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

Winner
Canon EOS 1D X

100

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

96

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D X

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.76x
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
14 fps
Great battery life
Battery life
1500 shots
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
500 ms startup delay
Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
120 ms shutter lag

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 1D X Competitors

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$4,530 - $5,499 body only

$5,535 with 16-35mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$5,383 body only

Size Smaller
Weight Significantly lighter
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Nikon D4

Nikon D4

Pro DSLR

$4,486 body only

$5,201 with 24-85mm lens

Movie continuous focus Continuous video focus
Battery life Much longer battery life
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Placeholder

Canon EOS R

Boutique

$1,994 - $2,299

Focus points Many more focus points
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Placeholder

Sony a6400

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 - $900 body only

$998 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,020 body only

$1,330 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Lowest price Much cheaper
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

discussion

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