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Nikon D5 vs Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Specs Comparison

Here is the quick specs comparison of the new Nikon D5 and Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. You can take a look at the key differences between the two full frame DSLR cameras.

Nikon D5 ($6,496 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): Revolving around a full-frame, FX-format 20.8MP CMOS sensor and EXPEED 5 image processor, this workhorse touts an impressive 12 fps continuous shooting rate with full-time AF and AE, an expandable sensitivity range that goes up to ISO 3280000, and 4K UHD video recording at 30 fps. The Nikon D5 once again redefines what a DSLR is capable of capturing, and is engineered with the ideal balance of resolution, low-light ability, system speed and processing power.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II ($5,999 at Amazon, B&H, Adorama): The new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II features a full-frame 20.2MP CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, which contribute to fast continuous shooting rates up to 16 fps in live view, 14 fps with full-time AF and AE, and an expanded sensitivity range from ISO 50-409600. The sensor and processor combination also avails DCI 4K video recording at 60 fps and Full HD 1080p recording at 120 fps, along with the ability to record on-board to a CFast 2.0 memory card or via HDMI to an optional external recorder.

Nikon D5 vs Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Specs Comparison

Feature Nikon D5 Canon 1D X Mark II
Effective Pixels (megapixels) 20.8 Million 20.2 Million
Sensor Type / Size CMOS, 36 x 24 mm CMOS, 36 x 24 mm
Sensor Pixel Size ~6.466 microns ~6.579 microns
Image Size 5,568 x 3,712 5472 x 3648
Image Processor EXPEED 5 Dual DIGIC 6+
Viewfinder Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.72x 0.76x
Built-in Flash No No
Storage Media 2x CF OR 2x XQD, serviceable 1x CF + 1x Cfast 2.0
Continuous Shooting Speed 12 fps with AF/AE 14 fps (16 mirror-up)
Buffer Size (RAW, Lossless 14-bit) 200 (XQD, RAW+JPG) 170 (Cfast 2.0)
RAW Depth 12bit, 14-bit 14-bit
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec 1/8000 to 30 sec
Shutter Durability 400,000 cycles 400,000 cycles
Base ISO ISO 100 ISO 100
Native ISO Sensitivity ISO 100-102,400 100-51200
Boosted ISO Sensitivity ISO 50, ISO 3,280,000 (power 15, H5) ISO 50, ISO 409,600 (power 12, H3)
Autofocus System 153-point, 99 cross-type AF system 61-point, 41 cross-type AF system
AF f/8 points 15 (unspecified types, 9 selectable) all (21 cross)
AF Detection Up to f/8 Up to f/8
AF Detection Range “EV -4 to +20 (@ 68°F/20°C, ISO 100)” “(center point) EV -3, down to f/8″
Video Output MOV, MPEG-4 / H.264 MOV, MPEG-4 / H.264
Video Maximum Resolution 3840 x 2160 in APS-C crop 4096 x 2160, in-camera framegrab (8.8Mpix)
4K 60/50fps N/A intraframe JPEG, 60/50fps @ 800Mbps (5733 MB/min)
4K 30/25/24fps progressive (3 mins max) intraframe JPEG, 30/25/24fps @ 500Mbps (3587 MB/min)
LCD Size 3.2″ diagonal TFT-LCD 3.2″ Rear Touchscreen LCD
LCD Resolution 2,359,000 dots 1,620,000 dots
LCD Touchscreen Yes Yes
Built-in GPS not built-in / GP-1A Yes
Wi-Fi / NFC not built-in / WT-5A/WT-6A not built-in / WFT-E8A, IEEE 802.11ac/n/a/g/b, 2.4GHz/5GHz
Battery EN-EL18a LP-E19
Battery Life 3780 CIPA; 110 mins HD footage 1210~1020 viewfinder, 260~240 live-view CIPA
USB Version 3.0 3.0
Weight 1,405g (With Battery + Media) 1,530g (With Battery + Media)
Dimensions 160 x 158.5 x 92mm 158 x 167.6 x 82.6mm
MSRP Price $6,496.95 (as introduced) $5,999.99 (as introduced)

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