Benchmarks Real world tests of Nikon D5 vs EOS-1D X Mark II

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

Nikon D5
14 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

Nikon D5
3,780 photos
EOS-1D X Mark II
1,210 photos

Features Key features of the Nikon D5  vs EOS-1D X Mark II 

Megapixels Maximum resolution images are captured at

Nikon D5
20.7 MP

Max ISO Maximum light sensitivity of the sensor

Nikon D5
3,280,000 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

Nikon D5
41.4 microns
EOS-1D X Mark II
43.3 microns

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Nikon D5  vs
EOS-1D X Mark II 
Megapixels 20.7 MP 20 MP
Resolution 5588 x 3712 5472 x 3648
Size Full frame Full frame
Area 35.9 x 23.9 mm 36 x 24 mm
Crop factor 1.0x 1.0x
Pixel size 41.4 microns 43.3 microns
Light sensitivity 50 ISO to 3,280,000 ISO 50 ISO to 409,600 ISO

focus system

Type Phase detection Phase detection
Focus points 153 61
Supports continuous Yes Yes


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

form factor

Size 160 x 159 x 92 mm 158 x 168 x 83 mm
Thickness 92 mm 83 mm
Weight 1,415 g 1,530 g
Is weather sealed Yes Yes


Includes a GPS Yes Yes
WiFi None None


Nikon D5  vs
EOS-1D X Mark II 
Video 3840 x 2160 @ 30 fps Unknown
External mic jack 3.5mm 3.5mm


Size 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution 2,359 k dots 1,620 k dots
Has a touch screen Yes Yes
Has a flip out screen No No
Supports live view Yes Yes


Viewfinder mirror None Translucent
Viewfinder Yes Yes
Type Pentaprism Pentaprism
Coverage 100% 100%
Magnification 0.72x 0.76x
Viewfinder size 0.72x 0.76x


Max continuous shooting 14 fps 16 fps
Battery life 3,780 1,210
Continuous shooting
16 fps
14 fps
Nikon D5
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