Canon Versus Nikon Comparisons

The following tables summarize pairs of near-equal Canon and Nikon models in terms of primary specifications. This page will be updated as other common pairings are identified and summarized. 

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Top Pro Full Frame Bodies

Full Frame Pro Bodies

Canon 1Dx II
Nikon D5
sensor size
?
35.9 x 23.9
pixels 5472 x 3648
5568 x 3712
crops full frame, APS
full frame, 1.3x, DX, 5:4
still file formats
JPG, CRW
JPG, TIF, NEF
ISO range
200-51200 (50, 409600)
100-102400 (50, 3280000)
card slots
1 Cfast, 1 CompactFlash
2 XQD or 2 CompactFlash
frame rates
14 fps up to 170 raw (16 fps mirror lockup)
12 fps up to 200 raw (14 fps mirror lockup)
viewfinder
0.76x mag, 20mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
0.72x mag, 17mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
LCD
3.2" 1.62m dot touchscreen
3.2" 2.36m dot touchscreen
meter
360k pixel RGB+IR (0-20EV)
180k pixel RGB (-3-20EV)
autofocus 61 points (61 selectable, 41 cross, -3EV) 153 points (53 selectable, 99 cross, -4EV)
shutter 30s to 1/8000, 1/250 sync, 400k tested 30s to 1/8000, 1/250 sync, 400k tested
other
GPS built in
video file formats MotionJPEG, MOV
MOV
HD
1080P/120/60/50/30/25/24
1080P/60/50/30/25/24
4K 4K/60/50/30/25/24 (30 minutes), 1.33x crop
UHD/30/25/24 (3 minutes), 1.6x crop
weight
1530g
1415g
price US$5999 US$6499
introduced Feb 2, 2016 Jan 5, 2016


Top Small Full Frame Sensor Bodies

Top Small Full Frame Pro Bodies

Canon 5D IV
Nikon D810
sensor size
?
35.9 x 24
pixels 6720 x 4480
7360 x 4812
crops full frame
full frame, 1.3x, DX, 5:4
still file formats
JPG, CRW
JPG, TIF, NEF
ISO range
100-32000 (50, 64000, 128000)
64-12800 (32, 25600, 51200)
card slots
1 CompactFlash, 1 SD
1 CompactFlash, 1 SD
frame rates
7 fps up to ? raw
5 fps up to ? raw
viewfinder
0.71x mag, 21mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
0.7x mag, 18mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
LCD
3.2" 1.62m dot touchscreen
3.2" 1.3m dot
meter
150k pixel RGB+IR (0-20EV)
180k pixel RGB (-3-20EV)
autofocus 61 points (61 selectable, 41 cross, -3EV) 51 points (15 cross, -2EV)
shutter 30s to 1/8000, 1/200 sync, ?k tested 30s to 1/8000, 1/250 sync, 150k tested
other
GPS, WiFi built in
Built-in Flash
video file formats MotionJPEG, MP4
MOV
HD
1080P/60/50/30/25/24, 720P/120
1080P/60/50/30/25/24, 720P/60/50
4K 4K/30/24, 1.74x crop

weight
890g
980g
price US$3499 US$3299
introduced Aug 25, 2016 Jun 26, 2014


Top Pro Crop Sensor Bodies

Crop Sensor Pro Bodies

Canon 7DII
Nikon D500
sensor size
22.4 x 15mm
23.5 x 15.7mm
pixels 5472 x 3648
5568 x 3712
crops APS
DX, 1.3x
still file formats
JPG, CRW
JPG, TIF, NEF
ISO range
100-16000 (51200)
100-51,200 (50, 1640000)
card slots
1 CompactFlash and 1 SD
1 XQD and 1 SD
frame rates
10 fps up to 31 raw
10 fps up to 200 raw
viewfinder
1x mag, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
1x mag, 16mm eyepoint, -2 to +1 diopter
LCD
3" 1.04m dot
3.2" 2.36m dot tilting touchscreen
meter
150k pixel RGB+IR (0-20EV)
180k pixel RGB (-3-20EV)
autofocus 65 points (65 selectable, 65 cross, -3EV) 153 points (53 selectable, 99 cross, -4EV)
shutter 30s to 1/8000, 1/250 sync, 200k tested 30s to 1/8000, 1/250 sync, 200k tested
other
Internal flash, GPS

video file formats MOV
MOV
HD
1080P/60/50/30/25/24
1080P/60/50/30/25/24
4K no
UHD/30/25/24 (30 minutes), 2.2x crop
weight
910g
860g
price US$1499 (was US$1799)
US$1999
introduced Sept 16, 2014 Jan 5, 2016


Top Consumer Crop Sensor Bodies

Top Consumer Crop Sensor Bodies

Canon 80D
Nikon D7200
sensor size
22.5 x 15mm
23.5 x 15.6mm
pixels 6000 x 4000
6000 x 4000
crops APS
DX, 1.3x
still file formats
JPG, CRW
JPG, NEF
ISO range
100-16000 (25600)
100-25600 (51200)
card slots
1 SD
2 SD
frame rates
7 fps up to 20 raw
6 fps up to 18 raw, 7 fps in 1.3x crop
viewfinder
0.95x mag, 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
0.94x mag, 19.5mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
LCD
3" 1.04m dot swivel touchscreeen
3.2" 1.3m dot
meter
7.5k pixel RGB+IR (0-20EV)
2k pixel RGB (-3-20EV)
autofocus 45 points (45 selectable, 45 cross, -3EV, dual pixel image sensor) 51 points (51 selectable, 15 cross, -3EV)
shutter 30s to 1/8000, 1/250 sync, 100k tested 30s to 1/8000, 1/250 sync, 200k tested
other
Internal flash, WiFi with NFC
Internal flash, WiFi with NFC
video file formats MOV
MOV
HD
1080P/60/50/30/25/24
1080P/60/50/30/25/24
4K no
no
weight
730g
675g
price at intro US$1199
US$1199
introduced February 2016
March 2015


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