The Nikon D5 is about a full second quicker in auto focus than the Canon 1D-X Mark II. Nikon's AF processor, probably, is what gives the camera its quick and speedy lock in single shot mode, not missing a moment when you see it. I guarantee that there is no mistake when addressing the quicker auto focus on the D5 versus the 1D-X Mark II.
The Nikon D5 has plenty of photo styles, just like Canon cameras. Along with the customizable settings, Nikon camera owners can properly recreate the colors recognizable to the Canon brand with a few trial and error shifts with the dials.
The Nikon D5 is not as fast in FPS as the Canon 1D-X Mark II, and even with its mirror up, it is tough to know when to stop its continuous frames when the viewfinder is pitch black. However, the D5's autofocus would allow a user to better select their moment while using an active AF on the lens, which sometimes eliminates the need for any continuous shooting in single shot mode. Yes, the camera is this good.
Nikon's RAW files in .NEF format is tough to use on MacBooks. One alternative is to use their iPhone as a bridge to import files from their cameras to their computers via Airdrop, which somehow converts files to be able to be imported into Adobe Lightroom. Windows computers do not have this problem.
Nikon's D5 button layout is similar to the Canon 1D-X's, but with a few trademark alternatives that might cause a headache for Canon users switching to Nikon after years of muscle memory.
The Nikon D5 has options for its dual card slots, which allows you to choose whether a user would like the second card to be: an identical copy of the first card, used for overflow from the first card, or different file formats of the same pictures.
The Nikon D5 has a similar feature to the Canon 5Ds series, which allows camera owners to switch its image area size between full frame, 1.2 crop, 1.5 crop, and 5:4.
The Nikon D5's noise is higher than the Canon 1D-X Mark II, but is more consistent when going up to higher ISO. The D5 can shoot at ISO 102,400 with good noise.
The Nikon D5 shows a memory card's entire capacity, and doesn't cap at 1999 on its mini screen.
The Nikon D5's video autofocus is not as good as the Canon 1D-X Mark II; neither is the quality. The tracking on the Canon 1D-X Mark II makes the 1D-X II a much better choice for a video camera.
The Nikon D5's price is $6,499. This is the best sports camera on the market, bar none, no competition, top dog, no one can catch up because the Nikon D5 has it already when no other camera does. However, if camera owners are looking for a camera for video, go for the Canon 1D-X Mark II.