Canon EOS 5D Mark III vs Canon EOS 1D X

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

86

Canon EOS 1D X

84

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
120 ms shutter lag
Many focus points
Focus points
61
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D X

Low light performance
Low noise at high ISO
2,786 ISO
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.76x
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
14 fps

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 1D X.
Explore our gallery of 49 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark III.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$861 body only

$1,279 with 28-135mm lens

Lens availability Significantly more lenses available
Continuous shooting Shoots faster
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,585 - $1,997 body only

$2,109 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,150 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Much smaller screen

Canon EOS 1D X Competitors

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$5,999 body only

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO
Nikon D4s

Nikon D4s

Pro DSLR

$5,481 - $5,997 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Battery life Much longer battery life
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$6,775 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag

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