Canon Announces 4K UHD EOS 1D X Mark II DSLR for $5999

EOS 1D X Mark II

Meet Canon EOS 1D X Mark II

The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is the latest flagship camera by Canon. Its lineage and price tag makes it clear that it is aimed for the professional photographers and videographers. The camera delivers stunning image quality and speed along with the capability to capture high-resolution still images at speeds up to 14 frames per second.

High Speed and Performance

This professional digital camera has been designed to deliver high-performance, speed and image quality. Featuring the new 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors, it also includes an improved 61-point high-density reticular AF II system with all AF points selectable by the user.

EOS 1D X Mark II

High-Precision AF Module

Canon shooters are well familiar with the 61-point AF system and with this flagship camera; the AF module has been updated for the better. It offer 24% more vertical coverage by moving focus points further apart and thus increasing the central AF area by 8%. The improved AF system helps you deliver clean and sharp images even in dim light. Also, 4K video can be recorded at up to 60 fps with smooth AF and clear detail. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II features dual pixel CMOS AF and movie servo AF for high speed, high frame rate and continuous autofocus. Whether you are choosing individual AF points or using the Large Zone area or any of the automatic AF selection modes, this flagship product has been designed to exceed users’ expectations.

EOS 1D X Mark II

4K Video Recording

Video shooters will also find Canon EOS 1D X Mark II useful as it offers the ability to capture 4K video at a smooth 60fps. Though 4K video has been around for a little while but is the first time, it appeared on a stills-oriented Canon DSLR. Also, it records 4K video at 60fps which requires serious processing power and allows you to record smooth slow motion footage. The Mark II shoots ‘real’ 4 at 4,096 x 2,160 pixels. For video capture, Motion JPEG format is supported as it stores a full image for each frame of data and allow extraction of 8.8-megapixel stills.

EOS 1D X Mark II

Pricing and Availability

Canon has priced EOS 1D X Mark II at $5,999 for the body-only. The company is also offering a Premium Kit which costs $6,299 and will come with a 64GB CFast memory card and a card reader. The camera is available for pre-order and is expected to begin shipping to dealers in US this coming April.

EOS 1D X Mark II

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Camera Features:

  • 20.2 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor
  • 61 point AF system with 41 cross type points
  • Supports f/8 AF with all 61 points
  • Dual DIGIC 6+ processors
  • Intelligent optical Viewfinder II
  • USB 3.0, built in Ethernet
  • AF for viewfinder shooting
  • Capable of shooting 4K 60FPS

Video Features

  • 4K video up to 60/50p
  • 8.8mp photos extractable
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology
  • FullHD video up to 120/100fps
  • Mono microphone built in
  • Clean HDMI output at Full HD resolution

EOS 1D X Mark II

A quick look at Canon EOS 1D X Mark II:

Specifications Details
Type Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera
Pixels Approx. 20.2 megapixels
Image Sensor full-frame CMOS sensor
AF Points Max. 61 points
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 6.22 x 6.60 x 3.25 in.
Weight Approx. 47.27 oz. / 1340g
(Body only)
Battery Battery Pack LP-E19 (or LP-E4N, LP-E4) x1With the
AC Adapter + DC Coupler, AC power of possible
Video Shooting 4K Movie
Continuous Shooting Time MOV Format
MP4 Format
Shooting Modes Still photo and video recording
Price $5,999
Website Canon

Share your thoughts about the latest Canon flagship, EOS 1D X Mark II, with us in the comments.

You Might Also Like