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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

100

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Large screen
Screen size
3.2"
In-camera HDR
HDR
Combines multiple exposures
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
Viewfinder
Great viewfinder
Pentaprism

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

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,178 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
GPS Has a GPS
Screen size Significantly smaller screen
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Touch screen Has a touch screen
Storage slots Has fewer storage slots
Nikon D750

Nikon D750

Pro DSLR

$1,399 - $1,797 body only

$2,126 - $2,297 with 24-120mm lens

Dynamic range More dynamic range
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,630 body only

Autofocus Faster autofocus
Movie format Shoots movies
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$3,842 - $5,299 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,178 - $1,399 body only

$1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Cross type focus points Significantly fewer cross-type focus points

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