As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II is also often compared to boutiques, mirrorless and entry-level DSLRs. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark II's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 5D Mark IV and the EOS 1D X) and Sony (such as the a7 III and the Alpha 7R II)

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the 5D Mark IV and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • None found

Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X
4 years older
$3,780 (body only)

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Nikon D500

Nikon D500
similar age
$1,399 - $1,797 (body only)
$2,114 - $2,397 16-80mm lens

Significant advantages of the D500 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D500 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D500 and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • None found

Nikon D5

Nikon D5
similar age
$4,860 - $6,497 (body only)
$6,714 50mm lens

Significant advantages of the D5 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D5 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D5 and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • None found

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III
8 years older

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
3 years older
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the 6D and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • None found

compared toBoutique competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II compared to boutique competitors include: it has a slightly larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), much higher maximum light sensitivity (409,600 ISO vs 50,000 ISO), shoots faster continuously (16 fps vs 5 fps), has a much longer battery life (1210 shots vs 250 shots) and uses fast phase detection autofocus (phase detection vs contrast detection).

However, on average it is much larger (large (158×168×83 mm) vs prosumer size (133×85×70 mm)), takes significantly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 51.1 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, doesn't have an OLED screen (LCD vs OLED) and slightly smaller viewfinder (0.76x vs 0.94x).

Canon EOS RP

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

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

  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (133×85×70 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)
  • Many more focus points: 4,779 vs 61
  • Much lighter: 485 g vs 1,530 g

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 250 shots vs 1210 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

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

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

Hasselblad X1D

Hasselblad X1D
4 months newer
$8,960

Significant advantages of the X1D (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (150×98×71 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)
  • Much higher true resolution: 51.3 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much lighter: 725 g vs 1,530 g

Significant disadvantages of the X1D (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Shoots much slower: 2.3 fps vs 16 fps
  • Significantly lower resolution screen: 920k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the X1D and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • Have external mic jacks

Canon EOS R

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

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

  • Much smaller: Professional size (136×98×84 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)
  • Many more focus points: 5,655 vs 61
  • Much lighter: 660 g vs 1,530 g

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

  • Much shorter battery life: 370 shots vs 1210 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • No built-in GPS

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

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Great battery life: 370 shots vs 1210 shots
  • Both use faster phase detection autofocus: Phase detection vs Phase detection

Leica SL (Typ 601)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
3 months older
$5,995

Significant advantages of the SL (Typ 601) (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Much smaller: Standard size (147×104×39 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)
  • Much lighter: 847 g vs 1,530 g
  • Much thinner: 1.5" vs 3.3"

Significant disadvantages of the SL (Typ 601) (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1210 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 50,000 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • Significantly smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"

common strengths of the SL (Typ 601) and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 1210 shots
  • Have external mic jacks
  • Built-in GPS

Fujifilm GFX 50S

Fujifilm GFX 50S
7 months newer
$5,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50S (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Has an OLED screen: OLED vs LCD
  • Much smaller: Professional size (148×94×91 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)
  • Much higher true resolution: 51.1 MP vs 20 MP

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50S (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1210 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 16 fps

common strengths of the GFX 50S and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 1210 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

Fujifilm GFX 50R

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2 years newer
$4,499

Significant advantages of the GFX 50R (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Much smaller: Professional size (161×97×66 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)
  • Much higher true resolution: 51.1 MP vs 20 MP
  • Significantly higher resolution screen: 2,360k dots vs 1,620k dots

Significant disadvantages of the GFX 50R (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Much shorter battery life: 400 shots vs 1210 shots
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • Shoots much slower: 3 fps vs 16 fps

common strengths of the GFX 50R and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • Larger than average screens: 3.2" vs 3.2"
  • Great battery life: 400 shots vs 1210 shots
  • Have external mic jacks

compared toMirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II compared to mirrorless interchangeable-lens competitors include: it has a much larger screen (3.2" vs 3"), has a much higher resolution screen (1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs digital), much higher maximum light sensitivity (409,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO) and has a touch screen.

However, on average it takes significantly lower resolution photos (20 MP vs 36.2 MP), doesn't have a screen which flips out, has significantly fewer focus points (61 vs 399), is older (february 2016 vs february 2017) and is much larger (large (158×168×83 mm) vs prosumer size (127×96×63 mm)).

Sony a7 III

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

Significant advantages of the a7 III (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Many more focus points: 693 vs 61
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×74 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the a7 III (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 51,200 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the a7 III and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.76x
  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 710 shots vs 1210 shots

Sony Alpha 7R II

Sony Alpha 7R II
7 months older
$1,595 - $1,798 (body only)
$2,600 - $2,696 24-70mm lens

Significant advantages of the 7R II (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 42.2 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×60 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the 7R II (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • No touch screen

common strengths of the 7R II and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • High resolution screens: 1,228k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.78x vs 0.76x
  • Very good maximum light sensitivity: 102,400 ISO vs 409,600 ISO

Sony A7R

Sony A7R
2 years older
$1,604 (body only)
$2,148 35mm lens

Significant advantages of the A7R (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much higher true resolution: 36.2 MP vs 20 MP
  • Much smaller: Standard size (127×94×48 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the A7R (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 921k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the A7R and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • Weather sealed
  • Have external mic jacks

Olympus OM-D E-M1X

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3 years newer
$2,999 (body only)
$3,798 12-40mm lens

Significant advantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Shoots much faster: 60 fps vs 16 fps
  • Significantly smaller: Large (144×147×75 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the OM-D E-M1X (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,037k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the OM-D E-M1X and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • Weather sealed
  • Very long battery life: 870 shots vs 1210 shots
  • Many lenses available: 108 lenses vs 165 lenses

Sony Alpha a9

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1 year newer
$3,382 - $3,998 (body only)
$5,096 90mm lens

Significant advantages of the Alpha a9 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Many more focus points: 693 vs 61
  • Much smaller: Prosumer size (127×96×63 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)

Significant disadvantages of the Alpha a9 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • Much shorter battery life: 650 shots vs 1210 shots

common strengths of the Alpha a9 and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • Very high resolution screens: 1,440k dots vs 1,620k dots
  • Above average viewfinder size: 0.77x vs 0.76x
  • Extremely good maximum light sensitivity: 204,800 ISO vs 409,600 ISO

Canon EOS M6

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1 year newer
$548 - $579 (body only)
$583 - $699 15-45mm lens

Significant advantages of the EOS M6 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Has a flip-out screen
  • Much smaller: Mid size (112×68×45 mm) vs Large (158×168×83 mm)
  • Much lighter: 390 g vs 1,530 g

Significant disadvantages of the EOS M6 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • Worse maximum light sensitivity: 25,600 ISO vs 409,600 ISO
  • Much smaller screen: 3" vs 3.2"
  • Much lower resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 1,620k dots

common strengths of the EOS M6 and EOS-1D X Mark II

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

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Canon EOS 80D

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

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

  • None found

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

  • None found

common strengths of the EOS 80D and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • None found

Nikon D7200

Nikon D7200
1 year older
$629 - $697 (body only)
$997 - $1,150 18-140mm lens

Significant advantages of the D7200 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the D7200 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the D7200 and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • None found

Canon Rebel T3

Canon Rebel T3
5 years older
$394 18-55mm lens

Significant advantages of the T3 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • None found

Significant disadvantages of the T3 (vs the EOS-1D X Mark II)

  • None found

common strengths of the T3 and EOS-1D X Mark II

  • None found