• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 30.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Canon 1DX Mark II advantages over Canon 5D Mark IV

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.58 vs 5.36 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1210 vs 900 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.1 fps vs 7.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 19 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon 5D Mark IV advantages over Canon 1DX Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $4049 vs $6299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 0.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • More pixels
    30.4 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lighter weight
    890g vs 1544g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in GPS
    Both provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Excellent image quality, especially from RAWs; Fantastic high ISO performance; Fast autofocus with great tracking performance; 14fps burst rate; Amazing buffer capacity; 4K 60p video; Robust build quality.

  • Very heavy, bulky and expensive; Dual memory card slots use different formats; 29:59 continuous video recording limit; Touchscreen feels underutilized.

  • Superb image quality from RAW files; Improved dynamic range; Excellent high ISO performance; Fast 7fps burst rate with unlimited JPEG buffer; High-quality cinema 4K video; Built-in Wi-Fi; Dual Pixel CMOS AF is very good.

  • JPEG files look soft at default settings; 1/200s flash sync; 4K video codec is cumbersome; 29:59 continuous video recording limit.

The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $2644
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $3299
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $2644
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $7000
  • 35mm
Canon 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $3299
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • $7000
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Faster JPEG shooting

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D4S
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5998
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 5D Mark IV
Nikon D4S
  • $3299
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $5998
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D5

Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D5
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Canon 5D Mark IV
Nikon D5
  • $3299
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • NFC
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Pentax K-1

Canon 1DX Mark II
Pentax K-1
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels
  • $1862
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon 5D Mark IV
Pentax K-1
  • $3299
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Touchscreen
  • $1862
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
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