Our testing team has had their hands on the Canon EOS 1DX and put the camera through their rigorous regime of lab and field tests. They’ve posted their full, scientific Canon 1DX review over on our sister site TechRadar. So go there for all your image quality analysis, noise charts and more. If you want some of the review highlights and the verdict… well, find out here what our in-house experts thought.
Canon caused a bit of a stir when it announced the 18.1 million pixel EOS-1DX because, rather unusually, it opted to use a sensor with a lower pixel count than the 21 megapixel Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III.
The new camera also has a full-frame sensor rather than an APS-H sized unit, with a 1.3x crop factor, like the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV.
As a result, some Canon EOS-1 series camera users were left scratching their heads and wondering about the benefits of upgrading.
Canon EOS 1D Mk IV photographers stand to gain an extra 2 million pixels, but lose the extra reach that the 1.3x focal length magnification brings them, while Canon EOS 1Ds Mk III users suffer a drop of 3 million pixels.
However, as is often the case with DSLR upgrades, what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.
The Canon EOS-1D X offers improved handling – particularly for those who regularly shoot in upright (portrait) orientation – and has a maximum continuous shooting rate of 12fps.
Let’s take a closer look at what else the Canon EOS-1D X – priced at £5,299 in the UK and $6,799 in the US – has to offer. Below is a short video we made testing out some of its key features.