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We've spent some time with the Canon EOS 1D X over the weekend and were able to get some samples before taking the camera into our labs for a full performance breakdown. While we can't make any proclamations about image quality just yet, we did want to show you some samples that we got with the camera in our weekend daytrip to Provincetown, Massachusetts.
There's not much in the way of low light, high ISO samples here to glean over. We've done our noise testing and dynamic range analysis, but we need to take a closer look at the data before we write our full conclusions (they should be up before too long—don't worry).
We were impressed with the way the 1D X handled, with tons of control letting us set up a variety of shots. It's not the most likely option for street photography, though, as it's hardly anyone's idea of a low profile camera. It's certainly not the camera for the job, here, but it does render colors very well with rich tonal gradation and great detail with the 24mm prime lens. In a perfect world we'd have gone with a better subject/lens combination, but we wanted to get some samples from the camera up to you as soon as we could and we were satisfied with the results.
These were all shot with the Canon 24mm f/2.8 prime lens mostly for its size and weight concerns (walking around all day, for example). We'll have testing and samples with the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 IS II in our full review when that is published.
Hit the gallery below for the samples, and be sure to view them in full screen.