Canon EOS-1Ds vs Canon EOS 300D

Winner
Canon EOS-1Ds

40

Canon EOS 300D

25

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Reasons to buy the Canon EOS-1Ds

Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.70x
Great viewfinder
Viewfinder
Pentaprism
Great viewfinder coverage
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Fast shutter speed
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 of a second
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 300D

Built-in flash
Built-in flash
External flash not needed

galleries

Explore our gallery of 18 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS-1Ds.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 300D.

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
Screen size
Significantly larger screen
2" vs 1.8"
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More than 10% larger screen
Overall image quality
Better image quality
63.0 vs 55.0
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More than 10% better image quality
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
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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0.4 f-stops more dynamic range
True resolution
Higher true resolution
11 MP vs 6.3 MP
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Capture more than 70% more detail in your photos
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
142×99×72 mm vs 156×158×80 mm
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Around 50% smaller
Lens availability
Significantly more lenses available
220 lenses vs 165 lenses
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More than 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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              similarities

              Compared to recent DSLRs

              Common Strengths

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              Common Weaknesses
              Live view No live view Help
              Preview with viewfinder
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              EOS-1Ds2"
              300D1.8"
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              EOS-1Ds120k dots
              300D118k dots
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              EOS-1Ds3 fps
              300D2.5 fps
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              EOS-1Ds11 MP
              300D6.3 MP
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              EOS-1Ds1,250 ISO
              300D1,600 ISO
              Dynamic range Poor dynamic range Help
              EOS-1Ds11 EV
              300D10.8 EV
              Weather sealed Neither is weather sealed Help
              Need to shelter it from weather
              Color depth Poor color depth Help
              EOS-1Ds21.8 bits
              300D21 bits
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              EOS-1Ds63.0
              300D55.0
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              EOS-1Ds954 ISO
              300D544 ISO

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              Canon Kiss X5

              Canon Kiss X5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $1,299 body only

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Lowest price Is slightly more expensive
              Canon EOS Rebel T6s

              Canon EOS Rebel T6s

              Entry-level DSLR

              $849 body only

              $1,149 with 18-135mm lens

              Overall image quality Has slightly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D3300

              Nikon D3300

              Entry-level DSLR

              $430 - $497 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Nikon D5200

              Nikon D5200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $400 - $497 body only

              $479 - $500 with 18-55mm lens

              Overall image quality Has significantly better image quality
              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker

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              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D

              Canon EOS 5D

              Pro DSLR

              $2,300 body only

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Placeholder

              Canon EOS-1D Mark II

              Pro DSLR

              Color depth Better color depth
              Continuous shooting Shoots much faster
              Viewfinder size Significantly smaller viewfinder
              True resolution Lower true resolution
              Canon EOS Rebel T2i

              Canon Rebel T2i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $898 with 18-55mm, 75-300mm lenses

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Viewfinder size Much smaller viewfinder
              Viewfinder coverage Much less viewfinder coverage
              Nikon D4s

              Nikon D4s

              Pro DSLR

              $5,997 body only

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Size Larger
              Thickness Much thicker
              Canon EOS 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $799 - $840 body only

              $1,099 - $1,138 with 18-135mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Viewfinder size Smaller viewfinder
              Low light performance Slightly more noise at high ISO

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              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Canon EOS Rebel T5

              Entry-level DSLR

              $325 body only

              $360 - $399 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Thickness Thicker
              Sony Alpha 7R II

              Sony Alpha 7R II

              Mirrorless interchangeable-lens

              Movie format Shoots movies
              Screen size Much larger screen
              Lens availability Much fewer lenses available
              Viewfinder Has a digital viewfinder
              Canon Rebel T5i

              Canon Rebel T5i

              Entry-level DSLR

              $490 - $649 body only

              $581 - $699 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Size Slightly larger
              Canon Rebel SL1

              Canon Rebel SL1

              Entry-level DSLR

              $399 - $509 body only

              $499 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $289 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Thickness Thicker

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