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Canon EOS 1D X

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SLR 18.1MP CMOS Yes Jan 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date
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Canon EOS 1D X Review

, we have ranked the Canon EOS 1D X number 201 across all digital cameras.
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441 Reviews + 11 Awards
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55
30 Great Features
33
4 Years Old
Overall Score
61
Average

Why Has it Scored This?

It has very good expert reviews and excellent user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received 11 awards including an "Editor's Choice" award from review sites CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com, a "Recommended" award from both review sites Trusted Reviews and Hardwarezone.com.ph and a Highly Recommended from Ephotozine.
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Canon EOS 1D X In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

11 Industry Awards

Amongst new waterproof cameras, this waterproof camera is one of the most awarded by experts.

This camera was given an "Editor's Choice" award by review sites CNET.com.au, Photoreview.com.au and Reviewed.com all of whom concluded that this waterproof camera was excellent.

The authors at two other expert review sites both concluded that they would recommend this waterproof camera. Trusted Reviews and Hardwarezone.com.ph both gave this Canon digital camera a "Recommended" award.

Three other expert review sites endorsed this Canon camera. The editor of website Ephotozine gave this waterproof camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a "Platinum" award from review website Buy-N-Shoot.com. This camera also received a "Gold" award from website What Digital Camera.

The editors of three additional expert review sites all concluded that this waterproof camera was very good. Camcorderinfo.com gave this digital camera a "Best of Year" award, Pocket Lint gave it a "Hot Product" award and Tipa.com gave it a "Technical Image Press Association Award".

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on 25 expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, Ephotozine, Trusted Reviews and Techradar this Canon digital camera has an overall expert rating of 89 out of 100. This means that experts think this waterproof camera is one of the very best new waterproof cameras.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this Canon digital camera rated this digital camera as brilliant on average. 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. That puts this digital camera in the top 6% of all the latest waterproof cameras.

Expensive

Six customers who purchased the product said that it was not good value for money and five customers who bought it reckoned that it was expensive.

Great Product Quality

12 people wrote in their reviews that it was good quality.

Good Quality Pictures

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

Not an Acceptable Size

10 owners who bought it agreed that it was heavy and bulky, however 10 owners said that it was a great size. and nine people who purchased the product thought it was a good body shape.

Easy to Use

23 people who reviewed the Canon EOS 1D X reckoned that it was easy to use, five people said in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold and three people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Robust

11 owners considered that the product was well made, three customers mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable and three owners who reviewed it considered that it was reliable.

Good Brand

Based on 33,705 owner and expert reviews (including 855 verified purchases), Canon has good ratings for its digital cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically for its waterproof cameras compared to other manufacturers. 97% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Superior Technical Features

Eight customers wrote in their reviews that it had good features.

Excellent Design

Seven people who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking, three people said in their reviews that it was smooth and two owners who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was well designed.

Superior Battery Life

Six customers mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera had a good battery life.

Good Environmental Credentials

Two customers wrote in their reviews that it was good in terms of power usage.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who purchased the product reckoned that it had a good viewfinder.

Good Video Capture

Six customers who purchased the product agreed that it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

22 owners who purchased it considered that it had a good autofocus.

Acceptable Noise Level

15 customers who reviewed it thought it was quiet.


Features

Supports Video Recording

The Canon EOS 1D X supports video recording. Most of the other latest cameras also support video recording.

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Has a GPS (satellite)

The Canon EOS 1D X has a GPS (satellite), as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camera.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

New similar spec cameras have display diagonals of between 2" and 6.7". At 3.2 inches, the Canon EOS 1D X has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other similar age waterproof cameras.

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Supports Video Capability

The EOS 1D X supports video capability, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The EOS 1D X has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The EOS 1D X has an external flash connector, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Supports Live View

The EOS 1D X supports live view. Most of the other digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera also support live view.

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Features Face Detection

The EOS 1D X features face detection, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon EOS 1D X supports direct printing, as do most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The EOS 1D X has an orientation sensor. Most of the other new comparable spec digital cameras also have an orientation sensor.

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Has a Flash Exposure Compensation

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

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Has a Microphone in

The EOS 1D X has a microphone in. Most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camera also have a microphone in.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

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

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Supports PictBridge

The EOS 1D X supports PictBridge, as do most of the other cameras that are a similar age to this digital camera.

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Features Histogram

The EOS 1D X features histogram, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camera.

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Dustproof

The EOS 1D X is dustproof, as are most of the other new waterproof cameras.

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Has a Battery Charger Included

The Canon EOS 1D X has a battery charger included, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that came out around the same time as this camera.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The EOS 1D X has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other recently released digital cameras.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The EOS 1D X features brightness adjustment. Most of the other latest similar spec cameras also feature brightness adjustment.

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Has a Batteries Included

The EOS 1D X has a batteries included. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera also have a batteries included.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

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

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Features Voice Recording

The Canon EOS 1D X features voice recording, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

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860 Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

The Canon EOS 1D X is a camera that takes 860 shots battery life (CIPA standard). Most of the other recently released waterproof cameras take between 120 and 2,199 battery life (CIPA standard).

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5184 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The EOS 1D X has a higher still image resolution than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This digital camera has a 5184 x 3456 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 720 x 480 still image resolution(s). This Canon digital camera also have still image resolution(s) of JPEG: 5184x3456, 4608x3072, 3456x2304, 2592x1728 and RAW: 5184x3456 and 3888x2592. Across all cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 384 x 480.

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Has a Hand Strap

The Canon EOS 1D X has a hand strap. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera also have a hand strap.

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Has an HDMI

The EOS 1D X has an HDMI, as do most of the other latest waterproof cameras.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 1,040,000 pixel, the EOS 1D X has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to this camera. Across all the waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this digital camera the display resolutions (numeric) range from 150,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 540,000 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the EOS 1D X is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolutions of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this camera). In addition, this digital 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.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all latest comparable spec digital cameras.

Amongst similar types of camera the worst supported video resolution is 320 x 240 pixels.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on recently released similar spec digital cameras.

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Supports 100, 25 and 28 More ISO Sensitivities

The Canon EOS 1D X has a greater number of ISO speeds than most new waterproof cameras. This camera supports a 200 ISO sensitivity, which is the most frequently supported ISO sensitivity supported by recently released similar spec cameras. The ISO sensitivities "100", "125", "160", "250", "320", "400", "500", "640", "800", "1000", "1250", "1600", "2000", "2250", "3200", "4000", "5000", "6400", "8000", "10000", "12800", "16000", "25600", "51200" and "Auto" are also supported by this digital camera.

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Very Low Magnification

With a magnification of only 0.76 times zoom factor, the EOS 1D X has one of the lower magnifications amongst cameras of this age. The average magnification of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as this camera is 0.88x, and the magnifications range from 0.76x to 1.2x.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera is 270g. With a weight of 1.3 kilograms, the EOS 1D X is very heavy compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to this camera.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was January 2013 when this waterproof camera was released.


Reviews
100
441 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
19
Age
33
4 Years Old
Overall
33
68
5184 X 3456 Pixels

Maximum Image Resolution

maximum image resolution


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Pre-Flash

pre-flash


Smile Detection

smile detection


Handheld Remote Control

handheld remote control


Self-Timer

self-timer


Reviews
100
441 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
19
Features for Landscape...
94
Excellent
Age
33
4 Years Old
Overall Score for Land...
71
Good
68
5184 X 3456 Pixels
100
1.3kg
Yes
96
860 Shots
Yes
Yes
Yes
Features for Landscape...
94
Excellent

Optical Zoom

optical zoom


Weight

very heavy


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

860 battery life (CIPA standard)


GPS (satellite)

has a GPS (satellite)


Anti-Dust Function

has an anti-dust function


Dustproof

dustproof


Maximum Image Resolution

maximum image resolution


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Electronic Compass

electronic compass


Reviews
100
441 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
19
Features for Everyday...
98
Excellent
Age
33
4 Years Old
Overall Score for Ever...
73
Good
100
1.3kg
96
860 Shots
Yes
Features for Everyday...
98
Excellent

Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

860 battery life (CIPA standard)


Weight

very heavy


Face Detection

features face detection


Optical Sensor Size

optical sensor size


Vari-Angle LCD Display

vari-angle LCD display


Reviews
100
441 Reviews + 11 Awards
Value for Money
19
Features for Sport Pho...
78
Good
Age
33
4 Years Old
Overall Score for Spor...
64
Average
100
1s
18
100, 125, 25, 160, 200, 50, 250, 25,...
96
860 Shots
Yes
Features for Sport Pho...
78
Good

ISO Sensitivities

supports 100, 25 and 28 more ISO sensitivities


Battery Life (CIPA Standard)

860 battery life (CIPA standard)


Camera Shutter Speed

camera shutter speed


Multi Burst Mode

multi burst mode


Flash Recharging Time

flash recharging time


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers canon 5253b009aa, canon 5253b004, canon eos1dx
Barcodes 00000001621767, 00006536089031, 00006536110215, 00013803145410, 00138031454100, 04960999819853, 08714574578330, 08714574578354

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