Canon EOS-1D X

Performance redefined

The EOS-1D X combines speed with image quality, to create the next generation camera for professionals. Full frame 18 megapixel sensor with Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors sets the standard, and up to 12 frames per second shooting takes it beyond.

  • 18.1 MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • Up to 12fps plus 14fps High speed mode
  • 100-51200 ISO, up to H:204800
  • 61 point AF system
  • 100,000 pixel RGB AE metering
  • Full HD 1080p EOS movie
  • Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors
  • Clear View II 8.11 cm (3.2”) 1,040k LCD
  • Ethernet port
EOS-1D X
  • 18.1 megapixel CMOS 18.1 megapixel CMOS
  • Large sensor for maximum control over depth of field Large sensor for maximum control over depth of field
  • High speed shooting High speed shooting
  • Great low light shots Great low light shots
  • Sharp images in all conditions Sharp images in all conditions
  • Stunning 1080p movies Stunning 1080p movies
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Create instant back up of images Create instant back up of images
  • Large bright screen for clear viewing Large bright screen for clear viewing
  • Keeping your sensor clean of dirt Keeping your sensor clean of dirt
  • Combine multiple frames into a single image Combine multiple frames into a single image
  • Widest selection of Lenses Widest selection of Lenses

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The EOS-1D X explained

The Canon EOS-1D X DSLR is designed to appeal to all photographers, whether they are looking for a high-resolution or high-speed camera.

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18.1 MP full frame CMOS sensor

A Canon 18.1 MP full frame CMOS sensor delivers stunning performance, producing exceptional low noise, high-resolution images even in the darkest conditions. The full frame sensor delivers optimum results from wide-angle lenses and gives you greater control over depth of field. Image resolution exceeds the quality demanded by leading photo agencies - making it ideal for extra large prints up to A2 size, even after cropping.

Super high speed shooting

Capture every second of the action with up to 12fps continuous shooting, increasing to an incredible 14fps in Super High speed shooting with continuous bursts of up to 180 large JPEG images (38 RAW).

Huge ISO range

An exceptionally wide ISO range of 100 to 51200 – expandable up to an incredible ISO 204800 – means shooting need never stop from the brightest conditions right through to near darkness.

61 point AF system

A high-precision 61 point AF system, featuring 41 high sensitivity cross type sensors, delivers fast, accurate focussing of fast moving subjects – whatever the lighting conditions. The centre 5 AF points are dual cross type for added precision.

Consistent, accurate metering

A 100,000 pixel RGB AE metering system with a dedicated DIGIC 4 processor measures not only brightness but also colour to ensure highly accurate exposure for natural results even in complex lighting situations.

Full HD EOS movies

Shoot Full HD (1080p) video with a wide range of user selectable controls on a DSLR including exposure, frame rates, audio and compression control. An HDMI output allows High Definition playback of footage and images.

Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors

Canon’s latest generation Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors deliver the fastest and most advanced image processing to date for best-in-class image quality. Working with 4 A/D converters to provide 14-bit image processing for smooth tonal gradations and natural looking colours as well as advanced Noise Reduction at higher ISO speeds.

Large, anti-reflective LCD

A high-resolution 1,040k-dot 3.2” Clear View II LCD screen, allows easy, accurate review of images and video. Superbly durable, an anti-reflective, hardened glass structure prevents reflections even in the brightest sunlight.

Ethernet port

A built in Ethernet port allows for fast, easy transfer of images directly to a PC or via a network to clients from live events.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 36 x 24 mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 18.10 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 19.3 megapixels
Aspect Ratio '3.2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type Dual "DIGIC 5+"
Lens Mount EF (excludes EF-S lenses)
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens

FOCUSING

Type TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points 61 Point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at f/2.8
The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.
AF Working Range EV -2 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
AF Modes One Shot
AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection: 61 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF (61, 41 cross type only, 15 or 9 points selectable)
Manual selection: Spot AF
Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)
Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points
Manual selection: Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed in viewfinder
Predictive AF Yes, up to 8m
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.
AF Assist Beam Emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode
AF Microadjustment AF Menu
+/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 252 zone from 100,000-pixel RGB AE sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering:
Center spot metering (approx. 2.5% viewfinder)
AF point-linked spot metering
Multi/Spot metering (Max 8 spot metering entries)
(4) Center weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in P, TV and AV modes.
Exposure Compensation '+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB 2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* Auto (100-51200), 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1 102400, H2 204800
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom White Balance Yes, 5 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing '+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

VIEWFINDER

Type Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.76x¹
Eyepoint Approx. 20mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre Correction '-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Focusing Screen Interchangeable (12 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Ec-CV
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light¹, AF status indicator
Exposure information: Metering mode, shooting mode, AE lock, shutter speed, aperture,
exposure compensation, ISO speed (always displayed), exposure level,
exposure warning
Flash information: Flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level
Image information: White balance correction, highlight-tone priority (D+), maximum burst
(2-digit display), CF card information, JPEG/RAW indicator, battery check icon.
Composition information
Grid, electronic level
Depth of Field Preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece Shutter Built in

LCD MONITOR

Type 8.11cm (3.2") Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically) Approx. 170°
Coating Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
Brightness Adjustment Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options (1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level
Modes E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
X-Sync 1/250sec (EX series Speedlites only)
Flash Exposure Compensation '+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
HotShoe/ PC Terminal Yes/ Yes
External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control via camera menu screen

SHOOTING

Modes Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual
Picture Styles Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour Space sRGB and Adobe RGB
Image Processing Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Chromatic aberration correction
Distortion correction
Resize to M1, M2 or S
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Multiple exposure
Drive Modes Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 12fps. (speed maintained for up to 180 images (JPEG) or 38 images (RAW) (with UDMA card)¹ ² ³, 14fps with mirror locked up and exposure and AF locked on first frame

LIVE VIEW MODE

Type Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Coverage Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate 30 fps
Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display Options Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type JPEG: 10 compression options (Exif 2.3 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW, sRAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possible
Image Size JPEG: (L) 5184x3456, (M1) 4608x3072, (M2) 3456x2304, (S1) 2592x1728,
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456 (M-RAW) 3888x2592, (S-RAW)2592x1728
Movie Type MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM)
Movie Size 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (30, 25 fps) inter frame
Movie Length Max duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB
Sound Files WAVE (monaural)
Folders New folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions 31 Custom Functions with 99 settings
Metadata Tag User copyright information (can be set in camera)
LCD Panel / Illumination Yes / Yes
Water/ Dust Resistance Yes
Sound Memo Up to 30sec per image - 48Khz or 8Khz
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x, Pixel level magnification
Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Magnified view
(6) Movie edit
Slide Show Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Highlight Alert Yes
Image Erase/Protection Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) AF Menu (x5)
(3) Playback menu (x3)
(4) Setup menu (x4)
(5) Custom Functions menu (x7)
(6) My Menu
Menu Languages 25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB
Other Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), Extension system terminal (for WFT-E6/GP-E1), External microphone (Stereo mini jack), RJ-45(gigabyte ethernet)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
Type 2x CompactFlash Type I/II (incompatible with Microdrive) (UDMA 7 compatible)

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.6-10.7

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E4N (supplied), 1xCR2025 for date & settings
Battery Life Approx. 1120 (at 23°C)¹
Approx. 860 (at 0°C)
Battery Indicator 6 levels + percentage
Power Saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30mins or Off.
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4, Battery charger LC-E4N, Car Battery charger cable CG-570 (use with LC-E4)

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Materials Magnesium Alloy body covers
Operating Environment 0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 158 x 163.6x 82.7mm
Weight (Body Only) Approx. 1340g

ACCESSORIES

Viewfinder Eyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Focusing Screens Ec, Angle Finder C
Wireless File Transmitter Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6, Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7
Lenses All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, ST-E3-RT)
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5
Other Hand Strap E2, GP-E1 GPS reciever, GP-E2 GPS reciever
Continuous Shooting ¹ Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
² Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level
³ With Battery strength 50% or higher
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
Magnification ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
Viewfinder Information ¹ Focus Confirmation Light not available with EF Cinema lenses
  • *Recommended Exposure Index
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

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