The Ultimate EOS. - Canon has brought the best of the EOS-1D Series of digital cameras into one phenomenal model: the new flagship of the EOS line, the EOS-1D X. Its full-frame 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and all-new Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors deliver high quality image capture at up to 12 fps (14 fps in Super High Speed Mode) and a powerful ISO range of 100 - 51200 (up to 204800 in H2 mode) provides sharp, low-noise images even in the dimmest low-light conditions. An all-new, 61-Point High-Density Reticular AF and 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor that uses a dedicated DIGIC 4 Image Processor, makes the EOS-1D X reach new levels of focus speed and accuracy delivering advanced tracking even for the most challenging shooting situations. Taken all together, the EOS-1D X's improved HD video capture, numerous connectivity options, combination of processing power and durable construction, including shutter durability tested to 400,000 cycles, make it the ultimate EOS.
TypeDigital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera
Recording Media-Dual CF Cards (Type I or II)-Compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards
Image FormatApprox. 36 mm x 24mm (35 mm Full-frame)
Compatible LensesCanon EF Lenses
Lens MountCanon EF mount
TypeHigh-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
PixelsEffective pixels: Approx. 18.1 megapixels
Total Pixels19.3 megapixels
Aspect Ratio3:2 (Horizontal:Vertical)
Color Filter SystemRGB primary color filters
Low Pass FilterFixed position in front of the image sensor
Dust Deletion Feature(1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit-Carrier wave type-Removes dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass.-Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking about 1.8 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking about 5.2 sec.).-Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.
(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending-The coordinates of the dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.-The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.
(3) Manual cleaning
Recording FormatDesign Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3
Image FormatStill Image: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEGVideo: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM)
File Size(1) Large: Approx. 17.9 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)(2) M1: Approx. 14.20 Megapixels (4608 x 3072)(3) M2: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3456 x 2304)(4) Small: Approx. 4.5 Megapixels (2592 x 1728)(5) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)(6) M-RAW: Approx. 10.10 Megapixels (3888 x 2592)(7) S-RAW: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2592 x 1728)Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Recording Functions1. StandardSelect one of the CF cards to record.2. Auto switch cardWhen the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically.3. Record separatelyThe same image is saved to both cards, but in a different size (L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW, or S-RAW) that was set for the respective card.4. Record to multipleThe same image is saved to both cards in the same size (RAW+JPEG also possible).
File NumberingConsecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous RecordingThe image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and four JPEG recording quality settings.
Color SpacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture StyleAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
SettingsAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto White BalanceAuto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature CompensationBlue/amber bias: +/- 9 levelsMagenta/green bias: +/- 9 levels
Color Temperature Information TransmissionProvided
CoverageVertical/Horizontal approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.76x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) / 35.0? angle of view
Eye PointApprox. 20mm (At -1m-1 from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction-3.0 to +1.0 m-1 (diopter)
MirrorQuick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information- AF information (AF point, focus confirmation, 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, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation)- Image information (White balance correction, highlight-tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), CF card information, JPEG/RAW indicator)- Battery check- Composition information (Grid, electronic level)
Depth Of Field PreviewEnabled with depth-of-field preview button
TypeTTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points61-point AF-One to five cross-type AF points at f/2.8, 10 to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4, and 15 to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6. (The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.)
Focusing Modes(1) AutofocusOne-Shot AFPredictive AI Servo AF-For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo AF operation can be selected.-For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.
AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF automatically)(2) Manual focus (MF)
AF Point Selection1. Single-point AF (Manual selection)2. Auto selection 61-point AF3. Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)4 .AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: up, down, left, and right)5. AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)6. Zone AF (Manual zone selection)
Selected AF Point DisplayIndicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel
Active AF Point IndicatorAF Area and AF Point SelectionFrom the Orientation Linked AF Point menu, the AF area and manually-selectable AF point can be set separately for horizontal and vertical (camera grip at the top or bottom) shooting.AF Function Registration/SwitchingWith a Custom Function, four types of AF function settings can be registered in a group: 1. AF area selection mode, 2. AI Servo tracking sensitivity, 3. AI Servo AF tracking method, and 4. AI Servo 1st/2nd img priority.
AF Assist BeamWhen an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary.
Metering Modes252-zone metering with approx. 100,000-pixel RGB AE sensor and TTL maximum aperture metering employed. The following metering modes selectable:(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)(2) Partial metering (center, approx. TBA% of viewfinder)(3) Spot metering (center, approx. TBA% of viewfinder) 1. Center spot metering 2. AF point-linked spot metering (Custom Function) -Linkable to all AF points. -With automatic AF point selection, center spot metering is set. 3. Multi-spot metering - Up to eight multi-spot meter readings can be taken.(4) Center-weighted average metering 1. The selectable metering modes can be restricted with a Custom Function.
Metering RangeEV 0 - EV 20 (at 73?F/23?C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control SystemsProgram AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed RangeAutomatically set, ISO 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-51200 set automaticallyExtension settable: ISO 50; 102,400 and 204,800
Exposure CompensationManual: +/- 5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop incrementsAEB: +/- 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments-Indicated up to +/- 3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.
AE Lock(1) Auto AE lock
-In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.
(2) Manual AE lock
-With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.) Enabled in all metering modes.
TypeVertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec. (still)1/4000 - 1/30 (Movie / Program AE)1/4000 - 1/30 (Movie / Manual Exposure) for 24/25/30 fps1/4000 - 1/60 (Movie / Manual Exposure) for 50/60 fps
-Shutter speed's control range can be set with a Custom Function.
Shutter ReleaseSoft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer10-sec. delay, 2-sec. delay
EOS Dedicated SpeedliteE-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
Zooming to Match Focal LengthProvided
Flash MeteringE-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation+/- 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Flash Settings1) External Flash Control
-Flash mode, sync setting, FEB (not with 270EX II / 270EX), flash exposure compensation, E-TTL II, zoom, wireless master flash, (not with 430EX II / 270EX), and clear settings.
2) Flash Custom Function Setting
PC TerminalProvided; accepts third-party flash units with sync line voltages up to 250V maximum
Drive ModesSingle, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, Silent Single Shooting and Self-timer (10-sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)
Continuous Shooting SpeedSuper High-speed: Maximum 14 shots/sec.High-speed: Maximum 12 shots/sec.Low-speed: Maximum 3 shots/sec.
Maximum BurstThe maximum burst during continuous shooting is as follows:JPEG Large: Approx: TBAUDMA CF Card: Approx: TBARAW: Approx: TBAUDMA 7 CF Card: Approx. TBABack to TopLive View Functions
Shooting ModesStill photo and video recording
FocusingQuick mode (61- Point Phase-difference detection AF)Live mode/Face detection Live mode (One-Point Contrast detection AF, switching to another point possible)Face detection Live mode (Contrast AF, Face Selectable)Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Metering ModesReal-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering RangeReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor:
-Metering range: EV 0 - EV 20 (At 73?F/23?C, 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)-AE lock possible-The active metering time can be changed.
Grid DisplayThree grid display provided
Silent ShootingProvidedBack to TopVideo Shooting
File FormatMOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM)
-Internal monaural microphone-External stereo microphone jack available
File SizeRecording Sizes:1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480
Frame Rates[1920 x 1080]: 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps[1280 x 720]: 60 fps / 50 fps[640 x 480]: 30 fps / 25 fps
Continuous Shooting TimeRecording Times based on 8 GB Memory Card:[1920 x 1080]30 fps: ALL-I (TBA) / IPB (TBA)25 fps ALL-I (TBA) / IPB (TBA)24 fps ALLI-I (TBA) / IPB (TBA)[1280 x 720]60 fps: ALL-I (TBA) / IPB (TBA)50 fps ALL-I (TBA) / IPB (TBA)[640 x 480]30 fps: IPB (TBA)25 fps: IPB (TBA)
FocusingSame as Live View Shooting
Exposure ControlProgram AE, Manual exposure
Exposure Compensation+/- 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop incrementsBack to TopLCD Monitor
TypeTFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
PixelsApprox. 1.04 million dots
CoverageApprox. 100%Viewing angle: 170?
Brightness Control7 levels provided
Interface Languages25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Display FormatSingle image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder), star rating
Highlight AlertWith single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink
Image Protection and Erase
ProtectionErase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card
EraseErase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images
Compatible PrintersPictBridge-compatible printers
Printable ImagesRAW and JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System- Movies cannot be printed.
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOFVersion 1.1 compatibleCompatible ImagesJPEG and RAW images and movies
Custom FunctionsTotal 31
Camera User SettingsCurrent camera settings can be registered to C1, C2 and C3 on the Mode Dial (Automatic registration update is possible)
My Menu RegistrationUp to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered
BatteryOne Battery Pack LP-E4N or LP-E4AC power can be supplied with the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4
Number of ShotsNumber of shots (approx.)Temperature and Shooting Method Possible ShotsAt 73?F/23?C Approx. TBAAt 32?F/0?C Approx. TBALive View shooting at 73?F/23?C Approx. TBALive View shooting at 32?F/0?C Approx. TBAThe figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery CheckAutomatic battery check when the power switch is turned on:Displayed in 6 levels:
Power SavingPower turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 minutes) of non-operation elapses.
Date/Time BatteryCR2025 lithium battery
Start-up TimeApprox. 0.1 sec
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in. (158 x 163.6 x 82.7 mm)
Working Temperature Range32-104?F/0-40?C
Working Humidity Range85% or less