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

Winner
Canon EOS 1D X

85

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

81

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D X

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

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
120 ms shutter lag
Cross type focus points
Many cross-type focus points
41
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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

$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

$5,498 - $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 D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,735 - $1,997 body only

$2,249 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,735 - $1,997 body only

$2,249 - $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

$1,269 - $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
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,351 - $2,797 body only

$3,174 - $3,497 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

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