Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of EOS-1D X Mark II vs 1D X

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth, DxOMark Dynamic range and 1 more

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from trustedreviews.com, sonyalpharumors.com, imaging-resource.com and 2 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS-1D X Mark II vs EOS 1D X

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 1D X
2,786 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 1D X
14 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS-1D X Mark II
1,210 photos
EOS 1D X
1,500 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

EOS-1D X Mark II
22.3 bits
EOS 1D X
23.8 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

EOS 1D X
11.8 ev

Features Key features of the EOS-1D X Mark II  vs EOS 1D X 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

EOS 1D X
18.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS-1D X Mark II
409,600 ISO
EOS 1D X
204,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS-1D X Mark II
43.3 microns
EOS 1D X
47.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

EOS-1D X Mark II  vs EOS 1D X 

9.0
9.0
The back of the camera is fitted with a fixed 3.2in Clear View II LCD screen that offers a super sharp 1,040k-dot resolution and further benefits from toughened glass and an anti-glare coating that makes use of the camera in bright sunlight much easier.
EOS-1D X Mark II

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

EOS-1D X Mark II  vs
EOS 1D X 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 20 MP 18.1 MP
Resolution 5472 x 3648 4912 x 3680
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 36 x 24 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 43.3 microns 47.8 microns
Light sensitivity 50 ISO to 409,600 ISO 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 61 61
Supports continuous Yes No

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 158 x 168 x 83 mm 158 x 164 x 83 mm
Thickness 83 mm 83 mm
Weight 1,530 g 1,530 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes

features

Includes a GPS Yes No

video

EOS-1D X Mark II  vs
EOS 1D X 
Video Unknown 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 1,620 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Translucent Opaque
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.76x 0.76x
Viewfinder size 0.76x 0.76x

performance

Max continuous shooting 16 fps 14 fps
Battery life 1,210 1,500
Continuous shooting
16 fps
14 fps
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