Nikon DF vs. Canon 1Dx

Take a look between the comparison of Nikon DF and Canon EOS-1D X, the Nikon DF features 16.2MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor and EXPEED 3 Image Processor on the other hand Canon EOS-1D X features 18.1Mp CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors, take a look at the Major Specification Below.


Nikon DF Major Features

  • 16.2MP FX-Format CMOS Sensor
  • EXPEED 3 Image Processor
  • 3.2″ 921k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Optical Glass Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • Dedicated Still Image Only Camera
  • Mechanical Exposure Control Dials
  • Multi-CAM 4800 AF Sensor with 39 Points
  • Expandable Sensitivity: ISO 50-204800
  • Continuous Shooting up to 5.5 fps

Nikon-DF-vs.-Canon-1DX-2Canon EOS-1D X Major Features

  • 18.1Mp CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ LCD Screen
  • Eye-Level Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • Dual CF Card Recording Media
  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Magnesium Alloy Body
  • 1920 x 1080 HD Video Capture
  • Live View Still and Video Recording
  • 61-Point High Density Auto Focus

Major Difference

Nikon DF vs. Canon 1Dx Specification Comparison Table.  


DxoMark Sensor Rating


Megapixel: Canon 1DX features more megapixel than Nikon DF.

Bigger Sensor Size:  Canon 1DX features bit bigger sensor than Nikon DF.

More AF Points: Canon EOS-1D X have More AF points Compared to Nikon DF, hence you get more area under AF points with Canon EOS-1D X.

  • CANON –  61-Point High Density Reticular AF features an Offset Array Sensor (with staggered AF point arrangement) to deliver greater accuracy, no matter the situation. Has 5 central dual cross-type points (f/2.8 diagonal), 21 central cross-type points (f/5.6 horizontal and vertical) and 20 outer cross-type points (f/4.0 horizontal), and is sensitive in extremely low-light situations (EV-2 for a central point with a f/2.8 lens).
  • Nikon DF have 39 distinct AF points, including nine cross-type sensors,

Better Shutter Range: Canon EOS-1D X features better shutter range and fast shooting speed compared to Nikon DF.

  • EOS-1D X’s can shoot up to 12 fps (RAW + JPEG). In Super High Speed Mode, high-speed shooting up to 14 fps (JPEG) is possible.
  • Nikon DF have top continuous shooting rate of 5.5 fps

Video: Nikon DF doesn’t have video recording option, it can shoot still images only, on the other hand Canon EOS-1D X can shoot full HD recoding @ 30fps.   

Display: Canon EOS-1D X features bigger and high resolution display compared to Nikon DF.

Battery Life (CIPA): Nikon DF battery rating is 1400 shots and other hand Canon EOS-1D X 1120 shots. According to CIPA.

Dimensions: Nikon DF is smaller than Canon EOS-1D X.

Weight: Nikon DF lighter than Canon EOS-1D X.

Verdict: These type of selection basically Based on type of lenses you already have, But based on specification comparison we recommend you to buy Canon 1DX DSLR.

Also see – HIGH ISO TEST – Nikon DF vs. Canon 1DX

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