Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Lens Compatibility: The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is compatible
with all Canon lenses in the EF lineup (with the exception of EF-S and EF-M lenses).
Rugged Exterior Body:
The EOS-1D X Mark II's magnesium alloy chassis is designed to endure almost any
condition. All of the camera's controls, buttons, and external covers are dust-
and water-resistant. The durable shutter mechanism is designed to shoot 300,000
Viewfinder: The EOS-1D X Mark II features an eye-level pentaprism viewfinder that offers 100 percent coverage vertically and
horizontally. The built-in diopter lets you adjust the focus of the viewfinder
to your own eyesight. The viewfinder has a built-in eyepiece shutter, which
blocks stray light from entering the camera while taking a picture without
looking at the viewfinder.
Clear View LCD Touchscreen Monitor: The EOS-1D X Mark II features a 3.2" Clear View
color LCD monitor with approximately 1.62-million dots. The touchscreen allows
you to choose an AutoFocus point by touching the subject on the screen. You can
also add grid lines to aid you in composing your shots, and a dual-axis
electronic level that displays both roll and pitch in 1-degree increments.
Live View: The Live View Function enables you to compose and shoot directly
from the camera's 3.2" LCD
monitor. You can zoom in and navigate the composition at up to 10x normal size
for critical focusing and attention to detail. Live View Function can be used
remotely via computer through the USB connection, if desired.
20.2 MP CMOS Sensor:
The EOS-1D X Mark II features a high-resolution, full-frame (35.9 x 23.9 mm) CMOS sensor
with approximately 21.5-million total pixels and 20.2-million effective pixels.
Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors: The camera is equipped with
6+ Image Processors, which can process images at full resolution up to 16
frames-per-second, as well as 4K/60p videos. The combination of the CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC
processors help to give you high quality images that are recorded with speed and
Recording Media: The EOS-1D X Mark II has dual memory card
slots to accommodate both Compact Flash and CFast Memory cards. The camera can
record images on Type I CompactFlash Cards, including UDMA 7 cards. The camera is also compatible with
new CFast 2.0 memory cards. When both
types of cards are loaded into the camera, you can choose to record either on a
CF card or a CFast card, or to both simultaneously. No recording media is supplied with the camera.
The number of images the camera can take in a single burst is as follows (Full =
shooting is possible until the memory card becomes full):
|Image-Recording Quality ||Compact Flash Card ||CFast Card |
|Standard ||UDMA 7 ||CFast 2.0 |
|Large JPEG ||140 ||Full ||Full |
|RAW ||59 ||73
|RAW + Large JPEG ||48 ||54 ||81 |
Image Recording Formats: The camera records 3:2 still images in JPEG
and RAW (14-bit) formats. Simultaneous RAW+JPEG recording is also possible. In
addition, the camera can record 4K Motion JPEG video (AAC audio) and Full HD
video in the MOV format
(H.264 video, Linear PCM audio). Sound is recorded with the built-in monaural
microphone, an optional external stereo microphone, or from the line input. You can select from the following
image sizes and formats:
- JPEG: You can choose from the following JPEG resolutions: Large
(20MP: 5472 x 3648), Medium 1 (12.7MP: 4368 x 2912 pixels), Medium 2 (8.9MP:
3648 x 2432) and Small (5.0MP: 2736 x 1824
pixels). For each resolution, you can set the compression between 1 and 10 (1-5
Normal; 6-10 Fine).
- 14-bit RAW: The
RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera CMOS sensor
without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto
the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into
JPEG or TIFF images using the provided software. You can choose
from the following RAW resolutions: RAW (20MP: 5472 x 3648), M-RAW (11.2MP: 4104 x 2736), or
S-RAW (5MP: 2736 x 1824). You can also record a large JPEG image simultaneously with any sized RAW image (RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW).
- 4K Motion JPEG: The camera can record 4K video (4096 x
2160) at bit rates of 59.94p, 50.00p, 29.97p, 25.00p, 24.00p, 23.98p.
- Full HD MOV: Full HD video (1920 x 1080) is recorded at
bit rates of 119.9p, 100.00p, 59.94p, 50.00p, 29.97p, 25.00p, 24.00p, and
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II offers the following Drive (Shutter) modes.
- Single Shooting: When
you press the shutter button completely, one shot will be taken.
- Continuous Shooting: While you press the shutter
button completely, shots will be taken continuously:
- High-Speed: maximum 14 fps; 16 fps during Live View
- Low-Speed: maximum 3 shots per second
- Self-Timer: The camera will
record an image 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button.
- Silent Shooting: The shooting sound for silent shooting is
quieter than normal. The internal mechanical operation is not executed until
you return the shutter button to its halfway position. You can shoot Silent
Singles, Silent High Speed (at approx. 5 fps maximum), or Silent Low Speed
(at approx. 3 fps maximum).
Vertical Grip: The camera bottom has vertical-grip buttons
and a dial that allows you to operate the camera more comfortably while taking
vertical photographs. You can switch the vertical-grip controls on or off as
Built-in GPS: The camera's built-in GPS can receive
satellite navigation signals from GPS satellites (USA), GLONASS satellites
(Russia), and the Quasi-Zenith satellite system (QZSS)(Japan). The receiver
provides geotag information, such as latitude, longitude, and elevation, which
can be appended to still images and movies you shoot. The GPS logging function
captures GPS information at regular intervals so you can record the route of
your travels. The shooting location of geotagged images, as well as the GPS
logs, can be displayed on a map on your computer. Time and date information
obtained from the GPS signals can also be used to set the camera's internal
clock, and can be added to your photos and movies.
Ethernet: The EOS-1D X Mark II has an RJ-45 Ethernet
terminal for connecting the camera to your local network.
Optional Wi-Fi: With the optional
WFT-E8A Wireless File Transmitter, you can wirelessly upload images from
your camera to your computer, smart phone, or tablet. The transmitter attaches
to the camera and provides ultra high speed image transfer (up to 433 Mbps) over
a wireless network (IEEE 802.11ac/n/a/g/b). It transmits on both the 2.4 GHz and
5 GHz bands, and has a range of up to 492 feet. In addition to image transfer,
the iOS and Android app lets you use your smart device as a remote control for
still and video capture. The EOS-1D X Mark II has a 12-pin System Extension
Terminal to accommodate the WFT-E8A.
AF System: The EOS-1D X Mark II has a newly developed,
high-precision Area AF sensor with 61 manually-selectable points, including 41
cross-type, high-precision AF points for exacting and fast focusing no matter
the subject. New AI Servo AF III+ focus tracking features improved algorithms that
help improve stability, reliability, and focus, no matter the situation.
Shooting Modes: The EOS-1D X Mark II offers the following shooting
- Program AE: This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness
- Shutter-priority AE:
In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
- Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired
- Bulb Exposures: When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the
shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for
capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc.
- Custom (C1, C2, C3): You can register current camera
settings, such as shooting functions, menu functions, and custom functions,
and store them as one of three available Custom Shooting Modes.
Exposure Compensation: In Program AE, Shutter-priority AE,
or Aperture-priority AE modes, exposure compensation is used
to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments.
Bracketing: With auto exposure
bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-3
stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots.
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of
focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining
the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted
63-Zone Dual-Layer Metering Sensor:
The EOS-1D X Mark II features a 360,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor, and
216-zone TTL open-aperture metering. You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure.
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 6.2%
of the viewfinder area, weighted at the center.
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject, uses approximately 1.5%
of the viewfinder area at the center.
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene
ISO Speed: The camera's ISO speed can be set between 100 and
51200 in 1/3-stop increments to suit your shooting conditions. In addition the camera features an
Auto ISO setting which allows the camera to automatically set the ISO speed.
The ISO Speed is fixed to 400 with flash, and during "bulb" shooting. The
Custom Function feature allows you to expand the ISO Range to ISO 50 (L) for
the lowest speed, and ISO 204800 (H2) or ISO409600 (H3) for
the highest speed.
External Flash: The camera is
compatible with Canon's external EX-series Speedlites (sold separately)
mounted to the hot shoe, with functions settable with the camera. It has no
built-in flash. Non-Canon flash units can synchronize with the camera at
1/300 or 1/250 sec. or slower. The camera's PC terminal can be used with
flash units having a sync cord.
Style: By selecting a picture style you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of
each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include: Auto, Standard ,
Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, and User
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance settings:
The camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions
-- Ambience priority or White priority selectable;
color temperature: 3000-7000 K.
- Daylight: For recording outdoors on a
bright day; color temperature: 5200 K.
- Shade: Counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days; color temperature:
- Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset: For cloudy days, dusk and dawn; color
temperature: 6000 K.
- Tungsten Light: For incandescent illumination; color temperature: 3200 K.
- White Fluorescent
Light: Eliminates typical green color casts; color temperature: 4000 K.
- Flash Use:
A starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites;
color temperature: Automatically set or 6000 K.
Enables you to manually set the white balance
for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import
white balance data for the setting; color temperature:
- Color Temperature: Manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments.
White Balance Correction: You can
correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has
the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color
compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.
White Balance Auto Bracketing: With just one
shot, three images having a different color tone can be recorded
simultaneously. Based on the current white balance mode's standard color
temperature, the white balance setting can be changed from 0 to +/-3 stops
in single-level increments.
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera,
you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal
images, sRGB is recommended. In the camera's full-automatic modes, sRGB will be set
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of
an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right
side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent
camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.
Multi-Language: The camera's menus system
supports 25 different languages including English, French and Spanish.
Play, Edit, and Print
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated
automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD
monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can
be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image
displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Voice Memos: You can record a voice memo of up to 30 seconds
and attach it to a captured image. The voice memo will be saved as a WAV sound
file, and can be played back with the camera or provided software.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the memory card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You
can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by
selecting All images, Folder, Date, Movies, or Stills.
Index Display: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, 36, or
100 images at once on the LCD monitor so that
you can search for an image quickly.
Jump Playback: During
playback you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also jump
screens when in index mode, jump folders, or jump images by shooting date.
Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the
image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere
around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270°
clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased
SuperSpeed USB 3.0: The EOS-1D X Mark II has a SuperSpeed
USB (USB 3.0) port for connecting the camera to your computer for direct image
transfer. A 59" USB 3.0 cable is included with the camera. You can also use the
supplied USB cable to connect to an optional Canon
Connect Station CS100 for storing your photos and videos.
HDMI Outputs: The camera is equipped with a mini-HDMI (Type C) jack
which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable is required. When viewing on an HDTV, the images will be
displayed at the TV's optimum resolution automatically.
DPOF Print Settings: The Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)
enables you to print images recorded on the memory card according to your
printing instructions. In the camera, you can choose which images to print, the
quantity to print, print multiple images in one batch, or create a print order
for a photofinisher. The camera is compatible with DPOF Version 1.1.
Power Options: The EOS-1D X Mark II operates on the supplied
Lithium-Ion battery pack (10.8 Volts, 2700 mAh). The battery can be charged in the supplied
battery charger in approximately 2 hours 20 minutes. The supplied battery
performance specs are as follows:
| Temperature || |
| Viewfinder || Live View |
|Approx. 1210 shots ||Approx. 260 shots |
|Low Temperatures: |
(0° C/32° F)
|Approx. 1020 shots ||Approx. 240 shots |
Optional AC Power: With the optional AC-E19 AC
adapter and DR-E19 DC coupler, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not
worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Auto Power Off: To save battery
power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The
Auto Power Off time can be set to 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8 minutes, 15
minutes, or 30 minutes.
Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Supplied Software: The EOS-1D X Mark II comes bundled with the
EOS Digital Solution Disc, which includes:
- EOS Utility: EOS Utility
enables you to transfer still photos and movies from your camera to your
computer. The software also lets you change the camera settings and shoot
remotely from the computer. Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7, and
Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, and 10.11.
- EOS Movie Utility: EOS Movie Utility lets you edit and
play back movies recorded on the camera. Movie files can be split,
rearranged, and merged to make a movie that you can save as a separate file.
The software also lets you grab a single movie frame and save it as a still
photo. Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7, and Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10,
10.11, and 10.12.
- Digital Photo Professional:
The Digital Photo Professional software (DPP) helps you process, view, edit,
and print RAW
images. Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7, and Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10,
10.11, and 10.12.
- Picture Style Editor: Picture Style Editor lets you
edit Picture Styles, and create and save original Picture Style files.
Recommended for advanced users, experienced in image processing. Compatible
with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7, and Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12.
- Map Utility: Map Utility takes the attached geotag
information from the built-in GPS and lets you display shooting locations on
a map on your computer screen. Compatible with Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7
(SP1), and Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, and 10.12.