Canon EOS M50 vs Nikon D1X

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS M50 and Nikon D1X. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS M50 is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D1X is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS M50 were released 2018 and Nikon D1X was released 2001. That is a 17 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS M50 2018
Nikon D1X 2001

Type of camera

Canon EOS M50 is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D1X is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS M50 has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D1X has a "DX"-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 M50 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6
Nikon D1X 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5

** 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)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)

Resolution

Canon EOS M50 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D1X has 5,3 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS M50 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon D1X 5,3 MP
5895680 pixels
3008 x 1960

Canon EOS M50 has a 307 % larger resolution than Nikon D1X. 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.

ISO range

Canon EOS M50 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1X. Canon EOS M50 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D1X has 125 to 800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS M50 100-25600
Nikon D1X 125-800

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.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS M50 belongs to the Canon EOS M-system and needs an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E, and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M50
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D1X

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS M50 can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Nikon D1X can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS M50 10
Nikon D1X 3

Ability to record movies

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

When comparing these two cameras there is only one of them that can shoot movies and that is Canon EOS M50. Unfortunately Nikon D1X does not support recording movies and movie clips.

Weight

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.

Nikon D1X weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 208% heavier than Canon EOS M50 and its 390 gr (or 0,86 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS M50 390 gr
0,86 lb
Nikon D1X 1200 gr
2,65 lb