Canon EOS-1DX Instruction manual

Power to
perform
Performance redefined
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Tv (Shutter Speed): 1/1250
Av (Aperture Value): f/5.0
ISO Speed: 4000
Lens: EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Focal length: 400.0mm
Image quality from the EOS-1D X impresses whatever
the conditions. High resolution and wide dynamic range
are accompanied by accurate skin-tone reproduction and
colour depth. And when light levels get low, the EOS-1D X
keeps performing with high-ISO capabilities that have to
be seen to be believed.
Continuous shooting at rates up
to 14 fps* are complimented by a
sophisticated 61-point autofocus system
that tracks objects, recognises faces
with more accuracy than ever before.
The EOS-1D X is as at home on location
as it is in the studio. Designed for
fashion, portrait, sports and reportage
photographers alike – this may be the
only camera you will ever need.
Brochure Photography: Bruno Barbey, Julian Love, Iain Weir, Ziv Coren: © Ziv Koren/Polaris Images.
Canon Ambassador, Brutus Östling: © Brutus Östling. Canon Ambassador, on the Canon EOS-1D X
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A high-resolution sensor captures the amazing detail,
while broad dynamic range ensures texture is preserved
in both dark shadows and bright highlights.
A bespoke 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor
delivers superb image quality in picture files
measuring 5208 x 3477 pixels – enough
for a 51MB TIFF file. Colours are reproduced
accurately and smooth tonal gradation
ensures that even the most subtle details
are recorded faithfully.
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The EOS-1D X makes use of gapless micro
lenses that individually cover each pixel on
the sensor’s surface, boosting sensitivity.
Wide dynamic range means more detail in
dark shadows and fewer blown highlights.
14-bit processing ensures the maximum
amount of image data is written into an
EOS-1D X RAW file, or used to produce
high quality 8-bit JPEG files for instant use
straight out of the camera.
Redefining
image quality
Full-frame photography
The 24x36mm sensor inside the EOS-1D X
is exactly the same size as 35mm film,
meaning wide-angle lenses can be used to
their true potential, producing a wide field of
view and enabling photographers to exploit
shallow depth of field from fast-aperture
lenses, for visual emphasis.
A/D converter
front-end
processing
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A/D converter
front-end
processing
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A/D converter
front-end
processing
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A/D converter
front-end
processing
circuit
A larger sensor allows the size of the
individual photosites to be increased,
enabling more light to be gathered. This
results in less noise, especially at high ISO
sensitivities, and greater dynamic range.
DRAM
DIGIC
5+
CF Card
DIGIC
5+
CF Card
DRAM
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Microlenses
Seeing in the dark
Showing extraordinary versatility, the EOS-1D
X has an ISO sensitivity range that covers
ten stops, from ISO 100 to ISO 51,200.
Expansion settings take this further, up to
ISO 102,400 and ISO 204,800 – ideal for
specialist applications in surveillance or
documentary photography. The ISO range
is also expandable down to ISO 50 for those
bright days or when you want to slow your
shutter speed down.
High-ISO shooting gives you the versatility
to choose the exposure settings you need
regardless of the lighting conditions. For
example, retain depth of field control with
a wider range of apertures, or avoid motion
blur with high shutter speeds. The EOS-1D X
lets you maintain your creative freedom in a
wider range of conditions than ever before.
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Such advances in sensitivity are the result
of improving the engineering processes
used in the manufacture of the EOS-1D X’s
18-megapixel CMOS sensor. Gapless micro
lenses cover each photosite, focusing light
from all angles and capturing more light
than ever before. The efficiency with which
this light is turned into an electronic signal
(the photoelectric conversion rate) is
also improved over previous generations
of cameras.
Such enhancements to the natural sensitivity
of the sensor mean that high ISO values can
be achieved with less reliance on signal
amplification, preserving image quality and
reducing noise.
Any noise generated at high ISO settings, or
produced during long exposures, is tackled
during image processing by the camera’s
Dual “DIGIC 5+” microprocessors.
Photo Diode
CMOS Sensor
Gapless micro lens
Auto ISO control
Automatic ISO control enables the EOS-1D X
to use ISO sensitivity to control exposure
automatically, just as with aperture and
shutter speed. Minimum and maximum ISO
values can be set, governing the range over
which ISO sensitivity is allowed to fluctuate.
The EOS-1D X is as capable in low-light
conditions as it is in the midday sun.
A next-generation sensor increases
sensitivity while sophisticated image
processing tackles digital noise.
DIGIC 5+
technology
At the heart of every current EOS is the
DIGIC processor, which not only controls a
camera’s main functions but also converts
sensor data into viewable image files. The
EOS-1D X uses a pair of newly developed
DIGIC 5+ processors to handle the huge
amount of data coming from the camera’s
18-megapixel sensor at shooting rates of up
to 14fps. Additionally, the EOS-1D X contains
an extra DIGIC 4 processor, which powers the
EOS intelligent Subject Analysis system (iSA),
plus an additional dedicated microprocessor
that controls autofocus.
Numerous improvements to picture quality are
made during image processing. As well as
noise reduction at high ISO sensitivities, the
EOS-1D X looks after tonal range and colour
reproduction as well as enhancing lens quality.
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Lens correction
The Auto Lighting Optimizer function uses
Canon’s EOS Scene Detection technology to
optimise brightness, contrast and saturation
according to detailed analysis of the subject.
In particular it addresses dynamic range,
preserving highlights in bright areas through
careful exposure metering, while
brightening shadows with subtle
adjustments to contrast.
The EOS-1D X performs three types of lens
correction, further enhancing the quality of
Canon’s EF lens range.
The strength of the Auto Lighting Optimizer
can be adjusted with one of four settings:
off, low, standard or strong.
Peripheral illumination correction aims to
counteract the effect of any light fall-off
towards the edges of the frame, which can
be seen when shooting at wide apertures.
Chromatic aberration correction tackles
coloured fringing effects and soft halo
artefacts that can come from lateral and axial
chromatic aberration – when light of different
colours focuses at slightly different points.
Distortion correction can be applied during
image playback when required. It addresses
the small levels of pincushion and barrel
distortion sometimes seen when straight-line
objects are visible near the edges of the frame.
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The figures speak for themselves: shooting
up to 14 full-frame images every second at
its maximum, 18.1-megapixel resolution,
this is the fastest EOS camera yet.
Secondary Mirror
Balance Weight /
Locking Mechanism
Performance
EOS photographers can enjoy both high
image resolution and fast continuous
shooting. The EOS-1D X captures full-frame
18.1-megapixel images in JPEG or RAW
format at an astonishing 12 frames per
second (fps), maintaining full auto-exposure
and autofocus capabilities. Shooting speed
can be pushed further to 14 fps in Super High
Speed mode, by locking up the camera’s
mirror and fixing exposure and focus.*
A large buffer and powerful Dual “DIGIC 5+”
processors mean 180 JPEG or 38 RAW
images* can be captured in a single burst.
That’s enough for 15 seconds of continuous,
high-speed shooting using jpeg.
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*With UDMA mode 7 CF card
Main Mirror
Locking Mechanism
Main Mirror
Balance Weight
High performance
through new engineering
Such high performance is only made
possible by new approaches to engineering
– both electronic and mechanical.
16-channel data readout from the CMOS
sensor increases the speed with which data
can be transferred through the camera’s
circuitry. Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors enable
lightening-fast processing of image data and
sustained performance.
The reflex mirror inside the EOS-1D X has
been redesigned for increased speed. Rather
than falling back into place after each shot it
is now powered in both directions. Quad
Active Mirror Stopper technology reduces
‘mirror bounce’ and any internal vibrations
that the mirror’s movement may cause.
Silent shooting
Built-in multiple exposure
Sometimes speed isn’t everything, and a
more subtle approach is required. For these
occasions the EOS-1D X offers a silent
shooting mode. Noise from the camera’s
mechanism is reduced and separated into
two stages: the reflex mirror only returns
to its initial position, and the shutter is
only re-cocked, when pressure on the
shutter-release button is released, so you
can choose the most appropriate time.
Get creative with in-camera multiple
exposure and continuous shooting. Simply
tell the EOS-1D X how many frames you
wish to capture (up to nine shots) and
they will be superimposed and saved as a
finished JPEG when shooting is complete.
Save only the final multiple-exposure
composite images to memory card, or
choose to record all of the component
images too. A pre-existing image can also
be used as the first frame, and the brightness
of each successive frame adjusted
automatically for the perfect end result.
* Maximum shooting rate restricted to 10 fps with battery charge less than 50 per cent or
the camera’s internal temperature is very low and ISO sensitivity is 20,000 or higher.
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AF Configuration Tool and AI Servo AF Parameters
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Tracking sensitivity:
Locked on (-2), -1, 0, +1, (+2) Responsive
AF Configuration Tool
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Accel./decel. tracking: 0, +1, +2
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1 Versatile multi purpose setting
0
0
0
2 Continue to track subjects, ignoring possible obstacles
-1
0
0
3 Instantly focus on subjects suddenly entering AF points
+1
0
0
4 For subjects that accelerate or decelerate quickly
0
+1
0
5 For erratic subjects, moving in any direction
0
0
+1
6 For subjects that change speed and move erratically
0
+1
+1
High-performance
autofocus
Cross-type focusing
Cross-type
focusingatatf/2.8
f/2.8
Vertical-line focusing at
Vertical-line
at f/4
f/4
Vertical-line
at f/5.6
f/5.6
Vertical-line focusing at
Horizontal-line
focusing
f/5.6
Horizontal-line focusing at f/5.6
Zone AF
Cross-type focusing at f/2.8
Vertical-line focusing at f/4
Vertical-line focusing at f/5.6
Horizontal-line focusing at f/5.6
Intuitive controls and astonishing sensitivity, even in light
as low as -2EV results in a focusing system you can trust,
no matter what the conditions throw at you.
61-point wide area focussing
Spread out across the frame are 61
focus points, providing a large area of AF
sensitivity. This includes 41 cross-type points,
five of which are a double cross-type design,
for enhanced sensitivity to both vertical and
horizontal lines.
The sensitivity and nature of each focus
point depends on the lens in use. The EOS1D X automatically configures its AF system
to match the lens in use, maximising the
number of cross-type AF points in use at any
one time. Cross-type focusing points can
now be used with more lenses than ever
before, including lens-extender combinations
with a maximum aperture of f/5.6.
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Focus points can be used individually, in
groups or all at once, depending on your
shooting style and subject matter. The
EOS-1D X even recognises when you move
between landscape and portrait orientations,
and shifts the active focus point accordingly
– great if you are working with a subject that
is over one side of the frame, for instance.
An Intelligent Viewfinder display shows
active focus points as you are framing your
composition, ensuring you stay informed
and in control.
AF pt auto switching: 0, +1, +2
The EOS-1D X uses a sophisticated 61-point High Density Reticular
Autofocus system that is versatile enough to satisfy the demands of
every type professional photographer, from those shooting sports
and photojournalism to portrait and wedding photographers.
Single point
4-point expansion
Adjustable servo AF
No two moving objects behave in the
same way, which is why the EOS-1D X
has an AI Servo focusing mode that can
be customised according to the conditions.
Independently fine tune tracking sensitivity,
tracking of acceleration and AF point auto
switching depending on how the subject is
moving and what else might be in the frame.
8-point expansion
EOS iTR subject tracking
For example, when photographing a fastmoving object that changes direction
unpredictably, boosting the acceleration
tracking sensitivity and AF point auto
switching speed will help keep the subject
in focus. On the other hand, following a
subject though a scene where line of sight
is occasionally obstructed by other objects,
such as undergrowth and tree branches,
requires reduced tracking sensitivity to
prevent focus from jumping away from the
subject unintentionally.
Enjoy complete manual control over
these parameters, or choose from six
preset combinations for quick and easy
focusing adjustment.
Intelligent Tracking and Recognition
(iTR) technology combines data from the
61-point AF and 100,000-pixel exposure
metering systems, enabling the EOS-1D X
to track moving objects as they cross the
frame, ensuring they are always in focus.
A 100,000-pixel exposure sensor recognises
faces and detects colour. This enables it to
change focus point automatically, following
the face or coloured object that it first locked
on to for superb focusing accuracy.
In One-Shot AF mode, face recognition
enables automatic selection of AF points
that are covering a face, if present.
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Every time you compose a photograph with the
EOS-1D X, the camera’s sensors analyse the scene
too. A 100,000-pixel RGB Metering Sensor is divided
up into 252 metering zones for high precision
measurement of the scene. Colour and brightness
information is mixed with data from the autofocus
system. The result? Perfect ambient light or flash
exposures every time.
Exposure control
For more control in specific
lighting conditions, centreweighted, partial and spot
metering options are available.
The position of the spot meter
can be linked to the active
focus point, and multi-spot
readings are also available.
The EOS-1D X’s 100,000-pixel RGB Metering
Sensor, powered by a dedicated DIGIC 4
processor, analyses each scene, looking for
colour and the presence of faces. If a
prominent colour is found, exposure
readings are altered to prevent over or under
exposure. When a face is detected in the
frame, exposure metering is biased towards
this area, minimising errors and improving
the reproduction of skin tones.
Subject recognition data is also used to
improve the accuracy of auto white
balance (AWB) and Auto Lighting
Optimizer (ALO) technology.
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PS Auto
Subject recognition
EOS Scene
Detection System
AF
AWB
Face
Contrast
Movement
Distance
Brightness
Colour tone
Colour saturation
ALO
AE
PS
AWB
ALO
AF
AE
: Picture Style
: Auto White Balance
: Auto Lighting Optimizer
: Auto Focus
: Auto Exposure
Shooting and exposure modes
Custom exposure modes
The EOS-1D X features electronically timed
shutter speeds from 1/8000 – 30sec,
with flash synchronisation up to 1/250sec.
Program, aperture priority (Av), shutter
priority (Tv) and manual exposure modes
are available, alongside a bulb (B) setting
for long exposures. Three custom exposure
modes are available for instant recall of
frequently used camera settings
Three custom shooting modes are available
in which photographers can register
favourite combinations of camera settings
for instant recall. These appear alongside
other exposure modes as C1, C2 and C3 and
are accessed with the MODE button. It is also
possible to switch between custom modes
with the EOS-1D X at your eye, using the
multi function button next to the shutter
release – a great way of adapting your
shooting settings to suit the conditions
as they change around you.
Exposure compensation of +/- 5 EV is
available, alongside auto exposure
bracketing (AEB) of up +/-9 EV across
seven images – perfect for those times
where correct exposure is critical, or for
HDR applications requiring multiple
frames of differing brightness.
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Shoot Full HD video on the same camera you
use for your still photography, using Canon
EF lenses and manual control to make your
footage stand out from the crowd.
Professional high-definition
video capture
Capture high-quality video at 1080p resolution
and enjoy complete creative control when
shooting. The EOS-1D X features new levels of
functionality following feedback from professional
cinematographers. Image quality is improved with
new anti-moiré processing and industry-standard
compression algorithms.
Complying to industry standards
Video is saved with the widely used H.264
codec, but users may now choose the most
suitable method of compression for their
needs. IPB compression references previous
and next frames, resulting in small files sizes
– great for longer clips or when storage
space is tight.
Access the QR
code with your
mobile device
to view the
EOS-1D X
sample video
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When premium quality is required, choose
ALL-I compression, which treats every frame
individually. Although the final file size is
larger, footage is easier to edit without loss
of image quality, making it more suitable for
broadcast applications and cinematography.
The EOS-1D X also now records SMPTE
(Society of Motion Picture and Television
Engineers) time-code information in the
standard HH:MM:SS:FF format.
The EOS-1D X allows continuous recording
of up to 29mintues 59 seconds using an
auto file creation system. A new movie file is
created automatically once the limit of 4GB
for a single file is reached. You don’t have to
stop recording and the files can joined
together seamlessly during editing.
Flexible creative control
Crystal clear digital audio
The same Canon EF lenses you use for still
photography also provide opportunities for
highly creative video shooting. Work with
large apertures for shallow-focus effects,
or use speciality optics, such as macro or
perspective-control lenses, for special
optical effects.
Capture digital sound at 48KHz using the
camera’s built-in microphone, or with an
external unit via a standard 3.5mm mic
jack. Recording level can be set manually
to one of 64 levels, and even adjusted
during shooting with a touch-sensitive
Movie Silent Control.
Take advantage of the EOS-1D X’s lowlight sensitivity, shooting at ISO settings
between ISO 100 and ISO 25,600. A full
range of exposure modes is available,
offering manual control when you need it,
and automation when you’re working
under pressure.
Manual control; improved handling
The EOS-1D X offers manual control over
exposure, picture style, focusing, frame-rate
and audio. Many of these settings are
accessible though the camera’s quick control
screen, even while video capture is taking
place. A touch-sensitive control pad on the
inner edge of the Quick Control Dial offers
silent, vibration-free operation.
A dedicated Live View button on the back
of the camera gives instant access to movie
shooting. A Movies tab in the camera’s menu
system draws together video settings in one
convenient place.
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The EOS-1D X is designed to feel like a part of you – like an
extension of your eye. It is a creative tool that has evolved over
10 generations of Canon professional cameras. The product of
a continuous design process that incorporates feedback from
professional photographers just like you.
What does ergonomic
mean to you?
Easy-to-use controls
The position, shape and feel of every
control on the EOS-1D X has been revisited
to ensure quick and easy operation.
The cameras controls are intuitive, allowing
quick adjustments even when it’s at your
eye. Buttons have been designed to be
large enough to be used even when
wearing gloves.
The famous EOS-1 series integrated
vertical shooting grip now offers a greater
level of duplicate controls when shooting
portrait-orientation images, right down to
the depth-of-field preview and custom
function buttons.
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Clear View LCD II
Clear View LCD
Anti-reflection coating
Protective glass cover
Optical elastic material layer
Liquid crystal panel
Anti-reflection coating
Protective glass cover
Liquid crystal panel
Menu system
Viewfinder
Clear View II LCD screen
The rear of the camera is home to a 8.11cm
(3.2”) 1,040,000-dot Clear View II LCD
screen for browsing menu systems and
reviewing the camera’s status at a glance.
A large, bright viewfinder make composing
images with the EOS-1D X a pleasure.
Approximately 100 per cent coverage ensures
framing accuracy, while a transparent LCD
panel overlays AF information, keeping you
informed of where the camera is focusing.
The camera’s Clear View II LCD screen
displays sharp, bright, colourful images and
is made from toughened glass. The space
between the glass and the screen is filled
with an electrostatic gel that minimises
reflections, even in bright sunlight.
The menu system is easy to navigated using
the multi-way controller and now contains
dedicated tabs for AF and Movie Mode
functions, as well as a customisable My Menu
section. A Quick Control screen, showing a
summary of the camera’s status, is displayed
with a single press of the Q button on the rear
of the camera and offers quick access to
many of the camera’s functions. Pressing the
info button displays a feature guide: help
screens that explain each of the menu options
in a clear, concise fashion.
The amount and type of information provided
in the camera’s viewfinder can be customised
to suit personal preferences. Display grid lines
to help with architectural or copy work, and
choose how focus points are shown: all of the
time or disappearing once focus lock has
been established.
Customisation
We are all different, which is why the
EOS-1D X can be set up just the way you
like it. Dozens of custom functions allow
fine-tuning of the camera’s behaviour, and
most controls – including two multi-function
buttons – can be assigned to perform
different tasks while shooting.
Autofocus and exposure metering can
be configured exactly to your preferences
– whether you are shooting sports on
location or fashion in the studio. And
when you’ve found the perfect set-up,
configurations can be saved to memory
card for instant recall or even transfer to
another EOS-1D X body.
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Locations provided with dustproof
and drip-proof measure
Designed to perform.
Built to last.
Dual card slots, which support the latest UDMA 7 high-speed
memory card standard, provide space for a second CF memory
card, enabling RAW and JPEG files to be stored on separate media.
EOS integrated cleaning system
Versatile power source
Conventional sensor-cleaning technology
shakes off dust and dirt by vibrating the
protective filter that sits in front of the
camera’s sensor. The EOS-1D X takes this
concept further by using carrier waves to
roll debris away from the sensor’s surface
– an approach that removes even the
smallest of particles.
The EOS-1D X is powered by a single LP-E4N
battery, but also retains compatibility with
existing LP-E4 batteries from EOS-1Ds Mark
III, EOS-1D Mark III and EOS-1D Mark IV
cameras. Up to 1120 shots can be made
on a single charge.
The camera’s low-pass filter is also coated
with an anti-static fluorine coating to help
keep pictures free from dirt and dust spots.
This combination of anti dust technology
minimises the time required to retouch
images and clean your camera, so you can
spend more time shooting pictures and give
your clients a faster turnaround.
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From war zone to touchline, the EOS-1D X delivers
reliable performance time after time.Comprehensive
weather sealing protects against dust and moisture,
while a magnesium-alloy chassis provides strength
without adding weight.
The camera’s focal plane shutter is
tested to 400,000 activations.
Dual card slots provide space for a second
CF memory card, enabling RAW and JPEG
files to be stored on separate media.
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Connectivity and
camera control
Extend the functionality of the EOS-1D X and discover
new creative avenues, with multiple options for
tethered shooting and remote camera control.
As well as storing images on Compact Flash
memory cards, the EOS-1D X can write files
directly to a PC or Mac using a tethered
connection, or wirelessly with an optional
WFT-E6 WiFi transmitter. Such tetheredshooting techniques allow images to be
inspected on a large colour-calibrated
computer screen as they are being shot, so
you (and your clients) can see exactly what
is happening at every stage of the shoot.
Photographers working to tight deadlines
will benefit from built-in Gigabit Ethernet
connectivity. When shooting in LAN-equipped
locations, such as sports stadiums, images
can be transmitted from camera directly to a
picture editor for captioning, editing and that
all-important first publication.
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EOS Utility for direct
camera control
The EOS-1D X can be set up for tethered
shooting using USB 2.0 or Gigabit Ethernet
connections, or configured for wireless
operation with the WFT-E6 WiFi adaptor. The
supplied EOS Utility software not only shows
pictures on your PC or Mac’s screen as they
are captured, but also allows control of the
camera’s major functions, including remote
triggering. It’s even possible to compose
images on your computer’s screen using
remote live view. Positioning and firing your
EOS remotely opens up new creative
opportunities and new viewpoints that are
inaccessible when shooting normally.
WiFi and GPS adaptors
Wireless control over a Canon EOS-1D X is
possible using the WFT-E6 wireless adapter.
Enjoy wireless shooting directly to a PC or
Mac on a wireless network, or operate the
camera remotely using EOS Utility or the
WFT server function.
Geotagging of images – where location and
altitude data is embedded into the metadata
of each image file – is possible using a GPS
receiver. The camera-powered GP-E1
connects via the EOS-1D X’s System
Extension socket, while the hotshoemounted GP-E2 is independently powered
and supports data-logging capabilities.
FTP Transfer
Transfer images to an FTP server
Gigabit Ethernet for wired LAN access
EOS Utility
Use EOS Utility to capture, view, and
download images remotely
WFT Server
Use a web browser to capture, view,
and download images remotely
Media Server
View images on a DLNA-compatible
TV or other devices
Adding Ethernet connectivity provides
tethered shooting and camera control over
much greater distances than USB 2.0, and
at much higher speeds. Local area network
(LAN) settings are easy to configure via the
EOS-1D X’s menu system.
The EOS-1D X can transfer images in a
number of different ways. Automatic
Transfer sends picture files to the computer
immediately after they are shot whereas, in
Image Selection mode, only images tagged
during playback are transmitted. It’s also
possible to append comments and caption
information to the file with EOS utility.
The EOS-1D X features WFT server technology,
enabling remote camera operation and live
view using an internet browsing software on
smart phones or tablets.
Time synchronization
between cameras
Synchronize the clock settings of
slave cameras with the clock of the
master camera
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Flash
photography
From the moment a Speedlite flashgun is mounted on the
Canon EOS-1D X the camera’s E-TTL flash metering technology
begins to take the hard work out of flash photography.
Information regarding the size of the camera’s sensor and the
lens in use is communicated to the Speedlite and the correct
zoom position is set. E-TTL II metering also communicates white
balance, colour information, exposure mode and aperture,
shutter speed and ISO settings to the Speedlite.
Speedlite 600EX-RT
Speedlite
Transmitter ST-E3-RT
When the shutter release is half pressed an
ambient light reading is make and focus is
locked. Depress it fully and a pre-flash is
emitted by the Speedlite, with the light
reflected being compared to the ambientlight exposure. Distance data from the AF
system is also incorporated into the equation
along with colour and face-detection
information is used to identify which parts
of the scene are most important.
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Flash-exposure lock enables photographers
to lock focus and change composition
without fear of exposure error, and E-TTL II
works just as effectively for off-camera flash
as it does for a Speedlite connected to the
EOS-1D X’s hotshoe.
Further creative effects are accessible with
special flash modes, like Multi flash shooting
and second-curtain sync. High-speed flash
synchronisation enables flash shooting at
any shutter speed up to 1/8000sec, ideal for
fill-in flash in bright conditions.
Speedlite 600EX-RT and Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT
may not be available in all regions.
Off-camera wireless flash
Free your flashgun from the camera and
discover a whole new world of creative
lighting options.
The EOS-1D X can fire multiple Speedlites
placed up to 30m away from the camera,
with no direct line of sight required when
using radio transmission.
Simply place a trigger, such as the ST-E3-RT, in
the camera’s hotshoe and the sophisticated
E-TTL II metering takes care of flash-exposure
issues automatically. The Speedlite 600EX-RT
flash can also act as a radio trigger, controlling
other guns placed off camera.
Simultaneous wireless control of up to five
groups of Speedlite flashes is possible. A
photographer can control the relative power of
these groups by adjusting an individual flash’s
output or the power ratio between groups.
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The EOS digital workflow
ImageBrowser EX
Digital Photo Professional
Canon is the only photographic manufacturer
that can provide a solution for every step of a
photographer’s workflow – from capture
through processing to print.
EOS solutions
Advanced RAW file processing
Supplied with the EOS-1D X is an EOS
Solutions disk, containing applications that
further enhance the performance and
functionality of the camera.
Digital Photo Professional (DPP) is an
image-editing application designed for the
viewing and processing of JPEG and RAW
images. White balance, colour saturation
and exposure compensation of RAW files
can all be set after capture, as part of a
non-destructive workflow. Any traces of
vignetting, distortion and colour fringing
are also easily corrected.
High dynamic range (HDR) images can be
generated in DPP from RAW or JPEG files shot
at different exposures. A number of tonemapping presets are supplied, enabling you
to create the right look for your subject matter.
Single frames can also be combined to form
multiple-exposure composites. And lens
correction can be controlled and applied to
images as you choose.
Images can be cropped and rotated before
they are saved to one of many file formats,
either for output, archive or further editing
in an application like Adobe Photoshop.
Batch processing is available for extra speed
and efficiency.
DPP supports sRGB, Adobe RGB and Wide
Gamut RGB colour spaces, and CMYK printer
simulation allows photographers to preview
how their images will appear as a hard copy.
EOS Utility provides tethered shooting
support and remote camera control over USB,
Ethernet and WiFi. Picture Style editor enables
photographers to create custom Picture Style
presets and upload these to the camera.
Image Browser EX provides a tool for
browsing of JPEG and RAW files on disk.
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16-bit workflow
Photographers shooting RAW files can
preserve the full colour depth offered by this
format all the way through their digital
workflow. After editing in DPP or applications
like Adobe Photoshop, files can be sent to
Canon imagePROGRAF printers without
reducing to 8-bit colour or converting to JPEG.
Picture Style Editor
Printing and output
Take advantage of superb-quality printing
up to A3+ size from a convenient desktop
printer. Canon’s PIXMA range of desktop
printers offers accurate colours and archival
gallery-quality reproduction – perfect for
everything from client proofs to portfolio
and fine-art prints.
The PIXMA Pro 1 offers long-life 12-ink
printing, including five monochrome inks
for superb black & white photography. A
Chroma Optimizer improves black density
and gives prints a uniform texture. Pigmentink technology offers the perfect balance
between performance and longevity, making
the PIXMA Pro-1 idea for fine-art print sales.
For bigger prints there are Canon
imagePROGRAF large-format printers,
delivering stunning images up to 60 inches
wide. Exhibition-standard prints are delivered
quickly and consistently; an A1 glossy print is
finished in under four minutes. Borderless
printing allows you to print to edges of the
paper, and using printing on non-Canon
media is easy too thanks to the bundled
media configuration tool.
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Multi-function button
Microphone
Multi-function
Main Dial button
Microphone
Strap mount
Main Dial
Shutter button
System
extension terminal
Strap
mount
Shutter
button
Multi-function
button
2
Ethernet
RJ-45 terminal
System
extension
terminal
ExternalRJ-45
microphone
IN terminal
Ethernet
terminal
Multi-function button 2
Depth-of-field
preview button
HDMI mini
OUT terminal
External
microphone
IN terminal
Depth-of-field preview button
Self-timer lamp
HDMI
mini
OUT terminal
Remote
control
terminal
(N3 type)
Remote control terminal
Audio/video
OUT/Digital terminal
(N3
type)
Self-timer Grip
lamp
Grip
Vertical-grip Multi-function
button 2
Vertical-grip Multi-function
button 2 Depth-of-field
Vertical-grip
preview button
Vertical-grip Depth-of-field
preview button
Audio/video
PC terminal OUT/Digital terminal
PC terminal
Flash-sync contacts
Hot shoe
Flash-sync
contacts
Shooting mode selection button
AF mode
selection/Drive
mode
Shooting
mode selection
button
selection button
AF mode selection/Drive mode
selection button
AEB setting button
Eyepiece shutter lever
Hot shoe
LCDshutter
panel illumination
button
Eyepiece
lever
selection
button
LCDWhite
panel balance
illumination
button
Exposure
compensation/Aperture
button
White
balance
selection button
AEB setting button
Metering mode selection/
Flash exposure compensation button
Metering mode selection/
Flash exposure compensation
button
Info button
ISO speed
setting button
Exposure
compensation/Aperture
button
ISOTop
speed
LCDsetting
panel button
Info
button
Menu
button
mount
Top Strap
LCD panel
Menu button
Dioptric adjustment
knob
(Hidden)
Dioptric adjustment knob
Viewfinder eyepiece
(Hidden)
LCD monitor
Viewfinder
eyepiece
Protect/VoiceLCD
memo
button
monitor
AF point
selection button
Strap
mount
AEpoint
lock button
AF
selection button
AF
AE start
lock button
Live
Viewbutton
shooting/
AF start
Movie shooting button
Live View shooting/
Movie
shooting button
Multi-controller
Erase
button
Protect/Voice
memo
button
Network
lamp
Erase button
Playback
button
Network
lamp
Multi-controller
Card slot cover
Quick
button
Card Control
slot cover
Quick Control
button
Vertical-grip
on/off
switch
Magnify/Reduce
button
Playback button
Card/ImageMagnify/Reduce
size selection button
button
Rear LCD panel
Card/Image size selection button
Voice
memo
Rear
LCD microphone
panel
Vertical-grip
Access
lamp on/off switch
Setting button
Voice memo microphone
Quick
Control
Dial
Setting
button
Power/ Multi-function
lock
switch
Quick Control Dial
Card
slot
cover
release
handle
Power/ Multi-function lock switch
Card slot cover release handleSpeaker
Speaker
Access lamp
Vertical-grip
AF start button
Vertical-gripAE
AFlock
startbutton
button
Vertical-grip
Vertical-grip
lockselection
button button
Vertical-grip
AFAE
point
Vertical-grip
Vertical-gripMulti-controller
AF point selection button
Touch
pad
Vertical-grip
Multi-controller
Touch pad
Function names different from the
EOS-1D IV appear in grey.
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Vertical-grip shutter button
Vertical-grip shutter button
EF Lens mount index
EF Lens mount index
Access lamp
Voice memo microphone
Setting button
Vertical-grip AF start button
Quick Control Dial
Power/ Multi-function lock switch
Card slot cover release handle
Speaker
Vertical-grip AE lock button
Vertical-grip AF point selection button
Vertical-grip Multi-controller
Touch pad
EF Lens mount index
Vertical-grip shutter button
Lens release button
Vertical-grip Main Dial
Vertical-grip Multi-function
button
Battery release handle
Hand strap mount
Battery
Tripod socket
System chart
ST-E2
ST-E3-RT
270EX II
320EX
430EX II
600EX-RT/
600EX
Macro Ring Lite
MR-14EX
Macro Twin Lite
MT-24EX
GPS Receiver
GP-E2
Timer Remote
Controller
TC-80N3
Remote
Switch
RS-80N3
Wireless
Controller
LC-5
EF lenses
Bundled
Accessories
Dioptric Adjustment
Lenses Eg
External microphone
HDMI Cable
HTC-100 (2.9 m/9.5 ft.)
Anti-Fog
Eyepiece Eg
Eyecup Eg
Stereo AV Cable
AVC-DC400ST
(1.3 m/4.3 ft.)
Wide Strap
L7
TV/Video
Wireless File
Transmitter
WFT-E6
Cable
protector
Interface Cable
IFC-200U (1.9 m/6.2 ft.)
CR2025 lithium battery
Interface Cable
IFC-500U (4.7 m/15.4 ft.)
Angle
Finder C
Hand Strap
E2
EOS DIGITAL
Solution Disk
Software Instruction
Manual
LAN cable
(commercially available)
Wireless LAN
access point
Wireless LAN adapter
Ethernet port
Computer
Focusing
Screen Ec series
USB port
Battery Pack LP-E4N
CF card
Card reader
AC Adapter Kit
ACK-E4
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS X
PictBridge-compatible printer
Battery Charger
LC-E4N
* Battery Pack LP-E4 and Battery Charger LC-E4 are also compatible.
Car Battery Cable
CB-570
GPS Receiver GP-E1
* The length of all cables is approx. **m/**ft.
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Specifications: EOS-1D X
IMAGE SENSOR
Type
Effective Pixels
Total Pixels
Aspect Ratio
Low-Pass Filter
Sensor Cleaning
Colour Filter Type
Type
Coverage
Viewing Angle
(horizontally/vertically)
Coating
Brightness Adjustment
Display Options
IMAGE PROCESSOR
Type
Dual “DIGIC 5+”
EF (excludes EF-S lenses)
Equivalent to 1.0x the focal length of the lens
Modes
Red-Eye Reduction
X-sync
Flash Exposure
Compensation
Flash Exposure
Bracketing
Flash Exposure Lock
Second Curtain
Synchronisation
HotShoe / PC terminal
External Flash
Compatibility
External Flash Control
FOCUSING
Type
AF System/ Points
AF working range
AF Modes
AF Point Selection
Selected AF point display
AF Lock
AF Assist Beam
Manual Focus
AF Microadjustment
TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
61 Point / 41 f/4 cross-type AF points inc 5
dual cross type at f/2.8. The number of crosstype AF points will differ depending on the lens.
EV -2 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
One Shot, AI Servo
Automatic selection: 61 point AF. Manual
selection: Single point AF (61, 41 cross type
only, 15 or 9 points selectable). Manual
selection: Spot AF. Manual selection: AF
point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left,
right). Manual selection: AF point Expansion
surrounding 8 points. Manual selection: Zone
AF. AF points can be selected separately for
vertical and horizontal shooting
Superimposed in viewfinder
Locked when shutter button is pressed half
way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button
is pressed.
Emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode
AF Menu, +/- 20 steps ( wide and tele setting
for Zooms), Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually. Adjustments
remembered for lens by serial number
Metering Range
AE Lock
Exposure Compensation
AEB
ISO Sensitivity*
TTL full aperture metering with 252 zone from
100,000-pixel RGB AE sensor
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6.5% of
viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering: Center spot metering
(approx. 2.5% viewfinder)
AF point-linked spot metering
Multi/Spot metering (Max 8 spot metering
entries)
(4) Center weighted average metering
EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens
ISO100)
Auto: In One-shot AF mode with evaluative
metering exposure is locked when focus is
achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in P, TV and AV
modes.
+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
(can be combined with AEB).
2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop
increments
Auto (100-51200), 100-51200 (in 1/3-stop or
whole stop increments). ISO can be expanded
to L: 50, H1 102400, H2 204800
SHUTTER
Type
Speed
Modes
Picture Styles
Colour Space
Image Processing
Drive modes
Continuous Shooting
Custom White Balance
WB Bracketing
Type
Coverage
Frame Rate
Focusing
Metering
Display Options
RAW+JPEG simultaneous
recording
Image Size
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments)
+ Bulb (Shutter speed range available varies
according to shooting mode)
Movie Type
Movie Size
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten,
White Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom,
Colour Temperature Setting. White balance
compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Yes, 5 setting can be registered
+/-3 levels in single level increments.
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/
Green bias.
Movie Length
Sound Files
Folders
File Numbering
Mirror
Viewfinder Information
Depth of field preview
Eyepiece shutter
Approx. 0.76x 1
Approx. 20mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
-3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Interchangeable (12 types, optional).
Standard Focusing Screen Ec-CV
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:
reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off
with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
AF information: AF points, focus confirmation
light, AF status indicator. Exposure
information: Metering mode, shooting mode,
AE lock, shutter speed, aperture, exposure
compensation, ISO speed (always displayed),
exposure level, exposure warning Flash
information: Flash ready, FP flash, FE lock,
flash exposure level. Image information:
White balance correction, highlight-tone
priority (D+), maximum burst (2-digit display),
CF card information, JPEG/RAW indicator,
battery check icon. Composition information
Grid, electronic level
Yes, with Depth of Field preview button
Built in
LCD Panel / Illumination
Water / Dust resistance
Sound Memo
Intelligent Orientation
Sensor
Playback zoom
Display Formats
Slide Show
Histogram
Highlight Alert
Image Erase/Protection
Computer
Other
Yes, with compatible External Flash
Yes
Yes
Canon Printers
PictBridge
Program AE, Shutter priority AE,
Aperture priority AE, Manual
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral,
Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
sRGB and Adobe RGB
Highlight Tone Priority, Auto Lighting Optimizer
(4 settings), Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Chromatic aberration correction, Distortion
correction, Resize to M1, M2 or S
RAW image processing - during image
Playback only, Multiple exposure
Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, 14fps
Super high speed, Self timer (2s, 10s),
Silent single shooting
Max. Approx. 12fps. (speed maintained for up
to 180 images (JPEG)1 38 images (RAW))2
(with UDMA card)3, 14fps with mirror locked
up and exposure and AF locked on first frame
Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
30 fps
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x
at any point on screen).
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode,
Live Face detection mode
Real-time evaluative metering with image
sensor. Active metering time can be changed
Grid overlay (x3), Histogram, Aspect ratios
JPEG: 10 compression options (Exif 2.3
compliant) / Design rule for Camera File
system (2.0), RAW: RAW, sRAW (14bit, Canon
original RAW 2nd edition), Digital Print Order
Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG possible,
separate formats to separate cards possible
JPEG: (L) 5184x3456, (M1) 4608x3072,
(M2) 3456x2304, (S1) 2592x1728,
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456, (M-RAW) 3888 x
2592, (S-RAW) 2592x 1728
MOV (Video: H.264 Intra frame / inter frame,
Sound: Linear PCM)
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps) inter frame
Max duration 29min 59sec,
Max single file size 4GB
WAVE (monaural)
New folders can be manually created and
selected
(1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset
31 Custom Functions with 99 settings
User copyright information
(can be set in camera)
Yes / Yes
Yes
Up to 30sec per image - 48Khz or 8Khz
Yes
1.5x - 10x, Pixel level magnifaction
(1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Magnified view
(6) Movie edit
Image selection: All images, by Date,
by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating.
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds.
Repeat: On/Off
Brightness: Yes. RGB: Yes
Yes
Erase: Single image, All images in folder,
Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image
at a time
Type
2x CompactFlash Type I/II (incompatabile
with Microdrive) (UDMA 7 compatible)
SUPPORTED
OPERATING SYSTEM
PC & Macintosh
Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl.
Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.6-10.7
SOFTWARE
Browsing & Printing
Image Processing
Other
ImageBrowser EX
Digital Photo Professional
PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture,
WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory
POWER SOURCE
Batteries
Battery life
Battery Indicator
Power saving
Power Supply & Battery
Chargers
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E4N (supplied),
1xCR2025 for date & settings
Approx.1120 (at 23°C)1 Approx. 860 (at 0°C)
6 levels + percentage
Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30mins
or Off.
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4, Battery charger
LC-E4N, Car Battery charger cable CG-570
(use with LC-E4)
PHYSICAL
SPECIFICATIONS
Body Materials
Operating Environment
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Weight (body only)
Magnesium Alloy body covers
0 – 45 °C, 85% or less humidity
158x 163.6x 82.7mm
Approx. 1340g
ACCESSORIES
Viewfinder
Wireless File Transmitter
Lenses
Flash
Remote Controller /
Switch
Other
Eyecup Eg, Eg-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens
with Rubber Frame Eg, Anti Fog Eyepiece Eg,
Focusing Screens Ec, Angle Finder C
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E6
All EF lenses (excludes EF-S lenses)
Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II,
320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX,
580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite,
MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite
Transmitter ST-E2, ST-E3-RT)
Remote control with N3 type contact,
Wireless Controller LC-5
Hand Strap E2, GP-E1 GPS reciever, GP-E2
GPS reciever
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where
indicated. Subject to change without notice.
Magnification
1 With 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
Continuous Shooting
1Based on Canon’s testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture
Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and
capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style,
Custom functions etc.
2Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the
cameras settings and light level.
3 With Battery strength 50% or higher
Battery Life
1Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card
format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
* Recommended Exposure Index
Some images are simulated for clarity of reproduction. All company and/or
product names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks or their
respective manufacturers in their markets and/or countries
Canon (UK) Ltd
Canon Ireland
Woodhatch
Reigate
Surrey
RH2 8BF
Telephone no 01737 220000
facsimile 01737 220022
canon.co.uk
3006 Lake Drive
Citywest, Saggart
Co.Dublin, Ireland
Telephone No: 01 2052400
Facsimile No: 01 2052525
canon.ie
English Edition 0155W684
© Canon Europa N.V., 2012
Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA
Printers supporting PictBridge
Yes
STORAGE
canon.com
canon-europe.com
Hi-Speed USB
Video output (PAL/ NTSC) (integrated with
USB terminal), HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC
compatible), Extension system terminal (for
WFT-E6/GP-E1), External microphone
(Stereo mini jack), RJ-45(gigabyte ethernet)
DIRECT PRINT
Yes / Yes
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless
multi-flash support
via camera menu screen
Canon Inc.
Canon Europe
(1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) AF Menu (x5)
(3) Playback menu (x3)
(4) Setup menu (x4)
(5) Custom Functions menu (x7)
(6) My Menu
25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish,
Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian,
Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish,
Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian,
Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese,
Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Update possible by the user.
INTERFACE
1/250sec (EX series Speedlites only)
+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
OTHER FEATURES
Custom Functions
Metadata Tag
Pentaprism
Approx. 100%
Firmware Update
E-TTL II Auto Flash, Metered Manual
FILE TYPE
Still Image Type
VIEWFINDER
Type
Coverage (Vertical/
Horizontal)
Magnification
Eyepoint
Dioptre Correction
Focusing Screen
Menu Languages
LIVE VIEW MODE
WHITE BALANCE
Type
Settings
Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
Adjustable to one of seven levels
(1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level
SHOOTING
EXPOSURE
CONTROL
Metering modes
8.11cm (3.2”) Clear View II TFT, approx.
1040K dots
Approx. 100%
Approx. 170°
FLASH
LENS
Lens Mount
Focal Length
Menu Categories
LCD MONITOR
36 x 24 mm CMOS
Approx. 18.10 megapixels
Approx. 19.3 megapixels
3.2
Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
EOS integrated cleaning system
Primary Colour