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

Winner
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

79

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
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

$2,190 - $2,499 body only

$2,699 - $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,244 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Cross type focus points Many fewer cross-type focus points
Canon EOS 1D X

Canon EOS 1D X

Pro DSLR

$4,476 - $4,599 body only

$6,198 with 100mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon EOS-1D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,000 body only

$3,999 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Movie format Shoots movies
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,244 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
HDR Has in-camera HDR
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$849 body only

$1,175 with 28-135mm lens

Movie format Shoots movies
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Color depth Worse color depth

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