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Canon 1DX review

The Canon EOS 1DX has 18MP and 61 AF points, and shoots at 12fps

Our Verdict

For

  • Full-frame sensor
  • Superb AF
  • Great exposure system
  • Excellent noise control

Against

  • No exposure compensation button on vertical grip
  • Heavy
  • No rating button
  • No in-camera HDR

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon 1DX, we've shot our resolution chart.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon EOS 1DX is capable of resolving up to around 26 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them, check out our full explanation of our camera testing resolution charts.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

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Full ISO 100 image

JPEGs

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ISO 100, score: 26

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ISO 200, score: 26

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ISO 400, score: 24

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ISO 800, score: 24

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ISO 1600, score: 24

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ISO 3200, score: 24

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ISO 6400, score: 22

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ISO 12,800, score: 22

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ISO 25,600, score: 20

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ISO 51,200, score: 18

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ISO 102,400, score: 14

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ISO 204,800, score: 10

Raw files

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ISO 100, score: 28

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ISO 200, score: 28

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ISO 400, score: 26

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ISO 800, score: 26

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ISO 1600, score: 26

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ISO 3200, score: 24

Canon 1DX review

ISO 6400, score: 22

Canon 1DX review

ISO 12,800, score: 22

Canon 1DX review

ISO 25,600, score: 20

Canon 1DX review

ISO 51,200, score: 18

Canon 1DX review

ISO 102,400, score: 14

Canon 1DX review

ISO 204,800, score: 10

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Green CompliantYes
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
TouchscreenNo
Effective Camera Resolution18.1 Megapixel
USBYes
PictBridgeYes
Product FamilyEOS
Image StabilizationNo
ColourBlack
Digital ZoomNo
Brand NameCanon
DurabilityWater Resistant, Dust Resistant
FeaturesFace Detection, Live View, Orientation Sensor, Self-timer, Continuous Shooting Mode, Time Lapse Function
Screen Size8.1 cm (3.2")
Video FormatsMOV, MPEG-4
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)1.34 kg
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityErP, REACH, RoHS, WEEE
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Image Sensor TypeCMOS
Total Camera Resolution19.3 Megapixel
HDMIYes
Camera AssemblyBody Only
HD Movie ModeYes
Battery Model SupportedLP-E4N
Memory Card SupportedCompactFlash Type I (UDMA Compatible), CompactFlash Card Type II
Height163.6 mm
Width158 mm
Depth82.7 mm
Autofocus Points61
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Flash ModesAuto Flash, Flash ON, Flash OFF, Rear Curtain Sync, Flash Exposure Compensation, X-sync
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model1D X
Product NameEOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Aspect Ratio3:2
Manufacturer Part Number5253B009
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

The EOS-1D X combines speed with image quality, to create the next generation camera for professionals. Full frame 18 megapixel sensor with Dual "DIGIC 5+" processors sets the standard, and up to 12 frames per second shooting takes it beyond.

Battery Life1120 Shot
Package Contents
  • EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E4N
Display Resolution1040000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone