• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 369.0mm2
  • 20.9 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200

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Differences

Canon 1DX Mark II advantages over Nikon D7500

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.58 vs 4.22 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Higher effective ISO
    3,207 vs 1,483 iso
    Take photos in low light with less noise
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1210 vs 950 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 922k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.76x vs 0.63x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    14.0 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 100 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.1 fps vs 8.2 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 47 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Nikon D7500 advantages over Canon 1DX Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $1447 vs $6299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 0.8 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Newer
    14 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    1638400 vs 409600 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
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • 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
  • Pentaprism viewfinder
    Both provide
    Much better viewfinder picture fidelity
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

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
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones

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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.

  • New carbon fiber body is light, compact and very comfortable; Same excellent image quality as the flagship D500; Quick 8.2 frames per second burst shooting with generous buffer; Very fast, accurate autofocus; Tilting touch-screen display; Very good battery life; Records ultra high-def 4K and 60fps Full HD too.

  • Only a single flash card slot; Doesn't support portrait / battery grip accessories; No rear infrared receiver any more; non-CPU AI lenses will be manual only; 4K video comes with a heavy crop; Movie AF is prone to hunting, Extended ISO sensitivities are a gimmick.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D7200

Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D7200
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Nikon D7500
Nikon D7200
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $997
  • APS-C
  • NFC
  • More telephoto lens reach

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $6989
  • 35mm
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Touchscreen
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D4S
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon D7500
Nikon D4S
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D5

Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D5
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Higher effective ISO
  • Built-in GPS
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Nikon D7500
Nikon D5
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon 80D

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon 80D
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Nikon D7500
Canon 80D
  • $1147
  • APS-C
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $999
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
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