Nikon D5100 vs Canon EOS 1D X Mark III
ManufacturingNikon D5100 were released 2011 and Canon EOS 1D X Mark III was released 2020. That is a 9 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||Canon||2020|
Type of camera
Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5100 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has a "FF"-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 D5100||75 mm||(a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)|
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||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 D5100||16,2 MP||16084992||4928||3264|
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||20 MP||19961856||5472||3648|
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has a 24 % larger resolution than Nikon D5100. 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 III||100-102400|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5100 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5100 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 that work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon D5100
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 definately be of interest. Nikon D5100 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)|
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||20|
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 D5100||611 gr||1,35 lb|
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||1440 gr||3,17 lb|