• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Nikon D3X advantages over Canon 1D X

  • Less expensive
    $2400 vs $4599
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Fast startup
    ~0.30 vs 0.5 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • More dynamic range
    13.7 vs 11.8 evs
    Retain detail in highlight and shadows
  • Longer battery life
    More info 4400 vs 1120 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    24.5 vs 18.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Canon 1D X advantages over Nikon D3X

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.94 vs 5.94 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    2,786 vs 1,992 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • More cross-type AF points
    41 vs 15
    Cross-type AF points improve autofocus performance
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    3 years vs 7 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    56 vs 31 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 5.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • 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
  • 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

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • Focus peaking
    Neither provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Touchscreen
    Neither provide
    Select your focus point more intuitively.
  • 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 Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Headphone jack
    Neither provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

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The Competition

Compared to Canon 5D Mark II

Nikon D3X
Canon 5D Mark II
  • $4258
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
  • $2650
  • 35mm
  • Shoots 1080p video
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
Canon 1D X
Canon 5D Mark II
  • $4574
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Longer battery life
  • $2650
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels

Compared to Leica S2

Nikon D3X
Leica S2
  • $4258
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $10000
  • 2.13 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Canon 1D X
Leica S2
  • $4574
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Lens selection
  • $10000
  • 2.13 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Nikon D4

Nikon D3X
Nikon D4
  • $4258
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer battery life
  • $3913
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon 1D X
Nikon D4
  • $4574
  • 35mm
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $3913
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Nikon D3X
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $4258
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More pixels
  • $7999
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Shoot 4K video
Canon 1D X
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $4574
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • $7999
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Headphone jack

Compared to Nikon D4S

Nikon D3X
Nikon D4S
  • $4258
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Longer battery life
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 1D X
Nikon D4S
  • $4574
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $5997
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
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