DSLR Cameras

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II


Specifications in detail


  • Type

    35.9 x 23.9 mm CMOS

  • Effective Pixels

    Approx. 20.2 megapixels

  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 21.5 megapixels

  • Aspect Ratio


  • Low-Pass Filter


  • Sensor Cleaning

    EOS integrated cleaning system

  • Type

    Dual "DIGIC 6+"

  • Lens Mount

    EF (excludes EF-S / EF-M lenses)

  • Focal Length

    Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens

  • 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/8¹

    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: Sngle 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Anti-flicker shooting

    Yes. Flicker detected at a frequency of 100 Hz or 120 Hz. Maximum continuous shooting speed may decrease

  • ISO Sensitivity*

    Auto 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)

    ISO can be expanded to L:50, H1: 102400, H2: 204800, H3: 409600

  • 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

  • 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

  • Type


  • Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

    Approx. 100%

  • Magnification

    Approx. .76x¹

  • Eyepoint

    Approx. 20mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

  • Dioptre Correction

    -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

  • Focusing Screen

    Interchangeable. Standard Focusing Screen Ec-C6 provided. Can be changed to Ec-A, B or L

  • Viewfinder Information

    AF information: Single/Spot AF points, AF Frame, AF status, Focus indicator, AF mode, AF point selection, AF point registration

    Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, flash metering, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB, metering mode, shooting mode

    Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.

    Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).

    Composition information: Grid, Electronic level

    Other information: Battery check, Warning symbol, Flicker Detection, drive mode, white balance, JPEG/RAW indicator

  • Depth of field preview

    Yes, with Depth of Field preview button

  • Type

    8.11cm (3.2") Clear View LCD II, approx. 1620K dots

  • Coverage

    Approx. 100%

  • Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)

    Approx 170° vertically and horizontally

  • Brightness Adjustment

    Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels

  • Touch-screen operations

    Capacitive method. During Live View shooting and Movie shooting for AF Point Selection / Switching and for Magnified View. Touch-screen can be disabled

  • Display Options

    (1) Quick Control Screen

    (2) Camera settings

    (3) Dual Axis Electronic Level

    (4) Custom Quick Control Screen

  • Modes

    E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual

  • X-sync


  • Flash Exposure Compensation

    +/- 3EV in 1/3 increments with EX series Speedlites

  • Flash Exposure Bracketing

    Yes, with compatible External Flash

  • Flash Exposure Lock


  • Second Curtain Synchronisation


  • 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 (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 correction¹:

    - Peripheral illumination correction

    - Chromatic aberration correction

    - Distortion correction (during or after still photo shooting)

    - Diffraction correction (during or after still photo shooting)

    - Digital Lens Optimizer (after still photo shooting)

    Resize to M1, M2 or S²

    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 processing³

    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™ card¹ ² ³

    Max. 16fps in Live View mode 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

    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

  • 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


    (L) 5472x3648, (M1) 4368x2912, (M2) 3648x2432, (S) 2736x1824


    (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824

  • File Numbering

    (1) Consecutive numbering

    (2) Auto reset

    (3) Manual reset

EOS Movie

  • Movie Type

    MOV Video: 4K (17:9) 4096 x 2160 - Motion JPEG (internal recording only), Full HD - MPEG4 AVC / H.264 variable (average) bit rate, Audio: Linear PCM

    MP4 Video: Full HD (16:9) 1920 x 1080 - MPEG4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC

  • Frame Rate

    119.9p/59.94p/29.97p/24.00p/23.98p (with NTSC)

    100.0p/50.00p/25.00p/24.00p (with PAL)

    119.9p/100.0p in Full HD quality High Frame Rate movie only

  • Colour Sampling (Internal recording)

    4K - YCbCr4:2:2 (8 bit)

    Full HD - YCbCr4:2:0 (8 bit)

  • Movie Length

    4K and Full HD - Max duration 29min 59sec. (excluding High Frame Rate movies). No 4GB file limit with exFAT CF or CFast card

  • High Frame Rate Movie

    MOV Video: Full HD - 1920 x 1080 at 100fps or 119.9fps

    Recorded as 1/4-speed slow motion movie

    Single scene maximum recording up to 7min 29sec.

  • 4K Frame Grab

    8.8 megapixel JPEG still image frame grab from 4K movie possible

  • Bitrate / Mbps


    4K (59.94p/50.00p): Approx. 800 Mbps

    4K (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p): Approx. 500 Mbps

    Full HD (119.9p/100.0p)/ALL-I: Approx. 360 Mbps

    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p)/ALL-I: Approx. 180 Mbps

    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB Approx. 60 Mbps

    Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p)/ALL-I: Approx. 90 Mbps

    Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p)/IPB (Standard): Approx. 30 Mbps


    Full HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB (Standard): Approx. 60 Mbps

    Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p)/IPB (Standard): Approx. 30 Mbps

    Full HD (29.97p/25.00p)/IPB (Light): Approx. 12 Mbps

  • Microphone

    Built-in monaural microphone (48Khz, 16 bit x 2 ch)

  • HDMI Display

    External monitor only, External Monitor only without information display or Simultaneous on camera and external monitor

  • HDMI Output

    Full HD recording only, uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2, 8-bit, sound output via HDMI is also possible

  • Focusing

    Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Face Detection and Tracking AF, Movie Servo AF

    Manual Focus

  • ISO

    4K - Auto: 100-12800, H: 25600, H1: 51200, H2: 102400, H3: 204800

    Full HD - Auto: 100-25600, H: 51200, H1: 102400, H2: 204800

  • Geotag Information

    Longitude, Latitude, Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time

  • Positioning Modes

    Mode 1: Camera continues to receive GPS signals at regular intervals when power is switched off

    Mode 2: GPS is switched off when power is switched off

  • Position Update Timing

    Intervals of 1 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 15 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 2 min. or 5 min.

  • Position Accuracy

    Within approx. 30 m/98.4 ft (Based on good GPS satellite reception conditions on a clear day with no surrounding obstructions)

  • Compatible Satellite Navigation Systems

    • GPS satellites (USA)

    • GLONASS satellites (Russia)

    • Quasi-Zenith Satellite Michibiki (Japan)

  • Log Files Format

    NMEA Format. One log file per day based

  • Log File Usage

    Transfer log data to memory card and copy it to a computer

    Use Map Utility to append the log file to the images

  • Digital Compass

    Not provided

  • Custom Functions

    34 Custom Functions with 104 settings

  • Metadata Tag

    User copyright information (can be set in camera)

    Image rating (0-5 stars)

    Image transfer with caption (Caption registered with EOS Utility)

  • Water/ Dust resistance


  • Voice Memo

    Up to 30sec per image - 48Khz/16 Bit or 8Khz/8 Bit

  • Playback zoom

    1.5x - 10x

  • Display Formats

    (1) Single image

    (2) Single image with information (2 levels - Basic and Detailed)

    Lens information and RGB histogram

    White balance

    Picture Style

    Color space and noise reduction

    Lens optical correction

    GPS information

    (3) 4 image index

    (4) 9 image index

    (5) 36 image index

    (6) 100image index

    (7) Jump Display (1, 10 or 100 images, Date, Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images, Rating)

    (8) Movie edit

    (9) RAW processing

    (10) Rating

  • Slide Show

    Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images, Rating

    Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds

    Repeat: On/Off

  • Histogram

    Brightness: Yes

    RGB: Yes

  • Highlight Alert


  • Image Erase

    Single image, Selected images, Folder, Card

  • Image Erase Protection

    Erase protection of Single image, Folder or Card

  • Self Timer

    2 or 10 sec.

  • Menu Categories

    (1) Shooting menu 1 - 6

    (2) AF Menu 1 - 5

    (3) Playback menu 1 - 3

    (4) Setup menu 1 - 4

    (5) Custom Functions menu 1 - 8

    (6) My Menu (1 - 5 user selectable)

  • 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 (Camera, Lens, WFT, External Speedlite)

  • Computer

    SuperSpeed USB 3.0

  • Other

    HDMI mini out (Type C, HDMI-CEC compatible), System Extension Terminal (for WFT-E8 and WFT-E6), External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack), RJ-45 (gigabit ethernet), N3-type terminal (remote control terminal)

  • Type

    1x CompactFlash Type I (UDMA 7 compatible) (Incompatible with Type II and Microdrive)

    1x CFast 2.0™

  • PC & Macintosh

    Windows 7 (excl. Starter Edition) Windows 8 and Windows 10

    OS X v10.7-10.11

  • Image Processing

    Digital Photo Professional 4 (RAW Image Processing)

  • Other

    EOS Utility 3 (inc. Remote Capture ), Picture Style Editor

  • Batteries

    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E19 (supplied) / LP-E4N / LP-E4

  • Battery life

    Approx. 1210 shots (at 23°C)¹

    Approx. 1020 (at 0°C)

  • 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


  • Operating Environment

    0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity

  • Dimensions (WxHxD)

    158 x 167.6 x 82.6mm

  • Weight (body only)

    Approx. 1340 g


  • Viewfinder

    Eyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder C

  • Wireless File Transmitter

    Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E8

    Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6

  • Lenses

    All EF lenses (excluding EF-S / EF-M lenses)

  • Flash

    Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)

  • Remote Controller/ Switch

    Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5 and Speedlite 600EX-RT

  • Other

    Hand Strap E2, Connect Station CS100

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

* Recommended Exposure Index

  1. ¹ The number of AF points, cross-type AF points, and dual cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens used

  2. ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt

  3. ¹ Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution

    ² Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings, light level, subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.

    ³ Figures quoted are when used with UDMA7 class cards

  4. ¹ Viewfinder shooting. Based on the CIPA Standard and using the battery supplied with the camera, except where indicated

  5. ¹ Not possible with M-RAW and S-RAW

    ² Frame grab images from 4K movies and images shot in S quality cannot be resized

    ³ RAW image processing during image Playback only