Canon 1D X summary
Canon 1D X is Canon's Pro DSLR digital camera initially revealed on October of 2011. The camera houses a 18MP, CMOS Full frame sized sensor and has a max resolution of 5184 x 3456.
Canon brought out this model to update the previous Canon 1Ds MIII (Read Full Comparison) & afterwards brought out the more recent Canon 1D X II (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this camera.
The 1D X is positioned #9 out of 35 in Pro DSLR cameras & over-all #180 out of 1436 for digital cameras in our collection. You should use our Advanced camera finder to see camera results based on your customized criteria.
Here is a chart of various factors used in the rating system.
Canon 1D X history
The Canon 1D X has a history of related digital cameras. Below, you can check out all previous and more recent models alongside key specifications.
Canon 1D X Gallery
You can see the 1D X from several angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon 1D X Pros and Cons
Below is a selection of positives and negatives of the Canon 1D X based on things that are normally considered crucial in a digital camera.
Canon 1D X Sensor specifications
The Canon 1D X houses the Dual Digic 5+ processor chip. The sensor specification on the Canon 1D X is 36mm x 24mm (Full frame). The 864 mm² sensor can capture 5184 x 3456 pixels at aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 18 megapixels and delivers a standard ISO range of 100 to 51200. This ISO can be expanded electronically to 50 to 204800. RAW files are supported so the user has wider margin for error.
The graphic below illustrates the 1D X's sensor dimensions compared to other popular sizes. The 1D X sensor has a crop factor of 1 and is displayed in green.Last day to get your files as Canon Irisa shuts down
To get a sense of specific aspect ratios, you can refer to the graphic below.
Canon 1D X dimensions
Canon 1D X weighs in at 2.95 lb (1,340 gr / 47.27 ounces) & has outside proportions of 158mm x 164mm x 83mm (6.2" x 6.5" x 3.3"). The weight of typical Pro DSLR camera is 1,280 gr and the Canon 1D X is very much the same in comparison with its rivals.Unsplash partners with Institutions to bring historical archive photos
Listed below is a pic of the Canon 1D X beside a soda to help you to get a sense of its scale.
The top view directly below will provide the button design on the 1D X.
Canon 1D X Lens specifications
The 1D X works with the Canon EF mount and has 306 lenses available for purchase. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our collection which will work with the 1D X.
Canon 1D X Connectivity
The 1D X has the following connectivity:
- Wireless Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that consist of NFC and Bluetooth support can easily be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can send files and usually adjust camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Several applications even give a Liveview and hit the shutter if you are not near the camera. If the camera comes with a HDMI port, it could be attached to an external monitor. Almost all cameras will allow you to recharge the battery pack through the USB port.
Canon 1D X Video specifications
The max video quality on the Canon 1D X is 1920 x 1080 and you can capture in MPEG-4 and H.264 file format. 1080p quality gives you an excellent balance in video quality vs file sizes but 1080p isn't going to leave you with any room to crop. Although the camera has a mic port, it is missing a headphone port so you will not be able to monitor your sound levels.
Canon 1D X Weather Sealing
Canon 1D X comes with weather proofing making it a excellent pick for use in tough conditions. This can be especially handy whenever you are uncertain about the conditions you may encounter in outdoor photography.
Canon 1D X Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 1D X is equipped with a 3.2 inch fixed screen boasting a resolution of 1,040 thousand dots.
Sadly the screen isn't a touch screen. The 1D X also has a Top LCD screen in order to instantly see the camera's settings.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
The ViewFinder specifications for Canon 1D X are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.76x
For bright outdoor conditions which make the camera displays washed out and tough to see, viewfinders can be rather helpful.
Canon 1D X Shutter specifications
Canon 1D X continuous shooting speed is 14.0 frames per second. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Canon 1D X Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon 1D X has external flash support but does not include built in flash. The maximum flash sync speed is 1/250 seconds.
Canon 1D X Autofocusing specifications
Canon 1D X has both Phase Detect Auto Focus plus Contrast Based Auto Focus. Phase Detection focusing is a lot more snappier & precise when compared with Contrast Based focusing. The camera supports Face detection which is handy for portrait photography.
The Sensor supports 61 focus points to choose from. It also features Tracking Auto Focus for things that move. Canon 1D X features manual focusing in case it is needed in low light occasions or you need more exact control on focusing.
Canon 1D X Battery life
The battery pack (LP-E4N) on the Canon 1D X is made to last for 1120 photographs with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it lower compared to it's rivals. The usual Pro DSLR camera battery life is 2438. Nikon D3X offers the maximum (4400) battery life in this range of cameras.
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Canon 1D X for various kinds of photography
The following graph indicates a rundown of the Canon 1D X for various kinds of photography. To check out more, scroll to the specific paragraph below.
Canon 1D X Portrait photography info
The Canon 1D X receives a rating of 79 which is tremendous, and means the camera is a awesome fit for portrait photography. Shooting portrait photos leans greatly towards sensor resolution, RAW support plus the flexibility to use off-camera lighting.
Canon 1D X Street photography info
With a modest score of 59, the Canon 1D X is somewhat adequate for street photography. A decent street photography camera gives a perfect balance of image quality plus portability.
Canon 1D X as a Sports photography camera
A very good sports photography points tally of 70 suggests the Canon 1D X is a respectable pick for taking pictures of sports. A camera really should have fantastic autofocus and continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 1D X Travel photography details
Size is really critical in choosing a travel camera. Overall, the Canon 1D X gets a reasonable 49 for a travelling camera which makes it somewhat suited for your holidays.
Canon 1D X Landscape photography info
For anybody looking to buy a camera for landscape pictures, the most vital aspect will be image quality. The Canon 1D X and it's nice rating of 68 as a landscape camera is a good fit within the current market.
Canon 1D X Vlogging factors
A vlogging camera preferably should have a moving screen, mic port and preferably IBIS. Taking all things into account, the Canon 1D X is simply not very good as a vlog camera as it receives a bad rating of 28.
Canon 1D X Alternatives
If you are in the market for replacements to the 1D X, here is a selection of the highest scored cameras which fall into the family of Pro DSLR.
The line graph here will give you a summary of the 1D X compared to it's highest scored rivals shown previously.
There are a bunch of cameras you might take into account as alternate options. To browse through a full comparison, simply click the "compare" link.