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Canon EOS-1D X

Canon EOS-1D X
alaScore 92

240 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analysed 69 expert reviews and 171 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 90/100 and users rate it 95/100. The average review date is Dec 11, 2013. We have compared these reviews to 1178462 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : TrustedReviews Staff (trustedreviews.com)

Canon EOS-1D X

 

Updated with video: Canon's flagship DSLR came late but is worth the wait.

Performs exceptionally well in low-light situations ; Capable of shooting breathtaking bursts at high speed ; Feels robust and up to the task of any photo challenge

AF drive mode isn’t displayed through the viewfinder when it’s being changed ; Star rating isn’t as intuitive as that on the EOS-5D Mark III ; No identifiable movie-record button on the body

At around £5,300 for the body-only the Canon EOS-1D X doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re a professional photographer who makes a living from photography then the 1D X is one of the best tools that money can buy. Put simply the Canon EOS-1D X is...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Canon EOS-1D X

 

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Canon EOS-1D X

 

The Canon EOS-1D X is a great choice for sports shooters and photojournalists, but is likely an overkill for most shooters.

Full-frame image sensor. 14fps burst capability. 61-point autofocus system. Excellent images at very high ISO settings. Built like a tank. Loads of controls. Dual CF card slots. 1080p video capture.

Very expensive. Heavy. No built-in flash. No headphone jack. Uncompressed HDMI video output not possible. Switching between still and video live view mode is cumbersome.

The rear LCD is big at 3.2 inches, but it looks small when framed by the 1D X's body. Its resolution is an impressive 1,040k-dots. It's a bit sharper than the 920k-dot display found on the Nikon D800, but even looking at them side-by-side it's hard to...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (steves-digicams.com)

Canon EOS-1D X Preview

 

Canon has just announced "the one camera to rule them all" in the EOS digital world; a revolutionary new dSLR called the EOS-1D X. Canon's most advanced camera to date, the EOS-1D X now reins as their "top of the line" model in the EOS line up. The X...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review

 

A top-spec camera that's got the need for (shutter) speed

Outstanding image quality ; 4K all the way ; Bulging with buttons

Baby battery ; Where's the Wi-Fi? ; Temperamental touchscreen

A worthy replacement for the 1DX, with stunning image quality and superb handling.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (pocket-lint.com)

Canon EOS 1D X

 

Various put-backs and delays had plagued the Canon EOS 1D X's path to the shelves, but Canon was in no rush to put out an inferior product. After all this is touted to be the world's best full-frame professional DSLR camera, as its near-£5000 body-only...

Super fast burst rate, incredible battery life, hard as nails build quality, detailed AF system, great image quality and class-leading dynamic range

No clean HDMI out or headphone jack limit professional movie capture, it's heavy and expensive, should have been firmware 1.1.1 from the get go, live view sees no further advances

Good things come to those who wait. And wait we did. Three years after the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, and more than a year after its initial reveal, the 1D X has lived up to its hype. It's a stormer of a DSLR that stomps all over its predecessors.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EOS 1D X

 

And then there was one - one Canon EOS 1-Series DSLR body. The Canon EOS-1D X.

A phenomenon has been fixed in which the white balance may be disturbed by the timing of the shutter release when the drive mode is single shooting and a flash (E-TTL)is used.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Lexy Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Canon EOS-1D X

 

Designed for sports and demanding professional photographers, the Canon EOS-1D X is an excellent SLR that will not disappoint.

Excellent low-light capabilities ; Vertical grip configuration is comfortable and effective ; Quick, effective autofocus ; Incredible burst shooting speeds ; Weatherproof body

Two hands required to change shooting mode ; Wi-Fi connectivity requires a separate module ; No USB 3.0 interface ; No headphone monitoring

Designed for sports and demanding professional photographers, the Canon EOS-1D X is an excellent SLR that will not disappoint users who expect the most from their equipment. The only obvious omission for anyone looking to shoot professional-grade video...

Nov, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Amy Davies (photographyblog.com)

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Review

 

The EOS 1DX Mark II is Canon's latest top-of-the-line full-frame professional-level DSLR. It features a 20.2 million pixel sensor, which is an upgrade from the 18 million pixel sensor that the 1DX had.

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is more of an incremental upgrade than the difference between the Nikon D4S and the Nikon D5, however it is still a very tempting proposition for professional photographers.

May, 2016

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Canon 1DX Review

 

This is without a doubt the most impressive camera I've seen since I went digital. There: You have the executive summary. The Canon 1D X is a certified monster of a camera. It's the biggest, the fastest, and if you'll permit me to create a word that is...

The reason to buy the Canon 1D X is simple: If you want speed and plenty of it, and the best autofocus on any full-frame DSLR, the 1DX is your camera. It's too big, too expensive, and it's missing just a few video features such as audio monitoring in...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:LPCM
Audio system:Mono
Built-In Microphone: Yes

Battery

Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):1210
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E19
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery

Camera

Built-in processor: Yes
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction: Yes
Electronic compass: No
GPS (satellite): Yes
Histogram: Yes
Languages support:Multi
Live view: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral
Playback modes:Slideshow
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer:2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten

Design

Colour of product:Black
Dust resistant: Yes
Dustproof:Y
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Waterproof: Yes

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.13
Display resolution (numeric):1620000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: No

Flash

Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash Modes:Auto
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Hot

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:61
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Servo Auto Focus
Focus:TTL
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Lens mount interface:Canon EF

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 51200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):51200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial

Memory

Compatible memory cards:CF, CFast 2.0
Memory slots:2

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 45

Other features

Software CD: Yes
USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Bundled software:Digital Photo Professional 4, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):35.9 x 23.9
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Megapixel:20.2
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5472x3648, 4368x2912, 3648x2432, 2736x1824, 5472x3648, 4104x2736, 2736x1824
Supported aspect ratios:3:2
Total MegaPixels:21.5

Ports & interfaces

HDMI: Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:3.0

Shutter

Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Technical Details

Housing material:Magnesium
Image processor:2 x DIGIC 6+
Self-timer: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:119.9
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,4096 x 2160

Viewfinder

Magnification:0.76
Viewfinder Type:Electronic, Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.26
Height :16.8
Weight:1.34
Width:15.8