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Canon EOS 1D X
Canon EOS 1D X

Ergonomics and Usability

One aspect of ergonomics is size and weight: in this respect the Canon 1D X is pretty awful (to carry) and excellent (to shoot, where mass and size are helpful). I really like shooting the Canon “1” series— terrific viewfinder, and the heft is very helpful for lower shutter speeds.

Controls on the Canon 1D X are at significant variance from older “1” series models and the Canon 5D Mark III, something pro-body shooters might reflect upon.

Compact Flash compartment door.

Nice latching mechanism, but one that would not close with or without a card, rendering the camera inoperable out of the box. Ten minutes of fooling failed to rectify the problem. In short, mechanically defective camera out of the box. The camera can be tricked into operating by using a jeweler’s screwdrive to toggle the mechanism (which makes the camera think the door is latched closed), but the door flaps around.

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