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Advantages of the Canon 1D X

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Low light performance
Much lower noise at high ISO
2,786 ISO vs 975 ISO
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The 1D X has excellent image quality: 1.5 f-stops higher ISO than the EOS-1D X Mark II
Overall image quality
Significantly better image quality
82.0 vs 66.0
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More than 20% better image quality
Color depth
Better color depth
23.8 bits vs 22.3 bits
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Distinguishes 1.5 more bits of color
Dynamic range
More dynamic range
11.8 EV vs 11.2 EV
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1.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Battery life
Longer battery life
1500 shots vs 1210 shots
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More than 20% more shots per battery charge
Lowest price
Cheaper
$4,304.39 vs $5,272.00
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The best price we've seen is $968 cheaper (around 20% less)
Size
Slightly smaller
158×164×83 mm vs 158×168×83 mm
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Almost the same
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Advantages of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

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Screen resolution
Significantly higher resolution screen
1,620k dots vs 1,040k dots
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Around 60% higher resolution screen
Touch screen
Has a touch screen
Yes vs No
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Fewer buttons to worry about and direct interaction with camera menus
GPS
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
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Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
Continuous shooting
Shoots faster
16 fps vs 14 fps
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More than 10% faster continuous shooting
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
409,600 ISO vs 51,200 ISO
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The EOS-1D X Mark II's maximum light sensitivity is 6 f-stops better
True resolution
Slightly higher true resolution
20 MP vs 18.1 MP
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Capture more than 10% more detail in your photos
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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths
              Viewfinder size Large viewfinder size Help
              0.76x
              Continuous shooting Very fast continuous shooting Help
              1D X14 fps
              EOS-1D X Mark II16 fps
              Screen size Larger than average screens Help
              3.2"
              Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
              Shoot in extreme weather
              Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
              Pentaprism
              Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
              100%
              Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
              1/8000 of a second
              Common Weaknesses
              Weight Heavy Help
              1,530 g
              Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
              Professional
              Lowest price Very expensive Help
              1D X$4,304.39
              EOS-1D X Mark II$5,272.00
              Thickness Quite thick Help
              3.3"
              Size Large Help
              1D X158×164×83 mm
              EOS-1D X Mark II158×168×83 mm
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              1D X18.1 MP
              EOS-1D X Mark II20 MP
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              1D X11.8 EV
              EOS-1D X Mark II11.2 EV

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              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Focus points Few focus points Help
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