The EOS-1D X features a newly developed Canon full-frame 18.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor that's designed from the ground up to create high resolution, perfectly detailed images with unprecedented speed and clarity. A full 24 x 36mm, the sensor captures 5184 x 3456 large individual 6.95 µm pixels and has a much-improved S/N ratio resulting in better images from the start. A new photodiode structure with an increased photoelectric conversion rate increases the sensor's sensitivity by approximately 2 stops over previous models, meaning higher ISOs with the lowest noise of any EOS digital camera. And a 2-line 16-channel simultaneous signal readout means speeds of up to 12 fps (RAW + JPEG) and even 14 fps (Super High Speed Mode) are possible!
14-bit A/D conversion, wide range ISO setting 100-51200 (L: 50, H1: 102400, H2: 204800)
The EOS-1D X not only offers 14-bit signal processing for excellent image gradation, it delivers higher standard and expanded ISOs, and a score of new options to enhance shooting in varied and fast-changing lighting situations. With a standard range of ISO 100-51200, the EOS-1D X represents a 2-stop increase in sensitivity over previous cameras. Thanks to the improved signal-to-noise ratio of the new sensor and powerful noise reduction, the EOS-1D X can shoot at expanded sensitivities down to ISO 50 (L) and up to 102400 (H1), and even 204800 (H2)! Beyond the obvious advantages of its wide ISO range, the EOS-1D X has automatic ISO settings, found on the dedicated ISO menu. Minimum and maximum ISO settings can be specified, as can a user-defined range, plus full auto and manual.
Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors for enhanced noise reduction and blazing processing speed
For a whole new level of performance, the EOS-1D X uses Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors that include four 4-channel A/D converter front-end processing circuits and deliver speeds of up to 12 fps (RAW + JPEG) and 14 fps (JPEG). Compared with the predecessor, Canon's DIGIC 4 Image Processor, the Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processor offers approximately 17x faster processing speed, and feature new algorithms that promote greater noise reduction at higher ISOs. In addition to conventional image processing functions the Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors offer real-time compensation for Chromatic Aberration in both still and motion images. With the power of these two processors, speed improvements are noticeable from the instant the camera is turned on and the stunning results speak for themselves.
Best investment ever
I am a professional and have been using Canon products for 30+ years and I have found this 1DX to be superior in every way that I have used it so far. I photograph wildlife and need that speed, plus the advantages of the ISO range with out noise is out of this world. I own 2 1Ds mark III's, and I plan on getting at least 2 more of the 1DX's. Only regret is that I didn't get the 1DX sooner.
May 13, 2013
Great But Some Faults
This camera works very well and the pictures that I take with it are very precise and not pixelated. The camera, although is sort-of bulky and heavier than other Canon cameras I have used.
April 23, 2013
A MUST CAMERA
Purchased this camera about 2 months ago. Took it to the Bahamas. Shot photos at 4:30 in the morning and the ISO did such a great job photos came out looking like it was in the middle of the day.
As far as action shooting it surpassed what I thought the camera would do. Crystal clear photos and has allowed me to finally get the shots I have been looking for. Used to use the EOS 50D and upgraded to this camera and will regret spending the money. Only downside is no auto for those of you who are used to using the auto option. Myself I don't use auto. If you want to get serious about shooting this camera will make you learn to shoot in manual. The controls are great as far as adjusting shots on the fly. The change of the controls allow for this to be done very quickly with minimal time. Love being able to turn camera sideways and shoot with shutter button in same spot as tho I was shooting horizontally.
April 5, 2013
EOS-1D X Purchase
I have had a few months to learn this camera. I find that it is the very best Canon Professional Camera to date. The build and image quality is superb. The menu system is failry simple, but one may need some practice to use it fast and confidently. This is my third Canon camera and my second digital Canon camera. The only issues with the camera, which I deem negligble are its weight, cannot access highlight and shadow information at the same time, and a bit noisy when using video.
Also, I wish it were completely compatible with the earlier 1.4 and 2.0 extenders. Especially, when they are used with the earlier 200mm and 400mm 2.8 L lenses . This is the best digital camera, I have ever used.
February 5, 2013