The Canon 1Dx Mk II Focuses on New Autofocus Enhancements


In what’s probably Canon’s worst kept secret in years, today the company is announcing the brand new Canon 1Dx Mk II flagship DSLR. This new DSLR camera is an upgrade to the original 1Dx–and like the Nikon D5, it features no built in WiFi but there is GPS integration.

The new Canon 1Dx Mk II features a 20.2MP 35mm full frame CMOS sensor, can shoot at up to 14 fps and 16 fps in Live View, Dual DIGIC 6+ imaging processors, 61 AF points that cover more of the viewfinder area, continuous red illumination for the AF points, and the ability to process 170 raw images at 14 fps with unlimited JPEG processing depending on which card you’re using.

The camera goes from ISO 100 to 51,200 with an extension to 409,600 if you choose. Even more interesting is the addition of a touchscreen–which only works with Live View mode and shooting video. But there’s a lot more to this camera too.

Tech Specs


  • 4K video 60p video pixel for pixel and size is approximately APSH motion JPEG codec
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 300 pixel metering RBG sensor and IR
  • Dual card slots CF and C-Fast slot
  • 400,000 shutter life
  • Magnesium alloy chassis
  • WFTE8 wireless transfer
  • Full card capacity at full speed in JPEG mode
  • RAW is 170 with a CFast card
  • New battery: LPE19, similar in shape and the older batteries work but the maximum features need the newer battery
  • Bigger AF spread, 24% more on bottom and top and 8% more everywhere else
    New AF point illumination
  • All 64 points can be used with f8 and tracking
  • Center point is sensitive to EV -3
  • 4K 60p full HD to 120p
  • Touchscreen dual pixel AF, only working then and no other time
    1.62 million dots LCD
  • Headphone jack
  • In-camera raw processing
  • Magnesium alloy cover and mirrorbox
  • Gigabit ethernet port up to 330 megabits/second
  • Built in GPS
  • The estimated retail price for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is $5999 (MSRP) for the body or $6299 for the Premium Kit which includes a 64 GB CFast memory card and card reader. The new camera is scheduled to begin shipping to authorized Canon USA dealers in April 2016


Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.