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CanonEOS-1D X DSLR Camera (Body Only)
 
4.9

(based on 239 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (224)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (196)
  • High ISO performance (194)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (193)
  • Fast shutter speed (166)
  • Large clear LCD (160)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (10)
  • Heavy (9)
  • Short battery life (8)
  • Price (4)
  • Pricey (3)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (178)
  • Low light (142)
  • Wildlife (138)
  • Weddings (120)
  • Landscape/scenery (110)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Pro photographer (95), Semi-pro photographer (66), Photo enthusiast (47), Casual photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (199), Yes (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fantastic Photo-taking Machine

I jumped from Canon 7D to 1D IV and now to 1DX. The 1DX is an awesome camera. But don't get me wrong. The 7D is good and the 1D IV great. The...Read complete review

I jumped from Canon 7D to 1D IV and now to 1DX. The 1DX is an awesome camera. But don't get me wrong. The 7D is good and the 1D IV great. The 1DX is very versatile: full frame for landscape and incredibly high FPS for action/wildlife. AF is fast and accurate. 12 FPS is just breathtaking. Noise control is excellent. I always stay under 1600 ISO with the 1D IV. I am now comfortable using ISO 3200 with the 1DX. The file is clean and smooth with excellent color saturation. It locked on an object when the 1D IV hunted. I don't need to convince the pros to get the 1DX. For the rest of us, this is a long-term investment. If you can afford it and you are passionate about photography, you will love this camera. We just took a whale watching cruise and took some humpback whale pictures. The weather wasn't good and the lighting was horrible. The 1DX still managed to capture some decent shots. We didn't see any whale breaching, but that has nothing to do with the camera. I was able to capture a series of 26 shots for the tail emerging out of the water andsubmerging back into the water. All 26 shots were sharp and taken within 2 to 3 seconds. Amazing. The 1DX is a very capable camera. If you can't get good shots with it, you blame yourself. To me, this camera is worth its asking price.It is top of the line from Canon and I expect top notch performance from it. Indeed, it delivers. Built like a tank and work like a champ. I love it. There is no denial that it is pricey and heavy, but you expect that from a flagship camera that doesn't hold back. Any cons about this camera? I can't think of any. If you force me to say something negative, I wish it had a bit more pixel counts, like 22 mp. The battery life is a bit shorter than the 1D IV. Regardless, you will love this beast.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Oil/Dust Spots

I recently got the 1d X and after 2days of use, there was 2 black spots in the viewfinder and pictures. There were less than 100 shots with the camera. This flagship camera...Read complete review

I recently got the 1d X and after 2days of use, there was 2 black spots in the viewfinder and pictures. There were less than 100 shots with the camera. This flagship camera is not worth buying if Canon has not fixed the issue. There was an advisory for the camera for the problem but I can't imagine sending it in for repairs when it's new. How disappointing. Had to return to BH. Do your research before buying this. It's an expensive camera that can give you problems.

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5.0

The best camera available.

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

As a professional, you always try to use the best equipment. This IS the best equipment available on the market today. This is my second 1Dx that I've purchased, and I'm sure I'll purchase another one if I ever need a third camera body.

 
5.0

I would buy this model again.

By Yangsup

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Very fast focusing even in low light.
"Amazing" in just one word!

 
5.0

This is an amazing camera!

By Charles

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I bought this camera for wildlife action photography. It supplements my 5d mk iii, which is also a wonderful camera but not nearly as fast. I'm very pleased with the extremely fast autofocus capability, even with a 1.4 extender on my 100-400 lens. The only drawback that I can see is that the camera with telephoto is a bit heavy, but, for me, the quality and richness of the images is well worth the extra weight. I decided to buy the 1d x instead of the mk ii because the extra features didn't seem worth the significant cost difference for the kind of photography I do. It took me a while to decide on which camera would be best, but once I made the decision, dealing with B&H was hassle-free and easy, as always.

 
5.0

I would purchase this camera again.

By Canonuser1964

from Pulaski, Va.

Verified Buyer

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

I typically shoot nature and wildlife images but love this camera its speed capabilities for equine events such as barrel racing. I love the resolution this camera provides, especially when using my L-series Canon lenses.

 
5.0

This is a great workhorse for your kit!

By Radley

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Retiring my well loved and used 1D with the 1Dx was seamless. Everything was in the same place, just works better, faster & much more quiet!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Workhorse

By Edward

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

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

Has been through heavy rain, heavy snow, hail, sand, dirt, and I dropped it multiple times and it just keeps shooting. the weight it great cause I know it strong and the price is completely justified cause it will not fail, for a professional the size and weight doesn't matter its the reliability

 
4.0

Responsive and Accurate

By Bill

from Manchester, CT.

Verified Buyer

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

This camera is quick with focus and with response in varied situations. The images are clear and sharp -- a big improvement over my 1D Mark III. I will have to give it more time to see what it can do in other shoots. I was disappointed in the software as some of it seems unnecessarily cumbersome, and the software I have been using will not perform easily with the new camera. Further, the support from Canon was lacking and I had to figure things out with other help. I would say that it is a good choice, but be prepared to do much adapting to be familiar with it.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Our workhorse camera

By Chris

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

We use this camera daily with no issues. Super reliable and bulletproof. Great low light with reasonable noise. I would love to see canon start to have a built in "pocketwizard" radio trigger. and built in intervalometer. For the money, Id expect it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great camera

By TrishWV19

from Washington

Verified Buyer

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

This is one great camera, shoots in low light without too much noise and gives you good details. The only draw backs with it is I miss the dial on the top to change from the different modes i.e., AV, M, TV., etc, and also do not care for the on/off twist.

(13 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Oil/Dust Spots

By Submariner

from San Mateo, CA

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

I recently got the 1d X and after 2days of use, there was 2 black spots in the viewfinder and pictures. There were less than 100 shots with the camera. This flagship camera is not worth buying if Canon has not fixed the issue. There was an advisory for the camera for the problem but I can't imagine sending it in for repairs when it's new. How disappointing. Had to return to BH. Do your research before buying this. It's an expensive camera that can give you problems.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

outstanding camera

By Edwardo

from Columbia, MO

Verified Buyer

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

I wish Canon would add the Voice Memo feature to their other cameras. I am a travel photographer and it is essential that I make voice notations as I shoot. Days, weeks, and months later it is often difficult to remember names and locations, but the voice file is right next to my image. I do have attached GPS which helps but it doesn't record what I am thinking at the time -- Voice Memos do. This camera has a great sensor and functions well in low light. The Quick Control button allows rapid setting changes as your surroundings and situation change.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great camera

By Flower power

from Bears, DE

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Silent Mode

Best Uses

  • Fast Paced Events
  • Sports/Action
  • Weddings/Events
  • Wildlife photos

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

I am an event photographer, and I've been using for the past year the 1D X. I have upgraded from a 5D Mark III and i can tell you that this camera is way better. The focusing is stellar, very fast and very accurate even in low light situations. The ISO performance is also improved 2/3 stops better in my opinion. The other major upgrade from the Mark III is the tracking, witch a lot more accurate and a lot faster.
The only downside for me is the silent mode which is not silent at all.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

EOS-1D X DSLR Camera

By JShort

from Des Moines Iowa

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

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

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

    My wife and I photograph Big 12 sports and we now have three of the EOS-1D X camera bodies. We bought this last one prior to the new 1D X Mark II's come out. This camera has the perfect match of speed and exactness for capturing high speed action. I have never seen a camera that provides better color. The auto ISO feature allows us to manage the changing sunlight during late afternoon games without continually adjusting ISO settings. Best camera I have ever owned.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would by this product again and again

    By Marta

    from Hollywood, Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife photos

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

      They are so manny good reviews about this Camera that I do not need to go in detail and mention then again, all I could said is WOW what a peace of equipment and if you are thinking buying this Camera don't wait another minute to get it you are not going to regret it, and B&H is the place to buy it excellent service fast shipment.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Canon EOS 1DX

      By Trish

      from Oak Harbor, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Lack Of Dials
      • Very Heavy
      • Very Noisy Shutter

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife photos

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

      Love the low noise with this camera. You can shoot in low light and not worry too much about noise. The crispness of your photos will impress you.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Fantastic Camera

      By Bryanb

      from California

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

      Excellent in every way.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Need For Speed

      By Dan D.

      from San Jose, CA

      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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

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

        I am a photographer as well as videographer so I use this 1Dx in doing both photography & videography. This body definitely takes my work to the next level. I just used the 12fps for a fashion show over the weekend. If you have the need for speed, you will not be disappointed.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Flows Like Butter

        By Ezra

        from New York, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          This is my review of the Canon 1DX. This camera is considered to be the flagship pro photographer DSLR manufactured by Canon, which was released originally in the spring of 2012. As of this writing today February 5th 2016, Canon just announced 3 days ago their upcoming successor to the 1DX, the Canon 1DX Mark II. Regardless of the new exciting news, the Canon 1DX still packs a magnificent technological punch!

          The first time that I picked up this camera, I could not believe that so much power could be encased in such a device. the 1DX is definitely a big camera and it is certainly built like a tank, but it was easy to getting used through the user interface software because I'm familiar with several other Canon cameras. One of the biggest highlights about this camera that I'm so impressed with is the insanely fast 12 FPS (frames per second). When using the camera to shoot sports and fast action movements, the 1DX does a marvelous job at capturing subjects frame by frame with ease. The high 12 FPS is also aided by an extremely advanced and super-fast autofocusing system with 61 points. Even if the first one or two shots comes out of focus, the rest of the shot and hi continuous mode adjusts quickly in focus and will make your images will be tack sharp on your subjects.

          Despite having a lower 18-megapixel sensor compared to most DSLR's on the market, the 1DX still produces fairly detailed images full of rich color rendering, sharp contrast and clean images. Those clean images are aided by a very sophisticated ISO light sensitivity system which ranges from 100 to 51,200. It's amazing how this camera produces clean images still in low light environments and situations.

          The Canon 1DX is Canon's first 1D series with both a full frame sensor, high frame per second, HD 1080p video and fully equipped with the highest specifications required for pro sports photography. The 1DX is best suited for sports, wildlife, and professional events. The 1DX is without compromise and it is still leaps and bounds beyond in today's marketplace. If you're in need for one, life is too short so go get one!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Canon 1DX

          By funluvingrn

          from Palmdale, CA

          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

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

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

            Great camera for low light! Top of the line Canon product that I can tell is sturdy, well made, and will last me for a long time (or at least until a new model comes out).

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This camera rocks!

            By Bruce Adler

            from Woodbury, NY

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

            The flagship of the Canon line, I'm almost embarrassed by the fact that I feel this camera has made me a better photographer.
            I shoot sports (MLB, NFL, NHL) and the camera has excelled in every way possible.
            A great investment!

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