Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.jpg
TypeDigital single-lens reflex camera
ReleasedApril 2016
Intro priceUS$ 5,999.00
LensInterchangeable (EF)
Sensor typeCMOS
Sensor size36.0 × 24.0 mm (Full-frame)
Maximum resolution5472 × 3648 (20.2 effective megapixels)
Film speed100 – 51200 (expandable from L: 50 to H1: 102400; H2: 204800; H3: 409600)
Storage mediaDual slots: CFast 2.0 and CompactFlash (CF) Type I (UDMA-7 supported)
Focus modesOne-Shot, AI Servo, Manual
Focus areas61 AF points (41 cross-type AF points) with High-Density Reticular AF II
Exposure modesProgram AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure, Custom, Movie
Exposure meteringapprox. 360,000 pixel RGB+IR sensor, EOS iTR AF
ShutterElectromechanical carbon fiber focal-plane
Shutter speed range1/8000 s – 30 s, Bulb; X-sync at 1/250 s
Continuous shooting14 fps with full AF/AE tracking; 16 fps in Live View mode
ViewfinderEye-level pentaprism with 100% coverage and 0.76x magnification / LCD (Live View)
Image processing
Image processorDIGIC 6 and dual DIGIC 6+
White balanceAvailable
WB bracketingAvailable
Video recording4096 × 2160 (DCI 4K), 59.94 fps, approx. 800 Mbps
LCD screen3.2" (8.1 cm) Clear View II colour TFT LCD touchscreen with 1,620,000 dots
Body featuresDust and weather sealed magnesium alloy
Dimensions167.6 mm × 158 mm × 82.6 mm (6.60 in × 6.22 in × 3.25 in)
Weight1,340 g (2.95 lb) including battery, body only
Made inJapan
ReplacedCanon EOS-1D X[1]
SuccessorCanon EOS-1D X Mark III[2]

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II was the company's 20-megapixel full-frame DSLR flagship camera, announced on February 1, 2016, by Canon with an MSRP of US$5,999.00. It is the successor to the Canon EOS-1D X, which was released in 2012.[3][4]

On January 6, 2020, Canon introduced the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III as the successor to the EOS-1D X Mark II.[2]


New features over the Canon EOS-1D X are:

  • DCI 4K (4096×2160) with up to 60 fps (59.94 fps) up to 29'59" (4K can only be recorded internally in MJPEG, the HDMI output is limited to 1080p)[5]
  • Continuous shooting rate of up to 14 frames per second with full autofocus; 16 fps in live view with locked focus and exposure. These rates are available when using the new LP-E19 battery. The EOS-1D X Mk II accepts the LP-E4N batteries of the Mk I and LP-E4 batteries of the 1D Mark IV, but burst mode reverts to the Mk I maximum of 12/14 fps.
  • Full HD video (1920×1080) up to 120 fps (119.9 fps)
  • All AF points support to a maximum aperture of f/8[6]
  • Digital lens optimizer for JPEG shooting.
  • AI Servo AF III
  • Continuous red illumination of all AF points
  • Support for CFast (a variant of CompactFlash) memory cards
  • Built-in GPS used for geotag information and syncing to UTC time[7]
  • One additional stop of ISO range with it being expandable to 409600
  • Anti-flicker feature (introduced with the EOS 7D Mark II) – camera can be set to adjust the moment of exposure to compensate for flickering electric lighting
  • A touchscreen LCD, which allows videographers to select the camera's AF point before and during video recording.
  • Wi-Fi for wireless file transfer (with wireless transmitter)[7]

Comparison with the EOS-1D X[edit]

Model EOS-1D X EOS-1D X Mark II
Sensor size Full-frame (36x24mm)
Sensor resolution approximately 18.1 megapixels (5184×3456) approximately 20.2 megapixels (5472×3648)
Metering sensor approximately 100,000 pixel RGB sensor (with dedicated DIGIC 4 processor) approximately 360,000 pixel RGB+IR metering sensor (with dedicated DIGIC 6 processor)
Autofocus points 61 points (41 cross-type),

1-5 point (cross-type) at f/2.8

10-20 point (cross-type) at f/4.0

15-21 point (cross-type) at f/5.6

1 point (cross-type) at f/8.0

61 points (41 cross-type),
61 points (21 cross-type) at f/8
Processor Dual DIGIC 5+ Dual DIGIC 6+
ISO sensitivity 100 – 51200 (Lo: 50, up to H2: 204800) 100 – 51200 (Lo: 50, up to H3: 409600)
Max. continuous shooting approximately 14 fps with mirror locked up (JPEG),
approximately 12 fps with full AF/AE tracking (JPEG/RAW/RAW+JPEG)
approximately 16 fps in live view mode (JPEG/RAW/RAW+JPEG),
approximately 14 fps with full AF/AE tracking (JPEG/RAW/RAW+JPEG)
Shutter speeds 1/8000 s to 30 s, bulb, x-sync at 1/250 s
Video record Full HD (1920×1080): 60 fps/50 fps/30 fps/25 fps/24 fps (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264),
ALL-I and IPB supported
DCI 4K (4096×2160): 60 fps/50 fps/30 fps/25 fps/24 fps (Motion JPEG),
Full HD (1920×1080): 120 fps/100 fps/60 fps/50 fps/30 fps/25 fps/24 fps (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264),
ALL-I, IPB (standard) and IPB (light) supported
Viewfinder magnification approximately 0.76×
LCD approximately 1040K pixels, 3.2" monitor approximately 1620K pixels, 3.2" touchscreen monitor
Lens mount EF mount
Card formats compatibility 2 CompactFlash (Type I&II, UDMA 7 supported) slots 1 CFast (CFast2.0 supported) and 1 CompactFlash (Type I, UDMA 7 supported) slots
Battery compatibility Canon LP-E19, Canon LP-E4N, Canon LP-E4
LAN (wired) IEEE802.3u (supported Ethernet 1000BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 10BASE-T)
Wi-Fi External accessory; supported IEEE802.11n (150 Mbit/s)/ IEEE802.11a (54 Mbit/s)/ IEEE802.11g (54 Mbit/s)/ IEEE802.11b (11 Mbit/s) via Canon WFT-E6 External accessory; supported IEEE802.11ac (433 Mbit/s)/ IEEE802.11n (150 Mbit/s)/ IEEE802.11a (54 Mbit/s)/ IEEE802.11g (54 Mbit/s)/ IEEE802.11b (11 Mbit/s) via Canon WFT-E8
GPS External accessory Built-in (supported GPS satellites, GLONASS and QZSS (Michibiki))
Announced October 18, 2011
(released on June 20, 2012)
February 2, 2016
(released in April 2016)
Dimensions approximately 158 by 163.6 by 82.7 millimetres (6.22 in × 6.44 in × 3.26 in) approximately 158 by 167.6 by 82.6 millimetres (6.22 in × 6.60 in × 3.25 in)
Mass approximately 1,340 grams (47 oz) (body only)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "EOS-1D X Mark II". Canon Camera Museum.
  2. ^ a b "A Masterpiece In Engineering And Design: Canon Announces The EOS-1D X Mark III Camera". 2020-01-07. Retrieved 2020-02-01.
  3. ^ Alvarez, Edgar (1 February 2016). "EOS-1D X Mark II: Canon's flagship DSLR goes 4K". Engadget. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  4. ^ Seymour, Tom (2 February 2016). "Canon launch The EOS-1D X Mark II – a flagship DSLR with 4K capability". British Journal of Photography. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Specifications - EOS-1D X Mark II". Canon UK. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  6. ^ Rudy Winston (1 February 2016). "What's New: AF at f/8 with EOS-1D X Mark II". Canon.
  7. ^ a b "EOS-1D X Mark II". Canon USA.

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