Canon EOS 1D Mark IV vs Canon EOS 1D Mark III

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
39
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
102,400 ISO
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
Self cleaning sensor
Sensor cleaning
Avoids dust in your photos
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
94 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
2200 shots
Sensor cleaning
Self cleaning sensor
Avoids dust in your photos

galleries

Explore our gallery of 48 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS-1D Mark III.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS-1D Mark IV.

competitors

Canon EOS-1D Mark IV Competitors

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,799 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
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Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Pro DSLR

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Canon EOS-1D Mark III Competitors

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,402 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
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Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,288 - $2,695 body only

$2,202 - $2,336 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly more noise at high ISO
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Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$3,532 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

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