Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs Canon EOS 1D X
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 1D X. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
These cameras are both manufactured by Canon.Canon EOS 7D Mark II were released 2014 and Canon EOS 1D X was released 2011. That is a 3 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 7D Mark II||2014|
|Canon EOS 1D X||2011|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a "APSC"-sensor while Canon EOS 1D X has a "FF"-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 7D Mark II||80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
|Canon EOS 1D X||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
** 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)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a 20 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1D X has 18,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 7D Mark II||
5472 x 3648
|Canon EOS 1D X||
5184 x 3456
Canon EOS 7D Mark II has a 11 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D X. 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.
Canon EOS 1D X has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Canon EOS 1D X has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 100 to 16000.
|Canon EOS 7D Mark II||100-16000|
|Canon EOS 1D X||100-51200|
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 7D Mark II
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D X
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 7D Mark II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1D X can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 7D Mark II||10|
|Canon EOS 1D X||12|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Canon EOS 7D Mark II and Canon EOS 1D X can shoot movies.
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 weighs 1340 gr (equal to 2,95 lb) which is 47% heavier than Canon EOS 7D Mark II and its 910 gr (or 2,01 lb).
|Canon EOS 7D Mark II||910 gr
|Canon EOS 1D X||1340 gr