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

Winner
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

112

Canon EOS-1D Mark III

100

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Battery life
Great battery life
2200 shots
Continuous shooting
Rapid fire
10 fps
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
94 ms shutter lag

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

$1,999 - $2,349 body only

$2,599 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$1,073 - $1,499 body only

$1,499 - $1,949 with 18-135mm lens

Lens availability More lenses available
GPS Has a GPS
Battery life Shorter battery life
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,891 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Lowest price More expensive

Canon EOS-1D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Pro DSLR

Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Autofocus Slower autofocus
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,029 body only

$1,399 - $2,299 with 24-105mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
True resolution Much higher true resolution
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$1,099 - $1,549 body only

$1,195 with 18-135mm lens

Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Much more noise at high ISO

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