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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

81

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Full HD
Movie format
1080p @ 30fps
Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.76x
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
69 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
1800 shots
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

galleries

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

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Competitors

Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,650 - $1,997 body only

$2,479 - $2,497 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Movie format Lower frame rate movies
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,239 - $1,499 body only

$1,800 - $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

$2,420 - $2,797 body only

$3,060 - $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

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,239 - $1,499 body only

$1,800 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Battery life Significantly shorter battery life
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder

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