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CanonEOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only)
 
5.0

(based on 203 reviews)

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    (10)

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99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (179)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (178)
  • High ISO performance (178)
  • Fast shutter speed (153)
  • Large clear LCD (150)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Heavy (8)
  • Short battery life (8)
  • Price (4)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (165)
  • Low light (135)
  • Wildlife (126)
  • Weddings (108)
  • Landscape/scenery (101)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (85), Semi-pro photographer (62), Photo enthusiast (42), Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (182), Yes (7)

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5.0

It is worth it

By SM photography

from Pittstown , NJ

Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

That is the best camera I ever have , quick focus , sharp images .

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5.0

Best Camera I have ever owned!!!!

By DJ

from Hawaii

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
  • Fast Shutter Speed
  • Good Image Quality
  • High ISO Performance
  • Large Clear LCD
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Indoors/Low Light
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife photos

    Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

    I like this camera so much that I needed to buy another one. I use this camera mostly for Sports Photography. I am totally satisfied with this camera and the only thing that I will say negative is that it can be a little on the heavy side after a couple games.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Amazing camera

    By Randy

    from Norfolk, VA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

      This thing is fast and built like a tank. A must for the professional photojournalist, especially if you shoot much sports.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Awesome camera

      By Jax

      from Westminster

      Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

      This camera brings nothing but pure Joy. It's awesome and worth every penny.

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      5.0

      Hard to believe the pictures

      By Ed-Bob

      from Erie,Pa.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

        This is no point and shoot camera. Once you read and understand the programming of the camera it's self.. You won't believe the pictures..I had to get used to shooting with a full frame camera. The depth of field isn't there in sports shooting.. But what you end up with are pictures that are SI magazine covers.. I had read that in one of the earlier reviews and it's very true.. If you can afford it, rent one and see what it's all about.It takes a little time to get used to.. Try it with different lenses and write down the settings until you get used to everything..

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        • No

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        5.0

        No need for two bodies anymore!

        By Luke D

        from Philadelphia, PA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

        • Loud

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

        I decided to upgrade to the 1D X when my 1D mkIII was stolen. I shoot photos and video and there is almost no reason to bring out my other body; 5D mkii anymore. This thing is the perfect hybrid, full frame, high burst fps for sports, great low light(web usable up to 25k iso), and 60fps in some video modes.

        I bought another 1D mkiii for a backup but can only see myself using it in case I'm on location and need to use an Eye-Fi card to transfer to my phone.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Excellent Camera for the Serious Photog

        By mbancale

        from Hewitt, TX

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • High ISO Performance
        • Large Clear LCD

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

          I use this camera for shooting sporting events and feature shots for our local newspaper. I use a variety of lens from a Canon 16 - 35 2.8 to a Canon 300 2.8 as well as the canon extenders. I have had excellent experiences with this camera and this is my second 1DX. The only complaint I have is the weight of the camera but this is a minor issue.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great Camera

          By Pop pop Pro

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality
          • Good Image Stabilization
          • High ISO Performance
          • Large Clear LCD
          • Quiet
          • Tilt /Swivel LCD

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Sports/Action
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

            Awesome camera. Best I have ever used

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            • No

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            5.0

            The best camera I ever have.

            By Jun

            from Olathe, KS

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

              It's the best camera

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Fantastic!

              By M. Reid

              from Bremerton, Washington

              Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

              Amazing color and sharpness straight out of the camera, even when using the old beat up 13 year old lenses. Love everything about it...okay except the price but I will get over that aspect because seriously it is a great camera even if it did clear out my savings account.

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              5.0

              Excellent camera well worth the purchase

              By Ray

              from Greenville, SC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife photos

                Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                The camera is quick to respond and easy to set up the features for personal preference. Its a little pricy but I don't think its overpriced given the features and ease of use. The only negative is the weight, that said, I would be concerned if it wasn't and made of light weight plastic and cheap alloys.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Everything I hoped for

                By DogWorksDigital

                from Zirconia, NC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality
                • Good Image Stabilization
                • High ISO Performance
                • Large Clear LCD

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                  I am a stock dog and wildlife photographer. I love the speed and control I get from my new Canon 1 DX.

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                  • No

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                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  She's a beast

                  By Kris Sipes

                  from Dallas, TX

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • High ISO Performance
                  • It's A Tank
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                    It's really amazing what this camera can do if you're a fan of available light because you can shoot in almost any light. I learned on a 1D MkIIN and compared to the 9 year old model this camera's features are light years ahead. She's a tank and as a former Marine I like the durable construction of the 1D models and the 1DX is the only camera I'll ever need.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Professional

                    By Photomon

                    from Cocoa Beach, Florida

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Fast Shutter Speed
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • High ISO Performance
                    • Large Clear LCD

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife photos

                      Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                      This IDX is as close as you can get today to a medium format camera in regards to image quality, excellent in every fashion. The best combo out right now is owning this camera and a 5DMIII unless you can afford two 1DX's. The 1.6 and the 1.3 crop sensors does nothing except hinder your image quality, stay away from these camera's if you can afford to do so. The 1D Mark IV will not messure up to the image quality and will not track your image as well as 5D Mark III, so don't try to justify it, old technology, sell it. Canon has not dropped the price on these camera's since bringing them to market, their that good. The 1DX is Godzilla and the 5D MIII is it's son.

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                      5.0

                      An amazing piece of technology.

                      By Photo Joe

                      from Wichita KS

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                      • Good Image Quality
                      • High ISO Performance

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                          I did not even have time to read my manual before church called for me to do photos for them. Photos look great, but I can do better now that I have read the manual. I can not wait to get out with nature and do some of my favorite photos.

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                          • No

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          The Beast Has Arrived

                          By royalphoto

                          from Lee's Summit, MO

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                            I've waited a long time to get my hands on Canon's top performer. I traded two of my 5DM3's to purchase this "beast". It feels good in the hand, love the speed and professional "extras". This was worth the investment as I also own the 1DM4. Now I own the best of both worlds. Thank you Canon for creating such a monumental body. You won't be disappointed.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Perfection

                            By Rooster

                            from Greensburg, PA

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast Shutter Speed
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Large Clear LCD

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                              In a word...AWESOME! You can't go worng with this unit. I find it hard to take a bad shot!!!

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              WOW!!

                              By Zellamsee

                              from San Francisco, CA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • High ISO Performance

                              Cons

                              • Expensive but worth it

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                              I just upgraded to the 1DX from an old 5DM2, and I wish I had done so earlier. What a difference! The 1DX is just unreal, from the incredibly quick AF to the sensor which produces incredible images even in low light (right out of the box). I am blown away. Highest recommendation.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Love it.

                              By Jacobian

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Fast Shutter Speed
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • High ISO Performance
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                                Excellent image quality even at high ISO. Images usable at 6400. High speed shooting easily captures action shots. I have had good success with the AI Servo focus when shooting events (receptions, banquets, dances, etc), as well as sports, and wildlife.

                                Overall great camera. It's not perfect and I could nit pick on a few things but it's not worth the time.

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                                • No

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                                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Outstanding Professional Gear

                                By Mdc622

                                from Maryland

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • High ISO Performance
                                • Large Clear LCD

                                Cons

                                • Heavy

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera (Body Only):

                                I had the unique opportunity to use a friend's 1Dx for several months prior to purchasing my own. While it is designed to be an excellent sports and action camera, it is also incredible for wedding and event photography.

                                The 1Dx is phenomenal in both low light but also in maintaining detail in bright sunlight and other challenging lighting situations.

                                Yes, it is heavy but solid and delivers outstanding results. Kudos to Canon for developing a very impressive camera.

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