Nikon D100 vs Canon EOS 1D Mark II

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D100 and Canon EOS 1D Mark II. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D100
Canon EOS 1D Mark II

Manufacturing

Nikon D100 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 1D Mark II is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D100 were released 2002 and Canon EOS 1D Mark II was released 2004. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D100 Nikon 2002
Canon EOS 1D Mark II Canon 2004

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D100 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 1D Mark II has a "APSH"-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")
Nikon D100 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 65 mm (a Canon APS-H sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.3)

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

Resolution

Nikon D100 has a 6 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1D Mark II has 8,2 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D100 6 MP 6016000 3008 2000
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 8,2 MP 8185344 3504 2336

Canon EOS 1D Mark II has a 36 % larger resolution than Nikon D100. 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 Mark II has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D100. Canon EOS 1D Mark II has an ISO range that stretches from 50 to 3200 while Nikon D100 has 200 to 1600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D100 200-1600
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 50-3200

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 Nikon D100
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D Mark II

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D100 can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1D Mark II can shoot up to 8,5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D100 3
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 8,5

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Nikon D100 or Canon EOS 1D Mark II can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.

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.

Canon EOS 1D Mark II weighs 1565 gr (equal to 3,45 lb) which is 101% heavier than Nikon D100 and its 780 gr (or 1,72 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D100 780 gr 1,72 lb
Canon EOS 1D Mark II 1565 gr 3,45 lb