Canon EOS Rebel T2i vs Nikon D1X

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS Rebel T2i and Nikon D1X. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
Nikon D1X

Manufacturing

Canon EOS Rebel T2i is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D1X is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS Rebel T2i were released 2010 and Nikon D1X was released 2001. 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 Rebel T2i Canon 2010
Nikon D1X Nikon 2001

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS Rebel T2i has a "APSC"-sensor while Nikon D1X 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 Rebel T2i 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)
Nikon D1X 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 Rebel T2i has a 18,7 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 Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18,7 MP 17915904 5184 3456
Nikon D1X 5,3 MP 5895680 3008 1960

Canon EOS Rebel T2i has a 204 % larger resolution than Nikon D1X. 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 Rebel T2i has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1X. Canon EOS Rebel T2i has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D1X has 125 to 800.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 100-12800
Nikon D1X 125-800

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 Rebel T2i
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D1X

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Canon EOS Rebel T2i can shoot up to 3,7 pictures per seconds and Nikon D1X can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 3,7
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 Rebel T2i. 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, carried around, for several hours at the time.

Nikon D1X weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 135% heavier than Canon EOS Rebel T2i and its 510 gr (or 1,12 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Canon EOS Rebel T2i 510 gr 1,12 lb
Nikon D1X 1200 gr 2,65 lb