Nikon D4s vs Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
ManufacturingNikon D4s were released 2014 and Canon EOS 1D X Mark II was released 2016. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark II||Canon||2016|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
Even though the camera sensors might be called differently they are both considered Full frame which means that the focal length of the lenses is not effected. There is no crop factor on any of these cameras and sensors.
|Camera||Experienced focal length when using a lens with 50mm focal length (ex a common "50mm f/1.8")|
|Nikon D4s||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark II||50 mm||(a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)|
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)
|Camera||Megapixels||Pixel (total)||Pixels (width)||Pixels (height)|
|Nikon D4s||16 MP||16163840||4928||3280|
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark II||20 MP||19961856||5472||3648|
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a 23 % larger resolution than Nikon D4s. 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.
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark II||100-51200|
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 D4s
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D4s can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1D X Mark II can shoot up to 16 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark II||16|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
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.
|Camera||Weight (in gram)||Weight (in pounds)|
|Nikon D4s||1350 gr||2,98 lb|
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark II||1530 gr||3,37 lb|