Nikon D1X vs Canon EOS 350D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D1X and Canon EOS 350D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D1X
Canon EOS 350D


Nikon D1X is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 350D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D1X were released 2001 and Canon EOS 350D was released 2005. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D1X Nikon 2001
Canon EOS 350D Canon 2005

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D1X has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 350D has a "APSC"-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 D1X 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS 350D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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)


Nikon D1X has a 5,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 350D has 8 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 D1X 5,3 MP 5895680 3008 1960
Canon EOS 350D 8 MP 7962624 3456 2304

Canon EOS 350D has a 35 % 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 350D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1X. Canon EOS 350D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 1600 while Nikon D1X has 125 to 800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D1X 125-800
Canon EOS 350D 100-1600

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 D1X
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 350D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D1X can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 350D can shoot up to 2,8 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D1X 3
Canon EOS 350D 2,8

Ability to record movies

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

Though, neither Nikon D1X or Canon EOS 350D can shoot movies so if that is a functionality that you are really looking for you should look elsewhere.


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 122% heavier than Canon EOS 350D and its 540 gr (or 1,19 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D1X 1200 gr 2,65 lb
Canon EOS 350D 540 gr 1,19 lb