We are familiar with using the Canon 7D for sports photography — which is great — but the 1D X is a star-ship compared to it.
You may certainly say that the 1D X is in a class of its own. The speed of this DSLR is amazing! By speed we don’t only mean shutter speed and auto focus, but also the response speed of the interface.
Below are 100% crops (600×600 pixels). The thumbnails of the original (non-cropped) images can be viewed in the top left corner just to give you an idea of how small the part of the full-sized photo is that you are looking at.
Photos are directly from the camera (i.e. without any post processing). DSLR Settings were: without noise reduction (NR set to OFF) and sharpness set to 4 from 7.
Download full size (5184×3456) JPG images compressed in RAR here
Not to mention that the 1D X can capture 12 fps vs the 7D’s 8 fps, which is so fast that you won’t miss a thing! For instance, with the 1D X you can capture 3 photos of a player heading the soccer ball compared with 1 photo on a 7d. The AF is also much faster than on the 7D, so you can get a better chance of getting your images focused in a shorter amount of time.
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