Nikon D3200 vs Canon EOS 1D X Mark III

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3200 and Canon EOS 1D X Mark III. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D3200 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 1D X Mark III is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D3200 were released 2012 and Canon EOS 1D X Mark III was released 2020. That is a 8 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D3200 2012
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 2020

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3200 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has a "FF"-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 D3200 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier

** 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)

Resolution

Nikon D3200 has a 24,2 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has 20 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon D3200 24,2 MP
24064000 pixels
6016 x 4000
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 20 MP
19961856 pixels
5472 x 3648

Nikon D3200 has a 21 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D X Mark III. 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 1D X Mark III has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D3200. Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Nikon D3200 has 100 to 6400.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D3200 100-6400
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 100-102400

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big difference between these two cameras. Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D3200 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D3200 there is a need for having an autofocus motor inside the lens. We really encourage you to look closely at our lens compatibility charts at the links below.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3200
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D X Mark III

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D3200 can shoot up to 4 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1D X Mark III can shoot up to 20 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D3200 4
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 20

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 1D X Mark III. Sadly, the Nikon D3200 does not support this.

Weight

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.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark III weighs 1440 gr (equal to 3,17 lb) which is 185% heavier than Nikon D3200 and its 505 gr (or 1,11 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D3200 505 gr
1,11 lb
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III 1440 gr
3,17 lb