On this video compression Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake (with some help from Kaitlyn Kerr) all from the Camera Store in Canada, take a side by side look at the Canon 1DX Mark II and the Nikon D5 – two flagship cameras from the two major DSLR brands and see which has an advantage and in what area.
We already looked both camera here on LensVid (see a first hands on with the 1DX II here) and they are both pretty astonishing cameras with a full body (and full frame sensors), very fast shooting speeds and fast AF systems.
In general the Nikon has better AF and dynamic range (at higher ISO) but the Canon has better video (although the D5 is and better dynamic range (at lower ISO).
In our view at this level of cameras and at this price range (The Canon is selling for $6000 while the somewhat newer Nikon sells for $6500) we think that users are going to choose a camera based on their previous experience and lenses and so there is far less direct competition – especially when both cameras are both excellent in so many ways.
P.S. for the love of god don’t play Pokemon Go! when shooting a review!