The EOS-1D X Mark II Canon’s Pro Series Flagship camera is by far the pinnacle of Canon’s professional gear, producing impeccable imagery at top performance standards. The 1DX Mark II comes packed with dynamic performance capabilities and requires an bit of technical knowledge to really make use of its abundance of features. With a more sophisticated and complicated AF system, Canon has provided a 148-page guidebook to help users navigate through the new AF algorithm and AI Servo AF III+.



20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
Dual DIGIC 6+ Image Processors
3.2″ 1.62m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
DCI 4K Video at 60 fps, 8.8MP Still Grab
61-Point High Density Reticular AF II
Native ISO 51200, Expanded to ISO 409600
14 fps Shooting, 16 fps in Live View
Dual Pixel CMOS AF and Movie Servo AF
Built-In GPS, CFast & CF Card Slots


The guidebook is comprised of 6 sections with two whole chapters focusing on AF configuration, “as well as chapters on AF area selection modes, 61-point reticular AF cross-type points, release property settings and anti-flicker shooting plus utilising the AF and Movie Servo AF and other useful functions”. It also includes many useful shortcuts that would be handy for users such as using the M-fn button for a customizable function.

It’s a fascinating read for anyone wanting to get under the skin of their EOS-1D X Mark II and will appeal to professionals who want a handy guide which can be stored on phone or tablet. Included in the book is a lens guide which lists every major EF lens and the number and placement of cross-type points that can be used with them. 

Many users make the grave mistake of buying an expensive and intelligent piece of equipment without fully understanding its capabilities. This guidebook provides users with a list of the AF Configuration Tools and Presets, with comprehensive explanations on how each Case Setting works and when to choose them, giving meaning to the functionality of each feature.

Download the Guidebook here.

Source: Canon Professional Network