Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Announced Feb 2, 2016 •
20 megapixels | 3.2 screen | Full frame sensor
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Announced Feb 2, 2016

Manufacturer description: The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is Canon's flagship DSLR. In addition to its new 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors, the EOS-1D X Mark II includes a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II system with all AF points selectable by the user (and up to 41 cross-type points depending on the lens in use). The improved AF system includes expanded coverage that supports AF at maximum apertures up to f/8 with all 61 points for high precision autofocus even when using EF super-telephoto lenses with an EF extender. The camera also boasts excellent dynamic range and reduced color noise compared to its predecessor throughout its standard ISO speed range of 100 - 51,200. Expansion ISO speeds of 50, 102,400, 204,800 and 409,600 are also available. A first for the Canon EOS-1D series, this camera also features a 360,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with enhanced precision and performance compared to its predecessor, improving facial recognition and tracking, as well as nature scenes.

The EOS-1D X Mark II camera offers high resolution DCI 4K video at frame rates up-to-60p. When combined with the EOS-1D X Mark II’s high-sensitivity full-frame CMOS sensor, the new camera’s ability to record Full HD video at frame rates up to 120p will allow videographers to produce high quality slow motion video even in extremely low light.

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Review, Jul 27, 2016
Quick specs
Body type Large SLR
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
ISO Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-409600)
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length mult. 1×
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2
Screen dots 1,620,000
Max shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Format MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Weight (inc. batteries) 1530 g (3.37 lb / 53.97 oz)
Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83 mm (6.22 x 6.61 x 3.27)
GPS Built-in

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Our review

The EOS 1D X Mark II is a worthy successor to Canon's 1D series of professional cameras. It gains an improved AF system with greater coverage, significantly improved dynamic range, and a virtually limitless Raw buffer when shooting with CFast cards. Additionally, the camera now includes top notch 4K video with beautiful color straight out of the camera. When combined with Canon's class leading dual-pixel AF system for video, it's easy to get great video without being an expert. This is a camera that sports, action, and event photographers will love.

Good for: Sports photographers, event photographers, anyone who needs great quality video without a lot of work

Not so good for: Videographers who require a deep feature set

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