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Canon EOS-1D X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 reviews of Canon EOS-1D X. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The image quality and usability also get good reviews. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder, and the connectivity and shutter get critical comments.

performance, usability, image quality, durability, screen

portability, price, sensor, shutter, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Canon EOS-1D X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Canon EOS-1D X


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon EOS-1D X from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Views about the glare and usability are on the whole positive. The image quality and focus are also appreciated.

performance, focus, image quality, usability, glare

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: 1D X1D X

Aug, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Canon EOS-1D X


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon EOS-1D X from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Canon EOS 1D X Digital SLR Camera - BODY ONLY 5253B002Canon EOS 1D X Digital SLR Camera - BODY ONLY 5253B002

Aug, 2018

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Canon EOS-1D X


Expert review by : Jim Fisher (

Canon EOS-1D X


The Canon EOS-1D X is a great choice for sports shooters and photojournalists, but is likely an overkill for most shooters.

Full-frame image sensor. 14fps burst capability. 61-point autofocus system. Excellent images at very high ISO settings. Built like a tank. Loads of controls. Dual CF card slots. 1080p video capture.

Very expensive. Heavy. No built-in flash. No headphone jack. Uncompressed HDMI video output not possible. Switching between still and video live view mode is cumbersome.

The rear LCD is big at 3.2 inches, but it looks small when framed by the 1D X's body. Its resolution is an impressive 1,040k-dots. It's a bit sharper than the 920k-dot display found on the Nikon D800, but even looking at them side-by-side it's hard to...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : Michael Palmer (

Canon EOS-1D X Preview


Canon has just announced "the one camera to rule them all" in the EOS digital world; a revolutionary new dSLR called the EOS-1D X. Canon's most advanced camera to date, the EOS-1D X now reins as their "top of the line" model in the EOS line up. The X...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Bryan Carnathan (

Canon EOS 1D X


And then there was one - one Canon EOS 1-Series DSLR body. The Canon EOS-1D X.

A phenomenon has been fixed in which the white balance may be disturbed by the timing of the shutter release when the drive mode is single shooting and a flash (E-TTL)is used.

Jul, 2012

Highly Recommended

Expert review by : Amy Davies (

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Review


The EOS 1DX Mark II is Canon's latest top-of-the-line full-frame professional-level DSLR. It features a 20.2 million pixel sensor, which is an upgrade from the 18 million pixel sensor that the 1DX had.

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is more of an incremental upgrade than the difference between the Nikon D4S and the Nikon D5, however it is still a very tempting proposition for professional photographers.

May, 2016

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Canon 1DX Review


This is without a doubt the most impressive camera I've seen since I went digital. There: You have the executive summary. The Canon 1D X is a certified monster of a camera. It's the biggest, the fastest, and if you'll permit me to create a word that is...

The reason to buy the Canon 1D X is simple: If you want speed and plenty of it, and the best autofocus on any full-frame DSLR, the 1DX is your camera. It's too big, too expensive, and it's missing just a few video features such as audio monitoring in...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : George Schaub (

Canon EOS-1D X: Lab Test Results & Comments


Our initial report on the Canon EOS-1D X appeared in the Image Tech section of our homepage at and was based on a preproduction model. This is our final report based on a factory-ship model.

Very high results in resolution test ; Precise color reproduction ; Extremely massive and sealed body) ; Professional handling, a lot of individual settings to customize the camera ; Full HD video, including Intra-Frame-Based and in “ALL-i”-mode

High price

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : (

Canon EOS 1D X Digital Camera Review


Shooting is available in Manual, TV, AV, P, Pc1 and Bulb modes and each is accessed with ease by using the mode button found on the top of the camera. Exposure metering has also been improved on the 1D X with a DIGIC 4 processor dedicated solely to...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Havlik (

Camera Review: Canon EOS-1D X


Canon unleashes a digital beast with this fast-shooting, full-frame, flagship DSLR.

Incredibly fast frame rate and performance speed; beautiful image quality even in extremely low light at extremely high ISOs; tough, sturdy build with an elegant overall design despite its beefy size; a boatload of features, most of which are extremely...

Expensive; no built-in Wi-Fi; no headphone jack; studio photographers might find the resolution wanting

The Canon 1D X may be expensive but make no mistake, you get a whole lotta camera for $6,800. If there’s anything I can say that’s critical of this superstar DSLR from Canon—aside from a few minor things like a missing headphone jack, etc.—it’s that...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Jeremy Wagstaff (

Digital camera sales defy smartphone onslaught


While most attention in the gadget world is on the breakneck pace of innovation in mobile phones, tablets and computers, another device has resolutely refused to die: the camera.

Despite the onslaught of camera phones – the iPhone 4 has this year become the most popular device for posting snaps to the photo-sharing website Flickr – cameras are still being sold. Japan, the world’s largest manufacturer, shipped nearly three times...

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LPCM / WAV
Audio system:Mono
Built-in Microphone:Y / Yes
Voice recording: Yes


Battery level indicator:Y / Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):1210 / 860
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:CR2025 / LP-E19
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:AC, Battery / Battery


Anti-dust function: Yes
Brightness adjustment: Yes
Built-in processor:Dual Digic 5+ / Y / Yes
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW / DPOF 1.1,Exif 2.3,RAW
Camera playback:Movie, Single image, Slide show / Slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction:Y / Yes
Direct printing: Yes
Electronic compass:N / No
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Histogram:Y / Yes
Image editing:Rotating
Image processor:2 x DIGIC 5+
Image quality adjustment:Brightness
Live view:Y / Yes
Orientation sensor:Y / Yes
Photo effects:Black&White, Neutral / Neutral
Playback mode:Slideshow
Playback Modes:Slideshow
Playback zoom:10
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer:2, 10 / 2,10
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority / Aperture priority, Auto, Shutter priority / Manual, Program
Start-up time:100
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten


Color of product:Black
Dust-resistant: Yes
Energy Star certified:N
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Waterproof:Y / Yes


Display:LCD / TFT
Display aspect ratio:3:2
Display Diagonal:3.2
Display resolution (numeric):1040000 / 1620000
Field of view:100
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y
Vari-angle LCD display:N / No


External flash connector: Yes
Flash exposure compensation:Y / Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) / ±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock:Y / Yes
Flash modes:Auto / Auto, Manual
Flash sync-speed:0.004 / 1/250
Shoe mounting point:Y
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock:Y / Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:61
Auto Focus (AF) points selection:Auto, Manual
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Centre weighted Auto Focus, Face detection, Servo Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus, Spot Auto Focus / Servo Auto Focus / Spot Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Normal focusing range:-2 - 18

Lens System

Lens mount interface:Canon EF

Light Exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock:Y / Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 125, 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2250, 3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 25600, 51200, Auto / 100, 51200 / 100, 51200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):51200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:± 3EV (1/3EV step) / ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE / Auto, Manual
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial / Centre-weighted, Spot


Compatible memory cards:CF / CF, CFast 2.0 / CF, SD
Memory slots:2


Near Field Communication (NFC):N
Networking features:Gigabit

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40 / 0 - 45

Other Features

Aperture priority AE: Yes
Auto exposure: Yes
Battery pack:LP-E4N/ LP-E4
Built-in flash: Yes
Digital SLR: Yes
Dust-resistant: Yes
Face detection: Yes
Manual exposure: Yes
Recording format:EXIF 2.3
Rotating: Yes
Shutter priority AE: Yes
USB connectivity:Y / Yes
Video capability: Yes

Other features

Software CD:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Bundled software:Digital Photo Professional 4, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor / ImageBrowser EX, Digital Photo Professional, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility , Picture Style Editor
Cables included:AV, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Quick start guide:Y / Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW / JPG,RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):1.41 x 0.941 / 1.42 x 0.945
Image Stabilizer: No
Maximum image resolution:5184 x 3456 / 5472 x 3648
Megapixel:18.1 / 20.2
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):2592 x 1728, 3456 x 2304, 3888 x 2592, 4608 x 3072, 5184 x 3456 / 5472x3648, 4368x2912, 3648x2432, 2736x1824, 5472x3648, 4104x2736, 2736x1824 / JPEG: 5184x3456, 4608x3072, 3456x2304, 2592x1728\nRAW: 5184x3456, 3888x2592, 2592x1728
Supported aspect ratios:3:2
Total megapixels:19.3 / 21.5

Ports & interfaces

HDMI:Y / Yes
HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y / Yes
Optional connectivity:Wireless LAN
PictBridge:Y / Yes
USB version:2.0 / 3.0 / 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)


Camera shutter interval:0.000125 / 0.33
Camera shutter type:Electronic / Mechanical
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System Requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Technical Details

Housing material:Magnesium
Image processor:2 x DIGIC 5+ / 2 x DIGIC 6+
Self-timer:Y / Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL / NTSC,PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080 / 4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:119.9
Resolution at capture speed:1280x720@50fps, 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps, 1920x1080@25fps, 1920x1080@30fps, 640x480@25fps, 640x480@30fps
Video compression format:AVC, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4 / H.264, MOV / MOV
Video formats supported:AVC,H.264,M-JPEG,MOV,MPEG4 / H.264,MOV / MOV
Video Frame Rate:119.9
Video recording:Y / Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,4096 x 2160 / 640 x 480, 1280 x 720, 1920 x 1200 / 640 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder:Electronic, Optical / Optical
Viewfinder type:Electronic, Optical / Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.25 / 3.26
Height:6.44 / 6.46 / 6.6 / 6.61
Weight:2.95 / 47.3