Canon EOS 1D X Review

The Canon EOS-1D X is a camera meant for advanced photographers. It’s physically imposing, with big design. It incorporates portrait and landscape shooting controls. To that, it adds loads of control buttons. The 18-megapixel full-frame image sensor is impressive when you are capturing in low light. The autofocus system of this advanced DSLR features 61 selectable points.

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Canon EOS 1D X: Build and Handling

Canon EOS 1D X comes with a design that incorporates vertical shooting controls in addition to the standard horizontal ones. The Canon 1D X measures 6.4 by 6.2 by 3.3 inches and weighs 3.4 pounds. Like other advanced level DSLR cameras, Canon 1DX features a magnesium alloy chassis.

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It has an exterior covered with a hard polycarbonate and textured leatherette. The camera body proofed against dust and moisture. The image sensor has a self-cleaning mechanism. It helps to reduce the occurrence of dust spots.

Canon EOS 1D X: Performance

Canon EOS 1D X has a Q button which brings up a menu of shooting settings on the rear LCD. It’s the easiest place to go if you want to customize the Canon 1D X’s controls. From the Custom Controls submenu, you’ll be able to make a lot of adjustments.

These include the behavior of the shutter release, the AF-ON button, both directional controllers, both control wheels, and the exposure lock button. The depth of field preview button, M-Fn controls, and the Set button can also be modified. With a bit of effort, you’re able to configure the Canon 1D X to suit your tastes.

Canon EOS 1D X: Viewfinder

The viewfinder or Canon EOS 1D X is a pleasure to use. It’s a pentaprism design covering 100 percent of the frame with 0.76x magnification. Canon 1D X has a larger image in its finder than the Nikon. When you view the same subject through a lens of identical focal length and focused at the same distance.

The default focusing screen is bright and clear.  However, you can change it to one that is best suited to your purposes. Canon offers screens ideal for macro photography, as well as one with a split-image focusing aid.

Canon EOS 1D X: Image

The advanced camera has a mode button which lets you toggle between aperture priority, shutter priority, manual, and other shooting modes. The AF-Drive button serves two purposes. The top control wheel adjusts the autofocus mode. The rear wheelsets the continuous shooting mode. The third button is for your control over the metering pattern and the flash compensation.

Canon EOS 1D X: Specifications

Body type
Body type Large SLR
Max resolution 5184 x 3456
Other resolutions 4608 x 3072, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728
Image ratio w:h 3:2
Effective pixels 18 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 19 megapixels
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor Dual Digic 5+
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, 51200 (50, 102400 and 204800 with boost)
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50
Boosted ISO (maximum) 204800
White balance presets 6
Custom white balance Yes (5)
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, Normal
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Digital zoom No
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 61
Lens mount Canon EF
Focal length multiplier
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed
Screen size 3.2″
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen No
Screen type Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 0.76×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Aperture priority Yes
Shutter priority Yes
Manual exposure mode Yes
Subject / scene modes No
Built-in flash No
External flash Yes (Hot-shoe plus Sync connector)
Flash modes E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
Continuous drive 14.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec, remote)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Average
  • Spot
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±3 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
WB Bracketing Yes (3 frames in either blue/amber or magenta/green axis)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 (60, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (60, 50 fps)
Format MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone Mono
Speaker None
Storage types Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA compatible
Storage included None
HDMI Yes (Mini)
Wireless Optional
Wireless notes LC-5
Remote control Yes (N3 connector)
Environmentally sealed Yes (Water and dust resistant)
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description Lithium-Ion LP-E4N rechargeable battery & charger
Dimensions 158 x 164 x 83 mm (6.22 x 6.46 x 3.27″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
Timelapse recording Yes (by cable and PC)
GPS Optional
GPS notes GP-E1, GPE2

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