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

Winner
Canon EOS-1D Mark IV

96

Canon EOS-1D Mark III

86

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Wide dynamic range
Dynamic range
12 EV
Many cross-type focus points
Cross type focus points
39
High ISO (boost)
Light sensitivity (boost)
102,400 ISO
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
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 IV

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Pro DSLR

$3,299 body only

$4,049 with 24-70mm lens

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Screen resolution Significantly higher resolution screen
Continuous shooting Shoots slower
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Pro DSLR

$2,026 - $2,299 body only

$3,049 with 24-70mm lens

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

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II

Pro DSLR

$5,271 - $5,999 body only

Screen size Significantly larger screen
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder
Dynamic range Less dynamic range

Canon EOS-1D Mark III Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,180 - $1,399 body only

$1,690 - $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
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Pro DSLR

$2,699 body only

$3,299 with 24-105mm lens

Low light performance Significantly lower noise at high ISO
Overall image quality Better image quality
Continuous shooting Shoots significantly slower
Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$2,300 body only

Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder size Significantly larger viewfinder
Screen size Much smaller screen

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