Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs Canon EOS 10D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1D X Mark II and Canon EOS 10D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 10D

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II were released 2016 and Canon EOS 10D was released 2003. That is a 13 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Canon 2016
Canon EOS 10D Canon 2003

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a "FF"-sensor while Canon EOS 10D has a "APSC"-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 X Mark II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 10D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)

Resolution

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a 20 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 10D has 6,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 20 MP 19961856 5472 3648
Canon EOS 10D 6,3 MP 6291456 3072 2048

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a 217 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 10D. 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.

ISO range

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 10D. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 10D has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 100-51200
Canon EOS 10D 100-3200

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.
Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS 10D do not work with Canon EF-S lenses but this is also shown at our compatibility charts.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 10D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II can shoot up to 16 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 10D can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 16
Canon EOS 10D 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS 1D X Mark II. Unfortunately Canon EOS 10D does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

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.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II weighs 1530 gr (equal to 3,37 lb) which is 75% heavier than Canon EOS 10D and its 875 gr (or 1,93 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 1530 gr 3,37 lb
Canon EOS 10D 875 gr 1,93 lb