using the 1DX equipped with the EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS II USM and on top the 600 EX-RT powered by a CP-E4 battery pack and on the side the GP-E1 GPS unit. Here's one of the results. Now consider that before the flash fired, there wasn't much light except the headlamps on the runners, and that's not much help for the AF when you get the light straight into the camera instead of illuminating the subjects.

IMAGE: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-L2bqpaqO2Jg/UyX-eIEP0FI/AAAAAAAATwI/7DfTpWWKDe0/s640/AP1D9207.JPG

Of course I don't know how well a 6D would have performed in the same situation. What I do know is that the 7D can do the same thing, but it's easier to get keepers with the 1DX. Here's an example using the 7D, equipped with the EF-S 17-55 mm f/2.8 IS USM, on top the 580 EX-II powered by a CP-E4 and below the WFT-E5B network grip with Kensington Bluetooth adapter connected to a Wayfinder GPS puck. I mention the extra equipment only since it may affect the available processing power in the cameras.

This is with the 7D.

IMAGE: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-z9ZveGFnVM8/TXtjAmu6-vI/AAAAAAAANCE/16LZVC7nP2I/s640/IMG_5118.JPG

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Mar 18, 2014 08:03 |  #134

I guess maybe I will rent both bodies. I'd pay up if the tracking were noticably better on the 1DX.




  
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Apr 05, 2014 10:42 |  #135

I rented both...was the difference pronounced ...not really...But I do concur with most review that the 1dx does everything...a little better!
I think as I change my gear very rarely...I going for the 1dx...is just a bit better at everything :)




  
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