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Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Digital Camera

£4,350.00
£3,952.00 £398.00 cheaper than 59 days ago
SLR 20.2MP CMOS Jun 2016
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date
Six industry awards
Unacceptable noise level
Very expensive
152 Reviews + 6 Awards
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Reviews

Six Industry Awards

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

The editors of three more expert review sites all thought that this camera was good. This digital camera received an "EISA Best Product" award from EISA.eu, Kamerabild.se gave it a "Top Class" award and it received a "Fastest Media" award from Xfastest.com.

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Expert Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on nineteen expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, DP Review, Ephotozine and Techradar the average expert rating of this camera is 90 out of 100. Digital camera experts think this waterproof camera is one of the very best latest waterproof cameras.

Excellent User Reviews

This waterproof camera has a marvellous average user rating based on 99 user reviews. Over 86% of reviewers gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Excellent Brand

Based on 34,085 expert and user reviews (including 830 verified purchases), Canon has excellent reviews for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent reviews specifically within its waterproof cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

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Very Expensive

Six people who bought the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II concluded that it was not expensive. Techradar mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Big, heavy and expensive” . In April last year Steve's Digicams wrote “Very expensive, given the component mix” in their review of this digital camera. Slyder wrote “It is a pricey camera”.

Four owners thought the product was not good value for money. Steve's Digicams mentioned “Sensational design comes at a high price” in their review of this digital camera. Expert review site Videomaker.com mentioned in April last year “It's not cheap.”. Megmc said “Canon, you get what you pay for - this new model at this price point is no exception” however they still scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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2% Price Increase

The price of the EOS 1D X Mark II has increased by 2% in the last 50 days.

Pricey

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other recently released waterproof cameras. The price range of recently released waterproof cameras is from £118 to £4,050.


Features

Lacks WiFi, Some Cinema Features Missing, Larger

One owner who reviewed it said that it did not have good features. Pdnonline.com said “Lacks WiFi, some cinema features missing, larger”.


Support

Good Support

One customer thought it had good technical guidance.


Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

This camera was released in April 2017.


Smart TV

Loads of USB 3.0 and 3.1 Connectivity

Three people reckoned that the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II had gps. Roy mentioned “Oh yea and the GPS tagging is great to have” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. One owner said that the product was good in terms of connectivity. Steve's Digicams wrote “Loads of USB 3.0 and 3.1 connectivity” in their review of this digital camera.


Power

Good Battery Life

Eight customers concluded that this digital camera had a good battery life. Sherwin L mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com in April last year “Great battery life 9” in their review of this digital camera. Nl said in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Excellent camera, however, battery life could be better”. Nicolas said last year “Battery life is solid” in his review of this digital camera.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II supports video recording. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this digital camera also support video recording.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over one hundred and fifteen times the video resolution of the most common video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels. This digital camera also supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This camera's video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camera.

Across similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

Six people said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Steve's Digicams wrote in their Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review “Noise can become bothersome”. Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “It can also produce usable images at very high sensitivity settings, thanks to a high signal-to-noise ratio plus effective noise reduction processing”. Steros mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The noise was low and uniform enough that Lightroom enabled me to make really nice prints on 17"x22" sheets” but even so they rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to this digital camera.

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Noise Can Become Bothersome

Six people said in their reviews that the product was noisy. Steve's Digicams wrote in their Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review “Noise can become bothersome”.

Expert website Photoreview.com.au wrote “It can also produce usable images at very high sensitivity settings, thanks to a high signal-to-noise ratio plus effective noise reduction processing”. Steros mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The noise was low and uniform enough that Lightroom enabled me to make really nice prints on 17"x22" sheets” but even so they rated this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has one of the larger display diagonals (3.2 inches) amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camera the display diagonals range from 2" to 3.2".

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Has a Touchscreen

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this camera do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of recently released digital cameras is 930,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 230,000 pixels to 1,700,000 pixels. At 1,620,000 pixel, the EOS 1D X Mark II has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Camera

Has a GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera.

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Has a Dioptre Correction

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a dioptre correction, as do most of the other cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this digital camera.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 1D X Mark II supports live view, as do most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Features Histogram

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II features histogram. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also feature histogram.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The EOS 1D X Mark II has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

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Flash

Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a shoe mounting point. Most of the other new waterproof cameras also have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Other Features

Has a USB Connectivity

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a USB connectivity, as do most of the other recently released cameras.

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Packaging Content

Has a Battery Charger Included

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a battery charger included, as do most of the other recently released similar spec cameras.

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Has a Batteries Included

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a batteries included, as do most of the other new similar spec digital cameras.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a headphone outputs. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camera also have a headphone outputs.

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3 USB Version

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

A 3 USB version is in fact the best supported USB version amongst all digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

The worst supported USB version amongst comparable types of camera is 2.

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Has a Microphone in

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a microphone in. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that were launched in the last year also have a microphone in.

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Has an HDMI

The EOS 1D X Mark II has an HDMI, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched in the last year.

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Supports PictBridge

The EOS 1D X Mark II supports PictBridge, as do most of the other recently released waterproof cameras.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a self-timer. Most of the other digital cameras that were launched in the last 12 months also have a self-timer.

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Battery

1210 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The EOS 1D X Mark II is a camera that takes 1,210 shot battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched in the last 12 months only take between 210 and 1,209 battery life (CIPA standard).

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The EOS 1D X Mark II has a greater number of ISO speeds than most waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camera supports a 100 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by digital cameras that have been on the market for the last year. The ISO sensitivities "51200" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Stunning Compact Desig

Eleven people said in their reviews that this digital camera was heavy and bulky. Nicolas wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “The heavy files are rich in detail, shadow detail surprisingly rich”. Don mentioned “It's large and heavy.”. In April last year Adriana said “Very heavy for me.”.

Eight customers agreed that the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II was a good body shape. Slyder mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “I needed a high fps full frame body and I believe I made the right decision”. Dbounce said on Bhphotovideo.com “And with its weather-sealed body you can be confident that the odd shower will not be a show-stopper” and rated the product a maximum of 5 stars. Classicsax rated the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “Robust body (almost waterproof”.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good structurally. Megmc wrote “When you travel and are required to be outside for your work, Canon's sensible construction is essential” and rated it a maximum of 5 stars.

Two customers who bought the product agreed that it was compact. Steve's Digicams said “Stunning compact desig” . One person who purchased it reckoned that it was thin.

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Very Heavy

The EOS 1D X Mark II is one of the heaviest digital cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera (1.3 kilograms) amongst cameras of this age. New waterproof cameras have weights of between 110g and 1.4kg, and the average weight is 700g.

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Design

Outstanding Image Quality

Seventeen owners said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II was good quality. Last year Steve's Digicams said “Sturdy build quality throughout”. This year Pdnonline.com wrote “Dual Pixel CMOS AF, excellent AF coverage and speed, solid image quality, good lowlight performance” in their review of this digital camera. In April last year Stuff.tv said “Outstanding image quality” in their review of this digital camera.

Waterproof

The EOS 1D X Mark II is waterproof. Most of the other latest similar spec digital cameras also are waterproof.

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Excellent Control Layout and Handling

Eight customers who bought this digital camera concluded that it was easy to use. Techradar mentioned “Excellent control layout and handling” . E said on Bhphotovideo.com “The 1Dx to 1Dx Mark II is almost as much of an upgrade! The size is almost exactly the same, as are almost all of the controls” in their review of this digital camera. Classicsax said in their Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review on Bhphotovideo.com in April last year “Easy and intuitive controls”.

Six people agreed that it was easy to handle. Techradar said in their review of this digital camera in April last year “Handling and controls largely unchanged”. Expert review site Techradar.com said last year “Canon looks to have judged the 1D X II to perfection, fine-tuning proven handling and controls in response to user feedback”. Techradar.com also said “Canon has fine-tuned proven handling and controls in response to user feedback” in their review.

Three people wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Rev Ray mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “I shoot a broad range of settings and appreciate having everything I need in the camera-at-hand, regardless of the moment I am hoping to capture” in their review of this digital camera. In April last year Gabi mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “High quality, Improved performance, Easy to handle, Improved menus” in their review of this digital camera. Jimr from Boston wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “AF is much better in darker settings than the Mark I” in their review of this digital camera.

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Pops the Traveler mentioned in their review of this digital camera “The transition to Mark II from original 1DX is very comfortable” and gave the product a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

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Dustproof

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is dustproof. Most of the other recently released waterproof cameras also are dustproof.

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Pro-Grade Build

Twenty owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was well made. Steve's Digicams mentioned in their review of this digital camera “Beautiful construction” . Steve's Digicams also mentioned “Incredibly compact build” in their review. Pdnonline.com said in their Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review a few weeks ago “Tremendous speed, durable build, comfortable ergonomics” .

Four customers who purchased this digital camera agreed that it was strong and durable. Shutterbug.com said “A large and robust body”. Sherwin L said “Beautiful body, rugged and weather resistant Cons” in their review of this digital camera. Wink gave it a score of the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said on Bhphotovideo.com “Smooth and Fast! Tough and Robust! Spot-on AF! A multi-media dynamo! C-Fast card”.

Three people who bought the product reckoned that it was reliable. Dbounce mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera is a PROFESSIONAL PRODUCT with a build and reliability that are consistent with professional standards” and gave this digital camera a rating of a maximum of 5 stars. Nicolas mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The Sony A7S revolution made me start to throw sideways glances to my trusty old mkIII and its outdated video specs” and scored this digital camera 4 stars out of 5.

One person who purchased the product reckoned that it was good at resisting water ingress. Expert review site Shutterbug.com wrote “Here is some spectacular underwater imagery from experienced diver/photographer Rick Sanoian, captured with Canon's newest flagship, full frame DSLR”.

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Exceptional Styling

Seventeen people who reviewed the product considered that it was good looking. Steve's Digicams said in their review of this digital camera “Exceptional styling” . Steve's Digicams also wrote “Smart styling, love the LED lighting” in their review. Videomaker.com mentioned “Beautiful DCI 4k Video”.

Five customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was well designed. Steve's Digicams mentioned in their review of this digital camera in April last year “Imponerande kompakt design” . Steve's Digicams also wrote “Revolutionary design” in their review. Steve's Digicams also said “Great industrial design” in their review.

Two people who purchased the product concluded that it was smooth. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “Dual Pixel AF for smooth Live View” in their review of this digital camera and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. One customer who bought the product considered that it was ergonomic.

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Good Flash

One customer who bought it reckoned that it had a good flash. Henh said “I strongly recommend fashion photographer and wedding photographer test out the Silent Shoot Mode with Flash/Hi Speed SYNC”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One owner said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II had a good screen. Pops the Traveler mentioned in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Facial recognition and touch screen are a nice addition for video”.

One person who bought the product thought it had a good viewfinder. Frank mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Illuminated AF points is a huge improvement Super sharp viewfinder and LCD I need to run through high ISO tests” and rated it 4 stars out of 5.

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4K Video

Twenty-five customers thought it was good for video recording. Techradar wrote in their review of this digital camera “4K video at 60fps”. Sherwin L mentioned “My primary reason for getting it is for video” . Slyder wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “This camera was built as an all-rounder and a bonus is the video capabilities” and gave this digital camera a score of a maximum of 5 stars.

Fast Auto Focus

Fourty customers who reviewed the product agreed that it had a good autofocus. Pc Mag mentioned “61-point autofocus system”. Videomaker.com mentioned “Fast auto focus” in their Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review. In April last year expert website Imaging-Resource.com wrote “Top-notch autofocus performance is a crucial feature of Canon's 1D-series cameras”.

Two customers said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Last year Pcmag.com said in their review of this digital camera on expert website PC Mag “An extensive lens library” and gave the product a score of a maximum of 5 stars. Also last year Cardiokid wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Used for bird photography with Canon 50-300 telephoto and Canon 800 mm lens with superb results in obtaining birds in flight”.

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Outstanding Image Quality

Thirty-nine owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag “20MP full-frame image sensor”. Expert review site Videomaker.com wrote in April last year “Has great image quality and is exactly what Canon says it is” in their review of this digital camera. Practicalphotography.com said also in April last year “The Canon 1D X MkII represents the very pinnacle of how far the industry has pushed action photography cameras”.

Sixteen people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good picture resolution. Pc Mag wrote “14fps burst shooting” in their review of this digital camera. Pc Mag also said “Large shooting buffer” in their review. Techradar said “Stunning shooting speed and burst depth” in their review of this digital camera.

Twelve customers who purchased it concluded that it was good in low light. Robert mentioned “It works great in low light” in his review of this digital camera and rated it a maximum of 5 stars. Sherwin L wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “Great low light performance 8”. Peter L wrote in his review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Autofocus amazing, grip and handling amazing, image quality in low light amazing” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Nine people who purchased it considered that it had a good ISO range. Slyder mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “12,500 iso is pretty clean on the new Canon” in their review of this digital camera. Smile Energy wrote in their review of this digital camera on Bhphotovideo.com “Very satisfied with high iso performance as well as details achieved shooting through windows” and gave this digital camera a rating of the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Last year Talha mentioned “ISO performance is pretty good”.

Four customers who purchased it considered that it had a good image sensor. Expert review site Photographyblog.com rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars and said “It features a 20.2 million pixel sensor, which is an upgrade from the 18 million pixel sensor that the 1DX had”. Expert website Technave.com said “It is a professional photography camera that packs a 35mm full frame CMOS sensor with Dual Digic 6+ image processors”. In April last year expert review site Dxomark.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera “This versatile sensor should prove attractive to a wide range of photographers, including those that work in multiple disciplines”.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon eos1dxmarkii, canon manufacurer, canon eos1dxmkii, canon 0931c009aa, canon 9608235271, canon canon
Barcodes 00000001623039, 00006536110215, 00009608235271, 08714574635239, 08714574635293, 08714574635309

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