Canon 1DX Mark II

Canon Announces 1 DX Mark II : 14fps and 4K Video

Though details about the camera were leaked on Sunday, today Canon has officially announced their new top-of-the-line model: the Canon 1DX Mark II.

The Canon EOS 1DX II features a new 20.2 megapixel CMOS sensor with dual-pixel autofocus technology,  which can be used while shooting 4K video. When shooting stills, the camera is capable of shooting RAW files at 14 frames per second, or 16 frames per second while the mirror is locked up in “live view”.

As it was announced only a couple of weeks after Nikon announced their D5, comparisons will be unavoidable. The chart below shows some of the major differences between the Canon 1DX, the 1DX Mark II, and the Nikon D5.

 Canon EOS 1DXCanon 1DX Mark IINikon D5
(when released)
Sensor Resolution:18 Megapixel20.2 Megapixel20.8 Megapixel
Native ISO Range100-51200100-51200100-102400
Expandable ISO Range50-204,80050- 409,60050 - 3,280,000
Auto-Focus Points61 selectable61 selectable 55 selectable
153 total
Cross-Type Points41 (5 dual diagonal)41 (5 dual diagonal)35 selectable
99 total
Minimum Auto-Focus Light Levels-2 EV -3 EV-4 EV
Smallest Aperture that Allows AFf/5.6 (original firmware)f/8 (all 61 points)f/8 (9 selectable points, 15 total)
Maximum Frame Rate: 14 fps (high speed mode)
12 fps shooting RAW
16fps (live view)
14fps RAW
14fps (life view)
12fps RAW
Maximum RAW Burst:170 shots 200 shots
Metering Sensor: 107,250 pixel RGB 360,000 pixel RGB
216 zone
180,000 pixel RGB
Video Auto Focus TypeContrast DetectionDual Pixel CMOSContrast Detection
Video Size and Rates
(PAL and NTSC, approx)
1080p 24/25/30fps
720p 60fps
4K : 60 / 50 / 30 / 25 / 24
1080p : 120 / 100 / 60 / 50 / 30 / 25 / 24
NO 720p
4K : 30 / 25 / 24
1080p : 60 / 50 / 30 / 25 / 24
720p : 60 / 50
4K pixel dimensionsn/a4096 x 2160
3840 x 2160
4K Cropn/a1.3x Crop?1.5x Crop
Max 4K Video Durationn/aAt least 17 minutes3 Minutes
1080p Slow MotionNone120fps60fps
Video Type.h264 codec with choice of 2 compression types:
1.IPB , smaller file size
2.ALL-I , higher image quality, larger file size
MOV: (4K Movie: Motion JPEG, Full HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM),
MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: AAC)
MOV : H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
Connectivity:Wireless with accessory Canon WFT-E6A
Gigabit LAN jack
Canon WFT-E8A Wireless
HDMI (Type C)
Gigabit LAN jack
Wireless Module WT-6A
HDMI (Type C)
Gigabit LAN jack
(all are 100% coverage)
Pentaprism, .76x magnificationPentaprism, .76x magnificationPentaprism, .72x magnification
Memory Slots2 Compact Flash1 Compact Flash
1 CFast 2.0
2 Compact Flash OR
Weight (CIPA)1340g
(body only)
Battery Life11201210 shots3780 shots
Built In GPSNoYesNo, GP-1A required

Price and Availability

The EOS 1DX Mark II body will be available in April for $5999. It can be pre-ordered from the retailers below:

Canon EOS 1DX Mark II Body ($5999) at :  B&H Photo | Adorama Photo

Canon 1DX Mark II Body with CFast Card/Reader : B&H Photo | Adorama Photo

Wireless Controller WFT-E8A for 1DX II  ($599) : B&H Photo | Adorama Photo

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