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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|Type||36 x 24 mm CMOS|
|Effective Pixels||Approx. 18.10 megapixels|
|Total Pixels||Approx. 19.3 megapixels|
|Low-Pass Filter||Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating|
|Sensor Cleaning||EOS integrated cleaning system|
|Colour Filter Type||Primary Colour|
|Type||Dual "DIGIC 5+"|
|Lens Mount||EF (excludes EF-S lenses)|
|Focal Length||Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens|
|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 |
|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
|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)|
|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.
|Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)||Approx. 100%|
|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,
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.
Grid, electronic level
|Depth of Field Preview||Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.|
|Eyepiece Shutter||Built in|
|Type||8.11cm (3.2") Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots|
|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|
|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
Resize to M1, M2 or S
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
|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|
|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|
|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
|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
|Histogram||Brightness: 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.|
|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)|
|Canon Printers||Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge|
|Type||2x CompactFlash Type I/II (incompatible with Microdrive) (UDMA 7 compatible)|
|PC & Macintosh||Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition) |
OS X v10.6-10.7
|Browsing & Printing||ImageBrowser EX|
|Image Processing||Digital Photo Professional|
|Other||PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor |
* Requires optional accessory
|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)|
|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|
|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|
|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|
Change your angle of view and bring distant objects closer with a teleconverter. Or fit optical filters to your camera with a filter adapter.
Flash photography is about so much more than shooting in the dark. It's about taking creative control of the light you use, and making it work for you.
Enables the 600EX-RT to connect to older EOS models for remote triggering of the camera by the flashgun.
Trust Canon for guaranteed power performance. Extra batteries, battery chargers and AC adapter kits let you shoot photos and video for longer and review images without worrying about fading battery life.
Carry your EOS camera so that it’s secure and always ready to use.
Stay connected with the correct interface cable.
An ultra-compact GPS unit for the EOS-1D X. Records location information for each image file as it's shot.
A comfortable wide neck strap for your EOS-1 series camera.
Change your EOS DSLR's focusing screen to change the view seen through the camera's viewfinder or fit a dioptric adjustment lens to the viewfinder to compensate for any short or long sightedness.
A replacement standard focusing screen for EOS-1 series cameras.
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