Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs Canon EOS M
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.
|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)
|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.
|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.
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 X Mark II||1530 gr||3,37 lb|
|Canon EOS M||298 gr||0,66 lb|