Canon EOS 1D Mark II vs Nikon D3
ManufacturingCanon EOS 1D Mark II were released 2004 and Nikon D3 was released 2007. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 1D Mark II||Canon||2004|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1D Mark II has a "APSH"-sensor while Nikon D3 has a "FX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also effect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Canon EOS 1D Mark II||65 mm||(a Canon APS-H sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.3)|
|Nikon D3||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Canon EOS 1D Mark II||8,2 MP||8185344||3504||2336|
|Nikon D3||12,1 MP||12052992||4256||2832|
Nikon D3 has a 47 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D Mark II. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
|Canon EOS 1D Mark II||50-3200|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that supports autofocus, does not have a autofocus motor of their own but this wont cause any problems with these two cameras.
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 1D Mark II can shoot up to 8,5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D3 can shoot up to 9 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 1D Mark II||8,5|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, carried around, for several hours at the time.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Canon EOS 1D Mark II||1565 gr||3,45 lb|
|Nikon D3||1300 gr||2,87 lb|