Canon EOS-1Ds vs Canon EOS 300D

Winner
Canon EOS-1Ds

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Canon EOS 300D

25

Runner-up

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

Size
Really small
Professional size 142x99x72 mm
Thickness
Thin
2.8"
Weight
Light-weight
645 g
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
2.0" 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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0.2 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
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

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              Common Weaknesses
              Live view No live view Help
              Preview with viewfinder
              Screen size Very small screens Help
              EOS-1Ds2.0"
              300D1.8"
              Storage slots Fewer storage slots Help
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              Autofocus No video autofocus Help
              Manual focus only
              Screen resolution Low resolution screens Help
              EOS-1Ds120k dots
              300D118k dots
              Built-in focus motor No focus motor Help
              Won't autofocus with all lenses
              Movie format Do not shoot movies Help
              No movies
              Continuous shooting Slow continuous shooting Help
              EOS-1Ds3 fps
              300D2.5 fps
              Light sensitivity (boost) No boost ISO Help
              Lacks boost light sensitivity
              True resolution Capture low resolution images Help
              EOS-1Ds11 MP
              300D6.3 MP
              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
              Light sensitivity Poor maximum light sensitivity Help
              EOS-1Ds1,250 ISO
              300D1,600 ISO
              Screen flips out No flip-out screens Help
              Less flexible
              Overall image quality Low image quality Help
              EOS-1Ds63.0
              300D55.0
              Image stabilization No image stabilization Help
              Risk of blur
              Touch screen No touchscreens Help
              More buttons
              Low light performance Above average noise at high ISO Help
              EOS-1Ds954 ISO
              300D544 ISO

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              competitors

              Shared Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 600D

              Canon EOS 600D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $528 - $660 with 18-55mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 60D

              Canon EOS 60D

              Pro DSLR

              $479 - $640 body only

              $999 - $1,299 with 18-200mm lens

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Thickness Is thicker
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Canon EOS 700D

              Canon EOS 700D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $766 with 18-55mm, 55-250mm lenses

              Movie format Records higher quality movies
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Thickness Is thicker
              Canon EOS 1000D

              Canon EOS 1000D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $646 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 40D

              Canon EOS 40D

              Pro DSLR

              $700 body only

              $1,639 with 28-135mm lens

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger
              Canon EOS 400D

              Canon EOS 400D

              Entry-level DSLR

              Color depth Has slightly more color depth
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Fastest shutter speed Has a slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 50D

              Canon EOS 50D

              Pro DSLR

              Dynamic range Has slightly wider dynamic range
              Screen size Has a much larger screen
              Weight Is slightly heavier
              Size Is slightly larger

              Canon EOS-1Ds Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 5D

              Canon EOS 5D

              Pro DSLR

              $3,593 with 24-105mm lens

              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 7D

              Canon EOS 7D

              Pro DSLR

              $749 - $857 body only

              $1,099 - $1,800 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
              Canon EOS 6D

              Canon EOS 6D

              Pro DSLR

              $1,399 body only

              $1,616 - $1,999 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Viewfinder coverage Significantly less viewfinder coverage
              Fastest shutter speed Much slower max shutter speed
              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Canon EOS 5D Mark III

              Pro DSLR

              $2,499 body only

              $3,099 with 24-105mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies

              Canon EOS 300D Competitors

              Advantages

              Disadvantages

              Canon EOS 350D

              Canon EOS 350D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $656 with 18-55mm lens

              Color depth Better color depth
              Overall image quality Better image quality
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 1200D

              Canon EOS 1200D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $369 body only

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Movie format Shoots movies
              Thickness Thicker
              Viewfinder size Slightly smaller viewfinder
              Canon EOS 1100D

              Canon EOS 1100D

              Entry-level DSLR

              $380 with 18-55mm lens

              Screen size Much larger screen
              Color depth Better color depth
              Thickness Significantly thicker
              Nikon D3200

              Nikon D3200

              Entry-level DSLR

              $279 - $557 body only

              $349 - $447 with 18-55mm lens

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

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