Canon 1D X Mark II: Your New Flagship for Speed

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Canon 1D X Mark II Front Side ViewThe new Canon 1D X Mark II camera will satisfy even the most diehard shooters need for speed.

The Canon 1D X Mark II features a 20.2 megapixel full frame CMOS sensor with a native ISO range of 100 – 51,200 (expandable from 50 to 409,600 ISO) and a pair of DIGIC 6+ image processors under the hood that allow for its blazingly fast speed.

Capable of capturing images at up to 14 fps with AF engaged and up to 16fps in live view mode (when shooting to the camera’s CFast memory card).

Shoot in JPEG? The Canon 1D X Mark II will keep bursting until you run out of memory space on your card. Switch back to RAW, and you’ll be able to save up to 170 frames using CFast memory cards or 73 using a UDMA 7 class CF card.


Video

The 1D X Mark II delivers in-camera 4K video (496 x 2160) at 60 fps in camera when recording to CFast and it’s full HD frame rates will top off at a motion-slowing 120 fps. Combined with superb low-light performance due to its powerful sensor and expandable ISO range, the Canon 1D X Mark II will perform brilliantly no matter when or where you are shooting.

Featuring Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for continuous autofocusing during video recording, the 1D X Mark II will also boast touch-focusing capability via it’s 3.2-inch touch screen display. This allows the shooter to quickly change the focus point during video recording by simply touching the screen in the area you want to refocus on.

Canon 1D X Mark II

The 1D X Mark II introduces a new 61-point AF system with 41 cross-type points, all of which are selectable and supported to f/8. (Canon apparently has tweaked its algorithms to deliver better accuracy in Servo mode meaning the AF points will now stay red in the camera’s viewfinder to better assist in composition.)


The $7999.00 CDN Canon 1D X Mark II is expected to be released on April 1st and is available for pre-order through Vistek now.

Canon 1D X Mark II Pre-Order Button


Quick Stats

  • Capable of up to 14 fps full-resolution RAW or JPEG, and up to 16 fps in Live View mode with new Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors.
  • Maximum burst rate of up to 170 RAWs in continuous shooting at up to 16 fps, and 4K movies using CFast™ cards in the new CFast 2.0™ slot.
  • Less noise in higher ISO images via a new 20.2 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, with an ISO range of 100–51200; expansion to ISO 409600.
  • Canon 1D X Mark II Touch Screen squareImproved AF performance through 61-point High Density Reticular AF II system with 41 cross-type points, improved center point focusing sensitivity to -3 EV and compatibility down to f/8.
  • Accurate subject tracking for stills and video with new EOS Intelligent Tracking and Recognition AF with 360,000-pixel metering sensor.
  • 4K video (4096 x 2160) up to 60 fps (59.94), with an 8.8-Megapixel still frame grab in camera. Full 1080p HD capture up to 120 fps for slow motion.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF & Movie Servo AF for high speed, high frame rate and continuous autofocus during video shooting.
  • Built-in GPS provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code via satellites.
  • New optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E8A is compatible with IEEE 802.11ac/n/a/g/b, supporting both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi® bands.
  • Magnesium alloy body with dust- and-weather resistance for demanding shooting situations.

 

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Woodrow Walden is a Toronto-based photographer and the Social Media Community Specialist for Vistek.