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

Winner
Canon EOS 1D X

100

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

94

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
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
36 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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

$5,494 - $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
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$1,197 body only

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Lowest price Significantly cheaper
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,244 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Size Much smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$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

$1,244 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Nikon D810

Nikon D810

Pro DSLR

$2,399 - $2,497 body only

$3,060 - $3,197 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

discussion

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