As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 1D X is also often compared to mirrorless, entry-level DSLRs, compacts and boutiques. The Canon EOS 1D X's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS-1D X Mark II) and Nikon (such as the D5 and the D750)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
4 years newer
$2,219 - $2,999 (body only)
$2,558 - $3,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark IV (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and 1D X

  • None found

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
4 years newer
$4,518 - $5,499 (body only)
$5,403 100mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS-1D X Mark II (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS-1D X Mark II and 1D X

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
9 months newer
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and 1D X

  • None found

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
4 years older

Significant advantages of the 1Ds Mark III (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1Ds Mark III (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1Ds Mark III and 1D X

  • None found

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
7 years older

Significant advantages of the 1Ds Mark II (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 1Ds Mark II (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the 1Ds Mark II and 1D X

  • None found

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
3 months newer
$2,300 (body only)
$2,844 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 5D Mark III (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark III and 1D X

  • None found

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 1D X compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), shoots faster continuously (14 fps vs 5 fps), much more lenses available (165 lenses vs 92 lenses) and has a much longer battery life (1500 shots vs 340 shots).

However, on average it records higher quality movies (1080p @ 30fps vs UHD @ 30fps), doesn't record high-speed movies (none vs 120 fps), doesn't have image stabilization (none vs sensor shift), much lower maximum light sensitivity (51,200 ISO vs 409,600 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Sony a7 III

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6 years newer
$1,876 - $1,998 (body only)
$2,116 - $2,198 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the 1D X)

  • Higher resolution movies: UHD @ 30fps vs 1080p @ 30fps
  • Records high-speed movies: 120 fps vs None
  • Image stabilization:
    1. Sensor shift
    vs None

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the 1D X)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much shorter battery life: 710 shots vs 1500 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the a7 III and 1D X

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.76x
  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 1500 shots

Sony A7S

Sony A7S
2 years newer
$1,998 (body only)
$2,598 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7S (vs the 1D X)

  • Better maximum light sensitivity: 409,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Large (158×164×83 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7S (vs the 1D X)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much shorter battery life: 320 shots vs 1500 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the A7S and 1D X

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Sony A7

Sony A7
2 years newer
$798 (body only)
$965 - $998 28-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7 (vs the 1D X)

  • Continuous video focus
  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Higher resolution screen: 1,229k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the A7 (vs the 1D X)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much shorter battery life: 340 shots vs 1500 shots
  • Much fewer lenses available: 92 lenses vs 165 lenses

common strengths of the A7 and 1D X

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Nikon D5200

Nikon D5200
1 year newer
$600 (body only)
$567 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5200 (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5200 (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5200 and 1D X

  • None found

Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D
4 years newer
$872 - $999 (body only)
$870 - $1,149 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the EOS 80D (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and 1D X

  • None found

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
3 years newer
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and 1D X

  • None found

Nikon D3100

Nikon D3100
1 year older
$329 (body only)
$550 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D3100 (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D3100 (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the D3100 and 1D X

  • None found

Nikon D7100

Nikon D7100
1 year newer
$709 (body only)
$1,097 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7100 (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7100 (vs the 1D X)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7100 and 1D X

  • None found

compared toCompact competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 1D X compared to compact competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 1.8"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 230k dots), takes much higher resolution photos (18.1 MP vs 3.1 MP), much higher maximum light sensitivity (51,200 ISO vs 1,600 ISO) and has a weather sealed body.

However, on average it doesn't have a built-in flash, is much larger (large (158×164×83 mm) vs compact (93×62×30 mm)), is thicker (3.3" vs 1.2"), is much heavier (1,530 g vs 170 g) and is much more expensive ($3,780.49 vs $283.77).

Kodak EasyShare C142

Kodak EasyShare C142
1 year older
$284

Significant advantages of the C142 (vs the 1D X)

  • Much smaller: Compact (93×62×30 mm) vs Large (158×164×83 mm)
  • Much lighter: 170 g vs 1,530 g
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the C142 (vs the 1D X)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 1,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
  • Much smaller screen: 2.5" vs 3.2"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS

common strengths of the C142 and 1D X

  • None found

Casio QV-3EX

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11 years older

Significant advantages of the QV-3EX (vs the 1D X)

  • Much smaller: Compact (115×62×33 mm) vs Large (158×164×83 mm)
  • Much lighter: 245 g vs 1,530 g
  • Built-in flash

Significant disadvantages of the QV-3EX (vs the 1D X)

  • Much smaller screen: 1.8" vs 3.2"
  • Has a CCD-family sensor: CCD vs CMOS
  • Much lower true resolution: 3.1 MP vs 18.1 MP

common strengths of the QV-3EX and 1D X

  • Viewfinders: Tunnel vs Pentaprism
  • Fast max shutter speeds: 1/3000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 1D X compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a weather sealed body, shoots faster continuously (14 fps vs 5 fps), has a much longer battery life (1500 shots vs 250 shots) and has interchangeable lenses.

However, on average it has a slightly lower resolution screen (1,040k dots vs 2,100k dots), is much larger (large (158×164×83 mm) vs prosumer size (133×85×70 mm)), takes slightly lower resolution photos (18.1 MP vs 30.1 MP), slightly lower maximum light sensitivity (51,200 ISO vs 102,400 ISO) and doesn't have a touch screen.

Canon EOS R

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6 years newer
$1,994 - $2,299

Significant advantages of the EOS R (vs the 1D X)

  • Has a touch screen
  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs Large (158×164×83 mm)
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,100k dots vs 1,040k dots

Significant disadvantages of the EOS R (vs the 1D X)

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 1500 shots
  • Built-in lens only
  • Shoots significantly slower: 8 fps vs 14 fps

common strengths of the EOS R and 1D X

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 1500 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Canon EOS RP

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7 years newer
$1,299 - $1,699

Significant advantages of the EOS RP (vs the 1D X)

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (133×85×70 mm) vs Large (158×164×83 mm)
  • Has a touch screen
  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 61

Significant disadvantages of the EOS RP (vs the 1D X)

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 1500 shots
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Shoots much slower: 5 fps vs 14 fps

common strengths of the EOS RP and 1D X

  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection
  • Have external mic jacks