Nikon D3x vs Canon EOS 850D
This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D3x and Canon EOS 850D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Nikon D3x is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 850D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.Nikon D3x were released 2008 and Canon EOS 850D was released 2020. That is a 12 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 850D||2020|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D3x has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 850D has a "APSC"-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 D3x||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Canon EOS 850D||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 D3x has a 24,5 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 850D has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
6048 x 4032
|Canon EOS 850D||
6000 x 4000
Nikon D3x has a 2 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 850D. 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.
Canon EOS 850D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D3x. Canon EOS 850D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon D3x has 100 to 6400.
|Canon EOS 850D||100-25600|
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.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D3x
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 850D
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon D3x can shoot up to 1-5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 850D can shoot up to 7,5 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 850D||7,5|
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 850D. Sadly, the Nikon D3x 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 D3x weighs 1260 gr (equal to 2,78 lb) which is 145% heavier than Canon EOS 850D and its 515 gr (or 1,14 lb).
|Nikon D3x||1260 gr
|Canon EOS 850D||515 gr