Canon EOS-1DX Body Only

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Canon EOS-1DX Body Only - CA5253B002

The Ultimate EOS.
Canon has brought the best of the EOS-1D Series of digital cameras into one phenomenal model: the flagship of the EOS line, the EOS-1D X DSLR camera. Its full-frame 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors help deliver high quality image capture at up to 12 fps (14 fps in Super High Speed Mode) and a powerful ISO range of 100–51200 (up to 204800 in H2 mode) helps provide sharp, low-noise images even in dim low-light conditions. A 61-Point High-Density Reticular AF and 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor that uses a dedicated DIGIC 4 Image Processor help make the EOS-1D X reach new levels of focus speed and accuracy delivering advanced tracking even for the most challenging shooting situations. Taken all together, the EOS-1D X's improved HD video capture, numerous connectivity options, combination of processing power and durable construction, including shutter durability tested to 400,000 cycles, make it the ultimate EOS.

The choice of professionals in fields ranging from extreme sports to wedding photographers, the EOS-1D X DSLR camera is incomparable in speed, ruggedness and precision. And it only gets better. Responding to user input, the new Firmware Update Version 2.0.3 adds enhancements that provide improved AF performance and more control of exposure and customization, helping to ensure EOS-1D X users have an ideal tool to do what they do best: capturing those golden opportunities, wherever and whenever they happen.

 What's Included

  • EOS-1D X Digital SLR Body
  • Eyecup Eg 
  • Battery Pack LP-E4N
  • Battery Charger LC-E4N
  • Wide Neck Strap L7
  • Cable Protector
  • Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
  • EOS Digital Solution Disc
  • Software Instruction Manual


18.1 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
The EOS-1D X features a newly developed Canon full-frame 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor that's designed from the ground up to create high resolution, perfectly detailed images with unprecedented speed and clarity. A full 24 x 36mm, the sensor captures 5184 x 3456 large individual 6.95 µm pixels and has a much-improved S/N ratio resulting in better images from the start. A new photodiode structure with an increased photoelectric conversion rate increases the sensor's sensitivity by approximately 2 stops over previous models, meaning higher ISOs with the lowest noise of any EOS digital camera. And a 2-line 16-channel simultaneous signal readout means speeds of up to 12 fps (RAW + JPEG) and even 14 fps (Super High Speed Mode) are possible!

14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-51200 (L: 50, H1: 102400, H2: 204800)
The EOS-1D X not only offers 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, it delivers higher standard and expanded ISOs, and a score of new options to enhance shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations. With a standard range of ISO 100-51200, the EOS-1D X represents a 2-stop increase in sensitivity over previous cameras. The EOS-1D X can shoot at expanded sensitivities down to ISO 50 (L) and up to 102400 (H1), and even 204800 (H2)! The EOS-1D X has automatic ISO settings, found on the dedicated ISO menu. Minimum and maximum ISO settings can be specified, as can a user-defined range, plus full auto and manual.

Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors for enhanced noise reduction and blazing processing speed
For a whole new level of performance, the EOS-1D X uses Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors that include four 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing circuits and deliver speeds of up to 12 fps (RAW + JPEG) and 14 fps (JPEG). Compared with the predecessor, Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processor offers approximately 17x faster processing speed, and feature new algorithms that promote greater noise reduction at higher ISOs. In addition to conventional image processing functions the Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors offer real-time compensation for Chromatic Aberration in both still and motion images. With the power of these two processors, speed improvements are noticeable from the instant the camera is turned on and the stunning results speak for themselves.

All new 61-Point High Density Reticular AF
The newly designed 61-Point High Density Reticular AF features an Offset Array Sensor (with staggering AF point arrangement) to deliver greater accuracy, no matter the situation. It offers multi-zone wide-area AF for better tracking, has 5 central dual cross-type points (f/2.8 diagonal), 21 central cross-type points (f/5.6 horizontal & vertical) and 20 outer cross-type points (f/4.0 horizontal), and is sensitive in extremely low-light situations (EV-2 for a central point with a f/2.8 lens).

EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis System) Powered by Canon DIGIC 4 Image Processor
The EOS-1D X features a brand new 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor with a dedicated DIGIC 4 Image Processor that delivers substantial improvements in evaluative ambient and flash metering. The sensor has 252 distinct zones for general metering, with 35 zones used for low-light metering. The meter's DIGIC 4 Image Processor uses EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis System) that incorporates face and color recognition data for more stable performance under rapidly changing lighting situations. The E-TTL Flash metering gains the same improvements. These improvements ensure accurate automatic exposure in a greatly increased group of shooting situations, offering a level of performance that will impress even the seasoned pro.


Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera

Recording Media


  • Dual CF Cards (Type I or II)
  • Compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards


    Image Format
    Approx. 36 mm x 24mm (35 mm Full-frame)

    Compatible Lenses
    Canon EF Lenses

    Lens Mount
    Canon EF mount

    Image Sensor

    High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor

    Effective pixels: Approx. 18.1 megapixels

    Total Pixels
    19.3 megapixels

    Aspect Ratio
    3:2 (Horizontal:Vertical)

    Color Filter System
    RGB primary color filters

    Low Pass Filter
    Fixed position in front of the image sensor

    Dust Deletion Feature
    (1) Self Cleaning Sensor Unit


  • Carrier wave type
  • Removes dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass.
  • Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking about 1.8 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking about 5.2 sec.).
  • Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.


    (2) Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending

  • The coordinates of the dust adhering to the infrared- and ultraviolet-blocking glass are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
  • The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.


    (3) Manual cleaning


    Recording System

    Recording Format
    Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3

    Image Format
    Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG

    Video: MOV (Image data: H.264; Audio: Linear PCM)

    File Size
    (1) Large: Approx. 17.9 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)

    (2) M1: Approx. 14.20 Megapixels (4608 x 3072)

    (3) M2: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3456 x 2304)

    (4) Small: Approx. 4.5 Megapixels (2592 x 1728)

    (5) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5184 x 3456)

    (6) M-RAW: Approx. 10.10 Megapixels (3888 x 2592)

    (7) S-RAW: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2592 x 1728)

    Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

    Recording Functions
    1. Standard
    Select one of the CF cards to record.
    2. Auto switch card
    When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically.
    3. Record separately
    The same image is saved to both cards, but in a different size (L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW, or S-RAW) that was set for the respective card.
    4. Record to multiple
    The same image is saved to both cards in the same size (RAW+JPEG also possible).

    Backup Recording

    File Numbering
    Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
    Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card

    RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
    The image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and four JPEG recording quality settings.

    Color Space
    sRGB, Adobe RGB

    Picture Style
    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3

    White Balance

    Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting

    Auto White Balance
    Auto white balance with the image sensor

    Color Temperature Compensation
    Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
    Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
    *Corrected in reference to the current WB mode's color temperature.

    Color Temperature Information Transmission


    Eye-level pentaprism

    Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%

    Approx. 0.76x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) / 35.0° angle of view

    Eye Point
    Approx. 20mm (At -1m-1 from eyepiece lens center)

    Dioptric Adjustment Correction
    -3.0 to +1.0 m-1 (diopter)

    Focusing Screen

    Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60)

    Viewfinder Information
    - AF information (AF point, focus confirmation, AF status indicator)
    - Exposure information (Metering mode, shooting mode, AE lock, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, ISO speed (always displayed), exposure level, exposure warning)
    - Flash information (Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation)
    - Image information (White balance correction, highlight-tone priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display), CF card information, JPEG/RAW indicator)
    - Battery check
    - Composition information (Grid, electronic level)

    Depth Of Field Preview
    Enabled with depth-of-field preview button


    TTL-AREA-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor

    AF Points
    61-point AF
    *One to five cross-type AF points at f/2.8, 10 to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4, and 15 to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6. 1 cross-type AF point at f/8.* (The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.)

    *With Firmware Version 1.1.1 installed.

    Focusing Modes
    (1) Autofocus
    One-Shot AF
    Predictive AI Servo AF


  • For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo AF operation can be selected.
  • For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.

  • AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF automatically)
    (2) Manual focus (MF)



    AF Point Selection
    1. Single-point AF (Manual selection)
    2. Auto selection 61-point AF
    3. Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
    4. AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: up, down, left, and right). Firmware Ver. 1.1.1 allows cross-type autofocusing with the center AF point up to a maximum aperture of f/8 when using an extender. When AF point expansion is used with a lens/extender combination, the four AF points surrounding the center point act as AF assist points. Points above and below are sensitive to vertical contrast, while those to the left and right are sensitive to horizontal contrast
    5. AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
    6. Zone AF (Manual zone selection)

    AF Function Registration/Switching
    With a Custom Function, four types of AF function settings can be registered in a group: 1. AF area selection mode, 2. AI Servo tracking sensitivity, 3. AI Servo AF tracking method, and 4. AI Servo 1st/2nd img priority.
    * This function can be assigned to the depth-of-field preview button or lens A stop button by customizing camera controls/buttons (Custom Controls).

    Selected AF Point Display
    Indicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel

    Active AF Point Indicator
    AF Area and AF Point Selection
    From the Orientation Linked AF Point menu, the AF area and manually-selectable AF point can be set separately for horizontal and vertical (camera grip at the top or bottom) shooting.

    AF Point Illumination during AI Servo AF
    With Firmware Ver. 1.1.1, AF points can be illuminated in red with a half-press of the shutter button in AI Servo AF mode. Illumination is intermittent, not continuous, and does not interfere with metering accuracy.

    AF Assist Beam
    When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary.

    Exposure Control

    Metering Modes
    252-zone metering with approx. 100,000-pixel RGB AE sensor and TTL maximum aperture metering employed. The following metering modes selectable:
    (1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
    (2) Partial metering
    (3) Spot metering
       1. Center spot metering
       2. AF point-linked spot metering (Custom Function)
         -Linkable to all AF points.
         -With automatic AF point selection, center spot metering is set.
       3. Multi-spot metering
         - Up to eight multi-spot meter readings can be taken.
    (4) Center-weighted average metering
       1. The selectable metering modes can be restricted with a Custom Function.

    Metering Range
    EV 0 - EV 20 (at 73°F/23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)

    Exposure Control Systems
    Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb, E-TTL II autoflash program AE

    ISO Speed Range
    Automatically set, ISO 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
    Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-51200 set automatically
    Extension settable: ISO 50; 102,400 and 204,800

    Exposure Compensation
    Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
    AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
    * Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.

    AE Lock
    (1) Auto AE lock

    • In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.

    (2) Manual AE lock

    • With AE lock button. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.) Enabled in all metering modes.



    Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter

    Shutter Speeds
    1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec. (still)

    1/4000 - 1/30 (Movie / Program AE)

    1/4000 - 1/30 (Movie / Manual Exposure) for 24/25/30 fps

    1/4000 - 1/60 (Movie / Manual Exposure) for 50/60 fps


    Shutter speed's control range can be set with a Custom Function.


    Shutter Release
    Soft-touch electromagnetic release

    Self Timer
    10-sec. delay, 2-sec. delay

    External Speedlite

    EOS Dedicated Speedlite
    E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites

    Zooming to Match Focal Length

    Flash Metering
    E-TTL II autoflash

    Flash Exposure Compensation
    ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

    FE Lock

    External Flash Settings
    1) External Flash Control

    • Flash mode, sync setting, FEB (not with 270EX II / 270EX), flash exposure compensation, E-TTL II, zoom, wireless master flash, (not with 430EX II / 270EX), and clear settings.

    2) Flash Custom Function Setting


    PC Terminal
    Provided; accepts third-party flash units with sync line voltages up to 250V maximum

    Drive System

    Drive Modes
    Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, Silent Single Shooting and Self-timer (10-sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)

    Continuous Shooting Speed
    Super High-speed: Maximum 14 shots/sec.

    High-speed: Maximum 12 shots/sec.

    Low-speed: Maximum 3 shots/sec.

    Maximum Burst
    The maximum burst during continuous shooting is as follows:
    JPEG Large: Approx: TBA
    UDMA CF Card: Approx: TBA
    RAW: Approx: TBA
    UDMA 7 CF Card: Approx. TBA

    Live View Functions

    Shooting Modes
    Still photo and video recording

    Quick mode (61- Point Phase-difference detection AF)
    Live mode/Face detection Live mode (One-Point Contrast detection AF, switching to another point possible)
    Face detection Live mode (Contrast AF, Face Selectable)
    Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)

    Metering Modes
    Real-time Evaluative metering with the image sensor

    Metering Range
    Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor:

    • Metering range: EV 0 - EV 20 (At 73°F/23°C, 50mm f/1.4 lens, ISO 100)
    • AE lock possible
    • The active metering time can be changed.


    Grid Display
    Three grid display provided

    Exposure Simulation

    Silent Shooting

    Video Shooting

    File Format
    MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM)

    • Internal monaural microphone
    • External stereo microphone jack available


    File Size
    Recording Sizes:
    1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480

    Frame Rates
    [1920 x 1080]: 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps
    [1280 x 720]: 60 fps / 50 fps
    [640 x 480]: 30 fps / 25 fps

    Continuous Shooting Time
    Recording Times based on 8 GB Memory Card:

    [1920 x 1080]
    30 fps: ALL-I (TBA) / IPB (TBA)
    25 fps ALL-I (TBA) / IPB (TBA)
    24 fps ALLI-I (TBA) / IPB (TBA)

    [1280 x 720]
    60 fps: ALL-I (TBA) / IPB (TBA)
    50 fps ALL-I (TBA) / IPB (TBA)

    [640 x 480]
    30 fps: IPB (TBA)
    25 fps: IPB (TBA)

    Same as Live View Shooting

    Exposure Control
    Program AE, Manual exposure

    Exposure Compensation
    ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

    LCD Monitor

    TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

    Monitor Size

    Approx. 1.04 million dots

    Approx. 100%
    Viewing angle: 170°

    Brightness Control
    7 levels provided

    Interface Languages
    25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)


    Display Format
    Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder), star rating

    Highlight Alert
    With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink

    Image Protection and Erase

    Erase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card

    Erase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images

    Direct Printing

    Compatible Printers
    PictBridge-compatible printers

    Printable Images
    RAW and JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System

    - Movies cannot be printed.

    DPOF: Digital Print Order Format

    Version 1.1 compatible

    Direct Image Transfer

    Compatible Images
    JPEG and RAW images and movies

    • For RAW+JPEG, only the RAW or JPEG image or both images can be transferred



    Custom Functions
    Total 31

    Camera User Settings
    Current camera settings can be registered to C1, C2 and C3 on the Mode Dial (Automatic registration update is possible)

    My Menu Registration
    Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered


    USB Terminal
    For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)

    Video Out Terminal
    (1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
    (2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal

    Extension System Terminal
    For connection to WFT-E6A (WFT) and GP-E1 (GPS)

    Power Source

    One Battery Pack LP-E4N or LP-E4
    AC power can be supplied with the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4

    Number of Shots
    Number of shots (approx.)

    Temperature and Shooting Method Possible Shots
    At 73°F/23°C Approx. TBA
    At 32°F/0°C Approx. TBA
    Live View shooting at 73°F/23°C Approx. TBA
    Live View shooting at 32°F/0°C Approx. TBA

    The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards


    Battery Check
    Automatic battery check when the power switch is turned on:
    Displayed in 6 levels:

    • Battery level displayed on LCD panel and in viewfinder.
    • Battery information can be checked with the [Battery info.] menu


    Power Saving
    Power turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 minutes) of non-operation elapses.

    Date/Time Battery
    CR2025 lithium battery

    Start-up Time
    Approx. 0.1 sec

    Dimensions and Weight

    Dimensions (W x H x D)
    Approx. 158 x 163.6 x 82.7 mm / 6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in.

    Approx. 1530 g / 54.0 oz.

    Operating Environment

    Working Temperature Range

    Working Humidity Range
    85% or less

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