4K Movies - EOS-1D X Mark II


4K60p movie capture

Immerse your audience with edge-of-your-seat definition.


Dual Pixel CMOS AF

Dual Pixel CMOS AF is a sensor-based, phase detection Auto Focus (AF) technology designed to provide smooth, high-performance focus tracking in movies and fast autofocus acquisition when shooting still photos in Live View mode. A Canon-developed technology, it is ideal for creating professional-looking pull-focus effects and keeping a subject moving towards the user in sharp focus while maintaining a blurred background – a defining characteristic of EOS Movies.

The focus speed has been doubled from the five steps found on the EOS 7D Mark II to ten steps on EOS-1D X MARK II allowing for faster smoother focus transitions. It now covers approx. 80 percent of the sensor area and works with all EF lenses, under all shooting conditions and with all movie recording quality and sizes.

Incredible EOS 4K 60p Movies

Canon’s heritage in DSLR movies culminates in the EOS-1D X Mark II, giving film and documentary makers the option of shooting their stories in stunning 4K resolution and in a variety of frame rates. 4K movies are recorded internally in DCI 4K standard at 4096 x 2160 (17:9 ratio) at native resolution on the sensor for ultimate sharpness and quality.


8.8MP Frame Grab from 4K Movies

Footage captured in a 4K recording – even at 60fps - can also be used to extract high-resolution 8.8 Megapixel stills. The user can watch the footage on the back of the camera and extract a separate image frame. This is ideal for fast moving subjects where very high fps shooting is required or for those who need to deliver both stills and high resolution video to clients.

High Frame Rate 120p Movie

As well as being able to film in 4K, EOS-1D X Mark II can also film in Full HD at 120P or 100P. Although many cameras that record movies at a high frame rate lock the focus, the EOS-1D X Mark II has Dual Pixel CMOS AF for AF focusing even at 120P/100P frame rates.

The High Frame Rate movie is recorded as a ¼-speed slow-motion movie without any sound, where the time code counts 4 seconds for each second that is shot, with a maximum recording time of 7 minutes and 29 seconds.


HDMI Output

A clean uncompressed Full HD movie at 4:2:2 8-bit can be recorded externally through HDMI output1. As sound can also be output through the HDMI terminal, sound monitoring and sound recording to an external device is also possible.

Alternatively, external monitor can also be connected through the HDMI terminal to monitor the movie recording, with or without the movie setting information being displayed on external monitor. Simultaneous display on the camera LCD screen and external monitor through HDMI can also be enabled for ease of monitoring.

14K HDMI output is not supported.

Headphone Port and Line Input

An external microphone can be connected to the microphone terminal for stereo audio recording while the headphone terminal makes it possible to check audio levels while recording.

With support for a wide range of frame rates, recording formats, and movie accessories, the EOS-1D X Mark II provides professional movie recording performance far beyond that of the EOS-1D X.


Remote Movie Shooting

With the WFT-E8 WiFi transmitter, a smart device such as a phone or tablet can be used to start/stop movie recording via the Canon Camera Connect app (iOS and Android). Once movie recording has started, it will continue even if the connection between the camera and smart device is interrupted, for instance when shooting with a drone. The WFT Server is also now compatible with movie recording and offers more comprehensive controls compared to the Camera Connect app.