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Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs Canon EOS 5DS R

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II vs Canon EOS 5DS R

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Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is 1,620,000 pixels display resolution. That's 580,000 pixels higher than the Canon EOS 5DS R (1,040,000 pixels).
1210.00 battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is 1210.00, but the Canon EOS 5DS R only takes 700.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

A bit better user reviews
The average user review score of the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is 95% based on 96 reviews, however the average rating of the Canon EOS 5DS R is 94% (based on 365 reviews).
6 Reasons For
30.4MP higher megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a megapixel of 50.6MP, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is only a 20.2MP digital camera (30.4MP lower). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

6x higher playback zoom (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R has a playback zoom (max) of 16x, however the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is only a 10x maximum playback zoom digital camera (6x lower).
59% lighter Edit
The Canon EOS 5DS R is an 845g digital camera. That's 495g lighter than the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II (845g). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

£1,859 cheaper
The Canon EOS 5DS R costs £1,859 less than the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II.
Available from 6 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Twelve more awards
The Canon EOS 5DS R has 18 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has 6 awards.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Significantly lower megapixel Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is a 20.2MP digital camera. That's 30.4MP lower than the Canon EOS 5DS R (50.6MP). Read more

The resolution of the images a digital camera produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Lower playback zoom (max) Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a playback zoom (max) of 10x. That's 6x lower than the Canon EOS 5DS R (16x).
495g heavier Edit
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has a weight of 1.3kg, but the Canon EOS 5DS R is an 845g digital camera (495g lighter). Read more

The camera's weight will depend on the type and size of camera. Compact cameras are usually the lightest while digital SLRs will be heavier. Also consider the number and weight of lenses to take when using a SLR.

The lower the camera weight, the easier it will be to carry around and it will also reduce your hand luggage weight when flying.

More expensive by £1,859
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is £1,859 more expensive than the Canon EOS 5DS R.
Less retailers
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is only stocked by 10 stores, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R is stocked by 16 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this digital camera remaining in stock.
Older by one month
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is one month older than the Canon EOS 5DS R.
Twelve less awards
The Canon EOS 1D X Mark II has only received 6 awards, whereas the Canon EOS 5DS R has received 18 awards.
3 Reasons Against
580,000 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon EOS 5DS R is only 1,040,000 pixels display resolution, but the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II is a 1,620,000 pixels display resolution digital camera (580,000 pixels higher).
Five hundred and ten less battery life (CIPA standard) Edit
The number of battery life (CIPA standard) on the Canon EOS 5DS R is 700.00, but the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II only takes 1210.00 battery life (CIPA standard). Read more

The number of shots per battery charge is the number of photos that the camera will typically take on a single charge of the battery.

More shots per battery charge means you will have to recharge the battery less frequently and reduces the need to carry a second back up battery.

A little Lower user review Score
The Canon EOS 5DS R's average user rating is 94%, however the Canon EOS 1D X Mark II's is 95% (based on 96 reviews).

Awards

6 Awards
actualidadhardware.com: Gold
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
kamerabild.se: Top Class
pcauthority.com.au: Recommended
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
xfastest.com: Fastest Media
18 Awards
01net.com: 4 Star
Camera Labs: Recommended
digifotopro.nl: Gold
Digitaltrends.com: Editor's Choice
dkamera.de: Recommended
EISA.eu: EISA Best Product
Ephotozine: Highly Recommended
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Especially Recommended
log.com.tr: Editor's Choice
Lydogbilde.no: Especially Recommended
lydogbillede.dk: Especially Recommended 6 Star
PhotographyBlog.com: Highly Recommended
photoreview.com.au: Editor's Choice
Pocket Lint: Editor's Choice
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
vido.com.ua: Recommended

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Picture Quality

Camera Type
 SLR
 SLR
Megapixel
20.2MP 50.6MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 3648 x 2432
 2736 x 1824
 6016 x 4000
 4320 x 2880
 1920 x 1280
 720 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 8688 x 5792
 8688 x 5792
BEST
Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
Image Sensor Size (W X H)
35.9 x 23.9 36 x 24
Total Megapixels
21.5MP 53MP
BEST
Supported Aspect Ratios
 3:2
 3:2

Design

Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Colour
 Black
 Black
Dustproof
 Dustproof
 Dustproof

Lens System

Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Focusing

Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
 servo
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
 servo
 Servo Auto Focus
 single
 spot
 multi point
 Single Auto Focus
 Spot Auto Focus
 Multi Point Auto Focus
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Auto Focus (AF) Points
61 61
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto/Manual
Focus
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR
 TTL
 TTL-CT-SIR

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
 shutter priority
 aperture priority
 Auto
 Manual
 Shutter priority AE
 Aperture priority AE
ISO Sensitivity
 Auto
 100
 200
 51200
 64
 80
 160
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
 Auto
 100
 200
 51200
 64
 80
 160
 320
 400
 640
 800
 1600
 3200
 6400
ISO Sensitivity (max)
51,200
BEST
6,400
ISO Sensitivity (min)
100 100
Auto Exposure (AE) Lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
 Auto Exposure (AE) lock
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Partial
 Spot
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
 Centre-weighted
 Partial
 Spot
Light Exposure Correction
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
 ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step)
Light Exposure Control
 Program AE
 Program AE

Shutter

Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
30s 30s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
1s 1s
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Flash

Flash Modes
 Auto
 Auto
Flash Sync-Speed
1s 0.01s
BEST
Flash Exposure Compensation
 Flash exposure compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Lock
 Flash exposure lock
 Flash exposure lock
Flash Exposure Correction
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
BEST
 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step)
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Hot
 Hot

Video

Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Motion JPEG Frame Rate
119.9fps
BEST
50fps
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MOV
 M-JPEG
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Video Resolutions
 4096 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
BEST
 4096 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Video Recording
 Video recording
 Video recording
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD

Audio

Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Mono
 Mono

Memory

Compatible Memory Cards
 CFast 2.0
 CFast
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 CFast 2.0
 CFast
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3.2" 3.2"
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Field of View
100% 100%
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,620,000 pixels
BEST
1,040,000 pixels

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Optical
 Electronic
 Optical
 Electronic

Ports & Interfaces

PictBridge
 PictBridge
 PictBridge
HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
HDMI Connector Type
 Mini
 Mini
USB Version
 3.0
 3.0
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Flash
 Custom modes
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
 Auto
 Shutter priority
 Aperture priority
 Manual
Photo Effects
 Black&White
 Neutral
 Black&White
 Neutral
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
Histogram
 Histogram
 Histogram
Playback Zoom (max)
10x 16x
BEST
Orientation Sensor
 Orientation sensor
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dioptre Correction
 Dioptre correction
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera File System
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
 DPOF 1.1
 Exif 2.3
 RAW
 DPOF
 Exif
Live View
 Live view
 Live view
Camera Playback
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
Electronic Compass
 Electronic compass
Unknown - Click to provide data
Direct Printing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Direct printing
Built-In Processor
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Diopter Adjustment (D-D)
-3 - 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Playback Modes
 Slideshow
 Slideshow
Scene Modes
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Landscape
 Portrait
Languages Support
 Multi
 Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.3kg 845g
BEST
Height
167.6mm 116.4mm
Depth
82.6mm 76.4mm
Width
158mm 152mm

Battery

Power Source Type
 Battery
 Battery
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
LP-E19 LP-E6N
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
1,210 shots
BEST
700 shots
Battery Level Indicator
 Battery level indicator
 Battery level indicator

Operational Conditions

Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 45 0 - 40

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Digital Photo Professional 4, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor Digital Photo Professional 4, PhotoStitch, EOS Utility 3, Picture Style Editor
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide

Other Features

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Software CD
 Software CD
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Image Processor
 DIGIC 6
 DIGIC 6
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
Housing Material
 Magnesium
 Magnesium
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