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

Winner
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

97

Canon EOS-1D Mark III

87

Runner-up

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
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
 

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
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps

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

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,029 - $2,299 body only

$2,636 - $2,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 80D

Canon EOS 80D

Entry-level DSLR

$909 - $1,099 body only

$1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Touch screen Has a touch screen
Screen flips out Has a flip-out screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Pro DSLR

$6,652 body only

Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Color depth Better color depth
Autofocus Slower autofocus

Canon EOS-1D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,630 body only

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Pro DSLR

$6,652 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,210 - $1,399 body only

$1,787 - $1,799 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Significantly better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower

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