• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • APS-C 364.3mm2
  • 19.6 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 6400

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Differences

Canon 1DX Mark II advantages over Sigma sd Quattro

  • Lens selection
    Excellent vs Limited
    Better lens selection gives you more options
  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs APS-C
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.58 vs 4.33 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs No
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • External Mic Jack
    Jack vs No jack
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • Shoots 24p video
    Yes vs No
    Gives your movies a big-screen feel
  • Shoots 1080p video
    Yes vs No
    You'll want this if you shoot video
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster RAW shooting
    14.1 fps vs 3.6 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    Unlimited vs 14 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/4000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 6400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sigma sd Quattro advantages over Canon 1DX Mark II

  • Less expensive
    $899 vs $6299
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Lighter weight
    625g vs 1544g
    Lighter weight
  • Doesn't require an AA filter
    Yes vs No
    A unique sensor design provides sharp photos without moiré

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tiltable Screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Neither provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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.

The Competition

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Canon 1DX Mark II
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Built-in GPS
  • $6989
  • 35mm
Sigma sd Quattro
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $732
  • APS-C
  • Focus peaking
  • On-sensor phase detect
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon 1DX Mark II
Nikon D4S
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life
Sigma sd Quattro
Nikon D4S
  • $732
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

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
Sigma sd Quattro
Nikon D5
  • $732
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6497
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor

Compared to Sigma sd Quattro H

Canon 1DX Mark II
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sigma sd Quattro
Sigma sd Quattro H
  • $732
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger RAW buffer
  • $1099
  • APS-H
  • Larger sensor
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Fujifilm X-H1

Canon 1DX Mark II
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $5499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Larger sensor
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Sigma sd Quattro
Fujifilm X-H1
  • $732
  • APS-C
  • Less expensive
  • More dots on screen
  • $1649
  • APS-C
  • Lens selection
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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