DSLR Cameras

Canon EOS-1D X



  • 18.1 megapixel CMOS
  • Large sensor for maximum control over depth of field
  • High speed shooting
  • Great low light shots
  • Sharp images in all conditions
  • Stunning 1080p movies
  • Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Create instant back up of images
  • Large bright screen for clear viewing
  • Keeping your sensor clean of dirt
  • Combine multiple frames into a single image
  • Widest selection of Lenses

Specifications in detail


  • Type

    36 x 24 mm CMOS

  • Effective Pixels

    Approx. 18.10 megapixels

  • Total Pixels

    Approx. 19.3 megapixels

  • Aspect Ratio


  • Low-Pass Filter

    Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating

  • Sensor Cleaning

    EOS integrated cleaning system

  • Colour Filter Type

    Primary Colour


  • Type

    Dual "DIGIC 5+"


  • Lens Mount

    EF (excludes EF-S lenses)

  • Focal Length

    Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens


  • Type

    TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor

  • AF System/ 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.

  • AF Working Range

    EV -2 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)

  • AF Modes

    One Shot

    AI Servo

  • AF Point Selection

    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

  • Selected AF Point Display

    Superimposed in viewfinder

  • Predictive AF

    Yes, up to 8m

  • AF Lock

    Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.

  • AF Assist Beam

    Emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite

  • Manual Focus

    Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode

  • AF Microadjustment

    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


  • Metering Modes

    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 Range

    EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)

  • AE Lock

    Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.

    Manual: By AE lock button in P, TV and AV modes.

  • Exposure Compensation

    '+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).

  • AEB

    2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments

  • ISO Sensitivity*

    Auto (100-51200), 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)

    ISO can be expanded to L: 50, H1 102400, H2 204800


  • Type

    Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter

  • Speed

    30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments) + Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies according to shooting mode)


  • Type

    Auto white balance with the imaging sensor

  • Settings

    AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White

    Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.

    White balance compensation:

    1. Blue/Amber +/-9

    2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.

  • Custom White Balance

    Yes, 5 setting can be registered

  • WB Bracketing

    '+/-3 levels in single level increments

    3 bracketed images per shutter release.

    Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.


  • Type


  • Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal)

    Approx. 100%

  • Magnification

    Approx. 0.76x¹

  • Eyepoint

    Approx. 20mm (from eyepiece lens centre)

  • Dioptre Correction

    '-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)

  • Focusing Screen

    Interchangeable (12 types, optional). Standard Focusing Screen Ec-CV

  • Mirror

    Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)

  • Viewfinder Information

    AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light¹, 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

  • Depth of Field Preview

    Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.

  • Eyepiece Shutter

    Built in


  • Type

    8.11cm (3.2") Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots

  • Coverage

    Approx. 100%

  • Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically)

    Approx. 170°

  • Coating

    Anti-reflection and Solid Structure

  • Brightness Adjustment

    Adjustable to one of seven levels

  • Display Options

    (1) Quick Control Screen

    (2) Camera settings

    (3) Dual Axis Electronic Level


  • Modes

    E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual

  • X-Sync

    1/250sec (EX series Speedlites only)

  • Flash Exposure Compensation

    '+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments

  • Flash Exposure Bracketing

    Yes, with compatible External Flash

  • Flash Exposure Lock


  • Second Curtain Synchronisation


  • HotShoe/ PC Terminal

    Yes/ Yes

  • External Flash Compatibility

    E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support

  • External Flash Control

    via camera menu screen


  • Modes

    Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual

  • Picture Styles

    Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)

  • Colour Space

    sRGB and Adobe RGB

  • Image Processing

    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 Modes

    Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting

  • Continuous Shooting

    Max. Approx. 12fps. (speed maintained for up to 180 images (JPEG) or 38 images (RAW) (with UDMA card)¹ ² ³, 14fps with mirror locked up and exposure and AF locked on first frame


  • Type

    Electronic viewfinder with image sensor

  • Coverage

    Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)

  • Frame Rate

    30 fps

  • Focusing

    Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)

    Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode

  • Metering

    Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor

    Active metering time can be changed

  • Display Options

    Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios


  • Still Image Type

    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 Recording

    Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible, separate formats to separate cards possible

  • Image Size

    JPEG: (L) 5184x3456, (M1) 4608x3072, (M2) 3456x2304, (S1) 2592x1728,

    RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456 (M-RAW) 3888x2592, (S-RAW)2592x1728

  • Movie Type

    MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM)

  • Movie Size

    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 Length

    Max duration 29min 59sec, Max single file size 4GB

  • Sound Files

    WAVE (monaural)

  • Folders

    New folders can be manually created and selected

  • File Numbering

    (1) Consecutive numbering

    (2) Auto reset

    (3) Manual reset


  • Custom Functions

    31 Custom Functions with 99 settings

  • Metadata Tag

    User copyright information (can be set in camera)

  • LCD Panel / Illumination

    Yes / Yes

  • Water/ Dust Resistance


  • Sound Memo

    Up to 30sec per image - 48Khz or 8Khz

  • Intelligent Orientation Sensor


  • Playback Zoom

    1.5x - 10x, Pixel level magnification

  • Display Formats

    (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 Show

    Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating

    Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds

    Repeat: On/Off

  • Histogram

    Brightness: Yes

    RGB: Yes

  • Highlight Alert


  • Image Erase/Protection

    Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images

    Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time

Data Verification

  • Menu Categories

    (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 Languages

    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

  • Firmware Update

    Update possible by the user.


  • Computer

    Hi-Speed USB

  • Other

    Video 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 Printers

    Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge

  • PictBridge



  • Type

    2x CompactFlash Type I/II (incompatible with Microdrive) (UDMA 7 compatible)


  • PC & Macintosh

    Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)

    OS X v10.6-10.7


  • Browsing & Printing

    ImageBrowser EX

  • Image Processing

    Digital Photo Professional

  • Other

    PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor

    * Requires optional accessory


  • Batteries

    Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E4N (supplied), 1xCR2025 for date & settings

  • Battery Life

    Approx. 1120 (at 23°C)¹

    Approx. 860 (at 0°C)

  • Battery Indicator

    6 levels + percentage

  • Power Saving

    Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30mins or Off.

  • Power Supply & Battery Chargers

    AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4, Battery charger LC-E4N, Car Battery charger cable CG-570 (use with LC-E4)


  • Body Materials

    Magnesium Alloy body covers

  • Operating Environment

    0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity

  • Dimensions (WxHxD)

    158 x 163.6x 82.7mm

  • Weight (Body Only)

    Approx. 1340g


  • Viewfinder

    Eyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg, Focusing Screens Ec, Angle Finder C

  • Wireless File Transmitter

    Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6

  • Lenses

    All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)

  • Flash

    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)

  • Remote Controller/ Switch

    Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5

  • Other

    Hand Strap E2, GP-E1 GPS reciever, GP-E2 GPS reciever

*Recommended Exposure Index

All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.

Subject to change without notice.

  1. ¹ Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.

    ² Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level

    ³ With Battery strength 50% or higher

  2. ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated

  3. ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt

  4. ¹ Focus Confirmation Light not available with EF Cinema lenses