Canon EOS 1D X Mark III vs Nikon Z fc
This is a full comparison between the cameras Canon EOS 1D X Mark III and Nikon Z fc. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III is manufacturered by Canon but Nikon Z fc is from Nikon. Both Canon and Nikon are well known brands though.Canon EOS 1D X Mark III were released 2020 and Nikon Z fc was released 2021. That is a 1 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||2020|
|Nikon Z fc||2021|
Type of camera
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III is a DSLR camera while Nikon Z fc is a Mirrorless camera. More information about their differences will come soon.
Sensors / crop factor
These cameras have different sensors. Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has a "FF"-sensor while Nikon Z fc has a "DX"-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.
|Camera||Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **|
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||50 mm
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
|Nikon Z fc||75 mm
Nikon DX sensor
Crop factor/focal length multiplier by * 1.5
** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"
Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Canon)
Camera selection can affect the focal length (Nikon)
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has a 20 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Nikon Z fc has 21 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||
5472 x 3648
|Nikon Z fc||
5568 x 3712
Nikon Z fc has a 4 % larger resolution than Canon EOS 1D X Mark III. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has a larger ISO-range than Nikon Z fc. Canon EOS 1D X Mark III has an ISO range that stretches from 100 to 102400 while Nikon Z fc has 100 to 51200.
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||100-102400|
|Nikon Z fc||100-51200|
Autofocus and lens compatibility
Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.
Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Canon EOS 1D X Mark III
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z fc
Pictures per second
Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Canon EOS 1D X Mark III can shoot up to 20 pictures per seconds and Nikon Z fc can shoot up to 11 pictures per seconds.
|Camera||FPS (Frames per second)|
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||20|
|Nikon Z fc||11|
Ability to record movies
It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.
In this case, both Canon EOS 1D X Mark III and Nikon Z fc can shoot movies.
The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.
Canon EOS 1D X Mark III weighs 1440 gr (equal to 3,17 lb) which is 224% heavier than Nikon Z fc and its 445 gr (or 0,98 lb).
|Canon EOS 1D X Mark III||1440 gr
|Nikon Z fc||445 gr