Specifications of the Canon EOS 1DX Mark II

Canon 1DX Mark II or Canon EOS 1DX Mark II


Type Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera
Recording Media CF Card (Type I; compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards) and CFast™ Card (CFast 2.0™ supported)
Image Format Approx. 36mm x 24mm (35mm Full-frame)
Compatible Lenses Canon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S and EF-M lenses)
Lens Mount Canon EF Mount

 Image Sensor

Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate full-frame CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels Approx. 20.2 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 21.5 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filtering System RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter Fixed position in front of the image sensor
Dust Deletion
  • Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
  • Self-cleaning can be done automatically when the power is turned on/off.
  • During manual cleaning ([Clean now]), the data for light spot correction is also obtained.
  • Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
  • The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
  • The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the EOS software to automatically erase the dust spots.
  • Manual cleaning

Recording System

Recording Format Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3
Image Format
  • ·           Still Image: JPEG, RAW (14 bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG
  • ·           Video: MOV (4K Movie: Motion JPEG, Full HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264*; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264*; Audio: AAC)
File Size
  • Large: Approx. 20.0 Megapixels (5472 x 3648)
  • M1: Approx. 12.7 Megapixels (4368 x 2912)
  •  M2: Approx. 8.9 Megapixels (3648 x 2432)
  • Small: Approx. 5.0 Megapixels (2736 x 1824)
  • RAW: Approx. 20.0 Megapixels (5472 x 3648)
  • M-RAW: Approx. 11.2 Megapixels (4104 x 2736)
  • S-RAW: Approx. 5.0 Megapixels (2736 x 1824)

*Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.

Recording Functions
  • Standard
  • Recorded to the selected card.
  •   Auto switch card –  When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically.
  •  Record separately – The CF card and CFast™ card record the same image at a different image recording quality (L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW).
  • Record to multiple – Both the CF card and CFast™ card record the same image at the same image recording quality (Also applies to RAW+JPEG).
Backup Recording     N/A
File Numbering The following three types of file numbers can be set:

  • Continuous numbering

The numbering of captured images continues even after you replace the card.

  • Auto reset

When you replace the card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the    last recorded image in the card.

  • Manual reset

Resets the file number to 0001, and            creates a new folder automatically.



One of three types of RAW images and one of four types of JPEG images can be recorded together.
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1–3*

* [Standard] is the default setting for [User Def. 1–3]

White Balance

Settings Auto (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy*1, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom (Custom WB) 1–5*2, Color Temperature, PC-1–5*3 (Personal WB)

*1 Also effective in twilight and sunset.

*2 [Select image on card], [Record and register WB] and [Edit WB name] can be used.

*3 Up to five white balance data settings set with EOS Utility.


Auto White Balance Option between ambience priority and white priority settings
Color Temperature Compensation Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels


Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels

Corrected in reference to the current WB mode’s color temperature.

Color Temperature Information Transmission Provided


Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally
Magnification Approx. 0.76x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) / 35.1° angle of view
Eye Point Approx. 20mm (at -1m-1 from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction –3.0 to +1.0 m–1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen Ec-C6 provided, can be changed to Ec-A, B or L
Mirror Quick-return half mirror
Viewfinder Information
  •  AF area selection mode
  •  AF point information
  •  Area AF frame
  •  Spot metering circle
  •  Electronic level (dedicated indicator)*
  •  Grid*
  •  Shooting mode*
  •  Metering mode*
  •  White balance*
  •  Drive mode*
  •  AF operation*
  •  Flicker detection*
  •  Warning symbol
  •  AF status indicator

* Asterisked items can be displayed or not with [Show/hide in viewfinder].


Depth Of Field Preview Provided



                  TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points (Optical AF)

Max. 61 points (Cross-type AF points: Max. 41 points)

61-point High Density Reticular AF II

(AF Points and AF Patterns)


         Number of AF Points


Dual Cross-type AF Points at f/2.8 and f/5.6  


Cross-type AF Points at f/4.0+f/5.6


Cross-type AF Points at f/5.6


Horizontal-line Sensitive AF Points at f/5.6


Focusing at f/8


(Cross-type AF Point: 21)

The number of AF points, cross-type AF points and dual cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens used

Focusing Modes
  • Autofocus
  • One-Shot AF
  • Predictive AI Servo AF (AI Servo AF III+)
  • Manual focus
AF Point Selection
  • Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
  • Single-point AF (Manual selection)
  • The checkmark cannot be removed from this option.
  • AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: Up, down, left and right)
  • AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
  • Zone AF (Manual zone selection)
  • All AF points divided into nine focusing zones.
  • Large Zone AF (Manual zone selection)
  • All AF points divided into three focusing zones.
  • AF point Auto selection AF
AF Function Registration/Switching Customizable with Custom Controls
Selected AF Point Display Superimposed display


AF Assist Beam

When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the following options are available:

  •             Enable
  •             Disable
  •             Enable external flash only

Exposure Control

Metering Modes 216-zone (18 x 12) metering with approx. 360,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. The following metering modes selectable:

  •             Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
  •             Partial metering (center, approx. 6.2% of viewfinder)
  •             Spot metering (center, approx. 1.5% of viewfinder)
  •             Center spot metering
  •             AF point-linked spot metering (Custom Function)

Linkable to all AF points.

With automatic AF point selection, center spot metering will apply.

  •             Multi-spot metering

Up to eight multi-spot meter readings can be taken.

  •             Center-weighted average metering

The selectable metering modes can be restricted (Custom Function).

Metering Range EV 0–20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering)
Exposure Control Systems
  • Program AE (Shiftable)
  • Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
  • Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
  • Manual exposure
  • The metering mode can be specified.
  • Bulb
  • Three custom shooting modes
ISO Speed Range Manual setting
Normal ISO Speeds ISO 100–51200 (in 1/3-stop increments)
Expanded ISO Speeds (Equivalent) L: 50, H1: 102400, H2: 204800, H3: 409600
For Highlight tone priority the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200–51200. ISO speed safety shift possible with a Custom Function.

All the expanded ISO speeds, even for movies, are only “equivalent speeds.”Auto setting

Shooting Mode                 ISO Settings

Without Flash

With Flash
P, TV, AV, M ISO 100–51200*1 ISO 400 fixed*1, *2, *3
Bulb ISO 400 fixed*1
*1 It depends on [Minimum] and [Maximum] of [Auto range].

*2 If overexposure will result with fill flash, the minimum ISO speed will be set to ISO 100 (except in the M and bulb modes).

*3 In the P mode, using bounce flash with an external Speedlite will have the ISO speed set automatically within ISO 400–1600 to suit the brightness.

Exposure Compensation
  • Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
  • AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

* Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.

AE Lock
  • Auto AE lock

In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.


  • Manual AE lock

With AE lock button in P, Av, Tv and M modes. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.)

Enabled in all metering modes


Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)

X-sync at 1/250 sec.

• Shutter speed’s control range can be set.

Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer 10-sec. and 2-sec. delay


External Speedlite

EOS Dedicated Speedlite E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
Zooming to Match Focal Length Provided
Flash Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Flash Settings
  • External flash control
  • Flash firing
  • E-TTL II Flash metering
  • Flash sync. Speed in Av mode
  • Flash mode
  • Radio wireless flash shooting
  • Optical wireless flash shooting
  • Zoom
  • Sync setting
  • Flash exposure compensation
  • FEB
  • Clear settings
  • Flash Custom Function setting
PC Terminal Provided

* No polarity.

* Sync speed: Since the flash duration of studio flash units vary, set a sync speed within 1/125 sec. to 1/30 sec. and check if the flash sync works.

* Both the accessory shoe (X-sync contact with maximum sync speed of 1/250 sec.) and the PC terminal can be used simultaneously for simultaneous flash firing

Drive System

Drive Modes
  • Single shooting
  • High-speed continuous shooting
  • Low-speed continuous shooting
  • Silent single shooting
  • Silent high-speed continuous shooting
  • Silent low-speed continuous shooting
Continuous Shooting Speed* Viewfinder shooting

  • High-speed: Maximum 14 shots/sec.
  • Low-speed: Maximum 13 shots/sec.
  • Silent high-speed: Maximum 5 shots/sec.
  • Silent low-speed: Maximum 4 shots/sec.

Live View shooting

  • High-speed: Maximum 16 shots/sec.
  • Low-speed: Maximum 13 shots/sec.
  • Silent high-speed: Maximum 5 shots/sec.
  • Silent low-speed: Maximum 4 shots/sec.

* Continuous shooting speed may vary depending on the shutter speed, the aperture, the lens being used, the battery charge and various camera settings.

Maximum Burst

The maximum burst during continuous shooting is as follows:

Image Recording Quality

CF Card

CFast Card



CFast 2.0™














Live View Functions

Shooting Modes Still photo and video recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF is possible with all EF lenses.
  • Manual focus
  • Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.
Metering Modes
  •             Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
  •             Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder)
  •             Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of viewfinder)
  •             Center-weighted average metering

*AE lock possible. The active metering timer can be changed.

Metering Range EV 0–20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering)
Grid Display
  • Off
  • 3×3
  • 6×4
  • 3×3+diag
Exposure Simulation Same as with viewfinder shooting
Silent Shooting Provided


Video Shooting


File Format MOV (4K Movie: Motion JPEG, Full HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: AAC)

Internal monaural microphone

External stereo microphone jack available

Recording Sizes 4096 x 2160 (4K)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Frame Rates
  • [4096 x 2160]:

59.94fps / 50.00fps / 29.97 fps/ 25.00fps / 24.00fps / 23.98fps

  • [1920 x 1080]:

119.9fps / 100.0fps / 59.94fps / 50.00fps / 29.97fps /

25.00fps / 24.00fps / 23.98fps

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Manual focus

* Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually (not possible during movie shooting).

Exposure Compensation Up to ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

* If AE Microadjustment is performed, the settable exposure compensation amount will decrease by the amount of the AE Microadjustment. For example, if you set the AE Microadjustment to +1 stop, the exposure compensation amount will be limited to a maximum +2 stops on the positive side.

MOV Format

Movie-recording Size Total Recording Time (Approx.) Movie Bit Rate /


File Size (Approx.)

4GB 16GB 64GB


(4096 x 2160)

59.94 fps, 50.00 fps Motion JPEG 39 sec. 2 min. 10 min. 800 Mbps


5733 MB/min.

29.97 fps, 25.00 fps, 24.00 fps, 23.98 fps Motion JPEG 1 min. 4 min. 17 min. 500 Mbps


3587 MB/min.

Full HD


(1920 x 1080)

119.9 fps, 100.0 fps ALL-I 1 min. 5 min. 23 min. 360 Mbps


2585 MB/min.

59.94 fps, 50.00 fps ALL-I 2 min. 11 min. 47 min. 180 Mbps


1298 MB/min.

IPB 8 min. 34 min. 2 hr. 18 min. 60 Mbps


440 MB/min.

29.97 fps, 25.00 fps, 24.00 fps, 23.98 fps ALL-I 5 min. 23 min. 1 hr. 33 min. 90 Mbps


654 MB/min.

IPB 16 min. 1 hr. 7 min. 4 hr. 30 min. 30 Mbps


225 MB/min.


Movie-recording Size

Total Recording Time (Approx.) Movie Bit Rate /


File Size (Approx.)

64GB 128GB 256GB
Full HD


(1920 x 1080)

59.94 fps, 50.00 fps IPB 8 min. 35 min. 2 hr. 21 min. 60 Mbps


431 MB/min.

29.97 fps, 25.00 fps, 24.00 fps, 23.98 fps IPB 17 min. 1 hr. 10 min. 4 hr. 41 min. 30 Mbps


216 MB/min.

29.97 fps, 25.00 fps IPB (Light) 43 min. 2 hr. 53 min. 11 hr. 35 min. 12 Mbps


87 MB/min.


LCD Monitor

ype TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size 3.2-inches
Pixels Approx. 1.62 million dots
Coverage Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally


Viewing angle: Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally

Brightness Control 7 levels provided
Interface Languages 25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)




Display Format
Single Image Display
  • No information display
  • Basic information display
  • Detailed shooting information display
  • Basic shooting information
  • Lens information and RGB histogram
  • White balance
  • Picture Style
  • Color space and noise reduction
  • Lens optical correction
  • GPS information


Index Display
  •             4-image index
  •             9-image index
  •             36-image index
  •             100-image index
Highlight Alert On the single-image display, highlight areas without any image information will blink.


Image Protection and Erase

Protection Erase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card.
Erase Erase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images.

Direct Printing

Not Possible

Direct Image Transfer

Compatible Images JPEG images, RAW images and movies


RAW+JPEG images can be transferred JPEG only, RAW only or RAW+JPEG. If JPEG or RAW images are appended with a voice memo, the voice memo file will also be transferred.





Custom Functions Total 34
Camera User Settings Current camera settings can be registered to C1, C2 and C3 on the Mode Dial.

Automatic updating of the registered settings can be set to Enable or Diable.

My Menu Registration Up to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered.

Up to five My Menu tabs can be added.



USB Terminal    SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)

  •             For computer communication
  •             Image transfer
  •             For Connect Station CS100 connection
Video Out Terminal AV/OUT terminal not provided.

HDMI mini OUT terminal is Type C (Resolution switches automatically) / CEC compatible.

The correct video format of [NTSC] or [PAL], matching the connected TV, must be set or the video image will not appear.

Extension System Terminal For connection to WFT-E8A and WFT-E6A

Power Source

Battery Battery Pack LP-E19 (or LP-E4N, LP-E4) x1

With the AC Adapter + DC Coupler, AC power of possible.


Number of Shots Approx. (Based on CIPA testing standards)

Shooting Method

Viewfinder shooting Battery Pack LP-E19
At 32°F/0°C 1020
Live View shooting At 73°F/23°C
At 32°F/0°C 240
Battery Check Automatic battery check when the power switch is turned ON.
Power Saving Power turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.) of non-operation elapses.
Date/Time Battery Built-in secondary battery

When fully charged, the date/time can be maintained for approx. one month.

Recharge time: approx. 8 hr.

To become capable to maintain the right date/time for one month after main battery power exhaustion.

Start-up Time Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)

* Excluding the recognition time for genuineness (genuine Canon battery) at the installation of the battery.

* Start-up time becomes longer with a battery being used for the first time with the very camera.

Dimensions and Weight


(W x H x D)

Approx. 6.22 x 6.60 x 3.25 in. / 158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mm
Weight Approx. 53.97 oz. / 1530g (Based on CIPA guidelines)

Approx. 47.27 oz. / 1340g (Body only, without battery, cards, body cap or eyecup)

Operating Environment

Working Temperature Range 32–113°F/0–45°C
Working Humidity Range 85% or less