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Canon EOS-1D X

Canon EOS-1D X
alaScore 92

240 reviews

Aug, 2018

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. People really like the screen and durability. The image quality and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the viewfinder, and some have doubts about the connectivity and shutter.

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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Expert review by : TrustedReviews Staff (

Canon EOS-1D X


Updated with video: Canon's flagship DSLR came late but is worth the wait.

Performs exceptionally well in low-light situations ; Capable of shooting breathtaking bursts at high speed ; Feels robust and up to the task of any photo challenge

AF drive mode isn’t displayed through the viewfinder when it’s being changed ; Star rating isn’t as intuitive as that on the EOS-5D Mark III ; No identifiable movie-record button on the body

At around £5,300 for the body-only the Canon EOS-1D X doesn’t come cheap, but if you’re a professional photographer who makes a living from photography then the 1D X is one of the best tools that money can buy. Put simply the Canon EOS-1D X is...

Sep, 2012

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Canon EOS 1D X Mark II review


A top-spec camera that's got the need for (shutter) speed

Outstanding image quality ; 4K all the way ; Bulging with buttons

Baby battery ; Where's the Wi-Fi? ; Temperamental touchscreen

A worthy replacement for the 1DX, with stunning image quality and superb handling.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Canon EOS 1D X


Various put-backs and delays had plagued the Canon EOS 1D X's path to the shelves, but Canon was in no rush to put out an inferior product. After all this is touted to be the world's best full-frame professional DSLR camera, as its near-£5000 body-only...

Super fast burst rate, incredible battery life, hard as nails build quality, detailed AF system, great image quality and class-leading dynamic range

No clean HDMI out or headphone jack limit professional movie capture, it's heavy and expensive, should have been firmware 1.1.1 from the get go, live view sees no further advances

Good things come to those who wait. And wait we did. Three years after the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, and more than a year after its initial reveal, the 1D X has lived up to its hype. It's a stormer of a DSLR that stomps all over its predecessors.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Amateur Photographer (

Canon EOS 1D X review [updated]


VerdictCameras at this level have extremely high standards to live up to and the 1D X certainly meets them and in places even exceeds them. The new sensor is extremely impressive in terms of detail but more so in terms of its noise performance in low...

Apr, 2014

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Canon firmware update for EOS-1D X


Canon will be issuing a firmware update for the EOS-1D X in January 2014

Jan, 2014

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.

The 1D X is one of the fastest-shooting cameras on the block. It starts and grabs a photo in about 0.5-second, manages a shutter lag that is virtually unnoticeable (0.05-second), and can rattle off shots at speeds of up to 13.9 frames per second in a...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : ePHOTOzine (

Canon EOS 1D X DSLR Review


Announced in October 2011, the Canon EOS 1D X is the high end full frame Digital SLR from Canon with a professional weather sealed body, it was expected to be available to purchase in April 2012, however this was delayed until mid-June 2012 with the...

Exceptional high ISO performance, Excellent image quality, 2 year warranty offered on Canon Pro bodies, Extremely solid build quality, Large, bright optical viewfinder, Fastest shooting full frame DSLR available, Large bright optical viewfinder, Great...

Size, Weight, Expense (Nikon D4 cheaper), Lacks in camera HDR of following models

Jan, 2013

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New Canon EOS-1D X firmware update


Canon has today announced a new firmware update for its EOS-1D X users to improve the camera's functionality and performance

Oct, 2012

Expert review by : Mike Topham (

Canon EOS 1D X Review


There was a long delay but the Canon EOS-1D X has finally arrived. Has it been worth the wait? Find out in our Canon 1D X review

Performs exceptionally well in low-light situations, Capable of shooting breathtaking bursts at high speed, Feels robust and up to the task of any photo challenge

AF drive mode isn’t displayed through the viewfinder when it’s being changed, Star rating isn’t as intuitive as that on the EOS-5D Mark III, No identifiable movie-record button on the body

Sep, 2012

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Get hands-on experience with the new Canon EOS-1D X


Photographers are getting the chance to test drive the new Canon EOS-1D X through a series of mentor and drop in sessions held by Calumet.

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:LPCM
Audio system:Mono
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery level indicator: Yes
Battery life (CIPA standard):1210
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:LP-E19
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery


Built-in processor: Yes
Camera file system:DPOF 1.1, Exif 2.3, RAW
Camera playback:movie, single image, slide show
Diopter adjustment (D-D):-3 - 1
Dioptre correction: Yes
Electronic compass: No
GPS (satellite): Yes
Histogram: Yes
Languages support:Multi
Live view: Yes
Orientation sensor: Yes
Photo effects:black&white, Neutral
Playback modes:Slideshow
Playback zoom (max):10
Scene modes:Landscape, Portrait
Self-timer delay:2,10
Shooting modes:Aperture priority, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, flash, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten


Colour of product:Black
Dust resistant: Yes
Protection features:Dust resistant, Water resistant
Waterproof: Yes


Display diagonal:8.13
Display resolution (numeric):1620000
Field of view:100
Touchscreen: Yes
Vari-angle LCD display: No


Flash exposure compensation: Yes
Flash exposure correction:±3EV (1/3 EV step)
Flash exposure lock: Yes
Flash Modes:Auto
Flash sync-speed:1/250
Shoe mounting point: Yes
Shoe mounting point type:Hot


Auto Focus (AF) assist beam: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Auto Focus (AF) points:61
Auto focusing (AF) modes:Servo Auto Focus
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Lens System

Lens mount interface:Canon EF

Light exposure

Auto Exposure (AE) lock: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 51200, Auto
ISO sensitivity (max):51200
ISO sensitivity (min):100
Light exposure control:Program AE
Light exposure correction:±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE, Auto, Manual, Shutter priority AE
Light metering:Centre-weighted, Evaluative (Multi-pattern), Partial


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

Operational conditions

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

Other features

Software CD: Yes
USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes
Battery charger included: Yes
Bundled software:Digital Photo Professional 4, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor
Quick start guide: Yes

Picture Quality

Camera Type:SLR Camera Body
Image formats supported:JPG, RAW
Image sensor size (W x H):35.9 x 23.9
Maximum image resolution:5472 x 3648
Sensor Type:CMOS
Still image resolution(s):5472x3648, 4368x2912, 3648x2432, 2736x1824, 5472x3648, 4104x2736, 2736x1824
Supported aspect ratios:3:2
Total MegaPixels:21.5

Ports & interfaces

HDMI connector type:Mini
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB version:3.0


Camera shutter type:Electronic
Fastest camera shutter speed:1/8000
Slowest camera shutter speed:30

System requirements

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Technical Details

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


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD
Maximum Video Resolution:4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG frame rate:119.9
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, M-JPEG, MOV, MPEG4
Video recording: Yes
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080,4096 x 2160


Viewfinder Type:Electronic, Optical

Weight & Dimensions

Height :16.8