Everything You Need To Know About the Canon 1Dx

Written by: Colby Brown / 2 Comments

On October 17th, 2011 Canon announced the next in its 1D series of Camera bodies, the 1Dx. This full frame camera features all of the latest technology that Canon could fit inside. From 12fps, 61 selectable AF points to to dual digic 5+ processors + an extra dedicated digic 4 processor solely for metering.While this camera looks to be a beast, it will also carry a hefty price tag of nearly $6800.To understand more about the camera, I have compiled all of the information I could find into this post.

“The Canon EOS-1D X DSLR is designed to appeal to all photographers, whether they are looking for a high-resolution or high-speed camera. An 18.1 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, 61-point AF sensor, and up to 14 frames per second (fps) shooting speed have been combined to produce the most advanced EOS digital camera to date. With its advanced Full HD EOS Movie shooting capabilities it will also find favour with videographers who shoot a wide range of subjects.”~ Canon Professional Network

Understanding the Canon 1Dx:

AF System:

Multiple Exposure Blending:

100,000 RGB Metering:


1Dx Intro

1Dx – Sensor & Digic 5+ Explained

AE System explain 1/3

AE system explained 3/3

Key features

  • 18.1 Megapixel, full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Up to 14fps continuous shooting speed
  • ISO range of 100 to 51,200, expandable up to 204,800 and down to 50
  • Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors
  • 61-point AF system with up to 41 cross-type points
  • Zone, Spot and AF Point Expansion focusing modes
  • 1920x1080p full HD EOS Movie shooting at 24, 25 and 30 frames per second
  • 1280x720p HD shooting at 50 or 60 frames per second
  • Intra-frame and inter frame compression options for video
  • 100,000-pixel RGB AE sensor with 252 metering zones
  • Dedicated DIGIC 4 processor for exposure metering calculations
  • 100% viewfinder with 0.76x magnification
  • Ergonomically improved controls
  • Built-in RJ-45 ethernet LAN port
  • Dedicated WFT-E6 WiFi unit
  • Dedicated GP-E1 GPS unit

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