Canon EOS RP vs Nikon D2Xs

This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS RP and Nikon D2Xs. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Canon EOS RP is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon D2Xs is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.

Canon EOS RP were released 2019 and Nikon D2Xs was released 2006. That is a 13 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Canon EOS RP 2019
Nikon D2Xs 2006

Type of camera

Canon EOS RP is a Mirrorless camera while Nikon D2Xs is a DSLR camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS RP has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon D2Xs 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 RP 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Nikon D2Xs 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)


Canon EOS RP has a 26 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon D2Xs has 12,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Canon EOS RP 26 MP
25958400 pixels
6240 x 4160
Nikon D2Xs 12,2 MP
12212224 pixels
4288 x 2848

Canon EOS RP has a 113 % larger resolution than Nikon D2Xs. 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 RP has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D2Xs. Canon EOS RP has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 40000 while Nikon D2Xs has 100 to 3200.

Camera ISO Range
Canon EOS RP 100-40000
Nikon D2Xs 100-3200

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 RP 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 RP
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D2Xs

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS RP can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Nikon D2Xs can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Canon EOS RP 5
Nikon D2Xs 5

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 RP. Unfortunately Nikon D2Xs does not support recording movies and movie clips.


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 D2Xs weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2,65 lb) which is 147% heavier than Canon EOS RP and its 485 gr (or 1,07 lb).

Camera Weight
Canon EOS RP 485 gr
1,07 lb
Nikon D2Xs 1200 gr
2,65 lb