A Canon 18.1 MP full-frame CMOS sensor does an amazing job, producing high-resolution images with very little noise even when it’s dark. The wide-angle lenses work best with the full-frame sensor, and you have more control over the depth of field. Image resolution is better than what top photo agencies require, so it’s perfect for extra large prints up to A2 size, even after being cropped.
Shooting at a very fast rate
Capture every second of the action with up to 12fps continuous shooting, which goes up to an amazing 14fps in Super High speed shooting with up to 180 large JPEG images taken in a row (38 RAW).
Huge ISO range
With an ISO range of 100 to 51200, which can be expanded to an incredible ISO 204800, you never have to stop shooting, even when it’s very bright or almost dark.
61-point AF system
A high-precision 61-point AF system with 41 high-sensitivity cross-type sensors lets you focus on fast-moving subjects quickly and accurately, no matter how bright it is. The five AF points in the middle are double-crossed types for more accuracy.
Consistent, accurate metering
A 100,000-pixel RGB AE metering system with a dedicated DIGIC 4 processor measures both brightness and color to make sure that the exposure is very accurate and that the photos look natural, even when the lighting is complicated.
Full HD EOS movies
On a DSLR, you can shoot Full HD (1080p) video with a wide range of controls, such as exposure, frame rates, audio, and compression. Images and videos can be played back in High Definition with an HDMI output.
Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors
Dual “DIGIC 5+” processors from Canon’s latest generation are the fastest and most advanced image processors to date, giving the best image quality in their class. Working with 4 A/D converters to provide 14-bit image processing for smooth tonal transitions and colors that look natural, as well as advanced Noise Reduction at higher ISO speeds.
Large, anti-reflective LCD
A high-resolution 3.2″ Clear View II LCD screen with 1,040k dots makes it easy and accurate to look at pictures and videos. A structure of anti-reflective, hardened glass keeps reflections from happening even when the sun is at its brightest.
Port for Ethernet
A built-in Ethernet port makes it easy to send images from live events directly to a PC or to clients over a network.
Best Canon EOS 1D X Microphones
1. Movo VXR10
The Movo Photo VXR10 is a cardioid condenser microphone that can be used with DSLR cameras, camcorders, iPhones, Android devices, smartphones, tablets, and more to record audio for media that can be seen. It has a black look.
This is a shotgun-style mic with a cardioid polar pattern. It works best when mounted on a camera because it focuses on what’s in front of the character and cuts out sound from the sides. The power for this condenser microphone comes from your phone or camera, so it doesn’t need batteries. It has a frequency response of 35 Hz to 18 kHz, which is good for recording audio for most media that can be seen.
This microphone comes with a soft case for storing it and a windscreen made of fur for use when it’s windy outside. It comes with a 3.5mm TRS cable for DSLR cameras, camcorders, and recorders. A 3.5mm TRRS cable is given for phones, tablets, and Apple products. The mic also has a shock mount that reduces vibrations and handling noise so that the sound is captured more smoothly.
2. Rode VideoMicro
The Rode VideoMic GO II ultra-compact shotgun microphone is a smaller, more simplified version of the very versatile VideoMic NTG. It is a big change from the original VideoMic GO, with major improvements to the body, shock mount, cable, and more.
It gives video content creators, run-and-gun filmmakers, voiceover artists, and podcasters the sound of the well-known NTG shotguns in a convenient camera-mount mic that works with cameras, portable recorders, iOS, and Android mobile devices, and USB-equipped computers.
3. TAKSTAR SGC-598
On a tight budget and looking for a cheap microphone? In this video, photographer Curtis Judd looks at the Takstar SGC-598, a very cheap shotgun microphone.
Judd’s experience with the mic shows that it’s a pretty good unit for a low-end microphone, though it does have some hiss that can be reduced in post. This cheap mic can also be used as a backup or second mic. If you’re recording your main sound into an external recorder and want a backup just in case, but don’t want to spend too much on a good shotgun mic that you won’t use 99% of the time, the Takstar SGC-598 can be an option. Just be aware that it has some problems.
Our HDSLR channel on lensvid.com has more tips on how to record sound for video work, and our photography previews and reviews channel has more product reviews.
4. Boya By-Mm1 Super-Cardioid Video Microphone
The BOYA BY-MM1 Mini Cardioid Condenser Microphone is a small, lightweight electret condenser microphone that is made to improve the sound quality of videos taken with cameras that have built-in microphones. It works with smartphones, consumer camcorders, computers, and other audio/video recording devices that can plug in power to the mic.
The BY-MM1 microphone offers a real plug-and-play design and operates on plug-in power from your device, so no battery is needed. It’s made of aluminum and comes with a shock mount, a carrying pouch, and a furry windshield.
Also included is a 3.5mm TRS to 3.5mm TRS cable for cameras, camcorders, and audio recorders, as well as a 3.5mm TRS to TRRS mini-jack cable for smartphones, tablets, or Mac computers.
- Durable metal building
- There’s no battery needed
- Includes a professional furry windshield
5. Deity D3 Pro
The Deity Microphones V-Mic D3 Pro is a camera-mount shotgun microphone with directional audio capture, adjustable gain and filtering, and wide device compatibility for mobile journalists, vloggers, YouTubers, and run-and-gun videographers. It is designed to offer a noticeable improvement in sound quality over microphones built into cameras, smartphones, and portable recorders.
The V-Mic D3 Pro works with a wide range of DSLRs, camcorders, mobile devices, and portable audio recorders because it has a microprocessor built in that automatically sets up its TRRS connector to work with most 3.5mm mic input jacks. Attaching it to your camera, boom pole, or tripod is easy and quick with the 3.5mm TRRS coiled cable and Rycote adjustable shock mount that come with it.
A knob on the bottom of the mic gives you up to 20 dB of gain, which makes it easy to adjust the levels. Turn on the built-in low-cut filter at 75 Hz or 150 Hz to cut down on rumble and bass. The 51-hour rechargeable battery inside the microphone is the main source of power.
To turn the mic on or off, you only need to plug in power (bias voltage) from your camera or mixer. The aluminum body is finished with paint that doesn’t reflect much light, so it won’t weigh down your camera or cause glare.
6. Saramonic VMIC Recorder
The Vmic Microphone from Saramonic is a condenser microphone with a broadcast-quality sound that works well with DSLR cameras and camcorders. You can change the level control (-10, 0, +20 dB), high-pass filter (150 Hz), and high-frequency boost (+6 dB) on the Vmic Mic. This gives you the freedom to record audio in a wide range of settings.
The 3.5mm cable that can be removed connects the mic to the camera’s audio input, and the stereo headphone output lets you listen to the sound coming in. The shock mount system keeps vibrations and mechanical noise from getting through.
7. Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Microphone
Add the second-generation Sennheiser MKE 400 directional shotgun microphone, which is small and light, to your camera or smartphone-based shooting rig to improve the sound quality, even in noisy places, without having to carry around a heavy windscreen and suspension system.
Plus, it has a 3-stage gain control and a low-cut filter so you can improve the sound of your recording right at the mic.