Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II.jpg
Type Digital single-lens reflex camera
Lens Interchangeable (EF)
Image sensor type CMOS
Image sensor size 36.0 × 24.0 mm (Full-frame)
Maximum resolution 5472 × 3648 (20.2 effective megapixels)
ASA/ISO range 100 – 51200 (expandable from L: 50 to H1: 102400; H2: 204800; H3: 409600)
Storage Dual slots: CFast 2.0 and CompactFlash (CF) Type I (UDMA-7 supported)
Focus modes One-Shot, AI Servo, Manual
Focus areas 61 AF points (41 cross-type AF points) with High-Density Reticular AF II
Exposure modes Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure, Custom, Movie
Exposure metering approx. 360,000 pixel RGB+IR sensor, EOS iTR AF
Flash External
Shutter Electromechanical carbon fiber focal-plane
Shutter speed range 1/8000 s – 30 s, Bulb; X-sync at 1/250 s
Continuous shooting 14 fps with full AF/AE tracking; 16 fps in Live View mode
Viewfinder Eye-level pentaprism with 100% coverage and 0.76x magnification / LCD (Live View)
Image Processing
Image processor DIGIC 6 and dual DIGIC 6+
Custom WB Available
WB bracketing Available
Video/movie recording 4096 × 2160 (DCI 4K), 59.94 fps, approx. 800 Mbps
Rear LCD monitor 3.2" (8.1 cm) Clear View II colour TFT LCD touchscreen with 1,620,000 dots
Battery LP-E19
Body composition or special features Dust and weather sealed magnesium alloy
Dimensions 167.6 mm × 158 mm × 82.6 mm (6.60 in × 6.22 in × 3.25 in)
Weight 1,340 g (2.95 lb) including battery, body only
List price US$ 5,999.00
Made in Japan
Released April 2016
Replaced Canon EOS-1D X[1]

The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is 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.[2][3]

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"[4]
  • 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-E4 batteries of the Mk I, 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[5]
  • 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[6]
  • 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)[6]

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-E4N, Canon LP-E4 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 on 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. ^ Alvarez, Edgar (1 February 2015). "EOS-1D X Mark II: Canon's flagship DSLR goes 4K". Engadget. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Specifications - EOS-1D X Mark II". Canon UK. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  5. ^ Rudy Winston (1 February 2016). "What's New: AF at f/8 with EOS-1D X Mark II". Canon.
  6. ^ a b "EOS-1D X Mark II". Canon USA.

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