Canon Japan 1D X Sample images - A rare rant on the web from Drew

Canon Japan have published a range of sample stills from the Canon 1D-X, and very promising they look too. They go a good way to substantiate Canon's claim of less pixels of a better quality being the way to go with DSLR's.

On the same site though there is a sample video titled 'Heart beat' which I have quite a lot more to say about.

My default position on this blog is to applaud and encourage creativity, as we all(myself included)tend to talk about photography more than shoot it.

'Heart Beat' is a clever way of showing the stills AND video capabilities of Canon's undoubtedly excellent new offering.

A great idea is one thing but good execution is another.

The video content of 'Heart Beat' is good, but the stills content of the video......oh my word.

Once again I do not doubt the quality or the excellence of the Canon 1D-X, but how on earth some of these stills ended up in this video beggars belief.

I take bad shots.

Often.

But they end up on the cutting room floor not in the video.

Not in a video extolling the virtues of a camera.

Like every great act of humanity photography happens in the brain, and the camera is just a tool to express that idea.

Perhaps it's me being a grouch (this is my second day in bed with man flu) but have a look yourself and let me know if you feel I have been unfair.

There.

Rant over