LCD and Viewfinder
Canon 1D X II has a Fixed Type 3.2″ LCD screen with a resolution of 1,620k dots. The Canon 1D X II's 3.2″ screen is larger than average and its resolution is up to the class standarts.
LCD is Touch screen
type, so you can change the settings and set the focus point with your fingertips.
1D X MII has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.76x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Canon 1D X II can shoot continuously at max speed of 16.0 fps and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec.
Unfortunately 1D X MII doesn't have a built-in flash but it has a flash shoe for mounting external flashes.
Canon 1D X II features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 61 points to choose from.
Canon 1D X II also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon 1D X II, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 4096 x 2160 at 60p,30p,25p,24p,23.98p fps and save in MPEG-4, H.264 and Motion JPEG formats. This means that Canon 1D X II provides 4K (Ultra-HD) video, highest resolution that is available in the market today. When viewed on a 4K screen, you will be amazed by the level of details and the crispness.It is also a big step up from its predecessor 1D X which has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 only. If you are thinking of upgrading your 1D X and shoot a lot of video, this is a big factor to consider in favor of 1D X MII.
1D X MII has a built-in Mono microphone and a Mono speaker. Canon 1D X II also has a port for an external microphone and a headphone port for connecting external headphones which make Canon 1D X II a very suitable camera high quality videography.
Connectivity and Storage
Canon 1D X II features built-in wireless (Wi-Fi) connectivity ( requires WFT-E8) which lets you transfer your photos directly to compatible devices without any physical connection.
You can connect 1D X MII to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) port.
Battery Canon 1D X II is powered by LP-E19 battery which provides a shooting life of 1210 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 876 shots, Canon 1D X II has a good battery life for its class.
Battery Life Comparison in Pro DSLR Cameras
Nikon D3X with its 4400shots is the model with longest battery life among Pro DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon 1D X II vs Nikon D3X or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Canon 1D X II Features Compared to Main Competitors
Current Lowest price for Canon 1D X II is $5,499.00