Nikon D5600 vs Canon EOS 1D X

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D5600 and Canon EOS 1D X. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D5600
Canon EOS 1D X


Nikon D5600 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 1D X is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D5600 were released 2016 and Canon EOS 1D X was released 2011. That is a 5 years difference. In tech, this period of time can be of interest since technology is always improving etc.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D5600 Nikon 2016
Canon EOS 1D X Canon 2011

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D5600 has a "DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 1D X 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 D5600 75 mm (a Nikon DX sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.5)
Canon EOS 1D X 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)


Nikon D5600 has a 24 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 1D X has 18,1 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels Pixel (total) Pixels (width) Pixels (height)
Nikon D5600 24 MP 24000000 6000 4000
Canon EOS 1D X 18,1 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Nikon D5600 has a 34 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D X. 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.

ISO range

Canon EOS 1D X has a larger ISO-range than Nikon D5600. Canon EOS 1D X has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 51200 while Nikon D5600 has 100 to 25600.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D5600 100-25600
Canon EOS 1D X 100-51200

Autofocus and lens compatibility

There is a big diffence between these two cameras. Canon EOS 1D X has a built-in autofocus motor but Nikon D5600 does not. If you want to be able to use autofocus on Nikon D5600 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 D5600
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D X

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D5600 can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1D X can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D5600 5
Canon EOS 1D X 12

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D5600 and Canon EOS 1D X can shoot movies.


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.

Canon EOS 1D X weighs 1340 gr (equal to 2,95 lb) which is 188% heavier than Nikon D5600 and its 465 gr (or 1,03 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D5600 465 gr 1,03 lb
Canon EOS 1D X 1340 gr 2,95 lb