Capturing the Best Shots with Canon EOS-1DX Mark II


Canon launched the EOS-1D X Mark II, the new Canon flagship professional EOS DSLR model and long-awaited successor to the EOS-1D X. The EOS-1D X Mark II brings together the latest developments in imaging technology and innovation in the EOS line to present a next-generation professional DSLR model, empowering users to push their boundaries in capturing the best shots.

Built for quality high-speed photography
A split second can mean a lot to professional photographers, especially those in the sports, journalism and wildlife fields. Beyond being there in the right moment to capture that one unique shot, professionals require equipment quick enough to capture that split second, in impeccable image quality, with precise focus for a perfectly composed shot – something that the EOS-1D X Mark II is capable of delivering.

Its low-intensity limit function at the centre AF is also improved to EV-3, thus ensuring a solid performance even in low-light and low contrast conditions. With all 61-points compatible to effective aperture of f/8 or faster, autofocusing is possible even when using teleconverters on super telephoto lenses, equipment common in wildlife and sports photography.

Additionally, the mirror on the EOS-1D X Mark II is constructed with a new drive mechanism that quickly suppresses vibration which enables the DSLR to deliver a quick frame rate of 14 fps with AF and auto-exposure tracking enabled, and an even more impressive 16 fps when shooting with Live View, with no screen blackout.

4K image quality for EOS Movie
In 2012, the EOS-1D C was the first EOS DSLR to incorporate 4K movie recording. With the EOS-1D X Mark II, users are now able to utilize 4K motion JPEG at 60/50p, resulting in amazingly smooth footages. The EOS-1D X Mark II’s Full HD recording feature comes with a new High Frame Rate mode that allows recording at 120/100, enabling slow motion video recording. The inclusion of a CFast slot caters to these high data-rate shooting modes.

With the DSLR’s 4K Frame Grab function, users can also easily extract images of approximately 8.8 megapixels in JPEG format from 4K movies recorded on the camera without connecting to a computer. The camera’s ability to shoot at 60p means sports and wildlife photographers can now pick one out of the sixty images in every second of the video, thereby achieving a much higher image hit-rate and improving work efficiency.

Top-class image quality
The EOS-1D X Mark II breaks new ground for the EOS line with a newly developed 35mm full frame CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, enhanced resolution of 20.2 megapixel images, and expanded ISO speeds of up to 409,600, one full stop higher than its predecessor the EOS1D X.

Made to last
Every part of the EOS-1D X Mark II from its mirror to shutter mechanisms is built for endurance and durability, giving the DSLR a shutter life expectancy of 400,000 cycles. The EOS-1D X Mark II is encased in a robust magnesium alloy body and designed to be dust- and drip-proof for enhanced protection against the elements, essential for reliability in the professional photographer’s varied line of work, especially when working at outdoor shoots.

Built in GPS function and optional Wireless File Transmitter
For the first time in the EOS-1D series, GPS is built into the body of the camera. This allows all the photos to be tagged with accurate location information, providing users specific location references especially when traveling between assignments and locations. Access to satellite clocks also ensures accurate time-stamp information, allowing for more efficient organization of images.

EOS 1D X Mark II Product Specifications:

  • Dimensions: Approx. 158 x 167.6 x 82.6m
  • Weight: Approx. 1340g (body only)
  • Image sensor: 20.2 mega-pixel 35mm Full Frame CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Imaging processor: Dual DIGIC 6+
  • ISO speed: 100-51,200 (expandable to 409,600)
  • Continuous shooting speed: 16 fps (Live View), 14 fps (Viewfinder)
  • Maximum video quality: 4K 60p (max. 30 mins)
  • AF: 61-point High-Density Reticular AF System (41-point cross type)
  • Wi-Fi: Available with WFT-E8D (Optional)
  • GPS: Yes
  • LCD: Wide 3.2-inch (1.62 million dots)
  • Memory slot: CF + CFast 2.0