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Canon 1DX review

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

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Noise is extremely well controlled in this ISO 3200 image. There's only a hint of luminance noise in the background visible at 100% on screen in this shot which was taken with the high ISO noise reduction setting set to its default 'Standard' setting.

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This ISO 1000 image has recorded the fiddler's face in fine detail.

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This JPEG image was captured at the same time as the raw file below, note the higher contrast which results in the loss of some detail in the shirt as the dark gradation is compressed.

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The raw file has preserved more of the tonal gradation in the dark shirt.

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The full-frame sensor and a large aperture (f/3.2) has resulted in shallow depth of field so the runner is isolated from the background.

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The autofocus system is responsive and accurate.

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Even in Evaluative mode the iFCL metering system puts emphasis on the subject under the active AF point, but it still manages to find a good balance when the subject is darker or brighter than mid-grey.

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Detail, and colour are great in JPEGs straight from the Canon EOS 1DX.

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Even as the light was falling, the Canon EOS 1DX was able to capture lots of detail, meter accurately and reproduce colour well.

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Colours are represented well from the Canon EOS 1DX.

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Lots of detail can be captured by the Canon EOS 1DX: this image was shot using a 100mm macro lens.

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The Canon EOS 1DX deals well with mixed lighting conditions, producing accurate colours under the Auto White Balance setting.

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Shot at ISO 25,600, noise is controlled well for such a high sensitivity. Examining the image at 100% reveals chroma and luminance noise, but the image looks great at printing and web sizes.

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This image shows the extreme sensitivities the Canon EOS 1DX can reach and was shot at ISO Hi2. Obviously the image degradation is severe, but it's also important to remember that this was shot in near dark conditions.

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This image again shows how the Canon EOS 1DX has coped with a mixed lighting condition, to produce accurate metering throughout the scene.

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
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