Canon EOS 5D Mark II vs Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Winner
Canon EOS 5D Mark II

92

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

87

Runner-up

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Phase detection autofocus
Badge
fast and accurate
Large viewfinder
Viewfinder size
0.71x
 

Reasons to buy the Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III

Color depth
Great color depth
24 bits
Viewfinder size
Large viewfinder
0.76x
Shutter lag
Barely any delay taking photos
69 ms shutter lag
Battery life
Great battery life
1800 shots

galleries

Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III.
Explore our gallery of 50 sample photos taken by the Canon EOS 5D Mark II.

competitors

Canon EOS 5D Mark II Competitors

Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Low light performance Lower noise at high ISO
Viewfinder coverage Less viewfinder coverage
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

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Screen size Significantly larger screen
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 70D

Canon EOS 70D

Pro DSLR

$779 - $899 body only

$891 - $999 with 18-55mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Video autofocus
Low light performance More noise at high ISO

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III 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

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Dynamic range Less dynamic range
Canon EOS 6D

Canon EOS 6D

Pro DSLR

$1,220 - $1,499 body only

$1,899 with 24-105mm lens

HDR Has in-camera HDR
Autofocus Faster autofocus
Cross type focus points Significantly 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

discussion

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Ssia9 (1:13 PM, February 24, 2012)
1ds mark3 no Weather sealed haha...!?!
 
Avatar for Myname Myname (3:02 PM, July 27, 2011)
why would the mark III cost so much more if the mark II fares better ? 
 
Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (1:31 PM, May 03, 2011)
Our comparisons only take into account the cameras features and not the price.
 
Naccistefano (1:23 PM, May 03, 2011)
ridicolo confrontare una macchina professionale da 6000 euro con una pur buona macchina ma sempre
semi-pro da 2000 euro........ ci sono mille funzioni in piu' che la 1dsmark iii ha...altrimenti alla canon sarebbero impazziti