Nikon Df vs Canon EOS 9000D

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Df and Canon EOS 9000D. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.


Nikon Df is manufacturered by Nikon but Canon EOS 9000D is from Canon. Both Nikon and Canon are well known brands though.

Nikon Df were released 2013 and Canon EOS 9000D was released 2017. That is a 4 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon Df 2013
Canon EOS 9000D 2017

Type of camera

Both these cameras are DSLR cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Df has a "FX"-sensor while Canon EOS 9000D has a "APSC"-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 Df 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Canon EOS 9000D 80 mm
Canon APS-C sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.6

** 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)


Nikon Df has a 16 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Canon EOS 9000D has 24 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon Df 16 MP
16163840 pixels
4928 x 3280
Canon EOS 9000D 24 MP
24000000 pixels
6000 x 4000

Canon EOS 9000D has a 48 % larger resolution than Nikon Df. 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

Canon EOS 9000D has a larger ISO-range than Nikon Df. Canon EOS 9000D has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 25600 while Nikon Df has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Df 100-12800
Canon EOS 9000D 100-25600

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 Df
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 9000D

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon Df can shoot up to 5,5 pictures per seconds and Canon EOS 9000D can shoot up to 6 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Df 5,5
Canon EOS 9000D 6

Ability to record movies

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

It is only one of these two cameras that support recording movies and movie clips and that is Canon EOS 9000D. Sadly, the Nikon Df does not support this.


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.

Nikon Df weighs 760 gr (equal to 1,68 lb) which is 41% heavier than Canon EOS 9000D and its 540 gr (or 1,19 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon Df 760 gr
1,68 lb
Canon EOS 9000D 540 gr
1,19 lb