• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51200

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Advantages

Nikon D3X over Canon 1D X

  • Fast startup
    0.30 vs 0.50 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer battery life
    4400 vs 1120 shots
    Capture more photos
  • More pixels
    24.5 vs 18.1 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos

Canon 1D X over Nikon D3X

  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.94 vs 5.94 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • 60p
    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
  • 1080p
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • 24p
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 31 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (single-shot mode)
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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Review Excerpt

The Competition

Compared to Pentax 645D

Nikon D3X
Pentax 645D
  • $7250
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $4961
  • 2.17 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels
Canon 1D X
Pentax 645D
  • $6799
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
  • $4961
  • 2.17 inch
  • Larger sensor
  • More pixels

Compared to Nikon D800

Nikon D3X
Nikon D800
  • $7250
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Longer battery life
  • $2230
  • 35mm
  • 60p
  • Headphone jack
Canon 1D X
Nikon D800
  • $6799
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • More cross-type AF points
  • $2230
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Headphone jack

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Nikon D3X
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $7250
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $3399
  • 35mm
  • 60p
  • More cross-type AF points
Canon 1D X
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $6799
  • 35mm
  • Higher extended ISO
  • $3399
  • 35mm
  • Headphone jack
  • More pixels

Compared to Canon 6D

Nikon D3X
Canon 6D
  • $7250
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
  • $1899
  • 35mm
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS
Canon 1D X
Canon 6D
  • $6799
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Dual card slots
  • $1899
  • 35mm
  • Wi-Fi
  • GPS

Compared to Nikon D4S

Nikon D3X
Nikon D4S
  • $7250
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Bigger pixels
Canon 1D X
Nikon D4S
  • $6799
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer battery life
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