Canon EOS Ra vs Canon EOS 1D X

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

Canon EOS Ra
Canon EOS 1D X


These cameras are both manufacturered by Canon.

Canon EOS Ra were released 2018 and Canon EOS 1D X was released 2011. That is a 7 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Canon EOS Ra Canon 2018
Canon EOS 1D X Canon 2011

Type of camera

Canon EOS Ra is a Mirrorless camera while Canon EOS 1D X is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

Both these cameras have the same sorts sensor (called "FF") which means that if you compare the cameras side by side the lenses will also have the same experienced focal length. Since both cameras have a Full frame sensor there will be no crop factor.

Camera Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")
Canon EOS Ra 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 1D X 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Canon EOS Ra has a 30 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:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS Ra 30 MP 30105600 6720 4480
Canon EOS 1D X 18,1 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Canon EOS Ra has a 68 % 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, afterwards while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS 1D X has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS Ra. Canon EOS 1D X has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Canon EOS Ra has 100 to 40000.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Ra 100-40000
Canon EOS 1D X 100-51200

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.

Worth mentioning is that Canon EOS Ra belong to the Canon EOS R-system and need an adapter to work with Canons EF, EF-S, MP-E and TS-E lenses. You can read more about this adapter here:
Read more about Canon Lens Mount Adapter EF-EOS R

Here is a complete overview of which lenses that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS Ra
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 definately be of interest. Canon EOS Ra can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1D X can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Ra 8
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 Ra 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, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Canon EOS 1D X weighs 1340 gr (equal to 2,95 lb) which is 103% heavier than Canon EOS Ra and its 660 gr (or 1,46 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Ra 660 gr 1,46 lb
Canon EOS 1D X 1340 gr 2,95 lb