Canon EOS-1Ds

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Canon EOS-1Ds

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Canon EOS 300D

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Canon EOS 300D

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS-1Ds

Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.70x
Sensor size
Large sensor
Full frame 35.8x23.8mm
Viewfinder coverage
Great viewfinder coverage
100%
Fastest shutter speed
Fast shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 300D

Weight
Light-weight
645 g
Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed
 
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differences

Advantages of the Canon EOS-1Ds

Color depth Better color depth 21.8 bits vs 21 bits
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Distinguishes 0.8 more bits of color
Viewfinder size Much larger viewfinder 0.70x vs 0.50x
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More than 90% larger viewfinder
Overall image quality Better image quality 63.0 vs 55.0
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More than 10% better image quality
Screen size Significantly larger screen 2.0" vs 1.8"
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More than 10% larger screen
Sensor size Much larger sensor Full frame 35.8x23.8mm vs APS-C 22.7x15.1mm
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Around 2.5x larger sensor
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO 954 ISO vs 544 ISO
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The EOS-1Ds has a slight edge (0.8 f-stops) in low noise, high ISO performance
True resolution Higher true resolution 11 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 70% more detail in your photos
Viewfinder coverage Much better viewfinder coverage 100% vs 95%
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Around 10% better viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder Has a pentaprism viewfinder Pentaprism vs Pentamirror
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Pentaprism viewfinders are typically brighter
Dynamic range More dynamic range 11 EV vs 10.8 EV
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0.2 f-stops more dynamic range
Continuous shooting Shoots slightly faster 3 fps vs 2.5 fps
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20% faster continuous shooting
Fastest shutter speed Much faster max shutter speed 1/8000s vs 1/4000s
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2x faster max shutter speed
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Advantages of the Canon 300D

Size Much smaller 142x99x72 mm vs 156x158x80 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Lens availability More lenses available 197 lenses vs 156 lenses
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Around 30% more lenses available
Weight Much lighter 645 g vs 1,585 g
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2.5x lighter
Thickness Significantly thinner 2.8" vs 3.1"
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10% thinner
Built-in flash Built-in flash Yes vs No
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A built-in flash is useful for taking indoor shots where there is little light
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recommendations

Which camera do we recommend? Relative to the best recent DSLRs, and ignoring price

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similarities

Compared to recent DSLRs

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

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Live view No live view Help
Preview with viewfinder
Screen size Very small screens Help
EOS-1Ds:2.0"
300D:1.8"
Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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Autofocus No video autofocus Help
Manual focus only
Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
Won't autofocus with all lenses
True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
EOS-1Ds:11 MP
300D:6.3 MP
Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
EOS-1Ds:120k dots
300D:118k dots
Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
Lacks boost light sensitivity
Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
EOS-1Ds:3 fps
300D:2.5 fps
Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
Need to shelter it from weather
Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
EOS-1Ds:1,250 ISO
300D:1,600 ISO
Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
EOS-1Ds:11 EV
300D:10.8 EV
Color depth Poor color depth Help
EOS-1Ds:21.8 bits
300D:21 bits
Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
No movies
Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
Less flexible
Overall image quality Low image quality Help
EOS-1Ds:63.0
300D:55.0
Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
Risk of blur
Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
EOS-1Ds:954 ISO
300D:544 ISO

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competitors

Shared Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 5D

Canon EOS 5D

Pro DSLR

$4,000 with 24-105mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Color depth Has significantly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is significantly heavier
Canon EOS 60D

Canon EOS 60D

Pro DSLR

$699 - $1,000 body only

$925 - $999 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 1100D

Canon EOS 1100D

Entry-level DSLR

$450 with 18-55mm lens

Movie format Records lower quality movies
Screen size Has a much larger screen
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Thickness Is thicker
Canon EOS 500D

Canon EOS 500D

Entry-level DSLR

$780 body only

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,153 body only

$1,129 - $1,149 with 18-55mm lens

Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
Movie format Records higher quality movies
Thickness Is thicker
Weight Is slightly heavier
Canon EOS 550D

Canon EOS 550D

Entry-level DSLR

$857 with 18-135mm lens

Movie format Records higher quality movies
Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
Canon EOS 40D

Canon EOS 40D

Pro DSLR

$1,138 body only

Color depth Has slightly more color depth
Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
Weight Is slightly heavier

Canon EOS-1Ds Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

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Canon EOS-1D Mark II

Pro DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor
Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D

Pro DSLR

$999 - $1,499 body only

$1,099 - $1,499 with 28-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Screen resolution Much higher resolution screen
Sensor size Much smaller sensor
Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II

Pro DSLR

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
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Nikon D2X

Pro DSLR

$6,250 body only

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Low light performance More noise at high ISO
Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

Pro DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
Sensor size Significantly smaller sensor

Canon EOS 300D Competitors

Advantages

Disadvantages

Canon EOS 350D

Canon EOS 350D

Entry-level DSLR

$594 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Canon EOS 600D

Canon EOS 600D

Entry-level DSLR

$492 body only

$579 with 18-135mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Significantly thicker
Size Slightly larger
Canon EOS 400D

Canon EOS 400D

Entry-level DSLR

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
Nikon D3200

Nikon D3200

Entry-level DSLR

$319 - $657 body only

$389 - $477 with 18-55mm lens

Screen size Much larger screen
Color depth Better color depth
Thickness Thicker
Canon EOS 20D

Canon EOS 20D

Entry-level DSLR

$1,299 body only

$1,739 with 18-55mm lens

Color depth Better color depth
Overall image quality Better image quality
Weight Heavier
Size Slightly larger

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