For all their decades of intense rivalry at the professional end of the SLR market, from 35mm to digital, Canon and Nikon have always done things very differently. Nikon was already onto its second-generation F2 when Canon decided to field a competitor, cheekily designated the F-1. There were similarities between the two models, but there were key differences as well – the method of driving the shutter for one – and it has subsequently always been thus.
When the 35mm SLR world moved into autofocusing, the two combatants took very different routes; Canon biting a very big bullet to change lens mounts in order to allow for motorised AF lenses. Nikon opted for a more conservative approach which, eventually, has got it to much the same place with its AF-S Nikkor lenses. Canon has also been a lot more adventurous in the digital era, leading the charge into the lower categories of D-SLR with, first, the EOS D30 and then the 300D. Both jumped on the HD video bandwagon at pretty much the same time, but it’s Canon’s 5D in its various iterations which has reigned supreme, although the D800 may soon put an end to that.
Thank-you for looking up our Canon EOS1DX Review. This equipment review is currently available only as a low-resolution pdf version of the original magazine pages originally printed in the July August 2012 issue.
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