Comparing The Impossible: Canon EOS-1D X II (20MP) vs Samsung Galaxy S21 (108MP)

Galaxy S21

A comparison that is beyond comparing apples to pears. How do the 20.2MP Canon EOS-1D X Mark II compare with the 108MP Samsung Galaxy S21?

Coming from Kevin Raposo, the short video below looks to how Canon’s previous flagship DSLR, compares to Samsung’s last generation smartphone. The EOS-1D X Mark II is currently selling at $4,499, the Galaxy S21 starts at $699. The comparison is made for fun, as Kevin points out:

Galaxy S21 Ultra pictures are completely unedited, aside from light cropping. They were shot in .jpg format using the native camera software, using various modes (including ‘pro’ mode, night mode, and portrait mode).

Canon 1DX Mark II pictures were shot in .cr2 format, lightly cropped and processed to match the colors of the Galaxy S21 Ultra, then exported in .jpg format. Examples of ‘light processing’ would include adding +20 to the shadows or slight white balance adjustments. No clarity, tone curves, or anything more significant.

Why did I lightly edit the Canon 1DX Mark II pictures instead of the Galaxy S21 Ultra pictures? Because the highly compressed .jpg images coming out of the Galaxy S21 Ultra would probably have fallen apart if I tried to push the color as much as I did with the Canon 1DX Mark II.

A reminder: this comparison is FOR FUN, meant to demonstrate a bit more about how megapixels actually work, and NOT meant to be highly technical or serious.

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review – Real World Experiences With a $6500 Camera

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Here is a Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review, a real-world review of a $6,500 camera.

Coming from the folks at SLR Lounge, the 16 minutes video below is a very good real-world review of Canon’s flagship, the EOS-1D X Mark III.

More Canon EOS-1D X Mark III reviews are listed here.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

The new groundbreaking workhorse EOS-1D X III DLSR Camera features:

  • New 20.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS Sensor combined with newly designed High Detail Low-Pass Filter
  • New DIGIC X Image Processor with an ISO range of 100-102400; Expandable to 50-819200i
  • New 191-point optical viewfinder AF system capable of tracking the subject’s head, and face using Deep Learning Technology
  • New Smart Controller built into the AF-On button for fast control of the AF Point selection
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for fast and accurate autofocus in Live View covering 90%x100% of the image area at an EV of -6 ~ 18
  • The lightning-fast camera features the ability to shoot up to 16 frames-per-second in optical viewfinder shooting and up to 20 fps while in Live View shooting with mechanical or silent shutter
  • Maximum buffer in continuous shooting (RAW+JPEG) of 1000 images or more with dual CFexpress card slots
  • 12-bit 5.5K RAW video internal recording and oversampling 4K 60p video recording using the full width of the sensor in Canon Log with 10-bit 4:2:2
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Canon To Release Firmware Update For EOS-1D X Mark III To Fix Issue

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Canon will release a firmware update for the EOS-1D X Mark III in early April, as the company communicates through a product advisory:

To Users of EOS-1D X Mark III

Thank you for using Canon products.

We have confirmed that the following phenomenon may occur during use of the EOS 1D X Mark III digital SLR camera. A new firmware release is planned for early April; once the new firmware is ready, we will make an announcement on our website.

We sincerely apologise to users who may have experienced inconvenience due to this issue.

Phenomenon:
When the camera is used with the electronic level set to “Show” in the viewfinder display, in rare cases, the camera may not perform normally when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.

Affected Product:
EOS 1D X Mark III (Firmware version 1.0.0)

Workaround:
Use the “Hide” setting for the electronic level in the viewfinder display.

Setting procedure: Menu / Set-up 2 tab / Viewfinder display / Electronic level* [Hide] *Default setting: [Hide]

Support:
In early-April 2020, we plan to release a firmware update to address the phenomenon listed above.

Contact information:
Please contact your nearest service centre if you have any queries.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review: Real World AF Comparison With Sony a9 II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Here is a Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review, comparing the AF tracking system with the Sony a9 II.

Jared Polin (aka FroKnowsPhoto) compared the AF tracking perfomance of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III and the Sony a9 II.

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III manual is online at Canon USA, and you can download it here.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review stuff is listed here.

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review – Sample Pictures (raw and some JPG, DPReview)

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Here are some Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review sample pictures.

DPReview posted a first set of sample pictures for their upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review . Raw files are available for download, and some raw to jpg converted files too. A pre-production model was used.

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The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III manual is online at Canon USA, and you can download it here.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III reviews are listed here.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review: Shooting The New Electric Porsche Taycan

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Review

Here is a short Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review. The EOS-1D X Mark III tested at a photoshooting for the new electric Porsche Taycan.

Dan Watson got a Canon EOS-1D X Mark III in his hands and shares his hands-on experiences in the video below.

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The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III manual is online at Canon USA, and you can download it here.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III review stuff is listed here.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

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