Let’s talk about the number game, the 399 Phase AF pixels inside the Sony sensor looks like a very big quantity.. but I recommend not to run behind the number game of AF points or ISO range…
Literally every two sub-pixel inside the Canon sensor does the AF job, so we can say that Canon 1DX Mark II have 20 sub-million pixels and 10 million pixels are responsible for AF.
|Features/ Models||Canon 1DX Mark II||Sony A7R II
|Sensor size||Fullframe sensor||Fullframe sensor|
|Low pass filter||Yes||Yes|
|Image processor||Dual DIGIC6 + processor||BIONZ X|
|Image Stabilization||No||5-Axis Steady-Shot INSIDE Stabilization|
|AF system||61-point AF system, expanded range, 41-point cross-type||399 Phase-Detect AF Points & 5 fps Burst|
|Shutter Min/ mix||30 – 1/8000||30 – 1/8000|
|Continuous shooting speed||16 fps||5 fps|
|Video @ 60 fps||4K @ 60fps||4K Video & S-Log2 Gamma|
|Display||LCD monitor 3.2 inches, 1.62 million dots. Touch panel||3.0″ 1,228.8k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor|
|Wireless||WiFi + NFC||WiFi + NFC|
|Dimensions||150 x 167.6 x 82.6mm||127 x 96 x 60 mm|
Sensor -Resolution, ISO and Sensor based AF
The Sony A7R II features super resolution 42 Megapixel sensor, but Canon 1DX Mark II resolution remains limited to 20 Megapixel. However, despite of having 2X more dense pixel structure Sony manages to produce MAX ISO range of 409600 similar to that of Canon 1DX.
ISO range of both the camera is same, so introduce Dual-Pixel CMOS AF sensor inside the Canon 1DX Mark II camera until we see some read world test we can’t say which one is good.
Continuous shooting speed: Canon 1DX Mark II feature 16 fps continuous shooting speed on the other hand the Sony A7R II remains limited to 5 fps, the big hurdel in front of Sony is the processing of 42 MP image data and on the other hand we have Canon 1DX Mark II with 20.2 MP sensor.
Both the completely different system based on photographers need and budget, Sony A7R II and Canon 1DX Mark II both have advance core specification. If you are a hobbyist and looking for a prefect system in less cost A7R II
Sony does have limited set of lenses to choose from, so photographers may feel bit suffocated while selecting the Sony camera. So before buying the camera do a extensive market research.
The other big factor is professional support after sale, Canon and Nikon have worldwide professional support staff to assist you after your product purchase.
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