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

Winner
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

78

Canon EOS-1D Mark III

70

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
39
Rapid fire
Continuous shooting
10 fps
Barely any delay taking photos
Shutter lag
104 ms shutter lag
Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
 

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

$2,199 - $2,499 body only

$2,700 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

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

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,589 - $4,599 body only

$6,198 with 100mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$650 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points

Canon EOS-1D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$650 body only

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much shorter battery life
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$845 body only

$1,099 with 28-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,248 - $1,499 body only

$1,699 - $1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Battery life Much shorter battery life

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