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Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

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A multi award winning and fully featured SLR digital camera
SLR 20.2MP CMOS Yes Jun 2016
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Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II number 429 across all digital cameras.
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119 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Fully-Featured
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13 Months Old
Overall Score
66
Good

Why Has it Scored 66?

It has great expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 94%, based on 119 reviews. This digital camera has received six awards including a "Gold" from Actualidadhardware.com and a "Recommended" from Pcauthority.com.au. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
At over a year old this camera is slightly out of date, and newer digital cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest cameras 2017.
Customers report good video capture, battery life and superior product quality. However they also report that it is expensive and unacceptable noise level.
It has some great features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
5472 x 3648 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
4096 x 2160 pixels video resolution
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Excellent
66
Good
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Mediocre
94
Excellent
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Excellent

Should You Buy it Now?

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How Big is the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II?

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is 158mm wide and 82.6mm tall. It is 167.6mm deep and weighs 1.3kg.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II front dimensions

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II size in context

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Six Industry Awards

This Canon camera received a "Gold" award from website Actualidadhardware.com and the editor of review website Pcauthority.com.au conluded that they would endorse it and gave it a "Recommended" award. Also, the expert at website PhotographyBlog.com conluded that they would definitely endorse this camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites all decided that this Canon camera was very good. Xfastest.com gave this camera a "Fastest Media" award, it received an "EISA Best Product" award from EISA.eu and it received a "Top Class" award from Kamerabild.se.

Excellent Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this Canon digital camera is 90% based on 20 expert reviews from sites including DP Review, PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Techradar. The expert review sites think this camera is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Excellent Owner Reviews

People who bought this Canon camera rated this digital camera as brilliant on average. 83 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This camera in the top 13% of all the digital cameras when ranked by user rating.

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Customers Report That it is Expensive

Two people said that it was not good value for money and two customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was expensive.

Users Report Unacceptable Noise Level

Two customers reckoned that it was noisy.

  • Either fine to leave in, or easily removed with a noise removal program…
  • This is mostly a consequence of the fact that the incident light itself is noisy due to its being made of photons…

Users Report Good Video Capture

11 people who purchased it considered that it was good for video recording.

Excellent Brand

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

Users Report Excellent Battery Life

Five people who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it had a good battery life.

Users Report Excellent Product Quality

Four people mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality.

Users Report it is Robust

Seven people concluded that the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II was well made and three people wrote in their reviews that the product was strong and durable.

Customers Report Good Picture Quality

14 owners said in their reviews that it was able to produce good images, six people said in their reviews that the product was good in low light and three people said in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution.

Users Report Excellent Design

Seven people who reviewed it thought it was good looking.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Two customers said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II was easy to use.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

Eight owners who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good autofocus and two owners who bought it agreed that it had a good lens.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Three owners wrote in their reviews that it was a good body shape.


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.

Canon lens range

5472 X 3648 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the EOS 1D X Mark II is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. Across all digital cameras the best resolution is 8256 x 6192 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

Digital cameras have megapixels of between 0.3MP and 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP. The megapixels of the EOS 1D X Mark II of 20.2MP is in the highest 13% of all 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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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution of the EOS 1D X Mark II is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and is actually the best resolution amongst all cameras.

The worst resolution amongst comparable types of digital camera is 160 x 120 pixels. A video resolution of 4096 x 2160 is known as 4K.

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Fairly High ISO Sensitivity (max)

The EOS 1D X Mark II's ISO sensitivity (max) of 51,200 is very high compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the highest 3% 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 Canon 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 Canon digital 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 lightest camera is 50g , the heaviest is 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The weight of the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II of 1.3kg is in the heaviest 1% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This 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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Waterproof

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is waterproof, unlike 92% of digital cameras which are not waterproof.

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Dustproof

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

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a shoe mounting point. 90% of digital cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II of 3.2" is in the largest 6% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The average display diagonal of all digital cameras is 2.9", with the smallest being 0.5" and the largest being 9".

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the EOS 1D X Mark II is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by cameras. 1920 x 1080 pixels is also supported by this digital camera and is actually the best supported resolution amongst all digital cameras.

A 160 x 120 pixels resolution is the worst supported resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II features flash exposure compensation. 80% of cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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3 USB Version

The EOS 1D X Mark II supports a 3 USB version which is newer than most digital cameras. Most digital cameras support a 2 USB version.

A 3.1 USB version is the worst supported USB version across comparable types of digital camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a touchscreen, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a GPS (satellite), which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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5472 X 3648 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the EOS 1D X Mark II is 5472 x 3648 pixels. That's 25% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels digital camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. This camera also supports a still image resolution of 3648 x 2432 pixels and 2736 x 1824 pixels. Digital cameras resolutions range from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Has a Headphone Output

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a headphone output. 94% of digital cameras do not have a headphone output.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 1D X Mark II supports live view. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has a Self-Timer

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a self-timer. 82% of digital cameras do not have a self-timer.

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Fairly High Display Resolution

Digital cameras have display resolutions of between 3 pixels and 16,000,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 590,000 pixels. The EOS 1D X Mark II's display resolution of 1,620,000 pixels is in the highest 2% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

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

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1,210 Battery Life

Most digital cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the EOS 1D X Mark II which takes 1,210 battery life.

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Has a USB Connectivity

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a USB connectivity, which is unusual. 87% of cameras do not have a USB connectivity.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II supports dioptic correction. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Age

Released 13 Months Ago

Canon released the EOS 1D X Mark II in June 2016.


Value for Money

Price Has Gone Down by £919 (19%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II and the United Kingdom price of £3,880.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $5,169.99 (£6,718.40).

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 08714574635309

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