Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs Nikon D7200

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1D X Mark II and Nikon D7200. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Nikon D7200

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D7200 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II were released 2016 and Nikon D7200 was released 2015. That is a 1 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
Nikon D7200 Nikon 2015

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 Nikon D7200 has a "DX"-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)
Nikon D7200 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)

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)

Resolution

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a 20 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D7200 has 24 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
Nikon D7200 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Nikon D7200 has a 20 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D X 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.

ISO range

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D7200. Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D7200 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 100-51200
Nikon D7200 100-25600

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.

Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7200

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 Nikon D7200 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 16
Nikon D7200 6

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 Nikon D7200 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 127% heavier than Nikon D7200 and its 675 gr (or 1,49 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II 1530 gr 3,37 lb
Nikon D7200 675 gr 1,49 lb