Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs Canon EOS M

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

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EOS M

Manufacturing

These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II were released 2016 and Canon EOS M was released 2012. That is a 4 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 M Canon 2012

Type of camera

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a "FF"-sensor while Canon EOS M 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 M 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 M has 18 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 M 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a 11 % larger resolution than Canon EOS M. 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 M. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS M has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 100-51200
Canon EOS M 100-12800

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 M belong to the Canon EOS M-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

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 M

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 M can shoot up to 4,3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 16
Canon EOS M 4,3

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Canon EOS 1D X Mark II and Canon EOS M can shoot movies.

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 413% heavier than Canon EOS M and its 298 gr (or 0,66 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 1530 gr 3,37 lb
Canon EOS M 298 gr 0,66 lb