• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 18.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 1 inch 116.2mm2
  • 20.2 megapixels
  • 24.00mm - 100.00mm (35mm eq.)

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Differences

Canon 1DX advantages over Canon G7X Mark II

  • Larger sensor
    35mm vs 1 inch
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Eye-level vs Rear display only
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 6.94 vs 2.41 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Fast startup
    ~0.50 vs 2.2 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1120 vs 265 shots
    Capture more 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
  • Hot shoe
    Hot shoe vs None
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Longer exposure
    30 vs 15 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    12.0 fps vs 8.1 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    56 vs 32 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    12.0 fps vs 8.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    31 vs 21 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/8000 vs 1/2000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 12800 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Canon G7X Mark II advantages over Canon 1DX

  • Less expensive
    $649 vs $5999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Focus peaking
    Peaker vs Non-peaker
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Internal flash
    Internal flash vs None
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash
  • Integrated ND filter
    Yes vs No
    Shoot in daylight with a large aperture or slow shutter
  • Thinner
    42 mm vs 82 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/2000 vs 1/250 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Lighter weight
    318g vs 1551g
    Lighter weight

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Rear display
    Both provide
    Review photos on the back of the camera
  • RAW file ability
    Both provide
    Gives you more flexibility to develop your photos later
  • Manual focus
    Both provide
    AF is for the weak. Real photographers focus manually.
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • 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 panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Very good image quality, Improved high ISO performance; Improved handling; Faster 8 fps burst mode; Burst rate no longer slows down with RAW files; Improved buffer depth.

  • Soft corners at wide angle; No viewfinder; No 4K video; Mediocre battery life; Sluggish buffer clearing; Continuous AF struggles on fast subjects.

The Competition

Compared to Nikon D4

Canon 1DX
Nikon D4
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • More dynamic range
Canon G7X Mark II
Nikon D4
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6248
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon EOS-1D C

Canon 1DX
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Headphone jack
Canon G7X Mark II
Canon EOS-1D C
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Focus peaking
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $6989
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Nikon D4S

Canon 1DX
Nikon D4S
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • More cross-type AF points
  • Less shutter lag
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Higher effective ISO
Canon G7X Mark II
Nikon D4S
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
  • $6183
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder

Compared to Canon G7X

Canon 1DX
Canon G7X
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • $619
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon G7X Mark II
Canon G7X
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Longer stills battery life
  • Newer
  • $619
  • 1 inch
  • Longer exposure

Compared to Sony RX100 IV

Canon 1DX
Sony RX100 IV
  • $5999
  • 35mm
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Focus peaking
Canon G7X Mark II
Sony RX100 IV
  • $649
  • 1 inch
  • Less expensive
  • Touchscreen
  • $798
  • 1 inch
  • Eye-level viewfinder
  • Shoot 4K video
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