Advantages of the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

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Continuous shooting
Shoots much faster
16 fps vs 7 fps
Around 2.5x faster continuous shooting
Viewfinder size
Larger viewfinder
0.76x vs 0.71x
More than 10% larger viewfinder
Battery life
Longer battery life
1210 shots vs 900 shots
More than 30% more shots per battery charge
Light sensitivity
Better maximum light sensitivity
409,600 ISO vs 102,400 ISO
The EOS-1D X Mark II's maximum light sensitivity is 4 f-stops better
Has a GPS
Yes vs No
Automatically geotags your photos when traveling
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Advantages of the Canon 5D Mark IV

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True resolution
Much higher true resolution
30.1 MP vs 20 MP
Capture more than 50% more detail in your photos
Much smaller
151×116×76 mm vs 158×168×83 mm
Around 40% smaller
Much lighter
890 g vs 1,530 g
More than 40% lighter
Lowest price
Much cheaper
$2,199.09 vs $4,517.59
The best price we've seen is $2,319 cheaper (2.1x less)
Much thinner
3" vs 3.3"
Around 10% thinner
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Snapsort can't make a recommendation (yet) because it doesn't have enough data yet about the 5D Mark IV.


Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths
Screen resolution High resolution screens Help
1,620k dots
Viewfinder size Above average viewfinder size Help
EOS-1D X Mark II0.76x
5D Mark IV0.71x
Screen size Larger than average screens Help
Focus points Many focus points Help
Continuous shooting Fast continuous shooting Help
EOS-1D X Mark II16 fps
5D Mark IV7 fps
Touch screen Have touch screens Help
Fewer buttons
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Viewfinder Both have pentaprism viewfinders Help
External mic jack Have external mic jacks Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Autofocus Both use faster phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Viewfinder coverage Above average viewfinder coverage Help
Fastest shutter speed Fast max shutter speeds Help
1/8000 of a second
Common Weaknesses
Built-in flash No built-in flash Help
Lowest price Very expensive Help
EOS-1D X Mark II$4,517.59
5D Mark IV$2,199.09
Weight Heavy Help
EOS-1D X Mark II1,530 g
5D Mark IV890 g
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
Size Large Help
EOS-1D X Mark II158×168×83 mm
5D Mark IV151×116×76 mm
Thickness Quite thick Help
EOS-1D X Mark II3.3"
5D Mark IV3"
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible

Compared to recent pro DSLRs

Common Strengths

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

Common Weaknesses

Snapsort is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.


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Avatar for Daryl Sawatzky Daryl Sawatzky (7:40 PM, May 30, 2017)
"No focus motor Won't autofocus with all lenses"

This is irrelevant for Canon, since they never made a camera with the focusing motor in the body of the camera. They will auto focus with all lenses that are EOS compatible. Obviously lenses that are not autofocus will not autofocus. Lenses from other makers that require a drive motor in the camera body will not fit on this camera. If you use an adapter to force a lens from other makers onto a Canon, all bets are off - they might not work at all.

Also when comparing size and weight of an EOS1 to any other EOS you should mention that its battery grip is built in and accepts a much larger battery. A PRO for the EOS1 could be that there is no need to buy a separate grip. A CON for the 5D could be the need for an additional grip. And vice versa... if one does not like the bulk of a grip, it becomes a CON for the EOS1 and a PRO for the 5D.