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Canon 1DX Mark II is better than Nikon D5 - DXOMark Lab

I have seen and published more than hundred of test results of DXO Mark Lab, In general the DXO Mark Lab give low points to Canon camera during test due to lousy performance of the Canon sensors.

But today I was really surprised to see that Canon flasghsip camera 1DX Mark II scored better result compared to Nikon D5 in sensor test examination.

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Despite of showing a 3.3 Million ISO range in the Specification sheet Nikon D5 failed to impress DXOMark Lab engineers with its performance and Canon 1DX Mark II with a low range [409600] on specification sheet performed better compared to the Nikon D5.

We have created a pie chart to to give you a seance of knowledge about the difference between the test score and the specification sheet data.

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take a look at the concision by DXOLab

Conclusion
This is a well-deserved result for Canon, and this versatile sensor should prove attractive to a wide range of photographers, including those that work in multiple disciplines. The wide dynamic range at low ISOs should appeal to all photographers, but especially those using it for landscapes, and the low noise at high ISOs will also appeal to action and sports photographers. Although the new model is aimed primarily at that market, the increase in pixel count over its predecessor now matches that of the earlier EOS-1Ds Mk III, a model that’s still highly regarded for editorial and commercial work. It is not too much of a stretch to view the new EOS-1D X Mk II as the natural successor to that camera, and its wide range of capabilities, including DCI 4K video, make it look highly tempting. Sure, it would have been great to see a higher pixel count, but overall, the sensor performance offers photographers the versatility to tackle a wide range of assignments with just one camera.

source – DXOLAB

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and SanDisk CFast Card Problem

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Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Image Corruption with Sandisk CFast Cards is now confimred by Canon in a press release today, It has been confirmed that when shooting still images with the EOS-1D X Mark II SanDisk CFast cards, however the camera is not responsible for the issue.

Problem – When you have very less number of shots (less than 16MB) in your CFast card it will be corrupted if you power-off your camera. So before you switch off your camera it is recommended to take some extra shots to save your current images and cross the limit of 16MB.

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Canon 1DX Mark II Showing Issues with Sigma ART Lenses

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Canon 1dx mark 2 showing issues when paired with some specific Sigma ART lenses. The problem is not uncommon, according to the SLRlouge website who found the fix of the issue also added the problem was arising in Sigma 35mm ART and Sigma 85mm ART Lenses.

Why and when the problem occur ?

When you pair sigma lenses with your 1DX Mk2 camera you will notice some circular bands in your images, these unwanted circular bands appear due to the Auto Lens Aberration Correction algo inside the camera, the Lens Aberration Correction algorithm automatically corrects images when you capture a image with particular Canon lens. But Canon DSLRs automatically trun-off  Aberration Correction when they spot a third-party lenses, unfortunately Canon 1DX Mark2 applying same Aberration Correction filter to Sigma 35mm and 85mm lens. Hence to avoid the issue you must follow these steps.

Canon Lens correction tool image

To Fix of the issue

The fix of the problem is very simple

  1. Locate the Lens Aberration Correction setting in the first menu on the 1DX MK II, and enter its sub-menu.
  2. Switch Peripheral Illum Corr to OFF

Do share you thoughts with us.

Also take a look at Nikon D5 vs Canon 1DX Mk2 Camera High ISO Test and Specification comparison

Source (news and image) – slrlounge.com and Resource Mag

Canon 1DX Mark II vs Nikon D5 - High ISO Test

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French website published high ISO test result of Nikon D5 and Canon 1DX Mark II DSLR. Before we begin let’s talk about the specification of both the camera.

The Canon 1DX Mark II camera features 20.2 MP fullframe Dual pixel CMOS AF sensor powered by a Dual DIGIC 6+ image processors, the camera features expandable sensitivity range from 50 to 409600. With the help of ultra fast image processor the Canon 1DX Mark II can capture 4K video @ 60fps and Full HD video at 120 fps. The fast continuous shooting speed of the camera touches 16fps in live view and 14 fps with Full time AF and AE.

Nikon D5 Features a 20.8 MP fullframe sensor and Expeed 5 image processor, the  Nikon D5 ISO range is unbelievable and touches 3.2 Million Mark, other features include 4k recording at 30 fps, 12 fps of continuous shooting with AF and AE.

If we look at the core specification of both the camera than due to Nikon intense High ISO range (3280000 vs 409600) the Canon 1DX Mark II look inferior compared to Nikon D5.

But the big question is Nikon D5 high ISO numbers really work or it’s a pure marketing thing ? Let’s take a look at the High ISI test of both the camera.
Canon 1DX Mark II vs Nikon D5 image

According to the Reviewers of focus-numerique (translated by google)

Impossible not to compare its performance with the NIkon D5 (recently tested). No big surprises, it is true that both devices are equal even if their noise reduction strategy is slightly different sensibilities to critical passage. Note that Nikon favors smoothing and thus necessarily the slight loss of detail while Canon takes a little more noise but preserved textures. All this is of course valid for the common sensibilities of both devices. Remember that the Nikon mounts over 3 million it manages ISO and porridge with very high ISO better than the Canon (from 200 000 to 400 000).

Nikon D5 does showing only slight improvement over Canon 1DX Mark II. But, the camera isn’t showing any big difference in the High ISO test, that clearly shows that Nikon D5 ISO range written in  the specification-sheet is a marketing thing.

Also take a look at – Canon 1DX Mark II vs Nikon D5 Specification comparison and Nikon D5 Sensor Shows Low Dynamic Range

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Source: focus-numerique

Canon 1DX Mark II vs Nikon D5

Canon-1DX-Mark-II-vs-Nikon-Canon 1DX Mark II specification comparison wit Nikon D5, take a look at the table and the details below;

Features/ Models Canon 1DX Mark II Nikon D5
Megapixel 20.2 MP 21 MP
Sensor size Fullframe sensor Fullframe sensor
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image processor Dual DIGIC6 + processor Expeed 5
AF system 61-point AF system, expanded range, 41-point cross-type 153 AF Points – 99 Cross Type
 ISO  100-51200 and expandable range is  100- 409600  100-102400 and expandable range is 50-3280000
 Shutter Min/ mix  30 – 1/8000  30 – 1/8000
 Continuous shooting speed  16 fps  14 fps
 Video @ 60 fps  4K @ 60fps  4K @ 30fps
Display LCD monitor 3.2 inches, 1.62 million dots. Touch panel 3.2″ 2.36m-Dot Touchscreen LCD Monitor
Viewfinder Optical Optical
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless optional WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life
Dimensions 150 x 167.6 x 82.6mm 160 x 459 x 92mm
Weight 1340g 1415 g

 Sensor : Both the camera features almost same resolution sensor, there is no big difference here. But, the Canon 1DX Mark II features Dual-pixel CMOS AF sensor that quickly lock-down AF while you are using your DSLR display screen while shooting or recording a 4K video.

On the other side the Nikon D5 built-with traditional CMOS sensor so while you are using display for shooting still or recording a video contrast based AF system get’s activated resulting slower AF compared to its competitor.

ISO Range: The ISO range of the Nikon D5 is EPIC, on paper Nikon is creating world record, the camera expandable ISO range touched 3.3 Million mark on the other side Nikon D5 standard ISO range is 102400. Canon Standard ISO range is 51200 and its expandable ISO range is 409600.

ISO Standard Expandable
Canon 1DX Mark II 51200 409600
Nikon D5 102400 3280000

From the specification we can say that Nikon will undoubtedly will give you neat and clean low-light images, with better dynamic range.

But believe me I have seen the image samples of both the camera and being a pro shooter I will never allow myself to go beyond ISO 25600 in both the camera.

AF System: Now the DSLR AF system divided into two parts, part one talks about the core – the AF module used inside the camera and in second part we will discuss the type of sensor used inside the camera.

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Part 1 – Nikon features 153 AF Points – 99 Cross Type points that covers a very large part of the screen and easily grabs AF on still or moving subject, Canon 1DX Mark II AF module remains same as of its predecessor,  61-point AF system, expanded range, 41-point cross-type.

AF Module
AF Points Standard Cross-type
Canon 1DX Mark II 61 41
Nikon D5 153 99
Sensor
Canon 1DX Mark II Hybrid Contrast Detect + Phase Detect
Nikon D5 Standard Contrast Detect

Nikon does have better AF module than Canon, Canon have better hybrid AF sensor compared to Nikon D5.

AF sensor is utilized while shooting the viewfinder and Hybrid CMOS AF sensor is unitized while you are using display for shooting still or video.

Continuous shooting speed: Canon 1DX Mark II is bit better to Nikon D5, however even extra 1 frame can make you a true winner.

Video: Nikon D5 4K video recording limit is of 3min only. The Nikon D5 video recording limit has now become a running joke in the market, So Nikon desperately work on enhancing video recording limit of the camera.

Display: Nikon D5 and Canon 1DX Mark II camera now comes with touch display unit, however the D5 display features higher resolution compared to Canon display unit.

Verdict: Both camera have excellent core specification, Nikon D5 does showing more green lights on specification sheet but it doesn’t mean Canon 1DX Mark II is inferior.

Take a close look at both camera core specification and select the best one according to your needs.

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Canon 1DX Mark II Sample Images and Videos

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Finally we got the very first sample images of the recently announced Canon 1DX Mark II camera. The image you see above is take at ISO 25600, but unfortunately we can see some color banding and color noise in it. So being a professional shooter I will never go beyond ISO 25600 to take my image.

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Sample Video and Full Size Samples here

Canon 1DX Mark II vs Sony A7R II

canon-1DX-Mk-II-vs-A7R-IICanon 1DX features newly developed Hybrid CMOS sensor and traditional AF system from 1DX, a killer combo on the other hand the Sony A7R II features Hybrid AF sensor with 399 AF points.

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
Megapixel 20.2 MP 42MP
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
ISO 100-409600 50-409600
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
Viewfinder Optical EVF
Hot shoe Yes Yes
Wireless WiFi + NFC WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery life
Dimensions 150 x 167.6 x 82.6mm 127 x 96 x 60 mm
Weight 1340g 625 g

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.

Verdict

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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