Nikon D1X vs Canon EOS M10

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D1X and Canon EOS M10. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Nikon D1X is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS M10 is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D1X were released 2001 and Canon EOS M10 was released 2015. That is a 14 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D1X 2001
Canon EOS M10 2015

Type of camera

Nikon D1X is a DSLR camera while Canon EOS M10 is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D1X has a "Nikon DX"-sensor while Canon EOS M10 has a "Canon APS-C"-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 **
Nikon D1X 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS M10 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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 (Nikon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)


Nikon D1X has a 5,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS M10 has 18 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D1X 5,3 MP
5895680 pixels
3008 x 1960
Canon EOS M10 18 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Canon EOS M10 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, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Canon EOS M10 has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D1X. Canon EOS M10 has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 12800 while Nikon D1X has 125 to 800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D1X 125-800
Canon EOS M10 100-12800

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 M10 belongs to the Canon EOS M-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 M

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D1X
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS M10

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D1X can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS M10 can shoot up to 4,6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D1X 3
Canon EOS M10 4,6

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS M10. Sadly, the Nikon D1X does not support this.


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 D1X weighs 1200 gr (equal to 2.65 lb) which is 299% heavier than Canon EOS M10 and its 301 gr (or 0.66 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D1X 1200 gr
2.65 lb
Canon EOS M10 301 gr
0.66 lb

Nikon D1X vs Canon EOS M10 Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D1X and Canon EOS M10, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
Name Nikon D1X Canon EOS M10
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
Release Year 2001 2015
Release Date 2001-02-05 2015-10-13
MSRP 4849 USD 599 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
Camera Type DSLR Mirrorless
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
APS-C (approx 22.3 x 14.9 mm)
Sensor Type CCD CMOS
Resolution 3008 x 1960 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 5,3 MP 18 MP
Image Processor Nikon LSI (Large Scale Integration) DIGIC 6
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
ISO Range 125 - 800 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 6 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization No No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Face Detection
Focus Points 5 49
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF-M

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
APS-C Sensor
1.6x multiplier
24 mm becomes 38 mm
50 mm becomes 80 mm
100 mm becomes 160 mm
200 mm becomes 320 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
Articulated LCD Fixed Tilting
Screen size 2 3
Screen dots 130000 1040000
Touch screen No Yes
Screen type N/A N/A
Live view No Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) No Viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 96%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8 (0.53 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution N/A 0
Photography features
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
Frames per second 3 fps 4,6 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/16000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No Yes
Built-in Flash Range N/A 5 meters
External Flash Yes No
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse No No
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Center Weighted
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/2 EV, 1/3 EV steps) +/- 3 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
Video recording No Yes
Video format N/A MPEG4
Video resolution N/A 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone No Yes
Built-in Speakers No No
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
Memory Card Compact Flash
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
HDMI Output No Yes
Microphone Port No No
Headphone Port No No
Wireless No Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n with NFC)
Remote Control Supported Yes (via smartphone)
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D1X
Canon EOS M10
Enviromentally sealed No No
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details Ni-MH Battery Pack EN-4
LP-E12 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) N/A 255 shots
Width 157 mm 108 mm
Height 153 mm 67 mm
Depth 85 mm 35 mm
Weight 1200 gram 301 gram