It’s been a while since the 1D mark iv successor, the Canon EOS 1DX was announced, 5 months to be exact.
Now that the 5D mark III is out does an HDSLR filmmaker still need to spare a second thought on the 1DX?
Probably not, these two cameras are extremely similar in terms of HDSLR.
Here’s a list of features they share:
– 30 minute maximum clip length
– manual audio control during recording
– captive touch wheel for silent audio control
– 1080p24/25/30 and 720p50/60, non drop: 23.976,…
– enhanced all i-Frames codec with embedded timecode (recrun, freerun)
– DIGIC 5+ chip to eradicate the presence of moiré, false colour and other artefacts
– full frame sized (36 x 24 mm) sensor
And here’s what makes the 1D X different from the 5D mk3:
– 1D X has a higher lens port
– 1D X’s lowlight capability seems to be a bit better than the already great mark III’s. Vincent Laforet said: 5D mark III “comes second only to the Canon EOS 1Dx camera in low light performance”
– 1D X has 2x CF card slots, 5D mark III has 1x CF and 1x SD
– 1D X is twice the price
– 1D X is missing a headphone port (thanks FRP)
Is the image quality or sharpness any better on the Canon 1D X? There are no real life comparisons yet, I doubt it, but you’re welcome to disagree in the comments.
The 1D X has become available for pre-order here:
B&H – $6799
Adorama – $6799
We wished for a 5D mark 3 and what we got is a fullframe 1D that takes video in an HDSLR to a whole new level. In other words it’s a 5Dmk3 in a 1D shape. Nice!
The EOS-1D X takes all of the current features and puts them into one camera as well as improving various aspects of the movie shooting for both better usability and better incorporation into professional workflows.
See much more after the jump: