Canon EOS-1D X Mark II DSLR Camera

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The Flagship of the Canon DSLR lineup, the EOS-1DX Mark II, brings the shooting speed and video capabilities demanded by professional multimedia image-makers, and is identified by its robust processing capabilities and ability to facilitate a high-end multimedia workflow. At the center of the Canon imaging system is a full-frame 20.2MP CMOS image sensor and dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, which share in the fast continuous shooting rates up to 16 frames per second in live view, 14 frames per second with full-time autofocus and AE, and an enhanced sensitivity range from ISO 50 thru 409600. The sensor and processor combined also account for DCI 4K video capture at 60 fps and Full HD 1080p capture at 120 fps, along with the capability to record in-camera to a CFast 2.0 memory card, or non-compressed Full HD movie can be saved using HDMI to an optional external video recorder. Assisting with still shooting is a fitting 61-point High Density Reticular AF II system, which also includes 41 cross-type points for a elevated degree of exactness in varying light situations, and video photography is enhanced by Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus, which makes its initial appearance in a full-frame sensor for smooth, fast, and controllable autofocus during live view. With an all-around set of imaging virtues, the EOS-1D X Mark II takes its position as a high-performance tool for both professional photographers and videographers.

Complementing the hardy set of imaging specs is an equally hardy physical lay out based on a magnesium alloy body fabrication that is both dust and weather-sealed for use in severe environments. Integrated within the body is a big 3.2" 1.62m-dot LCD touchscreen for brilliant, high-resolution live view monitoring and playback review, and a big 0.76x Intelligent Viewfinder II is provided for clear shooting at eye-level. Providing flexibility in handling files, both CFast and Compact Flash memory card slots are available. The 1D X Mark II also supports sharing images using Wi-Fi, as well as the ability to control camera wirelessly using the available WFT-E8A Wireless File Transmitter. In addition, an on-board GPS module allows in-camera geotagging of images, and also delivers automatic time sync with the Universal Time Code for more decisive file sharing and organization.

In addition to the camera body, the Premium kit also comprises of a SanDisk 64 gigabyte Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 memory card plus an Extreme PRO CFast 2.0 Reader/Writer to let you get started working with the fast transfer speeds supported by the CFast media type. This new CFast 2.0 card lets you fully use the 1D X Mark II's abilities, including 16 fps continuous photography in live view and 14 frames per second with AF/AE, a broad buffer limit of up to 170 raw frames during a single burst, and DCI 4K video capture at 60 fps and 800 Mbps

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Body type Large SLR  
Max resolution 5472 x 3648  
Other resolutions 4368 x 2912, 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824  
Image ratio w:h 3:2  
Effective pixels 20 megapixels  
Sensor photo detectors 22 megapixels  
Sensor size Full frame (36 x 24 mm)  
Sensor type CMOS  
Processor Dual DIGIC 6+  
ISO Auto, 100-51200 (expands to 50-409600)  
Boosted ISO (minimum) 50  
Boosted ISO (maximum) 409600  
White balance presets 6  
Custom white balance Yes (5 slots)  
Image stabilization No  
Uncompressed format RAW  
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Touch
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Manual focus Yes  
Number of focus points 61  
Lens mount Canon EF  
Focal length multiplier 1  
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD Fixed  
Screen size 3.2  
Screen dots 1,620,000  
Touch screen Yes (for AF point selection only)  
Screen type TFT LCD  
Live view Yes  
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)  
Viewfinder coverage 100%  
Viewfinder magnification 0.76  
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec  
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec  
Aperture priority Yes  
Shutter priority Yes  
Manual exposure mode Yes  
Subject / scene modes No  
Built-in flash No  
External flash Yes (via hot shoe or flash sync)  
Continuous drive 16.0 fps  
Self-timer Yes  
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
Exposure compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)  
AE Bracketing 3 (3 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)  
Videography features
Resolutions 4096 x 2160 (60p, 30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 50p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)  
Format MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG  
Microphone Mono  
Speaker Mono  
Storage included CompactFlash + CFast 2.0  
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)  
HDMI Yes  
Microphone port Yes  
Headphone port Yes  
Wireless Optional  
Wireless notes requires WFT-E8  
Remote control Yes  
Environmentally sealed Yes  
Battery Battery Pack  
Battery description LP-E19 lithium-ion battery & charger  
Battery Life (CIPA) 1210  
Weight (inc. batteries) 1530 g (3.37 lb / 53.97 oz)  
Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83 mm (6.22 x 6.61 x 3.27)  
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes  
GPS BuiltIn  
GPS notes with e-compass



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