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Canon EOS-1D X Video Performance Review

The Canon 1D X recorded spectacular video, but doesn't offer much more than the cheaper Canon 5D Mark III.

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The Canon EOS-1D X recorded spectacular video in our tests, but, even for the professional videographer, the camera doesn't offer much more than the far cheaper Canon 5D Mark III. In fact, the 5D Mark III's smaller package makes the camera a bit easier to use for shooting video than the bulky 1D X. Still, if you're in the market for a pro camera and you want top-notch video performance, the Canon 1D X will not disappoint.

Motion & Sharpness

Motion looked great with the Canon 1D X, as our motion test showed very little signs of signal interference or distortion due to subject movement. There were hints of moire through the image, however, and some trailing with the RGB and monochrome pinwheels in our motion rig. Motion looked good using both the camera’s 24p and 30p frame rates, with the 24p setting offering a slightly more cinematic look. Movement looked fluid and images in motion stayed quite sharp in our test, and the camera’s rolling shutter effect wasn’t usually noticeable.