Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Review

Overall Score

81

Main Features

  • 20 MP Full frame CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 51200 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 16 fps continuous shooting
  • 4K 4096 x 2160 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • Built-In GPS
  • 158 x 168 x 83 mm, 1530g.
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  • Replaced: EOS-1D X
  • Replaced by: EOS-1D X Mark III

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Overview


First introduced in February, 2016, Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is a 20 MP DSLR with a Full frame (36 x 24 mm) sized CMOS sensor. Canon replaced the older Canon 1D X with EOS-1D X Mark II. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 1D X II with Canon 1D X

Canon replaced EOS-1D X Mark II with Canon 1D X III. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models:

Compare Canon 1D X II with Canon 1D X III


Canon 1D X II comes with a Full Frame sensor - 36 x 24 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 43.27 mm

- Full Frame, approximate the actual size shown above

Sensor resolution of Canon 1D X II ~ 5477 x 3651 pixels.

Canon 1D X II has Crop Factor: 1.0

The sensor has a surface area of 864.0 mm².

There are approximate 19,996,527 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 1D X II Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Canon 1D X III 2020 20MP 100 - 102400 1440g 158 x 168 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon 1D X II 2016 20MP 100 - 51200 1530g 158 x 168 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D C Canon 1D C 2012 18MP 100 - 51200 1500g 158 x 164 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D X Canon 1D X 2011 18MP 100 - 51200 1340g 158 x 164 x 83mm
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Canon 1D MIV 2010 16MP 100 - 12800 1230g 156 x 157 x 80mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 1D X II


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS-1D X Mark II with competitors in pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
4096 x 2160 (4K) Max Video Resolution
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
51200 Max Native ISO
16.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Long Battery Life: 1210 shots
Manual Exposure Mode
Headphone Port
61 Focus Points
±5 AE Bracketing Range
400000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Touch Screen
External Flash
AF Face Detection
20MP High Resolution Sensor
1620k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
Environmental Sealing
2 Storage Slots
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Image Stabilization
No Articulating Screen
Weight: 1530g
Type Scores

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II has an Overall Score of 81/100 and ranked #16 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #53 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon 1D X II Scores
Imaging score
78
Features score
81
Value for money score
80
Portability score
41
Overall score
81
Average Scores in Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
57
Features Score
49
Value For Money Score
61
Portability Score
49
Overall score
55

Physical Dimensions of Canon 1D X II


Canon EOS-1D X Mark II weighs 1530g and has external dimensions of 158 x 168 x 83mm (6.22 x 6.61 x 3.27"). Considering that the average weight of Pro DSLR cameras is 1280g, Canon 1D X II is 250 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 1D X II
1530g
Average weight
1280g
Min weight
735g
Max weight
1585g

Thickness Comparison
Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 1D X II
83mm
Average Thickness
85mm
Min Thickness
74mm
Max Thickness
123mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS-1D X Mark II with the dimensions:

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS-1D X Mark II Dimensions EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon 5D MIV 890 g 1530 g 151 x 116 x 76 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Nikon D5 Nikon D5 1415 g 1530 g 160 x 158.5 x 92 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Canon EOS-1D X Canon 1D X 1340 g 1530 g 158 x 164 x 83 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Sony Alpha A7R II Sony A7R II 625 g 1530 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Sony Alpha A9 Sony A9 673 g 1530 g 127 x 96 x 63 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Nikon D850 Nikon D850 1015 g 1530 g 146 x 124 x 79 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Sony Alpha A7S II Sony A7S II 627 g 1530 g 127 x 96 x 60 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Canon EOS-1D C Canon 1D C 1500 g 1530 g 158 x 164 x 83 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS-1D X Mark II


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS-1D X Mark II
Announced February, 2016
Body Type Large SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1
Number of Lenses 272
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 1620k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 61
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 16.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range no built-in flash
Flash Modes no built-in flash
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size Full frame
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Area 864.0 mm²
Sensor Resolution 20 MP
Max Image Resolution 5472 x 3648
Max Native ISO 51200
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 409600
Min Boosted ISO 50
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 4096 x 2160
Video Formats MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Built-In
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 1210 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LP-E19
Physical
Weight 1530 g
Physical Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type
Storage Slots 2
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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