High Speed - EOS-1D X Mark II

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14-16 frames per second

Be an Action Hero with high speed performance.

14 fps with Full AF/AE Tracking, 16 fps in Live View Shooting

Professional photographers never get a second chance. Therefore increasing the chances of capturing decisive moments like a goal celebration or crossing the finish line, and capturing them accurately with superb sharpness are primary concerns. Canon engineers recognise this and have achieved a maximum mirror drive speed of 14 fps1 with full AF/AE tracking.

Shooting in Live View mode raises the performance bar even higher, enabling 16 fps1 continuous capture when focus and exposure is fixed at the first shot. This frame rate exceeds the previous EOS-1D X mirror lock up maximum speed with the additional advantage that it is still possible to see the scene in Live View, as it is being captured.

1Maximum high-speed continuous shooting speed with fully charged LP-E19 battery pack, 1/1000 sec. or faster shutter speed, ISO 51,200 or lower and max. aperture (depending on the lens)

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Dual "DIGIC 6+" Processors

For the 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor to perform the high-speed signal readout, the EOS-1D X Mark II uses a front-end processing circuit together with the Dual “DIGIC 6+” processors for high-speed signal processing. The incredible power of these processors enables increased latitude, improved noise reduction at both high and low ISO range, renders images with the natural skin tones Canon is known for, applies various lens corrections in real time to JPEG images even when shooting at approx. 16 fps in Live View and records movies at DCI 4K up to 60 fps or in Full HD up to 120 fps.

Rapid-Return Mirror Technology

To achieve the high frame rates EOS-1D X Mark II is capable of, and to deliver fast accurate AF, it is vital that there is virtually zero mirror bounce and the mirrors return to their positions as quickly and as precisely as possible. To achieve this, EOS-1D X Mark II features a two-motor system with separate high-torque motors to drive the mirror and shutter cocking. This allows high speed but also isolates the two different stages from affecting each other. The mirror drive motor and shutter cocking motor have a floating support made of an elastic material. This reduces operating noise and ensures there is minimal vibration when shooting.

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CFast 2.0™ Media

EOS-1D X Mark II is the first EOS stills camera to feature a CFast 2.0™ card slot in addition to CompactFlash card slot. CFast 2.0™ is similar in size to CompactFlash but has recessed contacts making the card more robust and less likely to suffer issues related to bent pins. CFast 2.0™ currently has a write speed of up to 440MB/s, which is three times faster than the fastest CompactFlash (150 MB/s). Such fast write speeds allow a continuous RAW shooting burst of 170 full resolution images. Additionally, exFAT format support2 removes the 4 GB file size limitation, doing away with the necessity to merge files when recording movies.

2To support the previous FAT32 format on 128 GB or lower CF cards, the 4 GB file size limit still applies.

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High Resolution Touch-panel LCD Screen

High quality photographs from the EOS-1D X Mark II should be seen on a high-quality LCD monitor the moment they are taken. To make this possible, EOS-1D X Mark II features the Clear View LCD II with an aspect ratio of 3:2 and an unchanged 3.2-inch monitor size. The pixel density of the screen has been increased by approximately 1.25 x, with the number of dots increased to 1.62 million when compared to the EOS-1D X.

The capacitive touch screen allows for easy selection or switching of AF points and for magnified view when shooting in Live View or Movie shooting modes.

Intelligent Viewfinder II

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As a professional the last thing you want to do is take your eye off the action. Time spent away from the viewfinder risks missing a crucial moment, which is why Canon engineers have listened carefully to feedback from the EOS community and brought more information to the EOS-1D X Mark II viewfinder, which can be customised to suit the needs of the photographer. It is now easy to change settings and check camera status without removing your eye from the viewfinder.

Check and change all settings in the viewfinder including shooting mode, metering mode, white balance and drive mode as well as be alerted for Flicker detection.

Approximately 100 percent view through the viewfinder ensures you can see the entire frame you’re capturing while a 20mm eye-point gives an immersive view of the action in front of the camera, making it easy to frame the image exactly the way you want it.

Dual Axis Electronic Level

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A Dual Axis Electronic Level helps photographers to keep the camera level when shooting – a bonus when striving for straight horizons, or when shooting architecture. Both pitch (forward-backward) and roll (side-to-side) movement is detected in 1˚ increments, and the level is shown both in the viewfinder (above the focusing points) and on the LCD screen, making it a useful tool at night when reference points are hard to see in the viewfinder.

Custom Quick Control Screen

Every photographer works differently and has particular requirements when it comes to checking and changing shooting information and parameters. With ease of workflow in mind, it is possible to change the type, size and position of icons on the camera’s Custom Quick Control screen quickly and easily, so favourite settings can be found without fuss.

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Enhanced Durability and Reliability

As a flagship professional model, the EOS-1D X Mark II is two steps ahead of other EOS DSLRs in terms of design and testing standards. The EOS-1D X Mark II shutter is designed to work for approximately 400,000 cycles, and with such a high level of performance, the mirror and associated controls have been designed to match that level of ability.

Not only are the inner drive mechanisms designed and evaluated for overall durability as a pro model, but even the buttons and controls used by the photographer are tested for the same level of durability.

Magnesium Alloy Construction, Ultimate Weather Resistance

In line with previous EOS-1 series cameras, the EOS-1D X Mark II is designed for continued professional use in harsh environments. It features the same dust and drip-proof construction as the EOS-1D X, using a total of 76 seals around buttons and body joints to help keep water and dust out of the internals. When combined with Canon L-series EF lenses and Speedlite 600EX-RT flashgun, the weather sealing is maintained with rubber gaskets around the joining points. Combined with the magnesium alloy body shell and internal structure, the camera is rigid and rugged and ready for heavy-duty professional use.

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Heat Dispersal

When shooting movies or capturing images continuously via high-speed mode for a long time without breaks, the CMOS sensor and Dual "DIGIC 6+" processors deal with a massive amount of data, which in turn generates a significant amount of heat. This heat is transferred from the sensor and processors to the top of the battery chamber and dissipates via a special heat pipe, ensuring the camera is always ready for use.

The EOS-1D X Mark II heat dispersal system, along with the powerful processors, enables continuous 4K video recording of up to 29 min 59 sec.