• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600

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Differences

Canon 1DX Mark II advantages over Sony A99 II

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Good
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.58 vs 4.51 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~0.80 vs 1.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,207 vs 2,317 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1210 vs 490 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More cross-type AF points
    41 vs 15
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • More dots on screen
    1620k vs 1229k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 10.5 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 61 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.1 fps vs 11.1 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 25 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony A99 II advantages over Canon 1DX Mark II

  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Less expensive
    $3198* vs $6295
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs none
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Lighter weight
    849g vs 1544g
    Lighter weight
  • More pixels
    42.4 vs 20.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • 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
  • 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
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • 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 at low, moderate ISOs; Improved high ISO performance; Fast continuous shooting speeds; Very impressive hybrid autofocus; High-quality 4K UHD video; Rugged camera body.

  • Multi-selector joystick can be awkward to use; No EVF live view at fastest burst rate; Buffer clearing is slow with no UHS-II support; 4K UHD video isn't as full-featured as E-mount counterparts.

The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $6989
  • 35mm
Sony A99 II
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D4S
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $5998
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Sony A99 II
Nikon D4S
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $5998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 5DS

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon 5DS
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Sony A99 II
Canon 5DS
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon 5DS R

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon 5DS R
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Sony A99 II
Canon 5DS R
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup

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
Sony A99 II
Nikon D5
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Bigger pixels
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