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Canon 1DC - 4K for real!

Posted on: 1/28/2013 5:47:00 PM under General

So the speculation is finally over and we have production versions of the new Canon 1DX we can get our hands on! so how have people found it so far?

I happened to bump into Philip Bloom and James Miller last week in Brighton whilst Philip was shooting his review of the camera. it was the first time any of us had seen a production camera - it was literally straight out the box that afternoon.

Whilst the weather was frankly awful and we were getting wetter and colder by the minute, Philip continued with his review going out in the sleet to get some footage (James and i sensibly stayed under cover!).

Anyhow, you can read all about it on Philip's blog. You will also find James has added to this. He has been playing with the camera over the last few days and really spending some time getting to know it.

Below are firstly Philip's review (unfortunately you will be exposed to my ugly mug at one point) and then a video from James, shot over the weekend in London. Please do feel free to click on the Vimeo link on Philip's video to donate via the Vimeo Tip Jar - always greatly appreciated - these reviews take huge amounts of time to compile.

What is clear is that even if you don't want your end result in 4K, by shooting in 4K and then downscaling to 2K, there are definitely benefits to be had in terms of the sharpness and detail in the picture.

James and I will be shooting side by side later this week with the 1DX and the 1DC with identical lenses to test this theory to the full.


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