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

Screen size
Large screen
3.2"
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
120 ms shutter lag
Interchangeable lenses
Interchangeable lenses
Many lenses to choose from

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 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$2,219 - $2,999 body only

$2,558 - $3,899 with 24-105mm lens

True resolution Much higher true resolution
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$4,518 - $5,499 body only

$5,403 with 100mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

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

Size Much smaller
True resolution Higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots much slower

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,149 - $1,297 body only

$1,797 with 24-120mm lens

Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Screen resolution Higher resolution screen
Focus points Fewer focus points
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

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

GPS Has a GPS
Size Smaller
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Placeholder

Sony a6400

Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

$898 body only

$971 - $998 with 16-50mm lens

Focus points Many more focus points
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder

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