As well as being compared against other pro DSLRs, the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark I is also often compared to entry-level DSLRs. The Canon EOS 1Ds Mark I's top rivals come from Canon (such as the EOS 1D Mark III and the EOS 6D)

Competitor classes

compared toPro DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 1Ds Mark I compared to other pro DSLR competitors include: it slightly larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.61x), has slightly more focus points (45 vs 11), slightly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 97%) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a significantly lower resolution screen (120k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes significantly lower resolution photos (11 MP vs 20.9 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Canon EOS-1D Mark III
4 years newer
$4,399 (body only)

Significant advantages of the 1D Mark III (vs the 1Ds Mark I)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Shoots much faster: 10 fps vs 3 fps
  • Has live view

Significant disadvantages of the 1D Mark III (vs the 1Ds Mark I)

  • Smaller viewfinder: 0.61x vs 0.70x

common strengths of the 1D Mark III and 1Ds Mark I

  • None found

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D
9 years newer
$999 - $1,499 (body only)
$1,330 - $1,899 24-105mm lens

Significant advantages of the 6D (vs the 1Ds Mark I)

  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"
  • Has live view
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 120k dots

Significant disadvantages of the 6D (vs the 1Ds Mark I)

  • Significantly fewer focus points: 11 vs 45
  • Less viewfinder coverage: 97% vs 100%
  • Much slower max shutter speed: 1/4000 of a second vs 1/8000 of a second

common strengths of the 6D and 1Ds Mark I

  • None found

compared toEntry-level DSLR competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Canon 1Ds Mark I compared to entry-level DSLR competitors include: it much larger viewfinder (0.70x vs 0.53x), has higher quality type of viewfinder (pentaprism vs pentamirror), has much more focus points (45 vs 9), significantly better viewfinder coverage (100% vs 95%) and has a faster max shutter speed (1/8000 of a second vs 1/4000 of a second).

However, on average it doesn't record movies (none vs 1080p @ 30fps), has a much smaller screen (2" vs 3"), has a much lower resolution screen (120k dots vs 1,040k dots), takes much lower resolution photos (11 MP vs 17.9 MP) and doesn't let you preview your photos on the screen.

Canon Rebel T3i

Canon Rebel T3i
8 years newer

Significant advantages of the T3i (vs the 1Ds Mark I)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 11 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 120k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the T3i (vs the 1Ds Mark I)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.53x vs 0.70x
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 45
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the T3i and 1Ds Mark I

  • None found

Canon Rebel T2i

Canon EOS Rebel T2i
7 years newer

Significant advantages of the T2i (vs the 1Ds Mark I)

  • Much higher true resolution: 17.9 MP vs 11 MP
  • Much higher resolution screen: 1,040k dots vs 120k dots
  • Much larger screen: 3" vs 2"

Significant disadvantages of the T2i (vs the 1Ds Mark I)

  • Much smaller viewfinder: 0.54x vs 0.70x
  • Many fewer focus points: 9 vs 45
  • Doesn't have a pentaprism viewfinder: Pentamirror vs Pentaprism

common strengths of the T2i and 1Ds Mark I

  • None found