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EOS-1D X Mark II
Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera
CF Card (Type I; compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards) and CFast™ Card (CFast 2.0™ supported)
Approx. 36 mm x 24mm (35 mm Full-frame)
Canon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S and EF-M lenses)
Canon EF Mount
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate full-frame CMOS sensor
Approx. 20.2 megapixels
Approx. 21.5 megapixels
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
Self-cleaning can be done automatically when the power is turned on/off. During manual cleaning ([Clean now]), the data for light spot correction is also obtained.(2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images. The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the EOS software to automatically erase the dust spots.(3) Manual cleaning
Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3
Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14 bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (4K Movie: Motion JPEG, Full HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264*; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264*; Audio: AAC)
* Variable (averaged) bit rate
Large: Approx. 20.0 Megapixels (5472 x 3648)M1: Approx. 12.7 Megapixels (4368 x 2912)M2: Approx. 8.9 Megapixels (3648 x 2432)Small: Approx. 5.0 Megapixels (2736 x 1824)RAW: Approx. 20.0 Megapixels (5472 x 3648)M-RAW: Approx. 11.2 Megapixels (4104 x 2736)S-RAW: Approx. 5.0 Megapixels (2736 x 1824)Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Standard Recorded to the selected card. Auto switch card When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically. Record separately The CF card and CFast™ card record the same image at a different image recording quality (L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW). Record to multiple Both the CF card and CFast™ card record the same image at the same image recording quality (Also applies to RAW+JPEG).
The following three types of file numbers can be set:Continuous numbering. The numbering of captured images continues even after you replace the card. Auto reset When you replace the card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image in the card. Manual reset Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
One of three types of RAW images and one of four types of JPEG images can be recorded together.
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3*
* [Standard] is the default setting for [User Def. 1-3]
Auto (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy*1, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom (Custom WB) 1-5*2, Color Temperature, PC-1-5*3 (Personal WB)
*1 Also effective in twilight and sunset.
*2 [Select image on card], [Record and register WB] and [Edit WB name] can be used.
*3 Up to five white balance data settings set with EOS Utility.
Auto White Balance
Option between ambience priority and white priority settings
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
Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally
Approx. 0.76x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) / 35.1° angle of view
Approx. 20mm (at -1m-1 from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-3.0 to +1.0 m-1 (diopter)
Ec-C6 provided, can be changed to Ec-A, B or L
Quick-return half mirror
AF area selection mode AF point information Area AF frame Spot metering circle Electronic level (dedicated indicator)*Grid*Shooting mode*Metering mode*White balance*Drive mode*AF operation*Flicker detection*Warning symbol AF status indicator* Asterisked items can be displayed or not with [Show/hide in viewfinder].
Depth Of Field Preview
TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
Max. 61 points (Cross-type AF points: Max. 41 points)
The number of AF points, cross-type AF points and dual cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens used.
Autofocus, One-Shot AF, Predictive Al Servo AF (Al Servo AF III+)Manual focus
AF Point Selection
Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)Single-point AF (Manual selection)The checkmark cannot be removed from this option.AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: Up, down, left and right)AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)Zone AF (Manual zone selection)All AF points divided into nine focusing zones. Large Zone AF (Manual zone selection)All AF points divided into three focusing zones. AF point Auto selection AF
AF Function Registration/Switching
Customizable with Custom Controls
Selected AF Point Display
Active AF Point Indicator
Displayed in viewfinder area Displayed outside viewfinder area
AF Assist Beam
When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the following options are available:Enable Disable Enable external flash only
216-zone (18 x 12) metering with approx. 360,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. The following metering modes selectable:Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)Partial metering (center, approx. 6.2% of viewfinder)Spot metering (center, approx. 1.5% of viewfinder)Center spot metering AF point-linked spot metering (Custom Function)Linkable to all AF points. With automatic AF point selection, center spot metering will apply. Multi-spot metering Up to eight multi-spot meter readings can be taken. Center-weighted average metering The selectable metering modes can be restricted (Custom Function).
EV 0-20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering)
Exposure Control Systems
Program AE (Shiftable)Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible)Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible)Manual exposure The metering mode can be specified. Bulb Three custom shooting modes
ISO Speed Range
Manual settings For [Highlight tone priority], the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200–51200.
ISO speed safety shift possible with a Custom Function.
All the expanded ISO speeds, even for movies, are only “equivalent speeds.”Auto settings
*1 It depends on [Minimum] and [Maximum] of [Auto range].
*2 If overexposure will result with fill flash, the minimum ISO speed will be set to ISO 100 (except in the M and bulb modes).
*3 In the P mode, using bounce flash with an external Speedlite will have the ISO speed set automatically within ISO 400–1600 to suit the brightness.
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.
Auto AE lock In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved. Manual AE lock With AE lock button in P, Av, Tv and M modes. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.)Enabled in all metering modes.
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)X-sync at 1/250 sec. Shutter speed's control range can be set.
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. delay, 2-sec. delay
EOS Dedicated Speedlite
E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
Zooming to Match Focal Length
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Flash Settings
External flash control, Flash firing, E-TTL II Flash metering, Flash sync. Speed in Av mode, Flash mode, Radio wireless flash shooting, Optical wireless flash shooting, ZoomSync setting, Flash exposure compensation, FEB, Clear settings, Flash Custom Function setting
Provided* No polarity.* Sync speed: Since the flash duration of studio flash units vary, set a sync speed within 1/125 sec. to 1/30 sec. and check if the flash sync works.* Both the accessory shoe (X-sync contact with maximum sync speed of 1/250 sec.) and the PC terminal can be used simultaneously for simultaneous flash firing.
Single shooting High-speed continuous shooting Low-speed continuous shooting Silent single shooting Silent high-speed continuous shooting Silent low-speed continuous shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed
- Viewfinder shooting
- High-speed: Maximum 14 shots/sec.
- Low-speed: Maximum 13 shots/sec.
- Silent high-speed: Maximum 5 shots/sec.
- Silent low-speed: Maximum 4 shots/sec.
- High-speed: Maximum 16 shots/sec.
- Low-speed: Maximum 13 shots/sec.
- Silent high-speed: Maximum 5 shots/sec.
- Silent low-speed: Maximum 4 shots/sec.
The maximum burst during continuous shooting is as follows: With “Full”, continuous shooting is possible until the card becomes full.
Still photo and video recording
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Dual Pixel CMOS AF is possible with all EF lenses. Manual focus Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.
Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder)Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of viewfinder)Center-weighted average metering AE lock possible. The active metering timer can be changed.
EV 0–20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering)
Same as with viewfinder shooting
MOV (4K Movie: Motion JPEG, Full HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: AAC)
Internal monaural microphone
External stereo microphone jack available
4096 x 2160 (4K)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
[4096 x 2160]: 59.94fps / 50.00fps / 29.97 fps/ 25.00fps / 24.00fps / 23.98fps
[1920 x 1080]: 119.9fps / 100.0fps / 59.94fps / 50.00fps / 29.97fps / 25.00fps / 24.00fps / 23.98fps
Continuous Shooting Time
Dual Pixel CMOS AF Manual focus* Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually (not possible during movie shooting).
Up to ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
* If AE Microadjustment is performed, the settable exposure compensation amount will decrease by the amount of the AE Microadjustment. For example, if you set the AE Microadjustment to +1 stop, the exposure compensation amount will be limited to a maximum +2 stops on the positive side.
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Approx. 1.62 million dots
Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally
Viewing angle: Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally
7 levels provided
25 (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)
On the single-image display, highlight areas without any image information will blink.
Erase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card.
Erase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images.
N/A (Direct printing not possible)
Version 1.1 compatible
JPEG images, RAW images and movies
RAW+JPEG images can be transferred JPEG only, RAW only or RAW+JPEG. If JPEG or RAW images are appended with a voice memo, the voice memo file will also be transferred.
Camera User Settings
Current camera settings can be registered to C1, C2 and C3 on the Mode Dial.
Automatic updating of the registered settings can be set to Enable or Diable.
My Menu Registration
Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered.
Up to five My Menu tabs can be added.
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)For computer communication Image transfer For Connect Station CS100 connection
Video Out Terminal
AV/OUT terminal not provided. HDMI mini OUT terminal is Type C (Resolution switches automatically) / CEC compatible. The correct video format of [NTSC] or [PAL], matching the connected TV, must be set or the video image will not appear.
Extension System Terminal
For connection to WFT-E8A and WFT-E6A
Battery Pack LP-E19 (or LP-E4N, LP-E4) x1With the AC Adapter + DC Coupler, AC power of possible.
Number of Shots
Approx. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Automatic battery check when the power switch is turned ON.
Power turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.) of non-operation elapses.
Built-in secondary battery When fully charged, the date/time can be maintained for approx. one month. Recharge time: approx. 8 hr. To become capable to maintain the right date/time for one month after main battery power exhaustion.
Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)* Excluding the recognition time for genuineness (genuine Canon battery) at the installation of the battery.* Start-up time becomes longer with a battery being used for the first time with the very camera.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 6.22 x 6.60 x 3.25 in. / 158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mm
Approx. 53.97 oz. / 1530g (Based on CIPA guidelines)
Approx. 47.27 oz. / 1340g (Body only, without battery, cards, body cap or eyecup)
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.
Drivers & Downloads
Product Advisories for EOS-1D X Mark II
|Service Notice: EOS-1D X Mark II: image corruption with some SanDisk CFast cards||Service Notice||Jun 27, 2016|
|Firmware Notice: EOS-1D X Mark II: Firmware Version 1.1.2||Service Notice||Sep 7, 2016|
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Compatible Supplies & Accessories
Canon offers a wide range of compatible supplies and accessories that can enhance your user experience with you EOS-1D X Mark II that you can purchase direct. Scroll down to easily select items to add to your shopping cart for a faster, easier checkout. Visit the Canon Online Store
Canon AC-E19 AC Adapter for Canon EOS 1D X Mark II SLR Digital Camera is used with the DR-E10 DC Coupler to provide a constant power supply.
Battery Charger LC-E19
Two battery packs can be attached. It takes about 170 minutes to charge one LP-E19 battery pack (140 minutes for LP-E4 or LP-E4N). It plugs directly into AC outlets. Not compatible with the Car Battery Cable CB-570.
Battery Pack LP-E19
Designed for the EOS-1D X Mark II, the LP-E19 is a high-capacity (2750 mAh) lithium-ion battery p, offering approximately 10% larger capacity than the LP-E4N. Requires Battery Charger LC-E19 for charging. Exact battery info can be viewed on the camer
DC Coupler DR-E19
When shooting indoors, in a studio or on a tabletop, use this DC coupler to provide uninterrupted power to your EOS-1D X Mark II Digital SLR.Used with the general purpose AC adapter AC-E19, it provides a constant power supply.
Focusing Screen EC-C6
The Ec-C6 focusing screen is the Standard Precision Matte screen that comes bundled with the EOS-1D X Mark II. The finer microlens structure provides optimum focusing for various scenes.
Software Developers Kit General Information
Current SDK Versions as of April 13, 2016
EDSDK 3.4 for EOS digital cameras
- What are the Canon Digital Camera SDKs?
- Do the Canon Digital Camera SDKs replace the software supplied with my Canon digital camera?
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- Canon Digital Camera SDK Compatibility Charts
- Canon Digital Camera SDK Compatibility Charts, System Requirements & Support Applications
1. What are the Canon Digital Camera SDKs?
SSDK stands for Software Development Kit. The SDKs for EOS Digital SLRs and PowerShot compact digital cameras are separate. There are two (2) current Canon Digital Camera SDK versions:
- EDSDK 3.4 Windows version for select EOS Digital SLRs
- EDSDK 3.4 Macintosh version for select EOS Digital SLRs
The Canon Digital Camera SDKs comprise a set of APIs, DLLs, and static link libraries that provide an interface for accessing Canon digital cameras and data generated by Canon digital cameras.
EDSDK 3.4 Windows and Macintosh version support remote control for some EOS cameras, RAW image conversion and downloading from select EOS Digital SLRs.
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Only the following cameras are supported:
RAW development: 64bit-OSs
- EOS-1D X Mark II / EOS 80D / EOS Rebel T6 / EOS M10 / EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R / EOS Rebel / EOS Rebel T6i / EOS M3
RAW development: 32bit-OSs, Remote function: 64bit-OSs/32bit-OSs
- EOS-1D X Mark II / EOS 80D / EOS Rebel T6 / EOS M10*
- EOS 5DS / EOS 5DS R / EOS REBEL T6s / EOS REBEL T6i / EOS M3*
- EOS-1D C / EOS M* / EOS 6D / EOS M2* / EOS 7D Mark II
- EOS-1D X / 1D Mark III / 1Ds Mark III / 1D Mark IV
- EOS 40D / 50D / 5D Mark II / 5D Mark III / 7D / 60D / 60Da / 70D
- Rebel XSi
- Rebel XS
- Rebel T1i
- Rebel T2i
- Rebel T3i
- Rebel T4i
- Rebel T3
- Rebel T5i
- Rebel SL1
- Rebel T5
(*) In the case of EOS M, EOS M2, EOS M3, and EOS M10 remote shooting function is not supported.
SDK's Name: Canon EOS Digital SDK (EDSDK) v3.4 for Windows
System Requirements: Windows:
Pentium 1.3GHz or higher Pentium processor
At least 1GB RAM
SDK's Name: Canon EOS Digital SDK (EDSD) v3.4 for Macintosh
System Requirements: Macintosh:
At least 1GB RAM
OS: Mac OS X 10.9 - 10.11