Sony A7 vs. Canon 1D X

Sony A7 vs. Canon 1D X  – the Sony Alpha 7 features 24.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor and BIONZ X 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.


Sony Alpha 7 Major Features

  • 24.3MP Full Frame Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • BIONZ X Image Processor
  • Direct Compatibility with E-mount Lenses
  • 3.0″ Tiltable TFT LCD with 1,229K-Dots
  • 2.4M-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • Full 1080/60p with Uncompressed Output
  • Fast Hybrid Autofocus; 5 fps Burst Rate
  • Built-In Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Multi-Interface Shoe and Built-In Flash
  • Direct Access Interface


Canon 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

Sony Alpha a7 vs. Canon EOS-1D X Specification Comparison Table.  


Sony Alpha 7 is 2 years older than Canon EOS-1D X.

Megapixel: Sony Alpha 7 features more megapixel than Canon EOS-1D X.

Bigger Sensor Size:  Canon EOS-1D X features bit bigger sensor than Sony Alpha 7.

Type of AF: Both camera features Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus combines speedy phase-detection AF with accurate contrast-detection AF

AF System

  • 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).
  • SONY – We don’t have much info about Sony but Hybrid Autofocus system combines a 117-point, phase-detection AF system with a 25-point contrast-detection system for high speed and accuracy.

Image processor

  • Canon camera’s Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors, which enable a 17x faster processing speeds and greater noise reduction, among other duties.
  • Sony BIONZ X image processing engine reproduces textures and details in real time via extra high-speed processing capabilities.

ISO: Canon EOS-1D X have ISO range 204800 and Sony Limited to 25600 only.

  • Canon 1DX features – ISO 50 (L) and up to 102400 (H1), and even 204800 (H2)!
  • Sony A7 have standard ISO range of 100-25600 (Expandable upto ISO 50)

Top Continuous shooting speed: Canon EOS-1D X features fast shooting speed compared to Sony Alpha 7.

  • 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.
  • 5 fps continuous shooting in Speed Priority Continuous Shooting Mode

Better Video Mode: Sony Alpha 7 features better video mode compared to Canon EOS-1D X.

  • Sony Alpha 7 Supports Full HD Video capture mode @ 60fps frame rate, Canon EOS-1D X is limited to 30 fps only.

Display: Sony Alpha 7 features bigger and high resolution display compared to Canon EOS-1D X.

Viewfinder: Canon EOS-1D X features optical viewfinder on the other hand Sony Alpha 7 features EVF,

Battery Life (CIPA): Canon EOS-1D X battery rating is 1120 shots and other hand Sony Alpha 7 340 shots. According to CIPA.

+ 1 Canon L Series Lenses – We have bunch of Canon L Series Lenses available, Sony FF A mount Lenses are under development.

Verdict: Based on Specification Comparison review we recommend Canon 1DX DSLR.

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