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

Almost no delay when powering up
Startup delay
400 ms startup delay
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
More storage slots
Storage slots
2
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark III

Battery life
Great battery life
2200 shots
Startup delay
Almost no delay when powering up
100 ms startup delay
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
94 ms shutter lag
Storage slots
More storage slots
2

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

$2,099 body only

$2,685 - $2,699 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,304 body only

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,071 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

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

Canon EOS-1D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,050 body only

$2,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,071 - $1,199 body only

$1,599 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Much lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$799 body only

$1,160 with 28-135mm lens

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

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