Image Format Approx. 36 mm x 24mm (35 mm Full-frame)
Compatible Lenses Canon EF Lenses
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 18.1 megapixels
Total Pixels 19.3 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal:Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter Fixed 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 Format Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3
Image Format Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG
Video: 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 Functions 1. Standard
Select one of the CF cards to record.
2. Auto switch card
When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically.
3. Record separately
The 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 multiple
The same image is saved to both cards in the same size (RAW+JPEG also possible).
Backup Recording N/A
File Numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording The image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and four JPEG recording quality settings.
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Settings Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto White Balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
*Corrected in reference to the current WB mode's color temperature.
Color Temperature Information Transmission Provided
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 0.76x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) / 35.0° angle of view
Eye Point Approx. 20mm (At -1m-1 from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 to +1.0 m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen Interchangeable
Mirror Quick-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 Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Type TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 61-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. 1 cross-type AF point at f/8.* (The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.)
*With Firmware Version 1.1.1 installed.
Focusing Modes (1) Autofocus
Predictive 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 Selection 1. Single-point AF (Manual selection)
2. Auto selection 61-point AF
3. Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
4. AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: up, down, left, and right). Firmware Ver. 1.1.1 allows cross-type autofocusing with the center AF point up to a maximum aperture of f/8 when using an extender. When AF point expansion is used with a lens/extender combination, the four AF points surrounding the center point act as AF assist points. Points above and below are sensitive to vertical contrast, while those to the left and right are sensitive to horizontal contrast
5. AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
6. Zone AF (Manual zone selection)
AF Function Registration/Switching With 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.
* This function can be assigned to the depth-of-field preview button or lens A stop button by customizing camera controls/buttons (Custom Controls).
Selected AF Point Display Indicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel
Active AF Point Indicator AF Area and AF Point Selection
From 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 Point Illumination during AI Servo AF
With Firmware Ver. 1.1.1, AF points can be illuminated in red with a half-press of the shutter button in AI Servo AF mode. Illumination is intermittent, not continuous, and does not interfere with metering accuracy.
AF Assist Beam When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary.
Metering Modes 252-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 Range EV 0 - EV 20 (at 73°F/23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed Range Automatically set, ISO 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-51200 set automatically
Extension settable: ISO 50; 102,400 and 204,800
Exposure Compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±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.
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 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 fps
1/4000 - 1/60 (Movie / Manual Exposure) for 50/60 fps
Shutter speed's control range can be set with a Custom Function.
EOS Dedicated Speedlite E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
Zooming to Match Focal Length Provided
Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock Provided
External Flash Settings 1) 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 Terminal Provided; accepts third-party flash units with sync line voltages up to 250V maximum
Drive Modes Single, 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 Speed Super High-speed: Maximum 14 shots/sec.
High-speed: Maximum 12 shots/sec.
Low-speed: Maximum 3 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst The maximum burst during continuous shooting is as follows:
JPEG Large: Approx: TBA
UDMA CF Card: Approx: TBA
RAW: Approx: TBA
UDMA 7 CF Card: Approx. TBA
Live View Functions
Shooting Modes Still photo and video recording
Focusing Quick 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 Modes Real-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering Range Real-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 Display Three grid display provided
Exposure Simulation Possible
Silent Shooting Provided
File Format MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM)
Internal monaural microphone
External stereo microphone jack available
File Size Recording 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 Time Recording 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)
Focusing Same as Live View Shooting
Exposure Control Program AE, Manual exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Display Format Single 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 Alert With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink
Image Protection and Erase
Protection Erase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card
Erase Erase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images
Best investment ever
I am a professional and have been using Canon products for 30+ years and I have found this 1DX to be superior in every way that I have used it so far. I photograph wildlife and need that speed, plus the advantages of the ISO range with out noise is out of this world. I own 2 1Ds mark III's, and I plan on getting at least 2 more of the 1DX's. Only regret is that I didn't get the 1DX sooner.
May 13, 2013
Great But Some Faults
This camera works very well and the pictures that I take with it are very precise and not pixelated. The camera, although is sort-of bulky and heavier than other Canon cameras I have used.
April 23, 2013
A MUST CAMERA
Purchased this camera about 2 months ago. Took it to the Bahamas. Shot photos at 4:30 in the morning and the ISO did such a great job photos came out looking like it was in the middle of the day.
As far as action shooting it surpassed what I thought the camera would do. Crystal clear photos and has allowed me to finally get the shots I have been looking for. Used to use the EOS 50D and upgraded to this camera and will regret spending the money. Only downside is no auto for those of you who are used to using the auto option. Myself I don't use auto. If you want to get serious about shooting this camera will make you learn to shoot in manual. The controls are great as far as adjusting shots on the fly. The change of the controls allow for this to be done very quickly with minimal time. Love being able to turn camera sideways and shoot with shutter button in same spot as tho I was shooting horizontally.
April 5, 2013
EOS-1D X Purchase
I have had a few months to learn this camera. I find that it is the very best Canon Professional Camera to date. The build and image quality is superb. The menu system is failry simple, but one may need some practice to use it fast and confidently. This is my third Canon camera and my second digital Canon camera. The only issues with the camera, which I deem negligble are its weight, cannot access highlight and shadow information at the same time, and a bit noisy when using video.
Also, I wish it were completely compatible with the earlier 1.4 and 2.0 extenders. Especially, when they are used with the earlier 200mm and 400mm 2.8 L lenses . This is the best digital camera, I have ever used.
February 5, 2013