Nikon D5 vs Canon 1DX

Nikon-D5-vs-1DX-imageNikon D5 real life image size comparison done here, however we all know that Canon 1DX is waiting to be replaced soon..

Features/ Models Nikon D5
Canon 1DX
Megapixel 21 MP 18.1MP
Sensor size Fullframe sensor Fullframe sensor
Hybrid Sensor No No
Low pass filter No Yes
Image processor Expeed 5 Dual DIGIC 5+
AF system 153 AF Points – 99 Cross Type 61-Point AF System
ISO 50-3280000 50-204800
Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/8000 30 – 1/8000
Continuous shooting speed 14 fps 14 fps
Video 4K (30p/25p/24p) Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps
Display 3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor 3.2″ 1.04m-Dot ClearView II LCD Monitor
Viewfinder Optical Optical
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi + NFC WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life
Dimensions 160 X 459 X 92 mm 158 X 164 X 83 mm
Weight 1415 g 1540 g



Nikon D5 has 21MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor and supported by the upgraded and advanced EXPEED 5 Image Processor to produce high resolution images with better color combination in various situations with high sensitivity and fast overall performance and also delivers magnificent images with better quality and low-light sensitivity while Canon 1DX has 18.1 megapixel CMOS sensor supported by Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors to produce better images in low light conditions .Despite of higher resolution the Nikon D5 is able to catch the similar continuous shooting speed as of Canon 1DX , the other most important thing is that Nikon D5 is able to handle 4K video that clearly tells us that Nikon D5 image processor is superior than Canon 1DX.

Nikon D5 has much better ISO of 50-3280000 comparative to Canon 1DX, which has ISO of 50-204800.

Nikon D5 captures 21MP images @ 14fps while Canon 1DX captures 18.1MP images @14fps.

Since, the presence of its advanced and high resolution full-frame sensor along with advanced EXPEED 5 image processor, Nikon D5 offers the users to capture the internal UHD 4K video recording with a wide dynamic range, it also offers impressive image quality along with reduced noise compare to Canon 1DX which offers FULL HD display with the resolutions of 1080pixels and video recording at 30fps.

AF System:-

Nikon D5 has 153-point Multi-CAM 20k Autofocus System which includes 99 cross-type sensors for improved subject recognition, and 55- points for better compositional performance while Canon 1DX has comparative has 61-Point High Density Reticular AF system which tracks the subject more fast.

But here, due to the more advance AF points, the Nikon D5 grabs more AF area of the screen and identifies the real subject more quickly and also it is beneficial for tracking fast and randomly moving subjects and also the users can track the subject more effectively and it has definitely having a fast tracking record compare to Canon 1DX.


The Nikon D5 has the native ISO 102400, which can be extended to ISO 3280000 where Canon 1DX has native ISO of 51200 which can be expanded ISO of 204800 only.

So, the extended ISO range of Nikon D5 is 4 stop increases in comparison to Canon 1DX which is definitely better for the users to capture the magnificent images even in low light situations with increased dynamic range without any noise production. It also maintains consistent brightness for the users capturing the images in changing light conditions.

So due to higher ISO , the Nikon D5 is suitable for all kinds of shooting environment  where there is need of more light while shooting with the users can opt Canon 1DX for photography in bright conditions .

Video- Since Nikon D5 is the first DSLR to offer 4K video recording at 30 fps, while the Canon 1DX offers comparative low quality of Full HD 1080p video recording at 30fps comparative to Nikon D5.

So, there is no doubt that the professionals will definitely go with Nikon D5 for the higher resolutions of videos along with better video capturing compare to Canon 1DX.

Display: – Display of Nikon D5 comes with touchscreen that will enable touch and shoot facility as well as easy navigation compare to Canon 1DX.


Undoubtedly, the overall performance of the Nikon D5 is definitely superior to Canon 1DX. Since it is the winner due to the presence of the higher resolutions, advanced image processor, more AF Points and also it offers better video capturing capability. So, we recommend you to buy Nikon D5 for better experience during photography.


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