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Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro

Portability
50
Imaging
72
Features
79
Overall
74
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II front
 
Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro front
Portability
54
Imaging
45
Features
43
Overall
44

Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro Key Specs

Canon 1D X II
(Full Review)
  • 20MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 409600)
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 1530g - 158 x 168 x 83mm
  • Introduced February 2016
  • Superseded the Canon 1D X
  • Replacement is Canon 1D X III
Fujifilm S3 Pro
(Full Review)
  • 6MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 2" Fixed Display
  • ISO 100 - 1600
  • No Video
  • Nikon F Mount
  • 930g - 148 x 135 x 80mm
  • Introduced March 2005
  • Old Model is Fujifilm S2 Pro
  • Updated by Fujifilm S5 Pro
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Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro Overview

Following is a extensive assessment of the Canon 1D X II versus Fujifilm S3 Pro, both Pro DSLR digital cameras by manufacturers Canon and FujiFilm. There exists a noticeable gap between the resolutions of the 1D X II (20MP) and Fujifilm S3 Pro (6MP) and the 1D X II (Full frame) and Fujifilm S3 Pro (APS-C) come with different sensor dimensions.

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The 1D X II was manufactured 11 years after the Fujifilm S3 Pro which is quite a sizable difference as far as technology is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Large SLR).

Before delving straight into a comprehensive comparison, below is a concise highlight of how the 1D X II matches up vs the Fujifilm S3 Pro with regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Canon 1D X II over the Fujifilm S3 Pro

 1D X II Fujifilm S3 Pro 
IntroducedFebruary 2016March 2005More modern by 133 months
Display sizing3.2"2"Larger display (+1.2")
Display resolution1620k235kClearer display (+1385k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Fujifilm S3 Pro over the Canon 1D X II

 Fujifilm S3 Pro 1D X II 

Common features in the Canon 1D X II and Fujifilm S3 Pro

 1D X II Fujifilm S3 Pro 
Focus manually More accurate focusing
Display typeFixed Fixed Fixed display
Selfie screen Neither has selfie screen

Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera regularly, you will need to take into account its weight and proportions. The Canon 1D X II has outer dimensions of 158mm x 168mm x 83mm (6.2" x 6.6" x 3.3") along with a weight of 1530 grams (3.37 lbs) whilst the Fujifilm S3 Pro has measurements of 148mm x 135mm x 80mm (5.8" x 5.3" x 3.1") and a weight of 930 grams (2.05 lbs).

Take a look at the Canon 1D X II versus Fujifilm S3 Pro in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you use during that time. Below is the front view sizing comparison of the 1D X II against the Fujifilm S3 Pro.

Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro size comparison

Taking into account dimensions and weight, the portability score of the 1D X II and Fujifilm S3 Pro is 50 and 54 respectively.

Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro top view buttons comparison

Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is difficult to visualize the contrast between sensor sizes merely by reviewing specs. The picture underneath should provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizes in the 1D X II and Fujifilm S3 Pro.

As you can plainly see, each of the cameras offer different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The 1D X II due to its larger sensor is going to make achieving shallower depth of field easier and the Canon 1D X II will offer you more detail due to its extra 14 Megapixels. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop photos a little more aggressively. The fresher 1D X II should have a benefit when it comes to sensor technology.

Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro sensor size comparison

Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 1D X II Portrait photography advice
Fujifilm S3 Pro Portrait photography advice
83
you can focus manually
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports face detect autofocus
exports RAW files
51
you can focus manually
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
no liveview
low megapixels (6 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Canon 1D X II Street photography features
Fujifilm S3 Pro Street photography features
62
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
offers focus via touch
weather sealing
very good high ISO (51,200)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
56
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
lighter than average in class (930g)
screen is fixed
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Canon 1D X II
Sports photography with Fujifilm S3 Pro
74
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
fast continuous shooting (16.0 fps)
megapixel count decent (20MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
supports tracking focus
weather sealing
sensor has phase detect autofocus
lack of image stabilization
low battery power (1,210 CIPA)
47
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
weather sealing
comes with phase detect autofocus
no liveview
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (6 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Canon 1D X II
Travel photography with Fujifilm S3 Pro
54
weather sealing
offers focus via touch
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
missing Time Lapse mode
low battery power (1,210 per charge)
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
50
lighter than average in class (930 grams)
weather sealing
built-in flash
no Timelapse function
low megapixels (6MP)
does not have selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 1D X II Landscape photography information
Fujifilm S3 Pro Landscape photography information
71
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Canon EF mount)
screen is a decent size (3.2")
megapixel count decent (20 megapixels)
great sensor size (Full frame)
very good high ISO (51,200)
exports RAW files
weather sealing
has double storage slots
lack of image stabilization
low battery power (1,210 shots)
missing Time Lapse mode
48
you can focus manually
change lenses (Nikon F mount)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports RAW files
weather sealing
small screen (2")
no liveview
lack of image stabilization
low megapixels (6 megapixels)
no Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 1D X II Vlogging highlights
Fujifilm S3 Pro Vlogging highlights
30
touchscreen functionality
supports face detect autofocus
video res high (4096 x 2160 resolution)
includes mic port
doesn't feature selfie friendly screen
lack of image stabilization
9
no video shooting
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Canon 1D X II vs Fujifilm S3 Pro Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 1D X II and Fujifilm S3 Pro
 Canon EOS-1D X Mark IIFujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
General Information
Brand Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Fujifilm FinePix S3 Pro
Category Pro DSLR Pro DSLR
Introduced 2016-02-02 2005-03-16
Body design Large SLR Large SLR
Sensor Information
Powered by Dual DIGIC 6+ -
Sensor type CMOS CCD
Sensor size Full frame APS-C
Sensor measurements 36 x 24mm 23 x 15.5mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 356.5mm²
Sensor resolution 20 megapixel 6 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Max resolution 5472 x 3648 4256 x 2848
Max native ISO 51200 1600
Max enhanced ISO 409600 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW data
Lowest enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 61 -
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF Nikon F
Number of lenses 250 309
Crop factor 1 1.6
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Screen diagonal 3.2 inch 2 inch
Resolution of screen 1,620 thousand dot 235 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100% 94%
Viewfinder magnification 0.76x -
Features
Min shutter speed 30s 30s
Max shutter speed 1/8000s 1/4000s
Continuous shutter speed 16.0 frames per second -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash 15.00 m
Flash options no built-in flash Auto, On, Off, Red-eye reduction, Slow Sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Max flash sync - 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 (60p, 30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p), 1920 x 1080 (120p, 60p, 50p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p) -
Max video resolution 4096x2160 None
Video data format MPEG-4, H.264, Motion JPEG -
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Optional None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS BuiltIn None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 1530g (3.37 pounds) 930g (2.05 pounds)
Dimensions 158 x 168 x 83mm (6.2" x 6.6" x 3.3") 148 x 135 x 80mm (5.8" x 5.3" x 3.1")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 88 60
DXO Color Depth score 24.1 20.9
DXO Dynamic range score 13.5 13.5
DXO Low light score 3207 346
Other
Battery life 1210 images -
Battery format Battery Pack -
Battery model LP-E19 -
Self timer Yes Yes (2, 5, 2 or 100 sec)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage - xD Picture Card, Compact Flash Type I or II
Storage slots Dual 1
Pricing at release $5,999 $0