Canon EOS 1DX Mark II

  • Developed using feedback from the worldwide community of EOS-1D X photographers, the EOS-1D X Mark II features a new 20.2 MP full frame CMOS sensor and new Al Servo AF III+, as well as 4K video capture up to 60p. This blend of power and performance makes the camera an essential companion for virtually all professional specialisms.

    Redefining image quality and AF precision
    Boasting a wide and versatile ISO range – an incredible 100 to 51200, expandable from 50 up to 409600 – the EOS-1D X Mark II excels in all lighting environments, from the brightest through to near darkness.

    Ensuring each shot is captured with unrivalled precision, the camera features an improved 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type AF points, which covers an expanded area and focuses under low light up to -3EV. For the first time, when shooting with selected extenders and telephoto lenses, the new AF system also offers f/8 AF support with all 61 points, giving you the freedom to choose the focus point. Alongside Canon’s popular pro AF technologies – EOS iTR and AF Case settings – the EOS-1D X Mark II also includes new AI Servo AF III+ that improves the tracking sensitivity in scenes where subject movements may occur suddenly, such as animals moving quickly through the wild.

    Working in partnership with the AF system is a new 360k RGB+IR metering sensor, providing accurate exposure and improved subject detection. Flicker Detection, as originally introduced in the EOS 7D Mark II, also guarantees consistent results under artificial lights – perfect for indoor sporting events.

    Capture every second
    Breaking the boundaries of high speed shooting, the EOS-1D X Mark II is able to shoot 14 frames per second with full AF/AE tracking and in RAW, equipping you to capture the exact moment of a sporting event, or an animal catching its prey. For those needing even more, up to 16fps can be shot in Live View mode without AF. With the new CFast 2.0™ card capability, the camera can deliver a burst of unlimited JPEGs or 170 RAW images in continuous high speed shooting.

    The EOS-1D X Mark II is the most responsive EOS DSLR to date, thanks in part to the new Dual “DIGIC 6+” processors providing high-speed processing of the vast image data captured by the sensor. The refined mirror construction utilises a new drive mechanism to empower high speed shooting, with minimal mirror vibration or noise.

    Pro-standard 4K movie making
    Canon’s heritage in 4K movies culminates in the EOS-1D X Mark II, giving film-makers the option of shooting 4K (4096x2160) in a variety of frame rates up to 60fps to the CFast 2.0™ card. It also enables Full HD (1920x1080p) movie shooting at an incredible 120fps, ideal for slow motion scenes. Decisive moments from a 60fps 4K scene can be extracted as a high resolution 8.8MP still, giving you even more control over the exact moment of capture.

    Film-makers can enjoy fast and smooth AF in 4K and Full HD shooting thanks to Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology and Movie Servo AF, while the touch panel LCD enables you to quickly select AF points when shooting movies.

    Optimum image management and reliability
    Professionals have the tools they need to manage their images, ensuring they can easily be transferred to news agencies or outlets in a matter of seconds. Built-in GPS records shooting locations in EXIF data, helping pros keep an accurate record of their shoots. Both Ethernet wired LAN and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 give you the choice of how images are shared – via FTP or direct to computers. Additionally, the new WFT-E8 wireless file transmitter¹ also supports the high-speed standard 802.11ac (5 GHz band).

    Epitomising EOS design heritage, the EOS-1D X Mark II features an improved grip and controls, offering enhanced operability that feels natural in the hand, and weather proofing makes it resilient against the elements, ideal for outdoor shoots. The Intelligent Viewfinder II provides approximately 100% field of view, with an electronic overlay of shooting information meaning you never have to move your eye away from the viewfinder.

    EOS-1D X Mark II Key Features:

    • Capture subjects with exceptional image quality
    • Deliver sharp images with incredible AF precision
    • Ultra high-speed and reliable performance for capturing every moment
    • Advanced 4K movie shooting brings your stories to life
    • High-speed image output and management

    Pricing and availability
    The EOS-1D X Mark II will be available from May 2016 with an RRP of £5,199.99/€6,999.99.
  • IMAGE SENSOR
    Type 35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS
    Effective Pixels Approx. 20.2 megapixels
    Total Pixels Approx. 21.5 megapixels
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed
    Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
    Colour Filter Type Primary Colour​
    IMAGE PROCESSOR
    Type Dual "DIGIC 6+"​
    LENS
    Lens Mount EF (excludes EF-S / EF-M lenses)
    Focal Length Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens​
    FOCUSING
    Type TTL-secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system
    with dedicated AF sensor
    AF System/ Points 61 Point / max of 41 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at
    f/2.8 and 61 points / 21 cross-type AF points at f/8 (11)
    The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.
    AF working range EV -3 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
    AF Modes One Shot
    AI Servo AF (AI Servo AF III+)
    AF Point Selection Automatic selection: All 61 point AF (based on EOS iTR AF setting)
    Manual selection: Single point AF (selectable points 61, 15, 9 or
    cross type only points selectable)
    Manual selection: Single point 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 (all AF points divided into 9 focusing
    zones)
    Manual selection: Large Zone AF (all AF points divided into 3
    focusing zones)
    AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal
    shooting
    Selected AF point display Superimposed in viewfinder and shown on Quick Control screen
    AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way or AF ON is pressed
    in One Shot AF mode
    AF Assist Beam Emitted by an optional dedicated Speedlite
    Manual Focus Selected on lens
    AF Microadjustment Manual: Enter adjustment +/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for
    zoom lenses)
    Adjust all lenses by same amount
    Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
    Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number​
    EXPOSURE CONTROL
    Metering modes Approx. 360,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, 216-zone metering.
    EOS Intelligent Subject Analysis system
    (1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
    (2) Partial metering (approx. 6.2% of viewfinder at centre)
    (3) Spot metering:
    Center spot metering (approx. 1.5% viewfinder at centre)
    AF point-linked spot metering
    Multi-spot metering
    (4) Centre weighted average metering
    Metering Brightness Range EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C, ISO100, with evaluative metering)
    AE Lock Auto: In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock
    takes effect when focus is achieved
    Manual: By AE lock button in P, Av, Tv and M modes
    Exposure Compensation +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
    AEB +/-3 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
    EOS-1D X Mark II
    Anti-flicker shooting Yes. Flicker detected at a frequency of 100 Hz or 120 Hz. Maximum
    continuous shooting speed may decrease
    ISO Sensitivity (8) Auto 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
    ISO can be expanded to L:50, H1: 102400, H2: 204800, H3: 409600​
    SHUTTER
    Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
    Speed 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed
    range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
    Shutter Release Soft touch electromagnetic release​
    WHITE BALANCE
    Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
    Settings AWB (Ambeince priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,
    Tungsten light, 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, 2, 5 or 7 bracketed images per shutter release
    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias​
    FLASH
    Modes E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
    X-sync 1/250sec
    Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 3EV in 1/3 increments with EX series Speedlites
    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 (Stills
    and Movie), Bulb, Custom (x3)
    Picture Styles Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, 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)
    Lens optical correction (3):
    - Peripheral illumination correction
    - Chromatic aberration correction
    - Distortion correction (during/after still photo shooting)
    - Diffraction correction (during/after still photo shooting)
    - Digital Lens Optimizer (after still photo shooting)
    Resize to M1, M2 or S (6)
    Cropping: JPEG images can be cropped (Aspect ratio is fixed - 3:2
    or 2:3)
    - 41 cropping sizes selectable, from 13% to 95% (diagonal)
    - Switch between vertical and horizontal cropping orientation
    - Cropping frame can be moved using touch screen operation
    RAW image processing (7)
    Multiple exposure
    Drive modes Single, Continuous High, Continuous Low, Silent single, Silent
    Continous High, Silent Continuous Low, Self timer (2s+remote,
    10s+remote)
    Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 14fps. with full AF / AE tracking, speed maintained for
    up to unlimited number of JPEGs or 170 RAW images, with CFast
    2.0™ card (1) (2) (10)
    Max. 16fps in Live View mode 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 29.97 fps
    Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
    Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face Detection and Tracking AF,
    FlexiZone - Single), available with all EF lenses
    Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor (315-zone)
    Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of Live View screen)
    Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of Live View screen)
    Center-weighted average metering
    Active metering timer can be changed
    Display Options 3 levels available through INFO. button: No information, Basic
    shooting information, Histogram
    Multiple Exposure status also avaible in Multiple Exposure mode​
    FILE TYPE - Stills
    Still Image Type JPEG: 10 compression options
    RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
    Complies with Exif 2.30 and Design rule for Camera File system 2.0
    Complies with Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1
    RAW+JPEG simultaneous
    recording
    Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to
    separate cards possible
    Image Size JPEG:
    (L) 5472x3648, (M1) 4368x2912, (M2) 3648x2432, (S) 2736x1824
    RAW:
    (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
    Folders New folders can be manually created and selected
    File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
    (2) Auto reset
    (3) Manual reset​
    STORAGE
    Type 1x CompactFlash Type I (UDMA 7 compatible) (Incompatible with
    Type II and Microdrive)
    1x CFast 2.0™​
    POWER SOURCE
    Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E19 (supplied) / LP-E4N / LP-E4
    Battery life Approx. 1210 shots (at 23°C) (5)
    Approx. 1020 (at 0°C)
    Battery Indicator 6 levels + percentage
    Power saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins
    Power Supply & Battery
    Chargers
    Battery charger LC-E19 (supplied), AC Adapter AC-E19, DC Coupler
    DC-E19, AC Adapter kit ACK-E4​
    PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
    Body Materials Magnesium Alloy body covers
    Operating Environment 0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 158 x 167.6 x 82.6mm
    Weight (body only) Approx. 1340 g​
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