Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 1D X

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D7500 and Canon EOS 1D X. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon D7500 is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 1D X is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon D7500 were released 2017 and Canon EOS 1D X was released 2011. That is a 6 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon D7500 2017
Canon EOS 1D X 2011

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D7500 has a "Nikon DX"-sensor while Canon EOS 1D X has a "Canon Full Frame"-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 D7500 75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
Canon EOS 1D X 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 D7500 has a 21 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
Nikon D7500 21 MP
20668416 pixels
5568 x 3712
Canon EOS 1D X 18,1 MP
17915904 pixels
5184 x 3456

Nikon D7500 has a 15 % 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, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Both of these cameras offer the exact same ISO range. They both have 100 to 51200.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D7500 100-51200
Canon EOS 1D X 100-51200

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 D7500
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 definitely be of interest. Nikon D7500 can shoot up to 8 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 1D X can shoot up to 12 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D7500 8
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 D7500 and Canon EOS 1D X can shoot movies.

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 weighs 1340 gr (equal to 2.95 lb) which is 109% heavier than Nikon D7500 and its 640 gr (or 1.41 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon D7500 640 gr
1.41 lb
Canon EOS 1D X 1340 gr
2.95 lb

Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 1D X Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon D7500 and Canon EOS 1D X, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
Name Nikon D7500 Canon EOS 1D X
Manufacturer Nikon Canon
Release Date and Price
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
Release Year 2017 2011
Release Date 2017-04-12 2011-10-18
MSRP 1299 USD 6799 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
Camera Type DSLR DSLR
Sensor
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
Sensor Size APS-C (approx 23.7 x 15.5 mm)
Also known as "DX"
Full Frame (approx 36 x 24 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 5568 x 3712 pixels 5184 x 3456 pixels
Megapixels 21 MP 18,1 MP
Image Processor EXPEED 5 DUAL DIGIC 5+
Image
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
ISO Range 100 - 51200 100 - 51200
White Balance Presets 12 6
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 0 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW
Optics & Focus
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 51 61
Lens Mount Nikon F

See Compatible Lenses
Canon EF

See Compatible Lenses
Focal Length Multiplier DX / APS-C (1.5x)
1.5x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 36 mm
50 mm becomes 75 mm
100 mm becomes 150 mm
200 mm becomes 300 mm
Full frame
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
Articulated LCD Tilting Fixed
Screen size 3,2 3.2
Screen dots 922000 1040000
Touch screen Yes No
Screen type TFT LCD Clear View II TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.94 (0.63 35mm equiv.) 0.76
Viewfinder Resolution 0 N/A
Photography features
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
Frames per second 8 fps 12 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Built-in Flash Yes No
Built-in Flash Range 12 meters N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) +/- 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1280 x 720
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes No
Storage
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
Memory Card SD/SDHC
Compact Flash
Connectivity
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes No
Headphone Port Yes No
Wireless Yes
Built-in, Wi-Fi with low energy Bluetooth
Yes
Optional with LC-5
Remote Control Yes (Wired, wireless, smartphone) Yes (N3 connector)
GPS Yes
Optional with GP-1A
Yes
Optional with GP-E1 and GP-E2
Body & Dimensions
Nikon D7500
Canon EOS 1D X
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details EN-EL15a lithium-ion rechargeable battery & charger
Lithium-Ion LP-E4N rechargeable battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 950 shots 1120 shots
Width 136 mm 158 mm
Height 104 mm 164 mm
Depth 73 mm 83 mm
Weight 640 gram 1340 gram