EOS-1D X Mark II (body only)

Seize the moment in all situations with the 20MP EOS-1D X Mark II. With lightning-fast and precise focusing, image quality with high dynamic range, incredible levels of detail and sharpness even in low light and 4K movies all from a CMOS sensor designed and made by Canon, the EOS-1D X Mark II enhances the professional photographer’s creative workflow as never before.

New 20.2 Megapixel sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF

A 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with high dynamic range, developed and made by Canon, reduces noise at both high and low ISO. This exceptional sensor ensures high image quality under all shooting conditions.

For the first time, Dual Pixel CMOS AF is featured in a full-frame sensor and can be used with all EF lenses. Autofocus with Movie Servo AF is possible with 4K movies along with the High Frame Rate (Full HD 120p slow motion) movie function. During Live View and Movie shooting with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which covers 80% of the sensor area, the camera’s LCD allows touch screen operation to select focus points for smoother focus transition.

AI Servo AF III+

Canon’s AI servo AF III+ features a new AF algorithm that, along with the EOS Intelligent Tracking and Recognition (EOS iTR) system, improves the tracking sensitivity in scenes where subject movements may occur suddenly and repeatedly, delivery precise and accurate focusing even in situations where focusing is difficult.

Mirror Drive System

To achieve the high frame rates EOS-1D X Mark II is capable of, and to deliver fast accurate AF, it is vital that there is virtually zero mirror bounce and the mirrors return to their positions as quickly and as precisely as possible. To achieve this EOS-1D X Mark II features a two-motor system with separate high-torque motors to drive the mirror and shutter cocking. This allows high speed but also isolates the two different stages from affecting each other. The mirror drive motor and shutter cocking motor have a floating support made of an elastic material. This reduces operating noise and ensures the user’s hands feel minimal vibrations when shooting.

14 frames per second

High speed shooting at 14fps with exposure metering and AF tracking is possible, increasing to 16fps in Live View with AF locked from the first frame. Photographers can achieve these speeds even when shooting RAW files and is not just restricted to JPEG. This is possible via high-speed readout technologies built into the sensor and delivered to the Dual DIGIC 6+ image processors and also by the new Mirror Drive System.


For the first time, internal GPS is available on an EOS-1 series DSLR offering compatibility with GPS satellites (USA), GLONASS satellites (Russia) and Quasi-Zenith Satellite Michibiki (Japan) global positioning satellites. The camera will add Geotag information (longitude, latitude, elevation, plus Coordinated Universal Time) to the image metadata, a useful extra for agencies and photographers seeking to identify automatically when and where images were taken. The GPS will also automatically set time on the camera’s clock based on data from the satellites while a logging function enables the user to track steps with the camera, which can be added to mapping systems.

CFast 2.0™ media card

EOS-1D X Mark II is the first EOS stills camera to feature a CFast 2.0™ card slot in addition to CompactFlash card slot. CFast 2.0™ is similar in size to CompactFlash but has recessed contacts making the card more robust and less likely to suffer issues related to bent pins. CFast 2.0™ currently has a write speed of up to 440MB/s, which is three times faster than the fastest CompactFlash (150 MB/s). Such fast write speeds allow a continuous RAW shooting burst of 170 full-resolution images.

360k RGB+IR metering sensor

The camera has an RGB+IR metering sensor with 360,000 effective pixels (1404 x 990 near SXGA+ resolution). Evaluative metering and evaluative flash metering are based on the information detected by the sensor. The sensor includes IR pixels that detect infrared (IR) light, which helps the EOS Scene Detection System analyse scenes and improve AF precision. The IR pixels, together with the RGB pixels are also used to detect brightness, colour and faces in a scene. In addition to taking distance information into account, the algorithm recognises a subject based on face detection and colour information.

Flicker detection

Under flickering light such as fluorescents, using a faster shutter speed may result in irregular exposures and colours due to the light’s flicker frequency. EOS-1D X Mark II – like the EOS 7D Mark II, EOS 5DS R and EOS 5DS – detects flicker frequency of light sources and adapts the shooting timings to capture the image near peak brightness to reduce flicker effects. This function works with a flicker frequency of 100Hz and 120Hz and has an improved algorithm to prevent the incorrect detection of flickering light.

4K EOS Movies and frame grab

EOS-1D X Mark II now includes 4K movie shooting at up to 60p and Full HD at up to 120p. 4K 60p movies are recorded internally to CFast 2.0™ in the DCI 4K standard at 4096x2160 (17:9 ratio). The resulting 4K footage is captured at native resolution on the sensor for ultimate sharpness. The camera features a clean HDMI output at a Full HD resolution using a 4.2.2 8-bit colour sampling.

Footage captured in a 4K recording can also be used to extract high-resolution 8.8 Megapixel stills. The user can watch the footage on the back of the camera in slow motion and extract a separate image frame. This is ideal for fast-moving subjects where it is possible to shoot at 60fps in 4K or for those who need to deliver stills and high-resolution video to clients.

High-Resolution Touch Screen

The EOS-1D X Mark II LCD has been redeveloped with an even higher resolution of 1,620,000 dots. Coupled with a new anti-alias front, the display is clear and detailed. The screen features Canon’s Clear View II technology, which removes the air gap between the screen and glass cover preventing reflections and for the first time in a full-frame Canon DSLR body a touch screen is included, which is activated only in Live View/ Movie shooting for AF point selection and magnified view.

Super-fast connectivity via USB 3.0, Ethernet and WiFi

The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 terminal enables high-speed image transfer to a computer. EOS-1D X Mark II, like the EOS-1D X, also offers photographers the ability to transmit images over a network via a built-in Ethernet socket or via an optional WiFi adapter. EOS-1D X Mark II is compatible with the existing WFT-E6 wireless adapter for the EOS-1D X, but the WFT-E8 adapter offers faster transmitting speeds via the 802.11AC (5Ghz band) standard. Using either compatible Canon WFT accessories enables the Canon Camera Connect App (iOS and Android) to be used for remote operation.


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