Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Compared to the Canon EOS-1D X

SpecificationsCanon EOS-1D X Mark IICanon EOS-1D X
  Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Canon EOS-1D X
Year Introduced20162012
Megapixels20.218.1
Total Pixels21.519.3
Sensor Size36.0 x 24.0mm36.0 x 24.0mm
Pixel Dimensions5472 x 36485184 x 3456
Pixel Size6.58µm6.94µm
Diffraction-Limited Aperturef/10.6f/11.2
Aspect Ratio3:23:2
Sensor CleaningEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass FilterEOS Integrated Cleaning System with fluorine coated Low-Pass Filter
Lens MountEF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-EEF (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E, MP-E
FOVCF1.0x1.0x
Image ProcessorDual DIGIC 6+Dual DIGIC 5+
 
Autofocus  
TypeTTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensorTTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
Points61 points (Cross-type AF points: Max. 41 points)61 Point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5 dual cross type at f/2.8
The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.
Working RangeEV -3 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)EV -2 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
ModesOne Shot
AI Servo AF (AI Servo AF III+)
One Shot
AI Servo
Point SelectionAutomatic selection: All 61 point AF (based on EOS iTR AF setting)
Manual selection: Single point AF (selectable points 61, 15, 9 or cross type only points selectable)
Manual selection: Sngle point Spot AF
Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)
Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points
Manual selection: Zone AF (all AF points divided into 9 focusing zones)
Manual selection: Large Zone AF (all AF points divided into 3 focusing zones)
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Automatic selection: 61 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF (61, 41 cross type only, 15 or 9 points selectable)
Manual selection: Spot AF
Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)
Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points
Manual selection: Zone AF 
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
PredictiveYes, up to 8m
Assist BeamEmitted by an optional dedicated SpeedliteEmitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
MicroadjustmentManual: Enter adjustment +/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for zoom lenses)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
AF Menu
+/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
 
Exposure Control  
Metering ModesApprox. 360,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, 216-zone metering. EOS Intelligent Subject Analysis system
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.2% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering:
Center spot metering (approx. 1.5% viewfinder at centre)
AF point-linked spot metering
Multi-spot metering
(4) Centre weighted average metering
TTL full aperture metering with 252 zone from 100,000-pixel RGB AE sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering:
Center spot metering (approx. 2.5% viewfinder)
AF point-linked spot metering
Multi/Spot metering (Max 8 spot metering entries)
(4) Center weighted average metering
Metering RangeEV 0 – 20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering)EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Exposure Comp±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO SensitivityAuto (100-51200), 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) 
ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1 102400, H2 204800, H3 409600
Auto (100-51200), 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) 
ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1 102400, H2 204800
Shutter Speed30 - 1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)30 - 1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)
WB SettingsAWB (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy,Tungsten
Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature, and Personal (1-5)
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom WBYes, 5 setting can be registeredYes, 5 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing+/-3 levels in single level increments
3, 2, 5 or 7 bracketed images per shutter release
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias
+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
 
Viewfinder  
TypePentaprismPentaprism
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
MagnificationApprox. 0.76xApprox. 0.76x
EyepointApprox. 20mmApprox. 20mm
Diopter Correction-3 to +1 m-1 (diopter)-3 to +1 m-1 (diopter)
Focusing ScreenInterchangeable. Standard Focusing Screen Ec-C6 provided. Can be changed to Ec-A, B or LInterchangeable (12 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Ec-CV
MirrorQuick-return half mirrorQuick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
InformationAF information: Single/Spot AF points, AF Frame, AF status, Focus indicator, AF mode, AF point selection, AF point registration
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, flash metering, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB, metering mode, shooting mode
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level
Other information: Battery check, Warning symbol, Flicker Detection, drive mode, white balance, JPEG/RAW indicator
AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light, 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, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level
Image information: White balance correction, highlight-tone priority (D+), maximum burst
(2-digit display), CF card information, JPEG/RAW indicator, battery check icon.
Composition information
Grid, electronic level
DOF PreviewYes, with Depth of Field preview button.Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece ShutterBuilt inBuilt in
 
LCD  
Type3.2" (8.11cm) Clear View LCD II, approx. 1620K dots3.2" (8.11cm) Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
CoverageApprox. 100%Approx. 100%
Viewing AngleApprox. 170°Approx. 170°
CoatingAnti-reflection and Anti-smudge. Reinforced glass incorporatedAnti-reflection and Solid Structure
Brightness AdjAdjustable to one of seven levelsAdjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level
(4) Custom Quick Control Screen
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level
 
Flash  
Built-in GNN/A (ISO 100, meters)N/A (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in CoverageN/AN/A
Built-in Recycle TimeN/AN/A
ModesE-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered ManualE-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
X-Sync1/250sec1/250sec (EX series Speedlites only)
Exposure Compensation±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Exposure BracketingYes, with compatible External FlashYes, with compatible External Flash
Exposure LockYesYes
2nd Curtain SyncYesYes
Hot Shoe/PC TerminalYes / YesYes / Yes
External Flash CompE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash supportE-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash ControlVia camera menuVia camera menu
 
Shooting  
Shooting ModesProgram AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom (x3)Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual
Picture StylesAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Color SpacesRGB and Adobe RGBsRGB and Adobe RGB
Image ProcessingHighlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Lens optical correction (Not possible with M-RAW and S-RAW):
- Peripheral illumination correction
- Chromatic aberration correction
- Distortion correction (during or after still photo shooting)
- Diffraction correction (during or after still photo shooting)
- Digital Lens Optimizer (after still photo shooting)
Resize to M1, M2 or S (frame grab images from 4K movies and images shot in S quality cannot be resized)
Cropping: JPEG images can be cropped (Aspect ratio is fixed - 3:2 or 2:3)
- 41 cropping sizes selectable, from 13% to 95% (diagonal)
- Switch between vertical and horizontal cropping orientation
- Cropping frame can be moved using touch screen operation
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Multiple exposure
4K Frame Grab
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Chromatic aberration correction
Distortion correction
Resize to M1, M2 or S
RAW image processing - during image Playback only 
Multiple exposure
Drive ModesSingle, Continuous High, Continuous Low, Silent single, Silent Continous High, Silent Continuous Low, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote)Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting
Continuous ShootingMax. Approx. 14fps. with full AF / AE tracking, speed maintained for up to unlimited number of JPEGs or 170 RAW images, with CFast 2.0 card
Max. 16fps in Live View mode with mirror locked up and exposure and AF locked on first frame
Max. Approx. 12fps. (speed maintained for up to 180 images (JPEG) or 38 images (RAW) (with UDMA card), 14fps with mirror locked up and exposure and AF locked on first frame
Shutter Lag36-55ms36-55ms
Viewfinder BlackoutN/A60ms
 
Live View  
TypeElectronic viewfinder with image sensorElectronic viewfinder with image sensor
CoverageApprox. 100% (horizontally and vertically)Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
FrameRate29.97 fps30 fps
FocusingManual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face Detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone - Single), available with all EF lenses
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
MeteringReal-time evaluative metering with image sensor (315-zone)
Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of Live View screen)
Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of Live View screen)
Center-weighted average metering
Active metering timer can be changed
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display Options3 levels available through INFO. button: No information, Basic shooting information, Histogram
Multiple Exposure status also available in Multiple Exposure mode
Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios, Dual Axis Electronic Level
 
File Information  
Still ImageTypeJPEG: 10 compression options
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition)
Complies with Exif 2.30 and Design rule for Camera File system 2.0
Complies with Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1
JPEG: 10 compression options (Exif 2.3 compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW, sRAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous RecYes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possibleYes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possible
Image SizeJPEG: (L) 5472x3648, (M1) 4368x2912, (M2) 3648x2432, (S) 2736x1824
RAW: (RAW) 5472x3648, (M-RAW) 4104x2736, (S-RAW) 2736x1824
JPEG: (L) 5184x3456, (M1) 4608x3072, (M2) 3456x2304, (S1) 2592x1728, 
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456 (M-RAW) 3888x2592, (S-RAW)2592x1728
Movie TypeMOV Video: 4K - Motion JPEG (internal recording only), Full HD - MPEG4 AVC / H.264 variable (average) bit rate, Audio: Linear PCM
MP4 Video: Full HD - MPEG4 AVC/H.264, Audio: AAC
MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM)
Movie Size4K (17:9) - 4096 x 2160
Full HD (16:9) - 1920 x 1080
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (30, 25 fps) inter frame
Movie LengthMax duration 29min 59sec. (excluding High Frame Rate movies). No 4GB file limit with exFAT CF or CFast cardMax duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB
Sound FilesWAVE (monaural)WAVE (monaural)
FoldersNew folders can be manually created and selectedNew folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
 
Other Information  
Wireless Features
GPSBuilt-invia optional GP-E2 GPS Receiver
Custom Functions34 Custom Functions31 Custom Functions with 99 settings
Metadata TagUser copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
Image transfer with caption (Caption registered with EOS Utility)
User copyright information (can be set in camera)
LCD Panel / IlluminationYes / YesYes / Yes
Water & Dust ResistanceYesYes
Sound MemoUp to 30sec per image - 48Khz or 8KhzUp to 30sec per image - 48Khz or 8Khz
Orientation SensorYesYes
Playback Zoom1.5x - 10x1.5x - 10x
Display Formats(1) Single image
(2) Single image with information (2 levels - Basic and Detailed)
Lens information and RGB histogram
White balance
Picture Style
Color space and noise reduction
Lens optical correction
GPS information
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) 36 image index
(6) 100image index
(7) Jump Display (1, 10 or 100 images, Date, Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images, Rating)
(8) Movie edit
(9) RAW processing
(10) Rating
(1) Single image with information (2 levels) 
(2) Single image 
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Magnified view 
(6) Movie edit
Slide ShowImage selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Protected images, Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
HistogramBrightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
Brightness: Yes 
RGB: Yes
Highlight AlertYesYes
Image Erase ProtectionSingle image, Selected images, Folder, CardErase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories(1) Shooting menu 1 - 6
(2) AF Menu 1 - 5
(3) Playback menu 1 - 3
(4) Setup menu 1 - 4
(5) Custom Functions menu 1 - 8
(6) My Menu (1 - 5 user selectable)
(1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) AF Menu (x5)
(3) Playback menu (x3)
(4) Setup menu (x4)
(5) Custom Functions menu (x7)
(6) My Menu
Menu Languages25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
 
Interface  
Computer InterfaceSuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)Hi-Speed USB
Other InterfaceHDMI mini out (Type C, HDMI-CEC compatible), System Extension Terminal (for WFT-E8 and WFT-E6), External Microphone In / Line In (Stereo mini jack), Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack), RJ-45 (gigabit ethernet), N3-type remote control terminalVideo output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible), Extension system terminal (for WFT-E6/GP-E1), External microphone (Stereo mini jack), RJ-45(gigabyte ethernet)
Canon Printer SupportCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA PrintersCanon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
Pict BridgeYesYes
 
Memory  
Memory TypeCF Card (Type I; compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards) and CFast Card (CFast 2.0 supported)2x CompactFlash Type I/II (incompatible with Microdrive) (UDMA 7 compatible)
 
Software  
Browsing & Printing SoftwareImageBrowser EX
Image Processing SoftwareDigital Photo Professional 4Digital Photo Professional
Other SoftwareEOS Utility 3 (inc. Remote Capture ), Picture Style EditorPhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory
 
Batteries & Power  
BatteryRechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E19 (or LP-E4N, LP-E4)Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E4N (supplied), 1x CR2025 for date & settings
Battery LifeApprox. 1210 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
1020 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Approx. 1120 (at 23°C)
860 (at 0°C)
Battery Indicator6 levels + percentage6 levels + percentage
Power SavingPower turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.) of non-operation elapses.Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30mins or Off.
Power Supply Battery ChargersBattery charger LC-E19 (supplied), AC Adapter AC-E19, DC Coupler DC-E19, AC Adapter kit ACK-E4AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4, Battery charger LC-E4N, Car Battery charger cable CG-570 (use with LC-E4)
 
Physical Specs  
Body MaterialsMagnesium Alloy body coversMagnesium Alloy body covers
Shutter Durability Rating400,000400,000
Operating Environment0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions Inches6.22 x 6.6 x 3.25" (158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mm)6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3" (158 x 163.6x 82.7mm)
CIPA Weight53.97 oz (1530g)54.0 oz (1530g)
 
Accessories  
ViewfinderEyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Angle Finder CEyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Focusing Screens Ec, Angle Finder C
Camera Case
Wireless File TransmitterWireless File Transmitter WFT-E6A, WFT-E8AWireless File Transmitter WFT-E6
Compatible LensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E and MP-E lensesAll EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses), TS-E and MP-E lenses
Compatible FlashCanon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 380EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 430EX III 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite MR-14EX, Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, ST-E3-RT)
Battery Grip N/A N/A
RemoteRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5 and Speedlite 600EX-RTRemote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5
OtherHand Strap E2, Connect Station CS100Hand Strap E2, GP-E1 GPS reciever, GP-E2 GPS reciever
 
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