Canon EOS R6 Mark II vs Nikon D1X

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS R6 Mark II and Nikon D1X. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Canon EOS R6 Mark II is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D1X is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS R6 Mark II were released 2022 and Nikon D1X was released 2001. That is a 21 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS R6 Mark II 2022
Nikon D1X 2001

Type of camera

Canon EOS R6 Mark II 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 R6 Mark II has a "Canon Full Frame"-sensor while Nikon D1X has a "Nikon 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 R6 Mark II 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
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 R6 Mark II 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 R6 Mark II 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000
Nikon D1X 5,3 MP
5895680 pixels
3008 x 1960

Canon EOS R6 Mark II 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 R6 Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1X. Canon EOS R6 Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Nikon D1X has 125 to 800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS R6 Mark II 100-102400
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 R6 Mark II belongs to the Canon EOS R-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 R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS R6 Mark II
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 R6 Mark II can shoot up to 40 pictures per seconds and Nikon D1X can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS R6 Mark II 40
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 R6 Mark II. 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 79% heavier than Canon EOS R6 Mark II and its 670 gr (or 1.48 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS R6 Mark II 670 gr
1.48 lb
Nikon D1X 1200 gr
2.65 lb

Canon EOS R6 Mark II vs Nikon D1X Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Canon EOS R6 Mark II and Nikon D1X, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
Name Canon EOS R6 Mark II Nikon D1X
Manufacturer Canon Nikon
Release Date and Price
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
Release Year 2022 2001
Release Date 2022-11-02 2001-02-05
MSRP 2499 USD 4849 USD
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Camera Type
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
Camera Type Mirrorless DSLR
Sensor
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm) APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Sensor Type CMOS CCD
Resolution 6000 x 4000 pixels 3008 x 1960 pixels
Megapixels 24 MP 5,3 MP
Image Processor DIGIC X Nikon LSI (Large Scale Integration)
Image
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
ISO Range 100 - 102400 125 - 800
White Balance Presets 8 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor-Shift (Works with lens-based IS systems for maximum shake reduction))
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Single
Continuous
Focus Points 4897 5
Lens Mount Canon RF

See Compatible Lenses
Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
Articulated LCD Fully articulated Fixed
Screen size 3 2
Screen dots 1620000 130000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD N/A
Live view Yes No
Viewfinder Type Electronic Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.76 0.8 (0.53 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 3690000 N/A
Photography features
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
Frames per second 40 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/16000 seconds
Built-in Flash No No
Built-in Flash Range N/A N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Partial
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Exposure Compensation +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/2 EV, 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
Video recording Yes No
Video format MPEG4
H.264
H.265
N/A
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
N/A
Built-in Microphone Yes No
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
HDMI Output Yes No
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
No
Remote Control Yes Supported
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Canon EOS R6 Mark II
Nikon D1X
Enviromentally sealed Yes No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details LP-E6NH lithium-ion battery & charger
Ni-MH Battery Pack EN-4
Battery Life (CIPA) 580 shots N/A
Width 138 mm 157 mm
Height 98 mm 153 mm
Depth 88 mm 85 mm
Weight 670 gram 1200 gram