Nikon D5 vs. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II specifications comparison

The title says it all – this is a specifications comparison between the Nikon D5 and the new Canon EOS 1D X Mark II:

Nikon D5 Specs Canon EOS 1D X mark II
2x CF OR 2x XQD, serviceable Recording media 1x CF + 1x Cfast 2.0
unspecified Filesystem exFAT
Nikon D5 Photo stats Canon EOS 1DX mark II
EXPEED 5 Processor Dual DIGIC 6+
unspecified Custom Modes 3
1/8000 to 30s max shutter range 1/8000 to 30s
1/250s flash sync speed 1/250 (x-sync)
unspecified, assumed all Dual Card Modes Overflow, Mirror (including RAW+JPG), Quality-separate
12bit, 14-bit RAW depth 14-bit
5568 x 3712 (APS-C 3648 x 2432) Resolutions (RAWs) 5472 x 3648
4176 x 2784 (APS-C 2736 x 1824) 4104 x 2736
2784 x 1856 (APS-C 1824 x 1216) 2736 x 1824
20.8 Megapixels 20.2
~6.466 microns Pixel Pitch ~6.579 microns
12 fps (14 mirror-up) Max burst rate 14 fps (16 mirror-up)
200 (XQD, RAW+JPG) Max RAW buffer (at best) 170 (Cfast 2.0)
unspecified Max RAW buffer (CF) 73 (UDMA7)
100-102400 (power 0-10) ISO 100-51200 (power 0-9)
50 (power -1, L) Low 50 (power -1, L)
3,280,000 (power 15, H5) High 409,600 (power 12, H3)
-3 ± 20 EV (Matrix or center-weighted metering); 0 to 20 EV (Highlight-weighted metering) Metering Range EV 0 to +20 (@ 73°F/23°C, ISO 100, evaluative metering)
Nikon D5 AF system Canon EOS 1DX mark II
“EV -4 to +20 (@ 68°F/20°C, ISO 100)” Detection Range “(center point) EV -3, down to f/8”
180,000 pixels resolution 360,000 pixels
153, 99 cross Points 61, 41 cross
15 (unspecified types, 9 selectable) f/8 points all (21 cross)
unspecified additional points 5x f/2.8+5.6 dual-cross
unspecified 20x f/4+f/5.6 cross
unspecified 21x f/5.6 cross
unspecified 20x f/5.6 horizontal
~100% (APS-C 97%) Viewfinder ~100%
~0.72x Magnification ~0.76x, 35.1 deg angle-of-view
3.2″ Display 3.2″
Playback Only Touchscreen Live-view only
2.359 Mpix Resolution 1.62 Mpix
Nikon D5 Video stats Canon EOS 1DX mark II
unspecified AF drive active servo, DPAF
unspecified Max ISO 12800 (power 8) (4K), 25600 (H1, power 9) (others)
HDMI micro (resolution unspecified) video interface HDMI micro, output at 1080p
MOV Container MOV
H264, Linear PCM audio Codec Motion-JPEG (4K only), H264, AVC, Linear PCM audio
unspecified Bitrate see below
5568 x 3840 in ~1.45 crop 4K 4096 x 2160 in ~1.33 crop, in-camera framegrab (8.8Mpix)
n/a 4K 60/50fps intraframe JPEG, 60/50fps @ 800Mbps (5733 MB/min)
progressive (3 mins max) 4K 30/25/24fps intraframe JPEG, 30/25/24fps @ 500Mbps (3587 MB/min)
n/a 1080 120/100fps intraframe ALL-I @ 360Mbps (2585 MB/min)
progressive HQ (10 mins max) 1080 60/50fps intraframe ALL-I @ 180Mbps (1298 MB/min)
progressive Normal Quality (20 mins max) interframe IPB @ 60Mbps (5733 MB/min)
progressive HQ (20 mins max) 1080 30/25/24fps intraframe ALL-I @ 90Mbps (654 MB/min)
progressive Normal Quality (30 mins max) interframe IPB @ 30Mbps (225 MB/min), Lower mode @ 12Mbps (87 MB/min)
progressive (20-30 mins max) 720 60/50fps unspecified
progressive (30 mins max) 420 30/25/24fps unspecified
see above (external recording limits unspecified) max recording length Card space (29:59 tax unspecified); external recording
4GB (split-file unspecified) Internal Overflow uninterrupted
Nikon D5 Others Canon EOS 1DX mark II
400,000 Rated Shutter Life 400,000
GP-1A GPS Built-in
WT-5A/WT-6A WIFI WFT-E8A, IEEE 802.11ac/n/a/g/b, 2.4GHz/5GHz
Nikon WMU (iOS, Android) App Canon Camera Connect (iOS, Android)
unspecified, Dust-and-Weather-resistant Build Magnesium-Alloy, Dust-and-Weather-resistant
160mm x 158.5mm x 92mm Dimensions 158mm x 167.6mm x 82.6mm
1405g (XQD), 1415g (CF) Weight 1530g
EN-EL18a Battery LP-E19
3780 CIPA; 110 mins HD footage performance per charge 1210~1020 viewfinder, 260~240 live-view CIPA; Video recording performance unspecified
USB 3.0 micro-B, Ethernet Data Interface USB 3.0 micro-B, Ethernet
$6,496.95 SRP (USD) $5,999 (incl. free 64GB memory card & reader after a $300 instant savings)

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