Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II vs Nikon D7100

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II and Nikon D7100. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
Nikon D7100

Manufacturing

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D7100 is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II were released 2004 and Nikon D7100 was released 2013. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II Canon 2004
Nikon D7100 Nikon 2013

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon D7100 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 1Ds Mark II 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Nikon D7100 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 1Ds Mark II has a 16,6 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D7100 has 24,1 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 1Ds Mark II 16,6 MP 16613376 4992 3328
Nikon D7100 24,1 MP 24000000 6000 4000

Nikon D7100 has a 44 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1Ds 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

Nikon D7100 has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II. Nikon D7100 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 6400 while Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II has 50 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 50-3200
Nikon D7100 100-6400

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.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D7100

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds and Nikon D7100 can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 4
Nikon D7100 6

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording of movies and movie clips and that is Nikon D7100. Sadly, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II does not support this.

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 1Ds Mark II weighs 1565 gr (equal to 3,45 lb) which is 132% heavier than Nikon D7100 and its 675 gr (or 1,49 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II 1565 gr 3,45 lb
Nikon D7100 675 gr 1,49 lb