In this review, we will be comparing 1D X MII and D5, two Pro DSLR cameras from Canon and Nikon. Canon 1D X II was introduced to market in February 2016 and Nikon D5 was launched in January 2016. There is only 1 months difference between 1D X MII and D5 so we are expecting this to be a fair comparison regarding age and technology level.
We can expect this to be a close match up because both models are ranked amongst the best in Pro DSLR cameras. Out of 36 cameras in this class, Canon 1D X II is ranked #4
with an overall score of 79 and Nikon D5 is ranked #5
with an overall score of 79.
Here is a brief look at the main features of Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 before getting into our more detailed comparison.
Let's read on the following sections in order to better understand in detail how Canon 1D X II and Nikon D5 compares and hopefully end up with enough arguments to decide which one is better for you.