There was a long delay but the Canon EOS-1D X has finally arrived. Has it been worth the wait? Find out in our Canon 1D X review

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Canon EOS 1D X

Overall score:93%
Image Quality:95%


  • Performs exceptionally well in low-light situations, Capable of shooting breathtaking bursts at high speed, Feels robust and up to the task of any photo challenge


  • AF drive mode isn’t displayed through the viewfinder when it’s being changed, Star rating isn’t as intuitive as that on the EOS-5D Mark III, No identifiable movie-record button on the body


Canon EOS 1D X Review


Price as reviewed:


Canon EOS 1D X – Value for Money

Given the £5,299 body-only asking price for the EOS-1D X it’s undeniably a huge expense. If you were to compare this cost with the price of the EOS-1D Mark IV at the time of its launch you’d find that the prices are identical.

Surely the question to answer here is: are you getting more for your money with the EOS-1D X? Consider the fact the EOS-1D X is jack of all trades in the way it offers an ideal balance between resolution and high-speed, and yes you are. The EOS-1D Mark IV might give you a bit more reach with its 1.3x crop factor but the 1D X’s performance and image quality is superior, particularly at high ISOs. There’s no denying the fact it won’t meet everyone’s budget but if you’re a pro that regularly makes money from your photography, it’s up there as the best that money can buy.

  1. 1. Canon EOS 1D X - Features
  2. 2. Canon EOS 1D X - Design
  3. 3. Canon EOS 1D X - Performance
  4. 4. Canon EOS 1D X - Image Quality
  5. 5. Canon EOS 1D X - Value for Money
  6. 6. Canon EOS 1D X - Pro's View
  7. 7. Canon EOS 1D X - Verdict
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