Nikon D800 vs Canon EOS 1D X

Winner
Nikon D800

89

Canon EOS 1D X

85

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Nikon D800

Low noise at high ISO
Low light performance
2,979 ISO
Great image quality
Overall image quality
96.0
Great color depth
Color depth
25.6 bits
Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
14.4 EV
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D X

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.76x
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
14 fps
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
36 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
41

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 1D X.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Nikon D800.

competitors

Nikon D800 Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,628 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
True resolution Significantly lower true resolution
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,399 - $2,797 body only

$3,497 with 24-120mm lens

Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,599 body only

$2,700 - $3,199 with 24-105mm lens

Cross type focus points Many more cross-type focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality

Canon EOS 1D X Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,199 - $2,599 body only

$2,700 - $3,199 with 24-105mm lens

Size Much smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$5,946 - $5,999 body only

$6,798 with 24-35mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Smaller
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO

discussion

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Jack632 (11:03 PM, September 14, 2013)
Out of touch? None of their comparisons make sense? Everything makes sense to me, also, is not the camera, is more about the photographer, but everything is making sense, all of the specifications are real, twice megapixel resolution is enough if you want to go straight to the point
 
Daniel (11:52 AM, June 27, 2013)
I am agree, I own both D4 and 1DX, and 1DX is a great camera. I think D4 and 1DX is equal, but I like 1DX more
 
Irritated (3:22 AM, June 16, 2013)
I think Snapsort is completely out of touch. None of their comparisons makes sense. There is more to a camera than all those data Snapsort thinks are very important. Canon 1DX can thump Nikon D800 any day. I have friends who were die hard Nikon fans who jumped camp to Canon all because of the 1DX.
 
Donegan Photos (0:06 AM, March 23, 2013)
Nikon D800 wins for sure mate!
the D800 has crazy sharpness in its images and has great Low Light, If you are scared about the Megapixels you can still use it at 21mp or at 15 in DX crop mode
 
Babu (7:34 PM, January 30, 2013)
Hi every one
pl help me I want very god suggestion every one for DSLR Nikon or Canon i will select for this model
Nikon D800 or canon 5d mark iii witch one best for Interior , modeling, wedding photography
i want best color & sharp images pl right & help me
 
Avatar for Серёга Серёга (0:09 PM, February 14, 2012)
Huge LCD :) Nikon D800 I don't like due to high megapixel. But Idea to use FF as crop not bad. We'll see who will be winner when 5dm3 will come, anyway Canon EOS 5D and Nikon D700 are good cameras for enthusiast which will be popular in second hand segment next three years