Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of J1 vs 1D X

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

Nikon 1 J1
10.0
EOS 1D X
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

Reviews from mirrorlessrumors.com, nikonrumors.com, trustedreviews.com, techradar.com and 4 more

No winner declared

Too close to call

Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon 1 J1 vs EOS 1D X

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

Nikon 1 J1
372 ISO
EOS 1D X
2,786 ISO

Resolution Results from photos of standard resolution charts

Nikon 1 J1
2,600 LPH
EOS 1D X
2,800 LPH

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

Nikon 1 J1
74 ms
EOS 1D X
56 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon 1 J1
60 fps
EOS 1D X
14 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon 1 J1
230 photos
EOS 1D X
1,500 photos

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

Nikon 1 J1
21.5 bits
EOS 1D X
23.8 bits

Features Key features of the Nikon 1 J1  vs EOS 1D X 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon 1 J1
10 MP
EOS 1D X
18.1 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon 1 J1
3,200 ISO
EOS 1D X
204,800 ISO

Focus points How many different points the camera can focus on

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

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

Nikon 1 J1
11.6 microns
EOS 1D X
47.8 microns

Reviews Word on the street

Nikon 1 J1  vs EOS 1D X 

7.0
9.0
This revealed that the CMOS sensor resolves faithful colour even at super high ISOs.
EOS 1D X

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Nikon 1 J1  vs
EOS 1D X 
Type CMOS CMOS
Megapixels 10 MP 18.1 MP
Resolution 3872 x 2592 4912 x 3680
Size Nikon CX Full frame
Area 13.2 x 8.8 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 2.7x 1.0x
Pixel size 11.6 microns 47.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 3,200 ISO 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO
Codecs
RAW
JPEG
Self cleaning sensor No Yes
Tested vertical resolution 2,600 LPH 2,800 LPH
Tested horizontal resolution 2,600 LPH 2,800 LPH

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 135 61
Supports continuous No No

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror None Opaque
Viewfinder No Yes
Type N/A Pentaprism
Coverage N/A 100%
Magnification N/A 0.76x

performance

Max continuous shooting 60 fps 14 fps
Battery life 230 1,500
Continuous shooting
60 fps, JPEG
14 fps
Shutter lag 74 ms 56 ms

video

Nikon 1 J1  vs
EOS 1D X 
Video 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Shoots video in 24p No Yes
Shoots high speed video Yes No
External mic jack None 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus type Phase detection Contrast detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes No

display

Type LCD LCD
Size 3" 3.2"
Resolution 460 k dots 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No No
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes

shutter

Min 30 s 30 s
Max 1/16000 s 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 106 x 61 x 29.8 mm 158 x 164 x 83 mm
Thickness 29.8 mm 83 mm
Weight 277 g 1,530 g
Is weather sealed No Yes

features

Includes a GPS No No
Supports HDR No Yes
Automatic panorama No No
Create realistic 3D images No No
Image stabilization
Nikon 1 J1
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