Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs Canon EOS 350D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1D X Mark II and Canon EOS 350D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II were released 2016 and Canon EOS 350D was released 2005. That is a 11 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 2016
Canon EOS 350D 2005

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 "Canon Full Frame"-sensor while Canon EOS 350D has a "Canon APS-C"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS 350D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

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 350D has 8 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 20 MP
19961856 pixels
5472 x 3648
Canon EOS 350D 8 MP
7962624 pixels
3456 x 2304

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a 151 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 350D. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 350D. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 350D has 100 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 100-51200
Canon EOS 350D 100-1600

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 350D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II can shoot up to 16 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 350D can shoot up to 2,8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 16
Canon EOS 350D 2,8

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 350D 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, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II weighs 1530 gr (equal to 3,37 lb) which is 183% heavier than Canon EOS 350D and its 540 gr (or 1,19 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 1530 gr
3,37 lb
Canon EOS 350D 540 gr
1,19 lb

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs Canon EOS 350D Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS 1D X Mark II and Canon EOS 350D, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
Name Canon EOS 1D X Mark II Canon EOS 350D
Manufacturer Canon Canon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
Release Year 2016 2005
Release Date 2016-02-02 2005-02-17
MSRP 5999 USD 899 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5472 x 3648 pixels 3456 x 2304 pixels
Megapixels 20 MP 8 MP
Image Processor DUAL DIGIC 6+ DIGIC 2
Image
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
ISO Range 100 - 51200 100 - 1600
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 61 7
Lens Mount Canon EF

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF
Canon EF-S

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
Articulated LCD Fixed Fixed
Screen size 3.2 1.8
Screen dots 1620000 115000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD N/A
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentamirror)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 95%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76 0.8 (0.5 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
Frames per second 16 fps 2,8 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 12 meters
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Partial
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 2 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
Video recording Yes No
Video format Motion JPEG
MPEG4
H.264
N/A
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
N/A
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
Memory Card Compact Flash
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Optional via WFT-E8
No
Remote Control Supported Yes (E3 connector, InfraRed)
GPS Yes
Built-in (with e-compass)
No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS 350D
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E19 lithium-ion battery & charger
NB-2LH / NB-2L
Battery Life (CIPA) 1210 shots 400 shots
Width 158 mm 127 mm
Height 168 mm 94 mm
Depth 83 mm 64 mm
Weight 1530 gram 540 gram