Canon EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera Instruction Manual

The EOS-1D X is the top-of-the-line EOS DIGITAL high-performance digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a full-frame (approx. 36 x 24 mm) CMOS sensor with approx. 18.1 effective megapixels, Dual DIGIC 5+, normal ISO speed range of ISO 100 – 51200, approx. 100% viewfinder coverage, high-precision and high-speed 61-point AF, approx. 12 fps high-speed continuous shooting, RGB metering sensor, 3.2-inch LCD monitor, Live View shooting, and Full High-Definition (Full HD) movie shooting.

The camera is highly responsive to any shooting situation, provides many features for demanding shots, is highly reliable even in harsh environments, and is compatible with a wide range of accessories that expand shooting possibilities.


Item Check List
Conventions Used in this Manual
Index to Features
Handling Precautions
Quick Start Guide

Getting Started

Charging the Battery
Installing and Removing the Battery
Installing and Removing the Card
Turning on the Power
Setting the Date, Time, and Zone
Selecting the Interface Language
Attaching and Detaching a Lens
Basic Operation
Before You Start
Displaying the Grid and Electronic Level

Setting the AF and Drive Modes

Selecting the AF Mode
Selecting the AF Area
AF Area Selection Modes
About the AF Sensor
Lenses and Usable AF Points
Selecting AI Servo AF Characteristics (For a Subject)
Customizing AF Functions
Fine Adjustment of AF’s Point of Focus (AF Microadjustment)
When Autofocus Fails

Image Settings

Selecting the Card for Recording and Playback
Setting the Image-Recording Quality
Selecting a Picture Style
Customizing a Picture Style
Registering a Picture Style
Correcting the Brightness and Contrast Automatically (Auto Lighting Optimizer)
Noise Reduction Settings
Highlight Tone Priority
Lens Peripheral Illumination / Chromatic Aberration Correction
Creating and Selecting a Folder
Changing the File Name
File Numbering Methods
Setting Copyright Information
Setting the Color Space

Exposure Control

Program AE
Shutter-Priority AE
Aperture-Priority AE
Depth of Field Preview
Manual Exposure
Selecting the Metering Mode
Setting Exposure Compensation
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
AE Lock
Bulb Exposures
Multiple Exposures
Mirror Lockup

Flash Photography

Flash Photography
Setting the Flash

Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting)

Preparing for Live View Shooting
Shooting with the LCD Monitor
Shooting Function Settings
Menu Function Settings
Using AF to Focus
Focusing Manually

Shooting Movies

Preparing to Shoot Movies
Shooting Movies
Shooting Function Settings
Setting the Movie-Recording Size
Setting the Sound Recording
Silent Control
Setting the Time Code
Menu Function Settings

Image Playback

Image Playback
Shooting Information Display
Searching for Images Quickly
Magnified View
Rotating the Image
Setting Ratings
Slide Show (Auto Playback)
Viewing the Images on TV
Changing Image Playback Settings

Post-Processing Images

Processing RAW Images with the Camera

Sensor Cleaning

Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Appending Dust Delete Data
Manual Sensor Cleaning

Printing Images and Transferring Images to a Computer

Preparing to Print
Trimming the Image

Customizing the Camera

Custom Functions
Custom Function Settings
Registering My Menu
Saving and Loading Camera Settings


Function Availability Table According to Shooting Mode
System Map
Checking the Battery Information
Using a Household Power Outlet
Replacing the Date/Time Battery
Menu Settings
Troubleshooting Guide
System Status Display
Error Codes
Safety Warnings

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