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

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

79

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

69

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
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

$1,560 - $1,997 body only

$2,108 - $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

$1,259 - $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

$2,268 - $2,797 body only

$3,297 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-1Ds Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,259 - $1,399 body only

$1,679 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Shutter lag Much more shutter lag
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$5,999 body only

Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Overall image quality Significantly worse image quality
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,599 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

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