Nikon D800e vs Canon EOS 650D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon D800e and Canon EOS 650D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Nikon D800e
Canon EOS 650D


Nikon D800e is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 650D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

These two camera models were both released 2012.

Camera Manufacturer Released
Nikon D800e Nikon 2012
Canon EOS 650D Canon 2012

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon D800e has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 650D has a "APSC"-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 D800e 50 mm (a fullframe sensor does not have a crop factor / focal length multiplier)
Canon EOS 650D 80 mm (a Canon APS-C sensor have a crop factor / focal length multiplier by * 1.6)

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 D800e has a 36,3 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 650D has 18 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 D800e 36,3 MP 36152320 7360 4912
Canon EOS 650D 18 MP 17915904 5184 3456

Nikon D800e has a 102 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 650D. 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

Nikon D800e has a larger ISO-range than Canon EOS 650D. Nikon D800e has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Canon EOS 650D has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon D800e 100-25600
Canon EOS 650D 100-12800

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 D800e
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 650D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definately be of interest. Nikon D800e can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 650D can shoot up to 5 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon D800e 6
Canon EOS 650D 5

Ability to record movies

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

In this case, both Nikon D800e and Canon EOS 650D 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.

Nikon D800e weighs 900 gr (equal to 1,98 lb) which is 57% heavier than Canon EOS 650D and its 575 gr (or 1,27 lb).

Camera Weight (in gram) Weight (in pounds)
Nikon D800e 900 gr 1,98 lb
Canon EOS 650D 575 gr 1,27 lb