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    opinions - 5D2 v 5D3 v 1Dx

    I currently own: 50D, 5D2, 1Div - Lenses I am happy with so they are out of scope as far as this goes.

    1Div I will keep as my 'sports' or 'birding' body - 1.3 being the factor I am thinking of here for the added reach.

    Question is, what would be the benefit from selling the 50D and 5D2 and getting either a 5D3 or 1Dx - the 1Dx being the preferred option because I am lost as to why the 5D3 and 1Dx exist in the same market - are they that different and how?

    Let's imagine cost is not a factor - what benefit would I get from changing from a 5D2 to either the 5D3 or 1Dx??

    Thanks in anticipation

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    Better focussing systems, newer and faster processors, more FPS and better high ISO picture quality and they are both more rugged than a 5D2.

    The 1Dx is better (in some cases just marginally) at virtually everything in comparison to a 5D3, and a 5D3 is better at everything in comparison to a 5D2.

    Hope that answers your question.
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    Are you a fan of Digital Rev ? I've found their reviews to be a fantastic research/decision making tool. They have you tube reviews on the 5d mark 3 and the 1Dx, and from what I just watched next week they are doing a review on them ... one vs the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bennymiata View Post
    Better focussing systems, newer and faster processors, more FPS and better high ISO picture quality and they are both more rugged than a 5D2.

    The 1Dx is better (in some cases just marginally) at virtually everything in comparison to a 5D3, and a 5D3 is better at everything in comparison to a 5D2.

    Hope that answers your question.
    +1 here, hit the nail on the head.
    If moneys no object then go the 1dx for it's slightly better features and performance or go for excellent value of the 5d3

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    The 5D3 is better than the 1D X at 'compact' and 'lightweight', which are genuine attributes!

    The 5D3 has more megapixels hence higher resolution, but not significantly.

    The 1D X's advantages are of course far more numerous.

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    Thanks guys,

    1DX arrived and I hope to get time over the weekend to put it through its paces

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