You can view the complete detailed specifications for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II after the break.


TypeDigital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera
Recording MediaCF Card (Type I; compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards) and CFast™ Card (CFast 2.0™ supported)
Image FormatApprox. 36mm x 24mm (35mm Full-frame)
Compatible LensesCanon EF Lenses (excluding EF-S and EF-M lenses)
Lens MountCanon EF Mount

Image Sensor

TypeHigh-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate full-frame CMOS sensor
Effective PixelsApprox. 20.2 megapixels
Total PixelsApprox. 21.5 megapixels
Aspect Ratio3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter SystemRGB primary color filters
Low Pass FilterFixed position in front of the image sensor
Dust Deletion Feature
  • Self Cleaning Sensor Unit

  • Self-cleaning can be done automatically when the power is turned on/off.

  • During manual cleaning ([Clean now]), the data for light spot correction is also obtained.

  • Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending

  • The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.

  • The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the EOS software to automatically erase the dust spots.

  • Manual cleaning

Recording System

Recording FormatDesign Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and EXIF 2.3
Image FormatStill Image: JPEG, RAW (14 bit Canon Original), M-RAW, S-RAW, RAW+JPEG, M-RAW+JPEG, S-RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (4K Movie: Motion JPEG, Full HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264*; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264*; Audio: AAC)

* Variable (averaged) bit rate
File Size
  • Large: Approx. 20.0 Megapixels (5472 x 3648)

  • M1: Approx. 12.7 Megapixels (4368 x 2912)

  • M2: Approx. 8.9 Megapixels (3648 x 2432)

  • Small: Approx. 5.0 Megapixels (2736 x 1824)

  • RAW: Approx. 20.0 Megapixels (5472 x 3648)

  • M-RAW: Approx. 11.2 Megapixels (4104 x 2736)

  • S-RAW: Approx. 5.0 Megapixels (2736 x 1824)

Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Recording Functions
  • Standard

    • Recorded to the selected card.

  • Auto switch card

    • When the current card becomes full, the camera switches to the other card automatically.

  • Record separately

    • The CF card and CFast™ card record the same image at a different image recording quality (L, M1, M2, S, RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW).

  • Record to multiple

    • Both the CF card and CFast™ card record the same image at the same image recording quality (Also applies to RAW+JPEG).

Backup RecordingN/A
File NumberingThe following three types of file numbers can be set:
  • Continuous numbering

    • The numbering of captured images continues even after you replace the card.

  • Auto reset

    • When you replace the card, the numbering will be reset to start from 0001. If the new card already contains images, the numbering will continue from the last recorded image in the card.

  • Manual reset

  • Resets the file number to 0001, and creates a new folder automatically.

RAW + JPEG Simultaneous RecordingOne of three types of RAW images and one of four types of JPEG images can be recorded together.
Color SpacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture StyleAuto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Fine Detail, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1–3*

* [Standard] is the default setting for [User Def. 1–3]

White Balance

SettingsAuto (Ambience priority/White priority), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy*1, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom (Custom WB) 1–5*2, Color Temperature, PC-1–5*3 (Personal WB)
*1 Also effective in twilight and sunset.

*2 [Select image on card], [Record and register WB] and [Edit WB name] can be used.

*3 Up to five white balance data settings set with EOS Utility.
Auto White BalanceOption between ambience priority and white priority settings
Color Temperature CompensationBlue/amber bias: ±9 levels

Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
Corrected in reference to the current WB mode's color temperature.
Color Temperature Information TransmissionProvided


TypeEye-level pentaprism
CoverageApprox. 100% vertically and horizontally
MagnificationApprox. 0.76x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) / 35.1° angle of view
Eye PointApprox. 20mm (at -1m-1 from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction–3.0 to +1.0 m–1 (diopter)
Focusing ScreenEc-C6 provided, can be changed to Ec-A, B or L
MirrorQuick-return half mirror
Viewfinder Information
  • AF area selection mode

  • AF point information

  • Area AF frame

  • Spot metering circle

  • Electronic level (dedicated indicator)*

  • Grid*

  • Shooting mode*

  • Metering mode*

  • White balance*

  • Drive mode*

  • AF operation*

  • Flicker detection*

  • Warning symbol

  • AF status indicator

* Asterisked items can be displayed or not with [Show/hide in viewfinder].
Depth Of Field PreviewProvided


TypeTTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points (Optical AF)Max. 61 points (Cross-type AF points: Max. 41 points)

61-point High Density Reticular AF II

(AF Points and AF Patterns)
Number of AF Points (Max.)
Dual Cross-type AF Points at f/2.8 and f/5.65
Cross-type AF Points at f/4.0+f/5.620
Cross-type AF Points at f/5.621
Horizontal-line Sensitive AF Points at f/5.620
Focusing at f/861

(Cross-type AF Point: 21)
The number of AF points, cross-type AF points and dual cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens used.
Focusing Modes
  • Autofocus

  • One-Shot AF

  • Predictive AI Servo AF (AI Servo AF III+)

  • Manual focus

AF Point Selection
  • Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)

  • Single-point AF (Manual selection)

  • The checkmark cannot be removed from this option.

  • AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: Up, down, left and right)

  • AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)

  • Zone AF (Manual zone selection)

  • All AF points divided into nine focusing zones.

  • Large Zone AF (Manual zone selection)

  • All AF points divided into three focusing zones.

  • AF point Auto selection AF

AF Function Registration/SwitchingCustomizable with Custom Controls
Selected AF Point DisplaySuperimposed display
Active AF Point Indicator
  • Displayed in viewfinder area

  • Displayed outside viewfinder area

AF Assist BeamWhen an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the following options are available:
  • Enable

  • Disable

  • Enable external flash only

Exposure Control

Metering Modes216-zone (18 x 12) metering with approx. 360,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor. The following metering modes selectable:
  • Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)

  • Partial metering (center, approx. 6.2% of viewfinder)

  • Spot metering (center, approx. 1.5% of viewfinder)

  • Center spot metering

  • AF point-linked spot metering (Custom Function)

      • Linkable to all AF points.

      • With automatic AF point selection, center spot metering will apply.

  • Multi-spot metering

      • Up to eight multi-spot meter readings can be taken.

  • Center-weighted average metering

    • The selectable metering modes can be restricted (Custom Function).

Metering RangeEV 0–20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering)
Exposure Control Systems
  • Program AE (Shiftable)

  • Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible)

  • Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible)

  • Manual exposure

  • The metering mode can be specified.

  • Bulb

  • Three custom shooting modes

ISO Speed RangeManual setting

Normal ISO Speeds
ISO 100–51200 (in 1/3-stop increments)
Expanded ISO Speeds (Equivalent)L: 50, H1: 102400, H2: 204800, H3: 409600
For Highlight tone priority the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200–51200.

ISO speed safety shift possible with a Custom Function.

All the expanded ISO speeds, even for movies, are only “equivalent speeds.”
Auto setting

Shooting Mode
ISO Settings
No FlashWith Flash
P, Tv, Av, MISO 100–51200*1ISO 400 fixed*1, *2, *3
During Bulb shootingISO 400 fixed*1
*1 It depends on [Minimum] and [Maximum] of [Auto range].

*2 If overexposure will result with fill flash, the minimum ISO speed will be set to ISO 100 (except in the M and bulb modes).

*3 In the P mode, using bounce flash with an external Speedlite will have the ISO speed set automatically within ISO 400–1600 to suit the brightness.
Exposure CompensationManual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

* Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.
AE Lock
  • Auto AE lock

    • In the One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering, AE lock takes effect when focus is achieved.

  • Manual AE lock

    • With AE lock button in P, Av, Tv and M modes. (AE lock is updated each time you press the button.)

    • Enabled in all metering modes.


TypeVertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speeds1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.)

X-sync at 1/250 sec.

• Shutter speed's control range can be set.
Shutter ReleaseSoft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer10-sec. delay, 2-sec. delay

External Speedlite

EOS Dedicated SpeedliteE-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
Zooming to Match Focal LengthProvided
Flash Exposure Compensation±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE LockProvided
External Flash Settings
  • External flash control

  • Flash firing

  • E-TTL II Flash metering

  • Flash sync. Speed in Av mode

  • Flash mode

  • Radio wireless flash shooting

  • Optical wireless flash shooting

  • Zoom

  • Sync setting

  • Flash exposure compensation

  • FEB

  • Clear settings

  • Flash Custom Function setting

PC TerminalProvided

* No polarity.

* Sync speed: Since the flash duration of studio flash units vary, set a sync speed within 1/125 sec. to 1/30 sec. and check if the flash sync works.

* Both the accessory shoe (X-sync contact with maximum sync speed of 1/250 sec.) and the PC terminal can be used simultaneously for simultaneous flash firing.

Drive System

Drive Modes
  • Single shooting

  • High-speed continuous shooting

  • Low-speed continuous shooting

  • Silent single shooting

  • Silent high-speed continuous shooting

  • Silent low-speed continuous shooting

Continuous Shooting Speed*
  • Viewfinder shooting

    • High-speed: Maximum 14 shots/sec.

    • Low-speed: Maximum 13 shots/sec.

    • Silent high-speed: Maximum 5 shots/sec.

    • Silent low-speed: Maximum 4 shots/sec.

  • Live View shooting

    • High-speed: Maximum 16 shots/sec.

    • Low-speed: Maximum 13 shots/sec.

    • Silent high-speed: Maximum 5 shots/sec.

    • Silent low-speed: Maximum 4 shots/sec.

* Continuous shooting speed may vary depending on the shutter speed, the aperture, the lens being used, the battery charge and various camera settings.
Maximum BurstThe maximum burst during continuous shooting is as follows:

Image Recording Quality
CF CardCFast™ Card
StandardUDMA7CFast 2.0™

Image Recording Quality
CF CardCFast™ Card
StandardUDMA7CFast 2.0™
With “Full&rdqrdquo;, continuous shooting is possible until the card becomes full.

Live View Functions

Shooting ModesStill photo and video recording
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF is possible with all EF lenses.

  • Manual focus

  • Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually.

Metering Modes
  • Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)

  • Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of viewfinder)

  • Spot metering (approx. 2.8% of viewfinder)

  • Center-weighted average metering

AE lock possible. The active metering timer can be changed.
Metering RangeEV 0–20 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, with evaluative metering)
Grid Display
  • Off

  • 3x3

  • 6x4

  • 3x3+diag

Exposure SimulationSame as with viewfinder shooting
Silent ShootingProvided

Video Shooting

File FormatMOV (4K Movie: Motion JPEG, Full HD Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Movie: MPEG4 AVC/H.264; Audio: AAC)

Internal monaural microphone

External stereo microphone jack available
Recording Sizes4096 x 2160 (4K)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Frame Rates[4096 x 2160]: 59.94fps / 50.00fps / 29.97 fps/ 25.00fps / 24.00fps / 23.98fps

[1920 x 1080]: 119.9fps / 100.0fps / 59.94fps / 50.00fps / 29.97fps / 25.00fps / 24.00fps / 23.98fps
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF

  • Manual focus

* Magnify the image by 5x or 10x and focus manually (not possible during movie shooting).
Exposure Control
Shooting ModeExposure ControlShutter Speed (sec.)Aperture
Auto SettingManual SettingAuto SettingManual Setting
P, bulbProgram AE for movie shootingYes Yes 
TvMovie shutter-priority AE YesYes 
AvMovie aperture-priority AEYes  Yes
MMovie manual exposure Yes Yes
Exposure CompensationUp to ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

* If AE Microadjustment is performed, the settable exposure compensation amount will decrease by the amount of the AE Microadjustment. For example, if you set the AE Microadjustment to +1 stop, the exposure compensation amount will be limited to a maximum +2 stops on the positive side.
Continuous Shooting Time

MOV Format

Movie-recording Size
Total Recording Time (Approx.)Movie Bit Rate /

File Size (Approx.)

(4096 x 2160)
59.94 fps, 50.00 fpsMotion JPEG39 sec.2 min.10 min.800 Mbps

5733 MB/min.
29.97 fps, 25.00 fps, 24.00 fps, 23.98 fpsMotion JPEG1 min.4 min.17 min.500 Mbps

3587 MB/min.
Full HD

(1920 x 1080)
119.9 fps, 100.0 fpsALL-I1 min.5 min.23 min.360 Mbps

2585 MB/min.
59.94 fps, 50.00 fpsALL-I2 min.11 min.47 min.180 Mbps

1298 MB/min.
IPB8 min.34 min.2 hr. 18 min.60 Mbps

440 MB/min.
29.97 fps, 25.00 fps, 24.00 fps, 23.98 fpsALL-I5 min.23 min.1 hr. 33 min.90 Mbps

654 MB/min.
IPB16 min.1 hr. 7 min.4 hr. 30 min.30 Mbps

225 MB/min.

Movie-recording Size
Total Recording Time (Approx.)Movie Bit Rate /

File Size (Approx.)
Full HD

(1920 x 1080)
59.94 fps, 50.00 fpsIPB8 min.35 min.2 hr. 21 min.60 Mbps

431 MB/min.
29.97 fps, 25.00 fps, 24.00 fps, 23.98 fpsIPB17 min.1 hr. 10 min.4 hr. 41 min.30 Mbps

216 MB/min.
29.97 fps, 25.00 fpsIPB (Light)43 min.2 hr. 53 min.11 hr. 35 min.12 Mbps

87 MB/min.

LCD Monitor

TypeTFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size3.2-inches
PixelsApprox. 1.62 million dots
CoverageApprox. 100% vertically and horizontally

Viewing angle: Approx. 170° vertically and horizontally
Brightness Control7 levels provided
Interface Languages25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)


Display Format
Single Image Display
  • No information display

  • Basic information display

  • Detailed shooting information display

    • Basic shooting information

    • Lens information and RGB histogram

    • White balance

    • Picture Style

    • Color space and noise reduction

    • Lens optical correction

    • GPS information

Index Display
  • 4-image index

  • 9-image index

  • 36-image index

  • 100-image index

Highlight AlertOn the single-image display, highlight areas without any image information will blink.

Image Protection and Erase

ProtectionErase protection can be applied or canceled for a single image, all images in a folder or all images in the card.
EraseErase a single image, selected images, all images in a folder, all images in a card or erase only unprotected images.

Direct Printing

Compatible PrintersN/A (Direct printing not possible)

DPOF: Digital Print Order Format

DPOFVersion 1.1 compatible

Direct Image Transfer

Compatible ImagesJPEG images, RAW images and movies

RAW+JPEG images can be transferred JPEG only, RAW only or RAW+JPEG. If JPEG or RAW images are appended with a voice memo, the voice memo file will also be transferred.


Custom FunctionsTotal 34
Camera User SettingsCurrent camera settings can be registered to C1, C2 and C3 on the Mode Dial.

Automatic updating of the registered settings can be set to Enable or Diable.
My Menu RegistrationUp to six top-tier menu options and Custom Function settings can be registered.

Up to five My Menu tabs can be added.


USB TerminalSuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)
  • For computer communication

  • Image transfer

  • For Connect Station CS100 connection

Video Out TerminalAV/OUT terminal not provided.

HDMI mini OUT terminal is Type C (Resolution switches automatically) / CEC compatible.
  • The correct video format of [NTSC] or [PAL], matching the connected TV, must be set or the video image will not appear.

Extension System TerminalFor connection to WFT-E8A and WFT-E6A

Power Source

BatteryBattery Pack LP-E19 (or LP-E4N, LP-E4) x1
  • With the AC Adapter + DC Coupler, AC power of possible.

Number of ShotsApprox. (Based on CIPA testing standards)

Shooting Method
BatteryTemperaturePossible Shots
Viewfinder shootingBattery Pack LP-E19At 73°F/23°C1210
At 32°F/0°C1020
Live View shootingAt 73°F/23°C260
At 32°F/0°C240
Battery CheckAutomatic battery check when the power switch is turned ON.
Power SavingPower turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.) of non-operation elapses.
Date/Time BatteryBuilt-in secondary battery

When fully charged, the date/time can be maintained for approx. one month.
  • Recharge time: approx. 8 hr.

    • To become capable to maintain the right date/time for one month after main battery power exhaustion.

Start-up TimeApprox. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)

* Excluding the recognition time for genuineness (genuine Canon battery) at the installation of the battery.

* Start-up time becomes longer with a battery being used for the first time with the very camera.

Dimensions and Weight

(W x H x D)
Approx. 6.22 x 6.60 x 3.25 in. / 158.0 x 167.6 x 82.6mm
WeightApprox. 53.97 oz. / 1530g (Based on CIPA guidelines)

Approx. 47.27 oz. / 1340g (Body only, without battery, cards, body cap or eyecup)

Operating Environment

Working Temperature Range32–113°F/0–45°C
Working Humidity Range85% or less
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