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In additional EOS 1D X Mark II was introduced by Canon in February 2016. It belongs to the Professional DSLRs category.
Canon is well-known and shouldn’t require further introduction, please see our manufacturer’s page for more digital cameras by Canon.
The EOS 1D X Mark II has a Full frame CMOS sensor with size of 36 x 24 mm² (1.42″ x 0.94″).
Picture of EOS 1D X Mark II’s sensor compared to popular format.
The 1-Euro coin has a diameter of 23.25mm.
The EOS 1D X Mark II’s sensor has resolution of 20 megapixel.
The EOS 1D X Mark II features a mechanism for automatic sensor cleaning.
|Sensor area||36.00 x 24.00mm²
(1.42″ x 0.94″)
|Resolution (physical)||21.50 megapixel|
|Resolution (effective)||20.20 megapixel|
|Pixel size||43.30 µm²|
The EOS 1D X Mark II has an optical viewfinder with a penta prism. Viewfinders with a penta prism are typical for enthusiast and professional DSLRs. The viewfinder covers 100% of the field of view and has a magnification of 0.76x, an excellent value for a viewfinder like this.
|Type||Optical (Penta prism)|
The EOS 1D X Mark II’s shutter speed varies from 1/8000s to 30s.
|Max. shutter speed||1/8000s|
|Min. shutter speed||30s|
The EOS 1D X Mark II’s sensitivity is from 100 ISO and 51200 ISO.
Also, Canon’s sensitivity can be boosted to 409600. Therefore, ISO boosting will lead to growth noise.
|Min. sensitivity||100 ISO|
|Max. sensitivity||51200 ISO|
The EOS 1D X Mark II supports all general exposure modes.
The Canon allows spot exposure for the difficult occasion.
|Auto Focus Properties|
The EOS 1D X Mark II’s auto focus processor uses 61 AF points (or sensors). A basic rule of thumb says that the more AF points you have, the better. More AF points mean a better chance to have a point at the location of interest in a scene, a big plus in challenging situations (e.g. in sports).
Manual focus is also possible with the Canon, a plus in tricky situations or for some creative freedom.
The EOS 1D X Mark II doesn’t feature a built-in flash. That is not unsusual in this camera category.
A flash or a trigger for remote flashes can be attached to the Canon’s hotshoe.
The EOS 1D X Mark II features a monitor with a diagonal of 81.00mm (3.2 in.) and a resolution of c. 1.62 megapixel. A resonable value that will make it easy to evaluate images directly in-camera.
Unfortunately, the EOS 1D X Mark II’s monitor is not articulated. That can make it tricky to frame your subject in some situations, e.g. when taking selfies.
The EOS 1D X Mark II’s monitor can work as a touch screen, just like a smartphone. That can be very useful, for example to pick AF points, but keep in mind that touch screens usually don’t work when wearing gloves.
Display characteristics at a glance:
EOS 1D X Mark II video supported the resolution with 4096 x 2160 pixel.
Also the camera is equipped with an external microphone.
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Video parameters:
|Max. resolution||4096 x 2160 pixel|
|…with frame rates||24 frames/second
|Connectivity & Wireless Specs|
Built-in wireless connectivity is not available with the Canon. You will need appropriate accessories to wirelessly transfer images between camera and smartphone.
However, the camera can be controlled over a wired connection.
Connect the Canon to a monitor or TV set over HDMI.
USB 3.0 is already supported by the Canon. USB 3.0 greatly speeds up transferring images and videos to the computer.
The camera uses CompactFlash cards. The Canon does not support SD cards.
Memory cards characteristics:
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a LP-E19 LiIon battery. The battery provides a shooting life of 1210 shots. It`s enough for one day or more.
The EOS 1D X Mark II’s battery battery parameters:
|Battery life||1210 photos|
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II’s dimensions are 158 x 167.6 x 82.6mm³. (6.2″ x 6.6″ x 3.3″). That’s the body only, without lens. The camera’s weight is a rather considerable 1340 grams (43.2 oz.). Add to this the weight of the lens.
Here is front and top view of the EOS 1D X Mark II:
For a better idea of the size of the camera, takes a look off camera and ID card comparison image.
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