The 1D X Mark II might just be the best in Canon's line of 1D DSLRs.
DxOMark, a "comprehensive RAW-based image quality measurement database" has taken a long look the 1D X MARK II and its sensor, and now the 35mm full-frame DSLR is officially the highest-rated Canon sensor they've ever tested with a score of 88. This is partly due to the 1D X Mark II's 35mm full-frame sensor, native ISO of up to 51,200, and its Dual DIGIC 6+ image processors.
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Here's how DxOMark's ratings compare among Canon's most popular DSLRs. As you can see, the 1D X Mark II is right there at the top.
And here is how the camera compares with two other 1D models, including the 1Dx and the 1Ds Mark III.
According to DxOMark, the 1D X Mark II sensor also performs well compared to some of the most sought-after DSLRs today, including the Nikon D5 and the Sony A7 II, which have garnered much praise for their low-light performance, dynamic range, and color profiles:
Canon’s newly-developed sensor achieved an overall DxOMark score of 88 points, making it the best-performing sensor in the company’s range. Some small gains were made in both low ISO and high ISO color noise levels, but more significant is the widening of the dynamic range from base (ISO100) to ISO3200. The 13.5 EV dynamic range at base is the best in the maker’s range.
And just in case you haven't checked out the features of the 1D X Mark II, here are some important specs:
- 24.2-Mpix APS-C CMOS sensor
- Digic 6+ image processor
- 3.2-inch 1.62m-dot touchscreen LCD monitor
- DCI 4K video at up to 60 fps
- 61-point high-density reticular AF II system
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
- ISO up to 51,200 and 409,600 with expansion
- 14 fps shooting in RAW with AE/AF; 16 fps in LV mode
- Built-in GPS
- CFast and CF card slots
- Price: $6,000
The 1D X Mark II might be the highest-rated in the maker's range according to DxOMark, and it might have some desirable features for indie filmmakers; however, you have to keep in mind that a lot depends on image quality apart from a good sensor, including framing, lenses, and most importantly, lighting.
Head on over to DxOMark's full review for more information about the test.