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    • Canon 1D X Mark II high ISO and colour performance worse than predecessor
      Thank you. Indeed we must be realistic. DPReview always put an overtly positive 'spin' on things. It's the job of an independent blogger to add balance to any given set of facts. The facts: - No low light improvement over the 2012 model
      - Colour is more muted
      - Less detail in JPEGs at high ISOs
      - 4 years since the predecessor

      Dynamic range still behind Sony and most Nikon sensors. DPReview wrote this: "Like the EOS 80D there's a big improvement in the camera's dynamic range. Canon's move to a design using on-chip analog-to-digital conversion allows less noise to be added before the signal is converted into digital values" Which in my opinion is highly questionable. The way DPR tested the dynamic range relies on the sensor being ISO invariant - i.e., maximum dynamic range at base ISO, exposure achieved by underexposing by as much as 5 stops to protect the shadows. This technique completely changes the distribution of your histogram and kills tonality / skintones / colour, all 3. If you wanna shoot like that be my guest but it's not a viable technique if you want to maximise image quality. Canon didn't move to on-chip A/D conversion with the 1D X Mark II. The original 1D X has on chip A/D, so that's flat out wrong. "Big improvement" to dynamic range. By any measure it's not "big". So you can drink their cool aid and be happy, or you can be properly informed and less happy. Your choice. I know which option Jimmy would choose!
    • Drones. Which one?
      Thanks to everyone for posting. I am still leaning toward the X5R Inspire kit. You've definitely talked me out of the big heavy lift ones. And even though there is a lot of sense in starting with the little ones, I don't think the Inspire is really that big, just more expensive, which is a big deal. But if I take it easy and start simple, I'm sure I can get it down. Anything less is just not usable for me quality wise. And there is a ton that can be done with this camera. Haven't decided to pull the trigger, but collecting info/numbers to present to my wife. Wish me luck.
    • Canon 1D X Mark II high ISO and colour performance worse than predecessor
      I dont get it. "The same shit" gives nicer images than all those ultra modern, high spec (sony) stuff. How it is even possible?
    • Canon 1D X Mark II high ISO and colour performance worse than predecessor
      I am astonished by the comments. Andrew is not pessimistic he is realist. WTF is your problem with someone pointing out that a 6000$ camera replacing the 4 years old one is doing worst in numerous KEY IQ areas? 

      It is because of people like you that Canon continues to serve us the same shit years after years. People who think it's fantastic to release a 6k$ camera that does less than many 1000$ cameras in some aspect of video and photo and that isnt really better than the previous version are very funny. 
      Yes the 1Dx2 will produce good pictures, and god that is the least you can expect for the price. But you can and you should expect a lot more. This is a big deception once again from Canon and I am happy that blogs like this one exist to point it out. Because with bullshit uberpositive reviews that say that a 80D is fantastic sorry but we are going nowhere.  And the DR, yes it improved on the 80D and 1Dx2. Should we applaud Canon for releasing an 80D that has better DR than 70D but that is FAR from being at just the D5500 level that is way cheaper? Let me guess the answer. 
      Even worst for the 1DxII. This is a flagship camera. Yes there are a lot of positive points on this camera that all the internet was/is/will point out so no worries there. However there are some huge unacceptable things and it is good that some people point it out. Because that is how companies work: they will only improve what people complain about and could impact their sale. Look at what Olympus just said, there are a couple of new features ready on the EM-1 mark 2 that will be released with the body only if the competition is doing so. 

      So good for you, continue to applaud Canon for the non acceptable and they will continue to serve you the same shit!
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