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EOS-1D X (Body)

Bringing you beyond the ultimate in photographic performance

The ideal 35mm DSLR for high speed performance and unsurpassed image quality is no longer a dream thanks to all-new imaging systems such as the EOS iTR (Intelliegent Tracking and Recognition) AF and EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) System. The EOS-1D X brings photographers and film-makers the best in digital imaging performance.


  • 18.1 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor
  • ISO 100–51200, expandable to 50, H1, H2
  • 12 frames-per-second continuous shooting (expandable to 14fps)
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Imaging Processor


61-point high-density reticular AF

The EOS-1D X features a next-generation Auto Focus (AF) system sporting 61 point high-density reticular AF (41 cross-type points) that offers wide, auto focus coverage at high precision as well as enhanced subject tracking capability.

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).

The technological advancement in the EOS-1D X dramatically expands focusing accuracy to support a larger range of f/4.0 and f/5.6 lenses.

Fast 14fps shots

In the One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF modes, a maximum continuous shooting speed of 12fps is attainable. Photographers also have the option to activate the super high-speed continuous shooting mode of 14fps.

A new mirror mechanism, Quad Active mirror stopper, equipped with separate bounce lock mechanisms and double balancers in the EOS-1D X reduces mirror bounce instantly. The new mechanism enables stable and high-speed drive to ensure photographers will never miss any high-speed action.

Note: If the internal temperature of the camera falls below 10 Degrees Celsius AND ISO Speed is above 20,000; the maximum shooting speed is 10 frames-per-second.

Advanced EOS Movie

With the new CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 5+ processor, color artifacts and moiré that appear in scenes with (fine) horizontal lines are drastically reduced, even at high ISO speeds.

Users are also able to select between ALL-I and IPB compression methods to suit their preferred post-production workflows. ALL-I compression results in larger file sizes but is ideal for speedy conversion during the editing process as individual frames are not linked to each other. Not only does IPB compression offer higher compression for smaller file sizes; it also offers image quality similar to previous versions of EOS Movie.

New EOS Movie features in the EOS-1D X include SMTPE-compliant time code embedding, manually adjustable audio recording level settings and recording in P, Av, TV and Manual modes.


Specifications for EOS-1D X (Body)






Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera

Recording media

Type I or II CF card, UDMA mode 7-compatible

* Dual CF card slots

Image sensor size

Approx. 36 x 24mm

Compatible lenses

Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses) 

(35 mm-equivalent lens focal length will be as indicated on the lens)

Lens mount

Canon EF mount

Image Sensor



CMOS sensor

Effective pixels

Approx. 18.10 megapixels

Aspect ratio


Dust delete feature

Auto, manual, dust delete data appending

Recording System


Recording format

Design rule for Camera File System 2.0

Image type

JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording enabled

Recorded pixels

L (Large)

Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)

M1 (Medium1)

Approx. 14.20 megapixels (4608 x 3072)

M2 (Medium2)

Approx. 8.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304)

S (Small)

Approx. 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728)


Approx. 17.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456)


Approx. 10.10 megapixels (3888 x 2592)


Approx. 4.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728)

JPEG quality

10 levels

Recording function

Standard, Auto switch card, Record separately, Record to multiple

Create / select a folder


File name

Preset code, User setting 1, User setting 2

File numbering

Continuous, Auto reset, Manual reset

Image Processing During Shooting


Picture Style

Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3

White balance

Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (Approx. 2500-10000K), Personal white balance (5 settings), White balance correction and White balance bracketing possible

* Flash color temperature information transmission enabled

Noise reduction

Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots

Automatic image brightness correction

Auto lighting optimizer

Highlight tone priority


Lens aberration correction

Peripheral illumination correction, chromatic aberration correction




Eye-level pentaprism


Vertical / horizontal approx. 100% (with eye point approx. 20mm)


Approx. 0.76x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)


Approx. 20mm (from eyepiece lens center at -1m-1)

Built-in dioptric adjustment

Approx. -3.0 - +1.0m-1 (dpt)

Eyepiece shutter


Focusing screen

Ec-C V provided, interchangeable

AF status indicator


Grid display


Electronic level


1° increments, ±6°


1° increments, ±4°

* During horizontal shooting


Quick-return type

Depth-of-field preview





TTL secondary image-registration, phase detection

AF points

61 points (Up to 41 cross-type points) 

* Number of available AF points and cross-type points vary depending on the lens.

Focusing brightness range

EV -2 – 18 (with center f/2.8 AF point, at 23°C / 73°F, ISO 100)

Focus modes

One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, Manual focusing (MF)

AF area selection modes

Single-point Spot AF (manual selection), Single-point AF (manual selection), AF point expansion (manual selection; up, down, left and right), AF point expansion (manual selection; surround), Zone AF (manual selection), Auto selection of 61 AF points

AF point automatic selection conditions

Depending on EOS iTR AF setting (AF using color and face detection information possible) 

*iTR: Intelligent Tracking and Recognition

AF Configuration tool

Case 1 - 6

AI Servo characteristics

Tracking sensitivity, Acceleration / deceleration tracking, AF point auto switching

AF fine adjustment

AF Microadjustment (All lenses by same amount or Adjust by lens)

AF-assist beam

Emitted by the EOS-dedicated external Speedlite

Exposure Control


Metering modes

Approx. 100,000-pixel RGB metering sensor and 252-zone TTL metering at max. aperture

EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) system

• Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)

• Center-weighted average metering

Metering Range

EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C / 73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Exposure control

Program AE, Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure

ISO speed (recommended exposure index)

Auto ISO, manually settable within ISO 100 – 51200 (1/3-stop or whole-stop increments) and expandable to L (ISO 50), H1 (ISO 102400), H2 (ISO 204800)

ISO speed settings

ISO speed range, Auto ISO range and Auto ISO minimum shutter speed settable

Exposure compensation


±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments


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

(Can be combined with manual exposure compensation)

AE lock


Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved


By AE lock button

Standard exposure level adjustment

AE microadjustment possible

Multiple Exposures


Shooting method

Function / control priority, continuous shooting priority

Number of multiple exposures

2 to 9 exposures

Multiple-exposure control

Additive, average, bright, dark




Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter

Shutter Durability*

400,000 cycles

Shutter Speeds

1/8000sec. to 30secs., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.), X-sync at 1/250 sec.

Drive System


Drive modes

Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, 10-sec. self-timer, 2-sec. self-timer, Silent single shooting, Super high-speed continuous

Continuous shooting speed

Super high-speed continuous shooting:

Max. approx. 14 shots/sec.

High-speed continuous shooting: 

Max. approx. 12 shots/sec.

Low-speed continuous shooting:

Max. approx. 3 shots/sec.

* When the ISO speed is set to 32000 or higher, the maximum continuous shooting speed will be approx. 10fps.

External Speedlite


Compatible Speedlites

EX-series Speedlites

Flash metering

E-TTL II autoflash

Flash exposure compensation

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

FE lock


PC terminal


Standard flash exposure level adjustment

FE Microadjustment possible

External Speedlite control


Live View Shooting


Shooting modes

Live mode, face detection live mode (contrast detection), quick mode (phase-difference detection), manual focusing (approx. 5x / 10x magnification possible)

Focusing brightness range

EV 1 - 20 (with contrast detection, at 23°C / 73°F, ISO 100)

Metering modes

Evaluative metering with the image sensor

Metering range

EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C / 73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Silent shooting

Provided (Mode 1 and 2)

Grid display

Three types

Movie Shooting


Movie recording compression

MPEG-4 AVC / H.264 Variable (average) bit rate

Audio recording format

Linear PCM

Recording format


Recording size and frame rate

1920 x 1080 (Full HD):

30p / 25p / 24p

1280 x 720 (HD): 

60p / 50p

640 x 480 (SD):

30p / 25p

30p: 29.97fps, 25p: 25.00fps, 24p: 23.976fps, 

*60p: 59.94fps, 50p: 50.00fps

Compression method

ALL-I (I-only), IPB

File size

1920 x 1080 (30p / 25p / 24p) / IPB

Approx. 235MB/min.

1920 x 1080 (30p / 25p / 24p) / ALL-I

Approx. 685MB/min.

1280 x 720 (60p / 50p) / IPB

Approx. 205MB/min.

1280 x 720 (60p / 50p) / ALL-I

Approx. 610MB/min.

640 x 480 (30p / 25p) / IPB

Approx. 45MB/min.

* Card reading / writing speed necessary for movie shooting:

IPB: at least 10MB per sec. /ALL-I: at least 30MB per sec.

Focus modes

Same as focusing with Live View shooting

Metering modes

Center-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor

* Automatically set by the focus mode.

Metering range

EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C / 73°F with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Exposure control

1. Autoexposure

2. Shutter-priority AE

3. Aperture-priority AE 

4. Manual exposure

* With 1, 2 and 3, exposure compensation and AE lock are possible.

Exposure compensation

1/3-stop increments, ±3 stops (±5 stops for still photos)

ISO speed: 

(Recommended exposure index)

P, Av and BULB: Automatically set within ISO 100 - 25600, expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 51200), H1 (equivalent to ISO 102400), H2 (equivalent to ISO 204800) 

Tv: Automatically set within ISO 100 – 25600 

M: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 - 25600), ISO 100 - 25600 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H (equivalent to ISO 32000 / 40000 / 51200), H1 (equivalent to ISO 102400), H2 (equivalent to ISO 204800)

Time code


Drop frames

Compatible with 60p / 30p

Sound recording

Built-in monaural microphone, external stereo microphone terminal provided 

Sound recording level adjustable, wind filter provided

Grid display

Three types

Still photos


LCD Monitor



TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor

Monitor size and dots

Wide, 3.2-in. (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots

Brightness adjustment

Manual (7 levels)

Electronic level


1° increments, ±6°


1° increments, ±4°

Interface languages


Feature guide


Camera System status display




Image display formats

Single image display, Single image + Info display (Basic info, shooting info, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index display

Highlight alert

Overexposed highlights blink

AF point display


Grid display

Three types

Zoom magnification

Approx. 1.5x - 10x, starting magnification and position settable

Image browsing methods

Single image, jump by 10 or 100 images, by shooting date, by folder, by movies, by stills, by rating

Image rotate




Movie playback

Enabled (LCD monitor, video / audio OUT, HDMI OUT) built-in speaker

Slide show

All images, by date, by folder, movies, stills, or by rating

Image protect


Voice memo

Recording / playback possible

Copying images


Post-Processing of Images


In-camera RAW image processing

Brightness correction, White balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, High ISO speed noise reduction, JPEG image-recording quality, Color space, Peripheral illumination correction, Distortion correction and Chromatic aberration correction



Direct Printing


Compatible printers

PictBridge-compatible printers

Printable images

JPEG and RAW images

Print ordering

DPOF Version 1.1 compatible

Wired LAN



IEEE802.3u (Ethernet 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T)

FTP transfer

Automatic transfer upon shooting 

Image selection / transfer 

Transfer with SET button 

Transfer with caption

EOS Utility

EOS Utility remote control over wired LAN

WFT server

Camera control / simple control / basic shooting 

Image viewing / downloading

Media server


Multi camera time sync function

Master camera can synchronize time with up to 10 slave cameras

Image Transfer


Transferrable images

Still photos (JPEG, RAW, RAW + JPEG images), movies

Custom Functions


Custom Functions


Save camera settings

Up to ten sets can be registered in a card

Custom shooting modes

Register under Mode Dial's C1 / C2 / C3

My Menu registration


Copyright information

Entry and inclusion enabled



Audio / video OUT / Digital terminal

Analog video (Compatible with NTSC / PAL) / stereo audio output 

Personal computer communication, direct printing (Hi-Speed USB or equivalent)

HDMI mini OUT terminal

Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible

External microphone IN terminal

3.5mm stereo mini-jack

Remote control terminal

Compatible with N3-type remote controller

Ethernet terminal

RJ-45 terminal, gigabit ethernet compatible

System extension terminal

For Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6 and GPS receiver GP-E1




Battery Pack LP-E4N / LP-E4 (Quantity 1)

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4

Battery information

Remaining capacity, Shutter count and recharge performance displayed

Date/Time battery

CR2025 lithium battery (Quantity 1)

Dimensions and Weight


Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 158 x 163.6 x 82.7mm / 6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3in.

Operation Environment


Working temperature range

0°C - 45°C / 32°F - 113°F

Working humidity

85% or less

Battery Pack LP-E4N



Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Rated voltage

11.1V DC

Battery capacity


Dimensions (W x H x D)

Approx. 68.4 x 34.2 x 92.8mm / 2.7 x 1.3 x 3.7in.


Approx. 185g / 6.5oz. (excluding protective cover)


All the data above is based on Canon's testing standards and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards and guidelines.

Dimensions, maximum diameter, length and weight listed above are based on CIPA Guidelines (except weight for camera body only).

Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.


The shutter unit has passed a release test of 400,000 actuations. (The test was conducted internally and based on standard shooting conditions).