Resolution, sensitivity and latitude
At the heart of EOS-1D X Mark II is a Canon developed CMOS sensor that marks the next generation of professional image quality in the EOS line-up. With enhanced light collecting performance and the ability to convert this light into digital signal, this sensor delivers a high-sensitivity performance reducing noise in both high and low ISO speeds, along with high latitude to pull details in dark areas.
Photography so sharp it’s dangerous
An expanded focus area with 61 individually selectable AF points, including 41 cross-type and 5 dual cross-type AF points, ensures enhanced flexibility in framing your subjects. Even at f/8, all 61 points are at your disposal including 21 cross type sensors. Combined with the advance AI Servo AF III+ and improved EOS Intelligent Tracking and Recognition system, the EOS-1D X Mark II delivers exceptionally sharp and precise autofocus.
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 fps with full AF/AE tracking.
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.
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 support removes the 4 GB file size limitation, doing away with the necessity to merge files when recording movies.
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.
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.
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.
EOS-1D X Mark II offers built in satellite connectivity for GPS (USA), GLONASS (Russia) and Quasi-Zenith Satellite Michibiki (Japan) global positioning satellites for improved GPS accuracy and quick signal acquisition1. The camera will add Geotag information (longitude, latitude, elevation, plus Coordinated Universal Time) to the image metadata, a useful extra for agencies and photographers seeking to identify automatically when and where images were taken.
Crop and Send
A crop and resize function in playback further extends the EOS-1D X Mark II’s capabilities. These two features are included in answer to requests for reworking the composition after shooting, and easily resizing images for immediate sharing. Photographers can crop images as they would like to see published and quickly send to editors and picture desks.
The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 terminal enables high-speed image transfer to a computer. EOS-1D X Mark II, like the EOS-1D X, also offers photographers the ability to transmit images over a network via a built-in Ethernet socket or via an optional WFT-E8 or WFT-E6 wireless transmitter.