Canon 1D X Mark II First Look

On April 14, 2016, Canon officially launched the long-awaited successor to their EOS-1D X professional DSLR camera 0 the EOS-1D X Mark II (Amazon). Launch just over 4 years later, the 1D X Mark II boasts a bevy of new imaging technologies. Take a look at this specification comparison of the new Mark II camera, and its predecessor, the original EOS-1D X.

SpecificationsEOS-1D X Mark IIEOS-1D X
Imaging Sensor35 mm Full Frame (36 x 24 mm) CMOS
Sensor Effective PixelsApprox. 20.2 megapixelsApprox. 18.1 megapixels
AF Points at f/861 points or 21 cross-type points (all individually selectable)1 cross-type point
Metering Sensor360,000 pixel RGB + IR sensor (with dedicated DiGiC 6 processor)100,000 pixel RGB sensor (with dedicated DiGiC 4 processor)
ISO SensitivityAuto : 100 - 51,200
Low : 50
High : Up to 409,600 (H3)
Auto : 100 - 51,200
Low : 50
High : Up to 204,800 (H2)
Continuous Shooting Speed14 fps with full AF / AE
16 fps in Live View Mode (no AF / AE)
12 fps with full AF / AE
14 fps in Live View Mode (no AF / AE)
GPSBuilt-in with auto time updateExternal accessory
Movie Recording CapabilityDCI 4K videos at up to 50/60 fps (maximum 29 minutes, 59 seconds)
Full HD up to 100 / 120 fps
Full HD videos at up to 25/30 fps (maximum 29 minutes, 59 seconds)
AF in MoviesDual Pixel CMOS AF with touch panel LCDContrast detection AF (no servo)

You can get more details of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II in our 1D X Mark II launch coverage.

 

Canon 1D X Mark II First Look

After the Canon 1D X Mark II launch event, we had some time to take a video of this professional DSLR camera. We also had the opportunity to test its focus peaking capability at the end of the video. Check it out!

Here is the video transcript :

Canon calls the new 1D X Mark II the King of EOS. Let’s take a look and see if it lives up to that claim, and what it offers over its predecessor.

Canon first released the 1D X in March 2012, with an 18 MP CMOS sensor, 12 fps continuous shooting speed and full HD video recording capability.

Now, four years later, the 1D X Mark II brings with it a bevy of improvements.

It now sports a 20.2 MP CMOS sensor with dual DiGiC 6+ image processors and expanded ISO speeds of up to 409,600.

You can now shoot continuously at 14 fps, or 16 fps in the Live View mode. You can also record 4K videos at up to 60 fps, or full HD videos at up to 120 fps.

The 1D X Mark II also features a new 360,000 pixel RGB + IR metering sensor and Dual Pixel Auto-Focus capability, allowing for faster and more accurate focusing and tracking of the subject.

The 1D X Mark II also features built-in GPS, allowing to automatically geo-tag your photos and videos.

The new Canon 1D X Mark II has a magnesium alloy body that is dust and drip-proof to protect it against the harsh elements. It also boasts a shutter life expectancy of 400,000 cycles.

The king of EOS retails for RM 25,299 or about USD 6,325.

 

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