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Canon EOS 1D X

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A multi award winning and fully featured 18.1 megapixel camera
SLR 18.1MP CMOS Yes Jan 2013
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Canon EOS 1D X Review

With excellent reviews but mediocre features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 1D X number 188 across all digital cameras.
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 42?

It has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this camera to others.
This digital camera is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest digital cameras 2017.
Customers report product quality, good picture quality and it is easy to use. However they also report that it is expensive and it is not an acceptable size.
This Canon digital camera has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
5184 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixel
Very heavy

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared the EOS 1D X with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is very good for landscape photography, ranking number 9999999 in landscape photography cameras. However mediocre for sports photography, ranking number 9999999 in sports photography cameras as well being mediocre for everyday photography, ranking number 9999999 in everyday photography cameras.
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Canon EOS 1D X Video Reviews


How Big is the Canon EOS 1D X?

The Canon EOS 1D X is 158mm wide and 82.7mm tall. It is 163.6mm deep and weighs 1.3kg.

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Canon EOS 1D X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

This Canon camera has received 11 awards from experts in digital cameras.

This Canon digital camera received an "Editor's Choice" award from review websites CNET.com.au, Reviewed.com and Photoreview.com.au all of whom decided that this digital camera was superb.

The editors of two more expert review sites both concluded that they would endorse this camera. Hardwarezone.com.ph and Trusted Reviews both gave this Canon camera a "Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites endorsed this Canon camera. This Canon digital camera received an Ephotozine "Highly Recommended" award and it received a "Platinum" award from review site Buy-N-Shoot.com who concluded it was brilliant. Also, the writer at review website What Digital Camera gave this camera a "Gold" award and said it was exceptional.

Pocket Lint gave this camera a "Hot Product" award, it received a "Best of Year" award from Camcorderinfo.com and Tipa.com gave it a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

Expert Reviews Are Good

25 experts from sites including What Digital Camera, Trusted Reviews, Ephotozine and Techradar have rated this Canon digital camera on average 89%. This puts this camera in the top 5% of all the cameras when ranked by average expert review score.

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Excellent User Reviews

Based on 415 user reviews the average user rating of this digital camera is exceptional. 279 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 96% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. This camera in the top 8% of all the digital cameras when ranked by user rating.

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Customers Report That it is Expensive

Six people who bought the product concluded that it was not good value for money and five owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was expensive.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

12 people who purchased it thought it was good quality.

Users Report Good Picture Quality

40 customers mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 1D X was able to produce good images, nine owners mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution and eight people who purchased it mentioned that it was good in low light. three people who purchased it thought it had a good image sensor.

Customers Report it is Not an Acceptable Size

10 people who bought it concluded that it was heavy and bulky.

Users Report it is Easy to Use

23 customers who purchased it thought it was easy to use, five owners thought the product was comfortable and easy to hold and three owners who bought it considered that it was easy to use the menus.

Users Report it is Robust

11 customers said that it was well made, three owners mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable and three customers said in their reviews that it was reliable.

Canon Has Excellent Digital Camera Reviews

Based on 33,726 expert and user reviews (including 6,880 verified purchases), Canon has excellent ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has excellent ratings specifically within its cameras range compared to other brands. 96% of those that bought a Canon digital camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Eight owners who bought the Canon EOS 1D X mentioned that it had good features.

Customers Report Nice Design

Seven people considered that the product was good looking, three people who purchased this digital camera reckoned that it was smooth and two people said that it was well designed.

Customers Report Great Battery Life

Six people thought it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Good Environmental Credentials

Two customers wrote that the Canon EOS 1D X was good in terms of power usage.

Customers Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who bought it concluded that it had a good viewfinder.

Users Report Good Video Capture

Six people who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it was good for video recording.

Users Report Good Lens Quality

22 customers who bought the product reckoned that it had a good autofocus.

Customers Report Acceptable Noise Level

15 owners who bought it thought it was quiet.


Value For Money

Pricey

We think this camera looks expensive compared to other digital cameras. The price range of digital cameras is from $29 to $6,895.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Canon EOS 1D X of £3,199.99 ($3,199.99) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $601.35.

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Features

5184 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The EOS 1D X has a 5184 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution which is higher than most cameras. Most digital cameras have a 4608 x 3456 pixels maximum image resolution. Across all digital cameras the image resolution ranges from 2592 x 1944 pixels (worst) to 7680 x 5120 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixel

The average megapixel of cameras is 16MP, and the megapixels range from 0.3MP to 80MP. The EOS 1D X has one of the higher megapixels (18.1 megapixels) amongst cameras of this age.

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Very Heavy

Across all the cameras the weights range from 1g to 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. When compared to other cameras that we have assessed the weight of, the EOS 1D X's weight of 1.3 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The EOS 1D X has a built-in flash, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

Across all the cameras the display diagonals range from 0.5" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The EOS 1D X has one of the larger display diagonals (3.2 inches) amongst cameras of this age.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The EOS 1D X features brightness adjustment, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The EOS 1D X has an anti-dust function, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

The EOS 1D X has a flash exposure compensation, as do most of the other digital cameras.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

GPS (satellite)

The EOS 1D X has a GPS (satellite). Most of the other digital cameras do not have a GPS (satellite).

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon EOS 1D X has an orientation sensor, as do most of the other cameras.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 1D X supports live view. Most of the other cameras also support live view.

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Features Face Detection

The Canon EOS 1D X features face detection, as do most of the other cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of digital cameras is 600,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 3 pixels to 16,000,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,040,000 pixel, the EOS 1D X has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The EOS 1D X supports video capability, as do most of the other cameras.

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Has a Microphone in

The EOS 1D X has a microphone in, as do most of the other cameras.

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860 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life (CIPA standard), including the Canon EOS 1D X which takes 860 battery life (CIPA standard).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The EOS 1D X supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of a 1280 x 720 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by digital cameras. 1280 x 720 pixels is also supported by this camera. In addition, this Canon camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail. Across all cameras the video resolution ranges from 320 x 120 pixels to 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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Supports Direct Printing

The EOS 1D X supports direct printing, as do most of the other cameras.

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Dustproof

The Canon EOS 1D X is dustproof. Most of the other cameras also are dustproof.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon EOS 1D X has an external flash connector, as do most of the other cameras.

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Waterproof

The EOS 1D X is waterproof. Most of the other digital cameras also are waterproof.

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Canon EOS 1D X has a higher still image resolution than most cameras. This digital camera has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most cameras have a 640 x 480 still image resolution(s). In addition, this Canon camera have still image resolution(s) of 4608 x 3072, 3888 x 2592 and 3456 x 2304 and 2592 x 1728. The worst still image resolution of all cameras is S: (3:2) 2496 x 1664 / (16:9) 2496 x 1408 / (1:1) 1664 x 1664 and the best is 6016 x 4000.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the EOS 1D X in January 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 6536089031, canon 5253b009aa, canon 6536110215, canon eos1dx
Barcodes 00000001632150, 00006536089031, 00006536110215, 00013803145410, 00138031454100, 04960999819853, 08714574578330, 08714574578354

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