Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of 7D Mark II vs EOS-1D X Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth, DxOMark Dynamic range and 1 more


How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points


How much delay is there between you and your photo?

continuous shooting


What do the experts think?

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No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of EOS 7D Mark II vs EOS-1D X Mark II

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 7D Mark II
1,082 ISO

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 7D Mark II
670 photos
EOS-1D X Mark II
1,210 photos

Color depth The number of variations of color the camera can capture

EOS 7D Mark II
22.4 bits
EOS-1D X Mark II
22.3 bits

Dynamic range Maximum range a camera can capture in one image from light to dark

Features Key features of the EOS 7D Mark II  vs EOS-1D X Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

EOS 7D Mark II
51,200 ISO
EOS-1D X Mark II
409,600 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

Screen size Larger screens make it easier to preview and review photos

Viewfinder size Large viewfinders are brighter and more comfortable to use

Pixel size How much area of the sensor is dedicated to each pixel

EOS 7D Mark II
16.8 microns
EOS-1D X Mark II
43.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


EOS 7D Mark II  vs
EOS-1D X Mark II 
Megapixels 20 MP 20 MP
Resolution 5472 x 3648 5472 x 3648
Size APS-C Full frame
Area 22.4 x 15 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.6x 1.0x
Pixel size 16.8 microns 43.3 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO 50 ISO to 409,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 65 61
Supports continuous Yes Yes


Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/8000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 149 x 112 x 78 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Thickness 78 mm 83 mm
Weight 910 g 1,530 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS Yes Yes
WiFi None None


EOS 7D Mark II  vs
EOS-1D X Mark II 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94 fps (MPEG-4) Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 1,040 k dots 1,620 k dots
Has a touch screen No Yes
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror Opaque Translucent
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 1x 0.76x
Viewfinder size 0.62x 0.76x


Max continuous shooting 10 fps 16 fps
Battery life 670 1,210
Continuous shooting
16 fps
10 fps
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