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

(based on 231 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (217)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 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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(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.

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(9 of 12 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.

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(2 of 3 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.

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(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.

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  • No

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(4 of 4 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.

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    • Yes

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    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.

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      • No

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      (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.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Fantastic Camera

      By Bryanb

      from California

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

      Excellent in every way.

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      (3 of 3 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.

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        (13 of 13 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!

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          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).

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            • Yes

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            (6 of 6 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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            (4 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Printed Circuit Board(PCB) Problem

            By Frank

            from Tampa, Florida

            Verified Reviewer

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

            The Canon Factory Service Center replaced the bad Printed Circuit Board (PCB: its part number is CG2-3143-010). The repair cost by the Center was $337. I paid for the shipping to the Center of $75. The Canon 1DX was purchased about two years ago from B&H, and its current shutter count is less than 15,000.

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            (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Outstanding Camera

            By Robert

            from Grand Blanc, MI

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action

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

              Finally, Canon has reduced this camera to a price point that I could afford. The EOS-1D X is an upgrade from my Canon EOS-D-Mark IV. The "X" is certainly an upgrade. How much, was always my concern. As a sports photographer for a local newspaper, I was apprehensive about the cost vs. results. The EOS-1D X,full frame, has resolved several issues. I can shoot most events with one lens, 70-200 IS 2.8 II lens. Not too close, or too distant. Images are absolutely beautiful. Many SI quality. Mark IV remains as my back up. I probably would not have bought this body at the 7K+ price. This camera has truly upgraded my work. A camera for serious photographers that want to stay completive. Highly recommend.

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              (7 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              PCB problem, power lost coompletely

              By Terrible

              from Tampa, Florida

              Verified Reviewer

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

              The Canon 1DX lost power completely and didn't work at all. The camera returned back to me after replacing the bad circuit board,Printed Circuit Board (PCB: its part number is CG2-3143-010), based on the Service Details prepared by the Canon Factory Service Center in VA. I had to waste $[$]for the service plus the camera delivery, $75. This happened to the so-called Canon flagship camera, 1DX. There are many others to have this same problem. You could search via Google for "canon 1dx pcb problem". It is really a shame for Canon to refuse fixing it with free of charges. It is a Canon's defect. The camera was purchased about two years ago from B&H, and its current shutter count is less than 15,000.

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              5.0

              Incredible camera

              By Steve

              from Jacksonville, Florida

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              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
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife photos

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

                Best pro camera on the market - great image resolution, fast focus, easy to use, not enough space to describe this incredible camera

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                (6 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Worst Canon 1D I have ever purchased

                By JoefromTexas

                from DFW, Texas

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Image Quality

                  Best Uses

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

                    New out of the box the camera was defective. I am a Canon CPS member and they have had it three business days already and discovered the mirror box assembly is bad. They had to that part to replace before they can determine whats wrong with the processing in the camera causing bizarre colors across 90% of the picture surface.

                    Quality control not there and the lack of communication and service response from CPS has been extremely disappointing. How could this camera even have pass testing before it left Canon with multiple bad parts.

                    Good customer service would have been to replace the camera not toss parts at it while a client waits to get the camera back while in the field.

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                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The best DSLR out there!

                    By mikee

                    from Bronx, New York

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Weddings/Events

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

                      I have owned 5 Canon DSLR previously, including the powerful 5D Mark II And 1DX is the combination of those 5 bodies.

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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Life is Short

                      By Beyond the Bleachers Photography

                      from Miinesota

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife photos

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

                        I have viewed this item on BandH for nearly a year. When the price dropped I made the decision that the time was right to get this. So far I've shot a HS tennis, football and swim meet and this camera has made my photography a real game changer.

                        Unbelievable in low light this camera has handled far above my expectations. Focus tracking has been superior to anything I've ever shot with. Retirement for me is in 5 years but felt I want to enjoy this while I'm still able to get around and lift it. No regrets on this purchase.

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                        (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Dream Come True!

                        By Connie E

                        from Martinsville, IN

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife photos

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

                          After shooting the 5dMarkII for three years. I bought the 5DSR as soon as it came available. I was very disappointed in it and returned it for the 1DX. This was by far the best return/purchase I could of made.

                          I shoot tons of nature (flowers and hummingbirds). The 1DX is quick to focus and the image quality is a 10 out of 10! I can't wait to shoot a wedding with it!!

                          If you are considering this camera. "Buy it". If you don't have the money, "Save"! It is well worth waiting!!

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