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Canon EOS 1D X

£3,199.99
Pocket Lint Hot Product Trusted Reviews Recommended Ephotozine Highly Recommended What Digital Camera Gold
A multi award winning SLR digital camera, perfect for wildlife photography
SLR 18.1MP CMOS Yes Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixels Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date
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Canon EOS 1D X Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 1D X number 291 across all digital cameras.
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Why Has it Scored 55?

It has great expert reviews and exceptional user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 11 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from CNET.com.au plus two other sites and a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph plus one other site. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, good picture quality and it is easy to use. However they also report that it is expensive and it is not an acceptable size.
The EOS 1D X has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
5184 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Very heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 261 in wildlife photography cameras. It is also excellent for sports photography, ranking number 241 in sports photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 241 in portrait photography cameras.
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Canon EOS 1D X Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon EOS 1D X?

The Canon EOS 1D X is 158mm wide and 82.7mm tall. It is 163.6mm deep and weighs 1.3kg.

Canon EOS 1D X front dimensions

Canon EOS 1D X size in context

Canon EOS 1D X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

This digital camera has received 11 awards from experts in cameras.

This Canon digital camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites CNET.com.au, Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au all of whom said that this camera was exceptional.

This camera was given a "Recommended" award by both review websites Hardwarezone.com.ph and Trusted Reviews, both of which thought that this Canon camera was very good.

Three other expert review sites all endorsed this Canon camera. The expert at website Ephotozine conluded that they would highly recommend this digital camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Platinum" award from website Buy-N-Shoot.com. This Canon camera also received a What Digital Camera "Gold" award.

This Canon camera received a "Hot Product" award from Pocket Lint, it received a "Best of Year" award from Camcorderinfo.com and it received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com.

Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on 26 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Techradar this Canon digital camera has an overall expert rating of 90 out of 100. If all the digital cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this digital camera is in the top 4%.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this Canon digital camera is marvellous based on 416 owner reviews. Over 89% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This camera in the top 11% of all the digital cameras when ranked by user rating.

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Users Report That it is Expensive

Six people considered that the Canon EOS 1D X was not good value for money and five owners who purchased the product agreed that it was expensive.

Users Report Great Product Quality

12 owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

40 people who purchased the product concluded that it was able to produce good images, nine customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution and eight customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good in low light. three owners who purchased this digital camera wrote that it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report it is Not an Acceptable Size

10 owners who reviewed it considered that it was heavy and bulky.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

23 people who reviewed it thought it was easy to use, five customers agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold and three owners who purchased the product reckoned that it was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report it is Robust

11 people said in their reviews that it was well made, three owners thought the Canon EOS 1D X was strong and durable and three people mentioned in their reviews that it was reliable.

Excellent Brand

Based on 35,686 expert and user reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras compared to other manufacturers. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report Excellent Technical Features

Eight people wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Customers Report Nice Design

Seven people said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1D X was good looking, three people wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was smooth and two owners who purchased it thought it was well designed.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Six people reckoned that the Canon EOS 1D X had a good battery life.

Users Report Good Environmental Credentials

Two customers who reviewed the product thought it was good in terms of power usage.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who bought it wrote that it had a good viewfinder.

Customers Report Good Video Capture

Six customers wrote in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1D X was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

22 people who bought it thought it had a good autofocus.

Users Report Acceptable Noise Level

15 owners who bought the product wrote that it was quiet.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and very good features but is over 6 months old, and at £3,199.99 it is more expensive than 96% of cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon EOS 1D X and the United Kingdom price of £3,199.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,801.34 (£4,950.10).

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Features

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available

Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

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5184 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 1D X has a maximum image resolution of 5184 x 3456 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Average Megapixels

The EOS 1D X's sensor megapixels of 18.1MP is fairly average compared to most other cameras. It is in the lowest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Quite High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The ISO sensitivity (max) of the EOS 1D X of 51,200 is in the highest 5% of all cameras when sorted by this feature. The ISO sensitivities (max) of digital cameras range from 200 to 820,000, and the average ISO sensitivity (max) is 14,000.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Very Heavy

The weight of the EOS 1D X of 1.3kg is very heavy compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the heaviest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all digital cameras is 300g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 1.5kg.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The EOS 1D X has a built-in flash, as do 66% of digital cameras.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the EOS 1D X of 3.2" is in the largest 5% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This Canon digital camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Dustproof

The EOS 1D X is dustproof, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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5184 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the EOS 1D X is 5184 x 3456 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. In addition, this digital camera supports still image resolutions of 4608 x 3072 pixels, 3888 x 2592 pixels, 3456 x 2304 pixels plus 1 more value. Across all digital cameras the worst resolution is 384 x 480 pixels and the best is 6016 x 4016 pixels.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon EOS 1D X has an external flash connector, unlike 87% of digital cameras which do not have an external flash connector.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The EOS 1D X has a GPS (satellite), unlike 90% of cameras which do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Waterproof

The Canon EOS 1D X is waterproof. 92% of digital cameras are not waterproof.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The EOS 1D X features brightness adjustment, which is unusual. 79% of digital cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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860 Battery Life

The Canon EOS 1D X is a digital camera that takes 860 shots battery life.

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Has a Microphone in

The EOS 1D X has a microphone in, which is unusual. 88% of digital cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The EOS 1D X has an orientation sensor, which is unusual. 93% of digital cameras do not have an orientation sensor.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 1D X supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Supports Video Capability

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The EOS 1D X supports video capability, which is unusual. 67% of cameras do not support video capability.

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Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 1D X supports direct printing, which is unusual. 89% of cameras do not support direct printing.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The EOS 1D X features flash exposure compensation, unlike 80% of cameras which do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

The display resolution of the Canon EOS 1D X of 1,040,000 pixels is in the highest 13% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display resolution of all digital cameras is 590,000 pixels, with the lowest being 3 pixels and the highest being 16,000,000 pixels.

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Features Face Detection

The EOS 1D X features face detection, unlike 89% of digital cameras which do not feature face detection.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The EOS 1D X has an anti-dust function. 91% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market since January 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6536089031, canon 5253b009aa, canon 6536110215, canon eos1dx
Barcodes 00000001632150, 00006536089031, 00006536110215, 00013803145410, 00138031454100, 04960999819853, 08714574578330, 08714574578354

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