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EOS-1D X Mark II Introduced

I just looked the specifications over for this camera.  It is a WOW.  It seems like it could outperform the EOS-1D C. 

 

All I know for sure is that the EOS-1D X is now selling at a several hundred dollar discount, plus it includes a PIXMA Pro-100, and a $350 rebate on top of it.

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Re: EOS-1D X Mark II Introduced

Seems like Canon went for video at the expense of stills.  I wonder how that will pan out?

Check out D5 vs 1Dx Mk II specs.

 

Video on a brand-N is a joke. Smiley Wink

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Being able to shoot 4K video seems to be a big talking/selling point.  Canon has been behind the curve.

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Not any longer!

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They 1D X Mark II might prove to be the performance leader in 4K video on a DSLR, but Canon is still behind the curve when it comes to more affordable offerings.  The competition has less expensive offerings, but most seem to have issues with heat building up on the sensor, and then shutting things down till it cools off.

 

They lag behind the competition with 4K camcorders, too.  Judging from the recent sales and discounts I have seen lately, I expect them to come out with a new generation of consumer video gear real soon.

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Re: EOS-1D X Mark II Introduced


@ebiggs1 wrote:

Seems like Canon went for video at the expense of stills.  I wonder how that will pan out?

Check out D5 vs 1Dx Mk II specs. ...

 


Quite possibly it may pan out OK. The plain truth is that smaller and lighter  - but increasingly powerful - cameras like the 5D series are seriously encroaching on the 1D series's traditional turf. But in the video world the 1DX2 will be competing against cameras that are much more expensive and unwieldy. I know nothing (zero, zilch, ...) about videography, so consider the source. But it wouldn't surprise me at all if the 1DX2 did just fine in that competition.

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Well I don't know how much video effects the ability to sell cameras.  But I guess it is best to cover all bases.  I, and my circle of friends, are not interested in video at all.  We are stills photographers.  We sell stills.  More power to'em, though.

Don't even think any 5 series equals or even comes close to equalling a 1 series.  There are more to a camera then just a spec or two.  After all a Rebel can take a fantastic picture but it ain't a 1Dx Mk II.

 

Once you go 1 series, you will never go back! Smiley Happy

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"... Canon has chosen to holdback instead of giving us what we really want."

 

All of us don't "really" want it.  After all it is a stills camera that does video.  It is not a video camera that does stills.

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Re: EOS-1D X Mark II Introduced


@dgwarmyman wrote:

I think Canon is still behind the curve. I pre-ordered my 1DX Mark II from BHphoto on the second day after the announcement, and then Sony announces the a6300 a few days later with features that should be on the 1DX such as C-log and 4K hdmi output. I really hope Canon provides these features in a firmware update. It's a shame Canon has chosen to holdback instead of giving us what we really want.


Some Sony DSLRs, a7 for example, have been reported to have exhibited a tendency to quickly overheat  the sensor when in video mode.  It's been reported that you can get up to 10-15 minutes of video shooting time, and then you must shut it down for a few hours until the sensor completely cools.

 

As far as 4K HDMI output and whatnot goes, I'm with Ernie.  It's a camera first, and foremost, which happens to have the ability to shoot video.  I'm sure that space is tight inside of the camera body.  If I were the designer, I would give top shelf priority to taking photos, and let video be a complete after-thought.  Canon sells dedicated video products, anyway.

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